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August 16, 2013 - August 23, 2013
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2013 Marks AUCC 20th Anniversary

Since 1993 the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of advancing trade and business relations between the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan. AUCC prides itself in catering to the needs of our members, providing them with a platform to interact with policy makers in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan and ensuring that bilateral commercial relations continue to be on the governments' top agenda.   

 

For the last twenty years AUCC has been a vigorous advocate of the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.    

 

We are delighted that today AUCC is a well-known organization that is recognized for its strength and ability to work closely with a great number of partner organizations. AUCC enjoys excellent working relations with the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington, D.C., the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbek ministries, associations and organizations as well as the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. AUCC also coordinates its efforts with a great number of international financial institutions, business councils and other professional organizations.

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AUCC IN BRIEF
Germany and Uzbekistan discuss aspects of bilateral relations
Uzbekistan's 2013 cotton output to remain at 2012 level
Japan lends Uzbekistan US $354m
Reminder: 2013 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
Oil and Gas: US Ambassador George A. Krol to Host Direct Line to American Business Video Conference
Exploring New Marketing Opportunities in Central Asia

Established in 1993, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing interests of U.S. businesses ranging in size from small private enterprises to large, multinational corporations conducting business in Uzbekistan.

Our Mission: To advocate the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of key policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.

Our Objective: To serve the needs of its members by strengthening commercial relations between the United States and Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany Aristide Emil Fenster on Tuesday, completing his mission in the country, Foreign Affairs Ministry press-service told.

"During the meeting the parties discussed current state of Uzbek-German relations, prospects of deepening bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic and other spheres", press-service statement said.

Personal contribution of the Ambassador in strengthening multifaceted dialogue between Uzbekistan and FRG was noted at the meeting.

Germany is one of the main trade partners of Uzbekistan in Europe. The investment projects worth over one billion euros have been implemented in Uzbekistan together with leading German companies.

The German government has allocated to Uzbekistan more than 300 million euros in the framework of financial and technical cooperation, including 248.2 million euros within financial cooperation, and about 58.4 million euros within technical cooperation between the states.

Over 100 enterprises ,established with the participation of German investors, operate in Uzbekistan, representations of over 50 German firms and companies are accredited. According to official statistics of Uzbekistan, in 2012 Uzbek-German trade turnover constituted $497.2 millions.

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The Central Asian country of Uzbekistan is expecting to produce 1.1 million tons of processed cotton in 2013, to maintain the production at the level of 2012.
According to the Uzbek Cotton Industry Association (Uzkhlopkoprom Association), raw cotton harvesting for the current year is predicted at last year's harvest level of 3.35 million tons, reports Azer News.
In 2012, Uzbekistan's raw cotton harvest was 3.35 million tons which was 4.5 percent lower compared to the harvest in 2011 when the production of processed cotton had decreased by 0.6 percent to 1.095 million tons. 
Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world and holds the second position for exports of the product.
Annually the country produces around 3.5 million tons of raw cotton and around 1 to 1.2 million tons of processed cotton.
Of the total cotton production, 95 percent are medium fibre bred varieties with a fibre length of 32 to 33 millimeters, whereas the rest are long fibre with a length varying between 36 to 39 millimeters.

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Uzbek and Japanese officials August 22 signed an agreement for Japan to lend almost 35 billion JPY (US $353.9m or 749.2 billion UZS) to modernise the Navoi thermal power station, UzDaily.uz reported.

The project will involve building a second gas combined cycle plant to meet growing electricity demand, according to the Japan International Co-operation Agency website. The 450MW structure construction (including a gas compressor station) will take two years, UzDaily.uz reported.

 

WHEN: 8.30 am - 3.00 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013

   

WHERE: The Pavilion Room, The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center  

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 

Washington, DC 20004

 

REGISTER BY: Monday, August 26, 2013  

 

This event is off-the-record 

 

On September 5, 2013, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) will officially celebrate its 20th anniversary of building durable relations between the USA and Uzbekistan. The chamber's celebration will coincide with the 2013 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum, an annual event that is fully organized and sponsored by AUCC members, including: Cameco Corporation, Case New Holland, Lockheed Martin, The Coca-Cola Company and FMN International, Inc. AUCC is proud to have the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center as one of the event sponsors. 

The Uzbek delegation to the forum will be led by Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor M. Ganiev.

Minister Ganiev will be accompanied by senior Uzbek government officials, including:

 

Shokir Fayzullaev - Chairman, Uzbek Oil & Gas National Company

Khamidulla Shermatov - Chairman Uzbek Chemical Industry State Company

Tokhir Jalilov - Deputy Chairman Uzbek Auto Industry State Company

Mirzanozim Dusmuratov - Chairman Uzbek Pharm Industry State Company

 

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments & Trade and other government agencies will also join the delegation.

 

The 2013 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum is viewed by the chamber as an opportunity to call for stronger business engagement between the US and Uzbek Governments in order to help American and Uzbek people further improve their socio-economic situation and achieve greater financial prosperity. The forum alternates annually between Tashkent and Washington, DC. This year's forum will be held at the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building located at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20004 (click here to register).

 

AUCC would like to invite all interested parties to the 2013 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum. To register and learn more about the forum, please click here.

 

Seating is limited.  Please respond by Monday, August 26, 2013 to confirm your participation.  

 

Admission Fee:

 

$00.00 - AUCC members (will be verified) and the US Government offices

 

$50.00 - All other companies and organizations

 

Cancellations received within 72 hours of the event are non-refundable. 

 

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For more information about the event, please contact AUCC office at [email protected] or call us at 202-509-3744. 

 

Thank you for your attention and response.  We look look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 5, 2013. 

Sincerely,

 

The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce

[email protected]

202-509-3744

 

WHEN: 10.00 AM (EST) Thursday, September 12, 2013

 

WHERE: White & Case LLP

701 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005  

 

REGISTER BY: Friday, September 6, 2013 

 

The Direct Line call will be hosted by Ambassador George Krol, with the participation of Shokir Fayzullaev, Chairman of UzbekNefteGaz (Uzbekistan's largest national oil and gas holding company), industry experts from the Tashkent office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and members of the Natural Resources Subcommittee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan.

 

This conference call will be on potential procurement opportunities in Uzbekistan's oil and gas industries. The potential for contracting and partnering in energy research and extraction projects is substantial in Uzbekistan, and the Direct Line format provides U.S. companies an opportunity to communicate directly with industry experts in Tashkent.

  

Attendees in the U.S. will be able to join the event as a group through the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) in Washington, DC.  Participants will be able to view the live presentation and participate in the call via text-input.  

 

If you would like to receive further information and details about registering for the event, please send your company contact information to:    

 

AUCC

[email protected] 

 

and

 

US Embassy in Tashkent 

[email protected]

A timely two-hour seminar focusing on "Exploring New 

Marketing Opportunities in Central Asia" is scheduled from

9:45 AM to noon on Monday, October 7, at DeVry University's

Keller Graduate School of Management  (7th floor),

225 W. Washington St., in Chicago.

 

Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center,

with the support of  the university, the agenda includes:

 

OPENING REMARKS

Professor Harry Lepinske

CAPRC Chairman

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME 

TBA

 

SEMINAR CHAIRMAN

Dr. Jamaluddin Husain, Ph.D.

Professor, Purdue University Calumet

President, Entrepreneurship and  Development Foundation

 

Mr. Pulod Amirbekov. Director

Promotion Solutions, a prominent marketing firm

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN UZBEKISTAN

TBA

 

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIA

Mr. Shoinbekov Nuriddin Shabozbekovich

President-Owner, Bentley Trade, operates

14 wholesale furniture locations in Moscow

Moscow, Russian Federation

 

CONSIDERATION OF LEGAL ASPECTS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Mr Alex Nisengolts, Chicago attorney with

Kazakhstan experience

Chicago, Illinois

 

MARKETING IN CENTRAL ASIA VIA TURKEY

TBA

 

There is no registration fee, but registration is

Required. Seating is limited.

 

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION:

[email protected] 

708-246-5556


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