Exporting tyre bales and crumb rubber


My business is looking at exporting tyre bales and crumb rubber into markets where these products are recycled into other re useable materials and products.

I know there are a restrictions as these products are seen as environmental waste.

However I understand that countries such as China have a demand for such products who recycle them into various other products including oil and black carbon.

I require advise as to how I would begin and identify the countries I could export to and find buyers for recipients for these products.


Hi there,

In terms of controls and licenses, we did a webinar on export controls last year which might be helpful:


I recommend also looking at the Institute of Export and International Trade’s helpdesk for more specific advice:


Export Action Plan