The Kuwaiti authorities have imposed a one-year ban on the export of used cooking oil and its waste, local media reported.

The announcement was made as the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs issued a Ministerial Resolution No. 172 of 2023 to enhance 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. Those involved in this activity must have a licensed location as per the authorities.