American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
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Week in Review:
 
July 25, 2014 - August 1, 2014
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2014 Opens a New Era for the Chamber
  

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.  While 2013 concluded our celebrations for the 20th anniversary it also opened a new era for the chamber and our members.

 

We are delighted that today AUCC continues to be 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.

 

We thank you all for your support and engagement and look forward to another year of progress and business successes.  

 

If your company is interested in joining AUCC, please contact our office at 202-509-3744 or [email protected]  We invite you to be part of our organization and participate in our activities and events.   

 

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Uzbek delegation to attend meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of SCO member-states
Mining Industry of Uzbekistan
How to do business with the Asian Development Bank

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.

Uzbekistan National News Agency  

 

July 30, 2014

 

On July 30, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Lloyd Austin, Commander of the United States Central Command, who has been visiting our country.  Current issues in the bilateral cooperation across diverse spheres as well as some topics in regional and international affairs have been discussed during the conversation.

Llyod Austin expressed gratefulness for the opportunity to exchange views on the present state and development prospects of the Uzbek-American relations in areas of shared interest and confirmed the willingness of the United States to consolidate the multilayered interaction with Uzbekistan.

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July 30, 2014

 

An Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov arrived in Dushanbe to attend a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states, a representative of the Uzbek foreign ministry told Trend on July 30.

The meeting will take place on July 30-31. The foreign ministers will pay attention to the coordination of the draft documents submitted for consideration by the Council of Heads of SCO Member-States, according to the statement.

The representative of the foreign ministry stressed that the SCO member-states' joint approaches to the further development of the organization, as well as the coordinated assessment of the situation in the world and in the region will be fixed in the Dushanbe Declaration.

Moreover, a new version of the model memorandum on the obligations of a bidder country is expected to be adopted to obtain the status of SCO member-states and a procedure of granting the status of the SCO member-state is expected to be approved. Following the foreign ministers' approval, these drafts will be submitted for approval by the presidents of the SCO member-states.

The ministers will also take a joint decision on the celebration of the 70th anniversary of victory over fascism in World War II. They will exchange views on a wide range of regional and international issues, namely, the situation in Ukraine, discussion of the situation in Afghanistan in the context of the presidential election and the expected reduction of foreign military presence in the country.

The foreign ministers will also focus on the development of the situation in the Middle East, Syria and the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.

Tajikistan received the SCO chairmanship from Kyrgyzstan at the Bishkek summit in September last year. The next summit of the organization is scheduled for September this year in Dushanbe. Tajikistan is chairing SCO under the motto "Cooperation, co-development, co-prosperity".

SCO includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. SCO observer-countries are Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan, dialogue partners - Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka.

Mondaq  

 

July 31, 2014

[Extract.  Read full article by Bakhodir Jabborov here].

1. What is the nature and importance of the mining industry in your country?

Uzbekistan's mining industry is one of the country's most important and strategic industries. Uzbekistan is one of the world's largest producers of gold (ranked ninth) and of uranium (ranked seventh). Uzbekistan also produces copper, silver, coal, phosphate, molybdenum, potassium, tungsten, lead, zinc and other minerals.

2. What are the target minerals?

Uzbekistan possesses most types of minerals. Different regions focus on different minerals. For example, Navoi province is famous for its large deposits of gold and uranium and Tashkent province for copper, coal and gold deposits.

3. Which regions are most active?

The most active regions are Navoi, Samarkand and Tashkent provinces.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY STRUCTURE

4. Is the legal system civil or common law-based?

Uzbekistan's legal system is based on civil law, which is similar to the Romano-Germanic system of law.

5. How is the mining industry regulated?

Exploration and development of minerals is regulated under a number of national laws and regulations. Exploration and mining rights are granted on the basis of a subsoil-use licence awarded to the subsoil user, through tenders or direct negotiations, by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources. 

[Extract.  Read full article by Bakhodir Jabborov here].

Conference Registration  

 

July 28, 2014

 

How to Do Business With the 

Asian Development Bank

August 7, 2014

9 AM - 4 PM

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

 

The DownTown Los Angeles U.S. Commercial Service Export Office is offering an educational networking forum for business opportunities resulting from ADB lending activities ($22 billion each year since 2011).  Meet with ADB experts and procurement specialists who will discuss how to track opportunities, how contracts are awarded and implemented.  These ADB experts will provide a full description of the ADB procedures.  ADB facilitates growth & development in the Asia region and is a gateway to further opportunities in the region.  Newly exporting firms find comfort working on ADB contracts since they are fully funded.  ADB lending encompasses procurement for consulting services, equipment, goods and supply contracts. ADB's projects are in development sectors such as: transport, energy, infrastructure, water supply and urban development.  U.S. Firms are eligible to bid on all ADB-funded opportunities and have a proven track record.

 

For details visit our website at:  www.export.govwww.adb.org

For more information, agenda or background contact: 

Bobby Hines - International Trade Specialist

International Trade Administration/USDOC/DownTown Los Angeles

www.export.gov

[email protected]

213-894-4231, FAX: 213-894-8789


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