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2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

22 October 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Atrium Ballroom Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20004 |read|

Announcing Dr. David Patton as President and CEO

21 August 2019
On behalf of AUCC, congratulations to AUCC Corporate Member, David Patton of American Councils for International Education! August 20, 2019 WASHINGTON - American Councils for International Education and its Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of David Patton, PhD, as the third president and CEO to lead the 45-year-old nonprofit. |read|

Uzbekistan's Neftegazinvest Extends Tender for Ionizing Radiation Sources

12 August 2019
Uzbekistan 's Neftegazinvest company has extended a tender for the supply of ionizing radiation sources and packaging transport containers. Bids are accepted until 6:00 pm (GMT + 5) on August 26, 2019. The marginal cost of competitive selection is $445,160. |read|

JPMorgan Chase Bank to Allocate Loan to Uzbekistan for Investment Project

9 August 2019
The US financial holding JPMorgan Chase Bank agrees to provide a credit line for the implementation of investment and commercial projects in Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Uzbek media. On August 8, the ceremony of signing a structured export credit agreement of an international standard between the financial holding JPMorgan Chase Bank and Uzbek Joint-Stock Commercial Bank Asaka was held In Moscow. The event, held at the Moscow office of the holding, was attended by senior officials of JPMorgan Chase Bank and Asaka Bank, as well as representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Russia. |read|

Uzbekistan Airways Opens Tender to Buy 2 Tankers

9 August 2019
Tashkent International Airport has announced a tender for the purchase of two AT- 40 (airfield tankers) for refueling aircraft. Commercial offers are accepted until 16:00 (GMT +5) August 20, 2019. Terms of payment: 30 percent of the prepayment, the remaining 70 percent after the transfer of the goods to the buyer within 5 days. |read|

Uzbekistan to Bring Localization Level of Agriculture Machinery to 60%

9 August 2019
As follows from the decree of the President of the country dated July 31, 2019, Uzbekistan will begin to subsidize buyers of agricultural machinery oflocal production from September 1 of this year, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan. It is expected that the State Fund for Agricultural Support will allocate 60 billion soums to implement a system of 15 percent subsidizing the purchase of agricultural machinery, the localization level of which is at least 20 percent. The document also states that, by October 2020, a modern casting line worth $42 million will be launched at the former Tashkent Tractor Plant, where high-precision casting of 47,000 tons of metal products meeting international requirements will be established. |read|

Leading Travel Bloggers to Promote Tourism in Central Asia

8 August 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is hosting ten popular international travel bloggers from August 8-18, 2019 to promote tourism in Central Asia. |read|

Uzbekistan Approves State Program for the Development of Mineral Resources

7 August 2019
Uzbek Presidential Resolution No. 4401, "On measures to further improve the geological study of the subsoil and implement the State Program for the Development and Reproduction of the Mineral Resource Base for 2020-2021", dated July 23, aims to improve geological studies of the subsoil and implement a state program to develop the country's mineral resources. In particular, as indicated in the resolution, the State Committee for Geology (hereinafter - "Goscomgeology"), with the assistance of international consulting companies, has developed a strategy for the development of the mineral resource base, taking into account modern international standards and high-level foreign experience. |read|

Uzbekistan Boosts Co-op with Philadelphia

5 August 2019
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States Javlon Wahabov, visited Pennsylvania on July 31, 2019, and held talks with representatives of official, business and non-governmental circles, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. During the meeting with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, the prospects for the development of Uzbek-American relations and the measures taken by the Government of Uzbekistan to enhance cooperation with the United States at both the federal and regional levels were discussed. Following the talks, the parties agreed to jointly work out the issue of establishing twin-town relations between the city of Samarkand and Philadelphia. |read|

Uzbek Agriculture Sector to Receive US$60m to Finance Purchase of Machinery

3 August 2019
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures for the accelerated development of agricultural engineering, government support to the agricultural sector agricultural machinery”. A program for the development of the agricultural machinery industry until 2025 will be developed. It will include: |read|

Uzbekistan to Issue Subsidies to Silk-producing Enterprises

2 August 2019
Silk-manufacturing enterprises of Uzbekistan will receive subsidies from the state until August 1, 2022, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan. Subsidies will be issued to compensate up to 50 percent of the cost of transporting 8 types of products by air and rail to the United States, the European Union and Turkey at the expense of the State budget, in accordance with the presidential decree "On additional measures for the development of deep processing in the silk industry". Moreover, the cost of grains of the silkworm and other material and technical resources necessary for the production of cocoons, which are delivered by the enterprises of "Uzpaksanoat", will not be considered a turnover of the sale of goods. |read|

Honeywell to Provide Uzbekistan’s international Congress Center and Hilton Hotel with Smart Technologies

2 August 2019
Honeywell, one of the world’s leading technology companies, has been selected to provide smart building technologies for Tashkent City’s new International Congress Center and Hilton Hotel– a modern architecture project designed to create an attractive, connected and comfortable business environment for domestic and international corporations to thrive. Technologies that will be installed in International Congress Center and Hilton Hotel include Honeywell’s fully integrated, cybersecure and cloud-based Building Management System, which combines multiple building controls, such as access systems and heating and ventilation, into a single point of control. This makes it easier for the building’s operator to control critical systems and improve energy management, and increases safety, comfort and productivity for its occupants. |read|

Government Procurement is the Basis of Wide Opportunities for Enterprise Development

28 July 2019
On 26 July 2019, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a forum “Government procurement - the basis of broad opportunities for the development of entrepreneurship”. Along with business entities, representatives of the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, international experts, members of the Senate and the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, deputy ombudsman under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to protect the rights and legal interests of business entities, employees of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, as well as representatives of a number of interested departments and the media took part in the event. The main purpose of the Forum is to exchange views on topical issues of ensuring wide coverage of business entities in the public procurement process. |read|

Procedure for the Recognition of Certificates of Education Issued in Foreign Countries Approved

28 July 2019
The Government of Uzbekistan approved a regulation on the procedure for recognizing education certificates, issued in foreign countries. In accordance with the Regulations, the recognition of documents on obtaining general secondary and secondary education in foreign countries is free of charge. For the recognition of documents on the receipt of secondary special, professional, higher education, retraining and advanced training of personnel, a fee of 3 times the minimum wage is charged. |read|

NAPU Takes Part in the Presentation of the Investment Potential of Uzbekistan in the USA

26 July 2019
From 17 to 22 July 2019, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov was on a working visit to the United States. The delegation of Uzbekistan included representatives of ministries and departments, as well as large state and private companies. On 22 July 2019, an investment forum was held in New York as part of the delegation's working visit: "Capital Market Development Opportunities in Uzbekistan", which was also attended by representatives of the National Project Management Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. |read|

A Delegation of Uzbekistan Holds Talks with the Heads of the Largest US Stock Exchanges

24 July 2019
On 23 July 2019, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in New York held talks with the Vice Chairman of one of the world's largest stock exchanges - NASDAQ Meyer Frucher and Vice President of the site Joel Kazys. In honor of the Uzbek delegation, for the first time in history, an inscription appeared on the main electronic display of the head office of the American stock exchange on the central square of business Manhattan - "NASDAQ welcomes the Agency for the Development of the Capital Market of the Republic of Uzbekistan". During the meeting, representatives of the US Stock Exchange gave a high assessment to the reforms in Uzbekistan in the field of support for the development of the capital market. |read|

Uzbekistan Capital Market is Represented in the United States

23 July 2019
On July 22, New York hosted an investment forum “Opportunities in the capital markets of Uzbekistan”, organized by the Capital Market Development Agency and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the United States. The event was attended by over 140 participants, including representatives of the largest American portfolio investors, leading investment and management companies, as well as about 20 leading companies in Uzbekistan planning to place securities. The First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis S. |read|

Uzbekistan's Foreign Trade Turnover up by over 4 Bln USD

23 July 2019
Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover in the first half of 2019 reached 19.68 billion U.S. dollars, up 4.52 billion dollars year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said in a report on Monday. |read|

World Bank Welcomes Uzbekistan’s Continued Reform Commitment, Increases Support

22 July 2019
World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Cyril Muller, commended the Government of Uzbekistan for accelerating social and economic reforms to improve people’s living standards. Visiting Uzbekistan on July 18-19, Mr. Muller met with the country’s President and senior government officials to discuss new and existing areas of World Bank financial and technical assistance. |read|

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Republic of Uzbekistan Foreign Minister the Honorable Abdulaziz Kamilov

22 July 2019
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, The Honorable Mr. |read|

Uzbek Neftegazinvest Buys Material, Technical Resources Via Tender

8 July 2019
Uzbekistan's Neftegazinvest company has announced a tender for the purchase of material and technical resources of the Kokdumalak dielectric cable system for gas turbine drive spare parts. Bids are accepted until 6:00 pm (GMT + 5) on July 15, 2019. Only manufacturers, trading houses of manufacturers, official dealers of manufacturers and suppliers who have power of attorney from the manufacturer can participate in the tender. |read|

Uzbekistan Reports New Gas Find

8 July 2019
SUMMARY: The Central Asian country aims to produce 70bn m³/yr of gas by 2025 Uzbekistan's national oil and gas group Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) has identified a new gas condensate field in the northwest of the country. Citing the company's press service, local state news agency UzDaily. |read|

EU, GIZ announce tender for supple of solar stations to Uzbekistan

5 July 2019
July 05-- Jul. 5--Within a joint project to promote sustainable management of water resources in rural areas of Uzbekistan, EU and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) announce Prosoft Tender No. 91129581 for the supply and installation of solarphotovoltaic stations in the regions of Uzbekistan: Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya and Fergana on three lots: |read|

The Ministry of Health of The Republic of Uzbekistan, Represented by the Working Body of the State Unitary Enterprise O'zmedimpeks, Announces Tender for the Purchase of Contraceptives

4 July 2019
Both foreign firms and organizations, as well as domestic producers (suppliers), including small businesses that have fulfilled the conditions for participation in them, as well as those who have experience in supplying the corresponding volumes of products purchased on a tender basis can take part in tenders. 1. Name and address of the working body of the tender commission: |read|

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Represented by the Working Body of the State Unitary Enterprise O'zmedimpeks, Announces Tender for the Purchase of Cochlear Implants

4 July 2019
Both foreign firms and organizations, as well as domestic producers (suppliers), including small businesses that have fulfilled the conditions for participation in them, as well as those who have experience in supplying the corresponding volumes of products purchased on a tender basis can take part in tenders. 1. Name and address of the working body of the tender commission: |read|

Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan Announced Bids for Purchase of Medical Equipment, Components, Spare Parts and Consumables

4 July 2019
Both foreign manufacturers of medical products and their official distributors, as well as domestic manufacturers (suppliers) can take part in the selection. 1. Name and address of the working body for the selection of the best offers: |read|

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to sign new contract for electricity supply

4 July 2019
Mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in electricity supply plays an important role in the development of bilateral relations. Uzbekistan and Afghanistan plan to sign a 10-year contract for the electricity supply on "take-or-pay" terms by the end of October 2019. A take-or-pay contract is a rule structuring negotiations between companies and their suppliers. |read|

A draft government decision agreed to revise and optimize import customs duty rates

4 July 2019
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A thorough analysis of the state of foreign trade processes in the Republic of Uzbekistan showed that at current rates of customs duties, negative effects are possible for the development of the real sector of the economy: a situation is created in which importing goods becomes profitable and industries can lose investment attractiveness and reorienting on imports of finished products. In accordance with the recommendations of the Council on Tariff and Non-Tariff Regulation, as well as following discussions at meetings and round tables with a wide range of entrepreneurs, manufacturers and business representatives, a draft government decision has been agreed on revising and optimizing the rates of import customs duties based on the following principles: |read|

Uzbekistan prepares new investment law

3 July 2019
Investors ask to cancel privileges so that everyone has equal conditions, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov said, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry. "Improvement of the tax system, equal distribution of the tax burden for all is very important for attracting foreign investment," the minister stressed. He drew attention to the fact that if earlier investors were counting on benefits, now they are waiting for their cancellation. |read|

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari receives the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft

2 July 2019
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 2 July 2019, the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of the Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) landed at the Islam Karimov International Airport in Tashkent. The non-stop flight from Seattle to Tashkent flied for twelve and a half hours. |read|

World Bank to provide $50 million loan for strengthening of Uzbekistan's social protection system

2 July 2019
AKIPRESS.COM - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on July 1 approved a $50 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Strengthening the Social Protection System Project in Uzbekistan. The project will establish a single registry of eligible beneficiaries to help ensure that Uzbekistan’s social safety net programs reach and support the poorest and most vulnerable groups, especially those adversely affected by rising consumer prices including utility costs. |read|
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» 2 June 2019: Uzbekistan launches capacities to produce insulin
» 31 May 2019: Uzbekistan eases e-visa norms
» 31 May 2019: Russian company to modernize 3 Uzbek airports
» 31 May 2019: Rosatom to start building nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan's Aydarkul lake in 2020-2021
» 30 May 2019: Uzbek President discusses $13 B investment projects with Russian PM Medvedev
» 30 May 2019: Pharmaceuticals of Uzbekistan are planning innovative developments
» 30 May 2019: CAREC workshop discusses new regional economic corridor development
» 29 May 2019: ADB to help prepare specialists for the textile industry of Uzbekistan
» 29 May 2019: Uzbekistan eyeing to join ISTFC, ICIEC
» 28 May 2019: Uzbekistan to buy 100 million worth of Russian energy equipment
» 28 May 2019: New system pending introduction to consider appeals from entrepreneurs and investors.
» 27 May 2019: World Bank issues $33 million to support public financial management, state-owned enterprises reform in Uzbekistan
» 26 May 2019: Trade zone inaugurated on the border with Afghanistan
» 25 May 2019: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
» 24 May 2019: New U.S. Ambassador presents credentials to Foreign Minister
» 24 May 2019: GM Uzbekistan resumes car supplies to Ukraine
» 23 May 2019: Uzbek cars Ravon to be assembled in Russia
» 22 May 2019: Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs the Using Renewable Energy Bill into Law
» 22 May 2019: Uzbekneftegaz to be split as Uzbekistan woos foreign cash - Bloomberg
» 22 May 2019: ADB to allocate funds for Uzbekistan's new electric locomotives
» 21 May 2019: Chinese company builds cement plant in Uzbekistan
» 21 May 2019: New investment projects, to be implemented in Tashkent, are discussed
» 20 May 2019: 10 agreements worth $150 million signed at Uzbekistan-U.S.-Canada business forum
» 10 May 2019: UNECE to help Uzbekistan in preparation of national action plan for integrated water management
» 9 May 2019: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Uzbekistan
» 9 May 2019: Uzbekistan to start treating jewelry industry seriously
» 8 May 2019: Uzbekistan may cancel import benefits on cement
» 8 May 2019: Uzbekistan to use UK experience in introducing blockchain technology
» 8 May 2019: Samsung, Uzbekistan sign agreement on postal infrastructure modernization
» 8 May 2019: Hyunadai electric cars plant could be set up in Kokand FEZ
» 8 May 2019: First oil obtained in Mingbulak field
» 7 May 2019: ADB, Uzbekistan sign agreement on improving water supply in Tashkent region
» 6 May 2019: Central Asian states plan 'silk visa' in bid to revive trade
» 6 May 2019: Green energy consumers in Uzbekistan to get tax privileges
» 6 May 2019: Uzbekistan becomes world leader in gold sales
» 4 May 2019: Uzbekistan complies with 23 of 36 principles of IMF fiscal transparency
» 3 May 2019: Roca sanitary ware manufacturing unit could be set up in Tashkent province
» 1 May 2019: United States Geological Survey Signs MOU with Uzbekistan
» 1 April 2019: Press Release: Six Central Asian Ambassadors Discussed Business Opportunities in Central Asia
» 29 March 2019: INVITATION: Panel Discussion with 6 Central Asian Ambassadors on Doing Business in Central Asia
» 22 March 2019: INVITATION: Conversation with Albert Jaeger, IMF Country Director for Uzbekistan, on Improving Uzbekistan's Investment Climate: What Do Investors Want?
» 15 March 2019: U.S. Starts Gas Production in Uzbekistan
» 15 March 2019: European Union Supports Uzbekistan's Accession to World Trade Organization (WTO)
» 15 March 2019: Uzbekistan Parliament Approves New Nuclear Energy Law
» 4 March 2019: U.S.-Uzbek Annual Bilateral Consultations: A New Era of Strategic Partnership
» 4 March 2019: World Bank Optimistic About Uzbekistan
» 4 March 2019: USAID Supports Energy Sector of Uzbekistan
» 4 March 2019: Uzbekistan Central Bank Looks to Increase Gold Reserves to 430 Tonnes in Five Years
» 25 February 2019: REMINDER: Private Roundtable Discussion with the US and International Financial Institutions on Financial Instruments for Uzbekistan and Central Asia
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» 22 February 2019: Uzbekistan May Join WTO within Two Years