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EBRD appoints new Central Asia managing director to base in Kazakhstan

en.trend.az/
17 January 2020
Andre Küüsvek has been appointed as European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Managing Director for Central Asia, Trend reports with reference to EBRD. In his new role, which he will assume on Feb.1, 2020 Küüsvek will be based in Kazakhstan’s capital - Nur-Sultan city, and oversee Bank’s operations in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. |read|

EBRD eyes opportunities in Uzbekistan’s financial sector

www.azernews.az/
16 January 2020
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is looking for new opportunities in the financial sector of Uzbekistan, especially the ones, which will contribute to the development of private sector in the country, EBRD's representative told Trend. Recently Trend reported that Uzbekistan's Ipoteka Bank signed loan agreements with the EBRD in the amount of 18 million euros. "The EBRD funds to Ipoteka Bank will be on-lent to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) of Uzbekistan for investments, which will strengthen their competitiveness and resilience," the official stated |read|

US Epsilon continues construction of Chigil-Mubarek gas pipeline in Uzbekistan

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16 January 2020
The US Epsilon Development Company continues construction of Chigil-Mubarek Gas Processing Plant (GSP) gas pipeline (110 km) in Uzbekistan's Kashkadarya region, Trend reports with reference to the company's statement. The construction is carried out together with Uzbekistan's Uzbekneftegaz oil and gas company. As of January 15, 2020, 91,000 tons of pipes were shipped, 70,000 tons of pipes were delivered, 136 kilometers of trenches were dug, 182. |read|

New mechanisms for working with foreign investors and potential trading partners discussed

www.uzdaily.com/en
15 January 2020
On 14 January, a meeting in the form of a videoconference was held at the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade to discuss issues of international investment, trade and economic cooperation, as well as new mechanisms for working with foreign investors and potential trading partners. The meeting was led by the Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade S. Umurzakov with the participation of advisers on trade and economic issues at the diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan abroad and heads of structural units of the central apparatus of the Ministry. |read|

USAID/CENTRAL ASIA ENVIRONMENT AND WATER

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15 January 2020
Water resources management is one of the more complex challenges in the region. The five countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), as well as Afghanistan, struggle to balance their limited water supplies with their growing populations and economies. USAID works to address these challenges by helping cross-border communities to cooperate with their neighbors while helping governments to better manage shared water resources. |read|

Uzbekistan to speed up mechanization of cotton picking

www.uzdaily.com/en
14 January 2020
The Government of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution "On measures to increase the level of mechanization of cotton harvest in the regions of the republic". In accordance with the resolution, the acceleration of the introduction of mechanization of cotton harvesting will be carried out: - at the first stage (2020-2022) in Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Syrdarya and Tashkent regions; |read|

Uzbekistan Airways to purchase new Dreamliner

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13 January 2020
Uzbekistan Airways plans to buy another Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in March 2020, according to the Investment program for 2020 -- 2022, approved by Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Trend reports citing the Uzbek media. The amount of investments that will be directed for its purchase is $141.7 million. |read|

Uzbekistan becomes chairman of OSCE Permanent Council's Economic, Environmental Committee

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10 January 2020
Uzbekistan has been appointed chairman of the Economic and Environmental Committee of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in 2020, Trend reports citing the press service of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2017 to 2019, the committee was headed by Kazakhstan. Ambassador Sherzod Asadov, Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the OSCE, became the head of the committee. |read|

WB predicts Uzbekistan highest GDP growth in Central Asia

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9 January 2020
World Bank (WB) predicted Uzbekistan's GDP growth of 5.7 percent for 2020 and 6 percent for 2021-2022, which is the highest indicator for Central Asian region, Trend reports citing the WB Global Economic Prospects report. Turkmenistan goes next with 2020 GDP growth projected at 5. |read|

Uzbekistan to hold second tender for Scaling Solar II project

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9 January 2020
The Ministry of Energy jointly with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) discussed the organization of the second stage of the tender within the Scaling Solar II project for the construction of photovoltaic (solar) power plants. The Ministry of Energy jointly with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) discussed the organization of the second stage of the tender within the Scaling Solar II project for the construction of photovoltaic (solar) power plants. |read|

Shavkat Mirziyoyev: This year will be the year of mobilization of the economic complex

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9 January 2020
A national tax system has been formed in the country based on international best practices and conventional experience. The number and rates of taxes have been optimized. The value added tax rate has been reduced from 20 to 15 percent. |read|

EBRD to help Uzbekistan in implementation of major transport project

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9 January 2020
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will help in developing a public-private partnership (PPP) project for the construction of the Tashkent-Samarkand toll road, Trend reports citing Uzbekistan's PPP Development Agency. The cost of the project is tentatively estimated from $1 billion to $2 billion. A corresponding agreement was signed between EBRD, the Ministry of Transport, the PPP Development Agency and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan in December last year. |read|

Uzbekistan to supply over 1 bln USD worth of uranium to Japan

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8 January 2020
Uzbekistan will supply Japan with uranium worth more than 1 billion U.S. dollars between 2023 and 2030, according to a presidential decree posted online on Tuesday. |read|

Senior U.S. Diplomat Stresses Washington's Commitment To Cooperation With Central Asia

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8 January 2020
A senior U.S. diplomat has urged Central Asian nations to deepen their cooperation to boost economic opportunities and strengthen security in the region. |read|

Innovative technologies to be widely introduced in the construction industry

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 January 2020
On 7 January, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on priority tasks for further accelerating the reform in the construction sector. The scope of construction and landscaping work in Uzbekistan has been expanding. New housing, large factories, modern infrastructure facilities are being erected. |read|

GMFF Global Group is interested in implementing projects in Uzbekistan

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 January 2020
On 6 January, a meeting with representatives of the American company GMFR Global Group Co.LTD was organized at the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA). Opening the meeting, the FIPA specialists thanked the guests for their confidence in the rapidly developing market of Uzbekistan, in particular, as part of the planned joint projects for the construction of a hotel and the creation of a cluster of finished food products in the Samarkand region. |read|

EBRD looking for expansion in Uzbekistan

www.azernews.az/
4 January 2020
EBRD looking for expansion in Uzbekistan 4 January 2020 10:22 (UTC+04:00) 971 By Trend Following the second office opening in Andijan city of Uzbekistan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is indeed looking at further expansion in the East of the country, representative of EBRD told Trend in an interview. |read|

Changes introduced to the registration of goods imported into the territory of Uzbekistan

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4 January 2020
A government resolution “On Improving Customs Procedures for Clearance of Goods and Vehicles Imported into the Customs Territory of Uzbekistan” was adopted. According to the resolution, it is allowed to import into the territory of Uzbekistan goods in respect of which a certificate of conformity, a sanitary-epidemiological certificate, an environmental certificate issued by the competent authorities in the prescribed manner are required only if they are approved for issue in the Single Window customs information system; Release for free circulation of goods for which the initial customs declaration was previously submitted, is carried out within three hours from the date of the customs declaration of the goods, with the exception of cases when risk situations are detected by the automated risk management system. |read|
» 27 December 2019: Uzbekistan to provide more preferences to foreign investors
» 27 December 2019: Uzbek Foreign Ministry says accession into Eurasian Economic Union beneficial for Uzbekistan
» 26 December 2019: EBRD, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Transport, PPP Development Agency sign agreement
» 26 December 2019: Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs Investments and Investment Activities Bill into Law. Details
» 26 December 2019: EPSILON: Commissioning new gas pipeline and increasing production of hydrocarbons in cooperation with Uzbekneftegaz
» 26 December 2019: A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia. How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019? By Catherine Putz
» 25 December 2019: Uzbekistan sets up structure for co-op with international transport, logistics companies
» 25 December 2019: Atabek Nazirov: Many foreign investors are still afraid to invest in Uzbekistan
» 24 December 2019: Improving Regional Cooperation to Better Manage Disaster Risks in Central Asia
» 23 December 2019: US Secretary of State to visit Uzbekistan
» 23 December 2019: CCI Hosts a Meeting with International Observers from Turkey and the U.S.
» 22 December 2019: Why Uzbekistan is said to be a top travel destination for 2020
» 22 December 2019: An Agreement was Reached on the Development of a Multimodal Route
» 19 December 2019: CCI hosts a meeting with Chairman of American – Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
» 19 December 2019: The Economist Named Uzbekistan as the Country of the Year
» 19 December 2019: Same Interests, New Climate: Assessing the US-Uzbekistan Relationship
» 18 December 2019: Happy Holidays from the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce!
» 17 December 2019: ITFC to Continue Financing Uzbekistan’s Agriculture in Case of Successful Pilot
» 17 December 2019: ADB Helps Uzbekistan Improve Public Schools in Tashkent Through Public–Private Partnership
» 15 December 2019: World Bank to allocate Uzbekistan $50 million for commercialization of scientific developments
» 15 December 2019: Uzbek Senate Approves Law to Protect Investors' Rights in Special Economic Zones
» 13 December 2019: Background Briefing on U.S.-Central Asian Relations
» 12 December 2019: IAEA approves four projects worth 1 million euros for implementation in Uzbekistan
» 12 December 2019: US Air Products and Chemicals company to help Uzbekistan set up carbon dioxide production
» 12 December 2019: Uzbek plant starts selling its shares
» 12 December 2019: A New Effort To Guarantee Private Property In Uzbekistan
» 12 December 2019: Uzbekistan, U.S., Afghanistan hold consultations on regional cooperation
» 11 December 2019: IBRD finances Uzbekistan’s plant modernization
» 11 December 2019: Epsilon lays 45 km of pipes for new gas pipelines in Uzbekistan
» 11 December 2019: Construction of toll roads in Uzbekistan expected since 2021
» 10 December 2019: Fitch affirms Uzbek capital’s credit rating at 'BB-'
» 10 December 2019: S&P affirms ratings of Uzbekistan’s bank at 'B-/B’
» 10 December 2019: Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Tobacco to produce cigarettes with Philip Morris Int'l
» 10 December 2019: USAID COMPETITIVENESS, TRADE AND JOBS ACTIVITY IN CENTRAL ASIA
» 10 December 2019: Regional Cooperation Key to Stability: President Ghani
» 9 December 2019: Epsilon expands gas pipeline infrastructure in Uzbekistan
» 7 December 2019: Uzbekistan's Neftegazinvest buys bearings via tender
» 7 December 2019: Hollywood’s analogue Cinema City Sollywood to be built in Samarkand
» 6 December 2019: EPSILON receives industrial inflow of gas at Tallimarjan-6 well (Video)
» 6 December 2019: Tax authority to pay penalties for each overdue day of tax refund
» 6 December 2019: Uzbekistan - Afghanistan: promising issues of cooperation discussed
» 5 December 2019: Uzbekistan could turn down Novaport's airport modernization offer
» 5 December 2019: Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment? On November 29, Central Asia re-emerged as a world region.
» 4 December 2019: EBRD provides loan to Uzbek manufacturer of disposable medical goods
» 4 December 2019: Uzbekistan, ADB discuss launch of new projects
» 4 December 2019: EBRD to improve Uzbekistan’s attractiveness as investment destination
» 30 November 2019: The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, together with the Boston Consulting Group, to evaluate the investment attractiveness of the regions
» 29 November 2019: ADB loans to improve access to housing finance in Uzbekistan
» 29 November 2019: Heads of Central Asian states identify areas of economic co-op in Uzbekistan
» 28 November 2019: EBRD talks expansion into Uzbekistan’s regions
» 28 November 2019: Uzbekistan concludes over $126 M agreements following industrial fair
» 28 November 2019: EPSILON: Production is increasing and construction of gas pipelines in cooperation with Uzbekneftegaz is in progress
» 27 November 2019: ADB continues support for Uzbekistan's economic reforms with US$300 million loan
» 25 November 2019: Uzbekistan’s cities become members of International network of silk producing cities
» 22 November 2019: Uzbekistan May Boost Investment Flow from EU Through Co-Op with EPCA
» 22 November 2019: Central Asian Leaders to Gather in Uzbekistan for 2nd Consultative Meeting
» 22 November 2019: Ashgabat Initiative adopted to reduce trade barriers among Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan
» 21 November 2019: EBRD Investing up to $40M in Uzbekistan's Retail Sector
» 20 November 2019: Uzbekistan's ambassador to the USA meets with Mississippi Governor
» 19 November 2019: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding a Hearing for Country Practice Reviews of Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, South Africa, and Uzbekistan, and for the Country Designation Review of Laos
» 19 November 2019: Uzbekistan to Improve the Quality of Basic Infrastructure for Rural Residents with Community Participation
» 18 November 2019: The Silk Road Summit Conference takes place in USA
» 18 November 2019: Presentation of investment and tourism potential of Uzbekistan takes place in the USA
» 15 November 2019: Uzbekistan says may list large energy, mining firms
» 15 November 2019: Uzbekistan, IMF consider reforms in tax system
» 15 November 2019: ADB Vice-President Chen Highlights Uzbekistan's Capital Market Development Priorities in Keynote Speech
» 15 November 2019: IBRD to Provide $500M loan to Uzbekistan
» 14 November 2019: Central Asian Water Supply and Sanitation Experts Share Experiences at Conference in Tashkent
» 14 November 2019: New Regional Transport Strategy to Drive Sustainable Development for CAREC Region
» 14 November 2019: Uzbekistan, US Discuss Issues of Capital and Goods Market Development
» 12 November 2019: USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan
» 11 November 2019: EU will invest €20 million to support rural areas of Uzbekistan and protect its most vulnerable communities
» 11 November 2019: United States opens Uzbek Carpets Trading House
» 11 November 2019: US maintains duty-free trade for Uzbekistan
» 7 November 2019: Center for Disease Control Signs MOU with Tashkent Medical Academy
» 7 November 2019: EBRD projects strong economy growth for Uzbekistan in 2020
» 7 November 2019: RAEX-Europe: Uzbekistan's banking sector to continue rapid growth
» 6 November 2019: Uzbekistan To Introduce New Currency Control Rules
» 4 November 2019: "The Financial Times" writes about the tourism potential of Uzbekistan
» 4 November 2019: Uzbekistan receives over $100M of investments for innovations
» 4 November 2019: United States Strengthens Regional Cooperation Toward Common Electricity Market
» 4 November 2019: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan ready to build up business partnership
» 1 November 2019: The U.S.-Central Asian Economic Partnership Discussion: A New Historic Chapter
» 1 November 2019: AUCC Statement on the 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
» 31 October 2019: Webster University Opens its Branch in Uzbekistan
» 31 October 2019: Uzbekistan, ADB discuss development of cooperation
» 23 October 2019: Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed's Meeting with Uzbekistan's Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov
» 23 October 2019: Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Forum
» 22 October 2019: More Speakers Added: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
» 10 October 2019: 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.
» 7 October 2019: AUCC Welcomes Bechtel Corporation as Newest Member
» 3 October 2019: AUCC Welcomes Xtellus Capital Partners as Newest Member
» 30 September 2019: EBRD plans to boost green energy financing in Uzbekistan
» 28 September 2019: Uzbek Neftegazinvest opens tender to buy absorber
» 28 September 2019: Uzbekistan among TOP-20 countries for doing business - World Bank
» 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