A one-year ban has been imposed on export of cooking oil and its waste; the Kuwaiti authorities confirmed.
The announcement which was made as per the Ministerial Resolution No.172 of 2023, issued by the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, to improve biofuel production value and promote sustainable practices.
The resolution stipulates that used cooking oil or waste can only be sold to licensed individuals or entities, and those involved in this activity should have a licensed location as per the authorities.
The resolution mandates electronic payment methods for all financial transactions pertaining to used cooking oil or waste sales to improve transparency and efficiency within the industry.
The memorandum emphasizes the importance of ban in Kuwait for improving its added value. Kuwait plans to transform cooking oil waste into biofuel, to create self-sufficient products, diversify income sources and transfer modern technology.