From August 1, it is planned to introduce a customs duty on the export of paper waste from Turkmenistan intended for recycling. Deputy Prime Minister Chary Gylydzhov, who oversees the shopping complex and entrepreneurship, said this at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday.
The measure was taken in order to increase the processing of waste paper at domestic enterprises, which will help reduce the cost of paper products in the domestic market and use the potential of domestic business.
Turkmen private firms have the production capacity needed to process more than 22,000 tons of paper waste per year, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
Entrepreneurs successfully produce a wide range of paper products from waste paper, including packaging for food and industrial products, wet and dry napkins, student notebooks, etc.