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US maintains duty-free trade for Uzbekistan

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11 November 2019
Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), part of the Executive Office of the US President, has announced its decision to terminate the practice of hearings that examined the applicability of the General System of Preferences (GSP) to Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing the press service of Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry. "Following the consideration of the parties' submissions and the materials submitted, the Office of the US Trade Representative decided to maintain the application of duty free trade regime in Uzbekistan and to close the hearing on the issue of intellectual property," the statement said. USTR commented that the decision to close the review procedure took into account the important steps that Uzbekistan has taken to improve the legal regime for the protection of intellectual property, including Uzbekistan's accession to the 1971 Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty of 1996. |read|

EBRD projects strong economy growth for Uzbekistan in 2020

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7 November 2019
The EBRD believes the economy Uzbekistan will continue its strong showing in 2020. Uzbekistan's GDP is expected to grow by 5.5 per cent in 2019 and 5. |read|

RAEX-Europe: Uzbekistan's banking sector to continue rapid growth

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7 November 2019
Uzbekistan's government has launched a cooperation agreement with international financial institutions in order to transform state-owned banks and increase effectiveness and this is a positive signal for investors, Trend reports citing RAEX-Europe credit rating agency's report. Uzbekistan's current blast score ratio (BSR) score reflects the high concentration of the banking sector, excessive dollarization and underdeveloped capital markets against the backdrop of elevated inflation and weak national currency, reads the message. "Banks' assets surged significantly in Uzbekistan. |read|

Uzbekistan To Introduce New Currency Control Rules

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6 November 2019
The President has signed the Law On Currency Regulation No. ZRU-573 of October 22, 2019 (the "New Law"), which is effective since its date of publication - 23 October 2019. As the result, the Law On Currency Regulation No. |read|

"The Financial Times" writes about the tourism potential of Uzbekistan

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4 November 2019
An article "Unexplored treasures of the Silk Road of Uzbekistan - a journey led by architects, scientists, chefs and curators takes visitors beyond the usual route," was published in the online version of the British publication "The Financial Times". The author, journalist and writer Sophie Roberts specializes in preparing essays on tourist attractions around the world for publications in the United Kingdom and the United States, including The Economist and The Financial Times. She in an article told about her impressions from visiting Uzbekistan, historical cities and cultural monuments of the country. |read|

Uzbekistan receives over $100M of investments for innovations

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4 November 2019
Uzbekistan entered the top 20 reforming countries which created the most favorable conditions Within the framework of InnoWeek-2019 (Innovation Week), Uzbekistan's Ministry of Innovative Development signed memorandums of understanding and investment agreements with businessmen of China, Turkey, Israel, Poland, South Korea and India for a total of $108.7 million, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the ministry. On the first day of the week, the Ministry of Innovative Development signed memorandums of understanding for a total of $96. |read|

United States Strengthens Regional Cooperation Toward Common Electricity Market

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4 November 2019
The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supported a two-day regionwide workshop on the Concept and Prospects for a Central Asia Regional Electricity Market (CAREM). Power sector representatives from all five Central Asian countries attended the conference and shared their nation's experiences on recent developments and current priorities in their respective power sectors. International experts presented best practices of electricity markets successfully implemented in other regions. |read|

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan ready to build up business partnership

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4 November 2019
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in Tashkent, Trend reports referring to the Uzbek presidential press-service. During the meeting, the sides stressed that there is great potential for further building up the mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade, economy, transport, communication, energy, agriculture and other sectors of the economy. The Uzbek president and Turkmen foreign minister discussed issues of the regional agenda, as well as those related to the upcoming summit events in bilateral and multilateral formats. |read|

The U.S.-Central Asian Economic Partnership Discussion: A New Historic Chapter

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1 November 2019
On October 22, a new chapter was added to the history books when six heads of Central Asian Trade Delegations, including Afghanistan, spoke as one voice about commercial opportunities in the region before the large U.S. business community. |read|

AUCC Statement on the 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

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1 November 2019
On October 22nd, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) held its 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Washington DC. This signature event was led by U. |read|

Webster University Opens its Branch in Uzbekistan

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31 October 2019
It is not only the first American University in Uzbekistan, but also the largest branch of this University abroad. The Agreement on its establishment was signed in February 2019 at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the United States. Webster University has significantly expanded its curriculum over the past year. |read|

Uzbekistan, ADB discuss development of cooperation

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31 October 2019
A meeting was held at the Ministry of Finance with the Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank, Inchang Song, who is on an official working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Minister Odilbek Isakov noted that ADB is a reliable partner of Uzbekistan in the implementation of major development programs and major infrastructure projects. During the period of bilateral cooperation, ADB supported the implementation of 62 projects with funding in the amount of US$7. |read|

Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed's Meeting with Uzbekistan's Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov

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23 October 2019
Washington, D.C. – Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) met yesterday at EXIM headquarters with Sardor Umurzakov, minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, to discuss building a targeted, strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan to increase trade between the two countries and explore how EXIM could facilitate Uzbekistan’s purchases of ‘Made in the USA’ products and services for the country’s economic development. |read|

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum

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23 October 2019
Export and investment promotion Wilbur Ross AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Thank you to the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event. |read|

More Speakers Added: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

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22 October 2019
Dear AUCC members and colleagues: This is the latest draft agenda. More prominent speakers have been added to the event. |read|

Mayor Muriel Bowser Welcomes Participants of the 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum that will be held on October 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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10 October 2019
Keynote Speaker Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Secretary of Commerce (confirmed) 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum |read|

AUCC Welcomes Bechtel Corporation as Newest Member

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7 October 2019
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome Bechtel Corporation as our newest member. About Bechtel Partnership and Purpose |read|

AUCC Welcomes Xtellus Capital Partners as Newest Member

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3 October 2019
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome Xtellus Capital Partners as our newest member. About Xtellus Capital Partners |read|
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» 27 September 2019: US Congressmen Kelly, Gonzalez Introduce Resolution Expressing Support of Independence and Further Development of the Strategic Partnership Between the United States and Uzbekistan
» 26 September 2019: Uzbekistan lowers value added tax to liberalize tax policy
» 26 September 2019: ADB to Improve Access to Finance, Veterinary Services of Uzbekistan's Livestock Sector
» 25 September 2019: First C-check performed on Boeing-787 Dreamliner in Tashkent
» 25 September 2019: USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan
» 25 September 2019: The fourth meeting of the Central Asian working group to promote commercial standards for commercial product quality
» 24 September 2019: New areas for cooperation with EIB proposed in Uzbekistan
» 21 September 2019: Uzbekistan signs 10-year deal on power supplies to Afghanistan
» 21 September 2019: ADB Vice-President Reaffirms Commitment to Uzbekistan's Development
» 21 September 2019: Uzbekistan's WTO accession to increase only imports, exports to lag
» 20 September 2019: Uzbekistan says three upstream gas deals close to signing
» 20 September 2019: Uzbekistan introduces special visa for foreign investors
» 20 September 2019: CAREC Countries Move a Step Closer to Regional Energy Market After Historic Ministers' Meeting in Uzbekistan
» 20 September 2019: Uzbekistan hosting CAREC forum
» 20 September 2019: A delegation of Uzbekistan to visit the United States
» 19 September 2019: Uzbekistan plans to implement infrastructure projects with World Bank
» 18 September 2019: Which benefits Uzbekistan to gain from Trade Facilitation Program of EBRD?
» 18 September 2019: Invitation to Meet with Uzbek Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov
» 15 September 2019: Installation of Radiation Detection Equipment Promotes Safe and Secure Borders
» 5 September 2019: EBRD Offers New Financing Opportunities for Uzbek Exporters and Importers
» 5 September 2019: Welcome Meeting with Rukhullo Zikrillaev
» 2 September 2019: What Prevents Emergence of New Companies from Europe, USA in Uzbekistan?
» 30 August 2019: Uzbekistan Further Simplifies its Privatization Procedures
» 30 August 2019: IFC talks modernization of Uzbek TPP
» 21 August 2019: American Councils Announcing Dr. David Patton as President and CEO
» 12 August 2019: Uzbekistan's Neftegazinvest Extends Tender for Ionizing Radiation Sources
» 9 August 2019: JPMorgan Chase Bank to Allocate Loan to Uzbekistan for Investment Project
» 9 August 2019: Uzbekistan Airways Opens Tender to Buy 2 Tankers
» 9 August 2019: Uzbekistan to Bring Localization Level of Agriculture Machinery to 60%
» 8 August 2019: Leading Travel Bloggers to Promote Tourism in Central Asia
» 7 August 2019: Uzbekistan Approves State Program for the Development of Mineral Resources
» 5 August 2019: Uzbekistan Boosts Co-op with Philadelphia
» 3 August 2019: Uzbek Agriculture Sector to Receive US$60m to Finance Purchase of Machinery
» 2 August 2019: Uzbekistan to Issue Subsidies to Silk-producing Enterprises
» 2 August 2019: Honeywell to Provide Uzbekistan’s international Congress Center and Hilton Hotel with Smart Technologies
» 28 July 2019: Government Procurement is the Basis of Wide Opportunities for Enterprise Development
» 28 July 2019: Procedure for the Recognition of Certificates of Education Issued in Foreign Countries Approved
» 26 July 2019: NAPU Takes Part in the Presentation of the Investment Potential of Uzbekistan in the USA
» 24 July 2019: A Delegation of Uzbekistan Holds Talks with the Heads of the Largest US Stock Exchanges
» 23 July 2019: Uzbekistan Capital Market is Represented in the United States
» 23 July 2019: Uzbekistan's Foreign Trade Turnover up by over 4 Bln USD
» 22 July 2019: World Bank Welcomes Uzbekistan’s Continued Reform Commitment, Increases Support
» 22 July 2019: USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Republic of Uzbekistan Foreign Minister the Honorable Abdulaziz Kamilov
» 8 July 2019: Uzbek Neftegazinvest Buys Material, Technical Resources Via Tender
» 8 July 2019: Uzbekistan Reports New Gas Find
» 5 July 2019: EU, GIZ announce tender for supple of solar stations to Uzbekistan
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» 4 July 2019: Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to sign new contract for electricity supply
» 4 July 2019: A draft government decision agreed to revise and optimize import customs duty rates
» 3 July 2019: Uzbekistan prepares new investment law
» 2 July 2019: Uzbekistan Havo Yollari receives the fifth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft
» 2 July 2019: World Bank to provide $50 million loan for strengthening of Uzbekistan's social protection system
» 4 June 2019: 1,700 participants from 47 countries expected to attend Tashkent International Investment Forum
» 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
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» 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
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