American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Week in Review:
September 12, 2014 - September 19, 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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In This Issue:
Reminder: 2014 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
Islam Karimov Attends SCO's Dushanbe Summit
GM Uzbekistan to start serial production of automobiles of T250 model
LUKOIL Uzbekistan completes construction of booster station at Khauzak field

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.



September 12, 2014




WHERE: Tashkent, Uzbekistan


WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2014


TIME: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM



September 29, 2014


Please register online to receive an Application Form that includes information on Uzbek visa, hotel accommodation, transportation, etc. 


On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) will participate in the 2014 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.   It has become the chamber's well-established tradition to alternate the forum between Washington, DC and Tashkent and allow AUCC members to communicate their business plans directly to the American and Uzbek people.  The AUCC delegation will be led by the chamber's Chairperson, Carolyn B. Lamm, and its' President Timothy Y. McGraw.  Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Elyor Ganiev, is expected to represent the Uzbek Government.


"Last year, we were delighted to celebrate the chamber's 20th anniversary which was a major milestone and achievement for our companies and the people of the US and Uzbekistan", said AUCC Chairperson, Carolyn Lamm.  "Now that we have entered the new era, our members are inspired to do more.  Last year's forum focused on financial instruments available to US exporters and manufacturers.  This year's event will hopefully highlight and outline the AUCC companies' specific plans and contracts that can boost the bilateral trade and make the US one of the top three trading and investment partners of Uzbekistan.  Addressing our business partners in Tashkent and providing the US companies' assessment and perspective of their ongoing and future scale of business plans is crucial to fostering constructive and dynamic relations.  We sincerely hope that our commercial aspirations will continue to be supported by the Governments of the US and Uzbekistan that have both outlined business and commerce as a pillar of their geopolitical agenda".  


"We are honored to have the opportunity to travel this year to Uzbekistan and bring the forum to the country which welcomed the majority of our companies some 20 years ago. There is clearly great enthusiasm, optimism and confidence expressed by both sides in the AUCC members' ability to bring more innovative projects and technology, cutting-edge scientific research and groundbreaking exploration works that will benefit the two countries.  And in return, our companies are eager to be given the opportunity and to demonstrate that their technologies and expertise are superior to those of the competition", said AUCC President Timothy Y. McGraw.    

AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC.  The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents interests of US corporations and multinational companies with significant American involvement before the governments of our two countries.  


Today, AUCC represents: The Boeing Company, CNH Industrial, The Coca-Cola Company, FMN International, General Electric, General Motors, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Indsur Stelcor, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Nukem, Inc. (a subsidiary of Cameco Corporation), Rio Tinto, Solar Turbines/Caterpillar Company, Sustainment Solutions Inc., White & Case LLP, and Zeppelin International AG (authorized Caterpillar Distributor).  



Please use registration links below to indicate your interest in the event.  Registration deadline is Monday, September 29, 2014



For sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at[email protected].



Special hotel and transportation rates are available for AUCC members and guests.  Please contact AUCC at[email protected] for details. 



Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and US Government representatives.  


$300 per person - All other guests and participants. This is a one-time and non-refundable fee.  Please follow links below to make a payment and register for the event.      

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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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan!


The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce

Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan  


September 13, 2014


As it was reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the regular summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization on September 11-12 in Dushanbe.

In Tajikistan's capital city, the head of our state held a range of important bilateral talks on September 11 with the leaders of Iran, Tajikistan and Russia.

Thus, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani who had arrived in Dushanbe to attend the summit as the head of an observer nation in the SCO. The two sides discussed the current state of bilateral relations across a variety of spheres and exchanged views on their further development.

The two Presidents stressed the necessity of steadfast advancement of cooperation between our two nations, of consolidation of mutually advantageous ties in the trade and economic realm.

On the same day, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. The heads of two states swapped views on diverse issues on the bilateral and regional agenda.

Later the day, President Islam Karimov held talks with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Relations between Uzbekistan and Russia are currently characterized as mutually beneficial. The two sides have been consistently expanding the trade and economic partnership.

Islam Karimov and Vladimir Putin underscored the importance of regular exchange of views between the two countries.

The SCO summit meeting took place on 12 September.

A contracted session of SCO member nations was attended by Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan and Almazbek Atambaev of Kyrgyzstan.

The discussion of issues on the summit agenda continued later at an extended session when the heads of member states were joined by officials of observer nations, of a number of international and regional organizations, as well as honorable guests.

In his speech, President Islam Karimov expounded on the developments in Afghanistan, the current trends in the world economy and shared his views regarding the resolution of the crisis in Ukraine.

The SCO summit served as a platform to deliberate on the prospects of further improvement in the activities of the organization, the consolidation of trade and economic interaction, provision for regional security and stability, as well as other issues of common interest.

Following the sessions of the summit, participants signed the Dushanbe Declaration of the Heads of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Also penned were decisions with regard to obligations of an applicant nation for the membership of the organization, an agreement among the governments of SCO participating countries on the creation of favorable conditions for international motor shipping, and other documents.

In line with the SCO Charter, presidency in the organization for the next period has passed to the Russian Federation.



September 15, 2014


GM Uzbekistan, an Uzbek-US joint venture, will launch a serial production of automobiles of T250 model.

The Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution "On organization of serial production of automobiles of T250 model by General Motors Uzbekistan" on 11 September 2014.

The document was adopted to develop automobile industry of Uzbekistan and expansion of model line of cars, produced by GM Uzbekistan.

According to the resolution, Uzavtosanoat started preparation works to implementation of the project "Organization of serial production of automobile of new model T250 at GM Uzbekistan and spare parts to them".

Uzavtosanoat and General Motors, which owns technologies and know-how for T250 model, determined structure of technological equipment for production line.

The Government agreed with proposal of Uzavtosanoat on implementation of the project without developing preliminary feasibility study.

The Government allowed to purchase equipment and tools without holding tender via signing agreements via global procurement system of General Motors.

Uzavtosanoat was entrusted to submit the feasibility study of the project to the Cabinet of Ministers within two months in line with the set order.

T250 model of General Motors is known as Chevrolet Aveo or Daewoo Gentra. Chevrolet Cobalt, produced in Brazil, also has T250 index. GM Uzbekistan launched production of Gentra in November 2013 and Cobalt in September 2012. 



September 17, 2014


LUKOIL Uzbekistan is completing construction-assembly and start-and-adjustment works of the booster station at Khauzak field.

Corporate paper of the Russian company, Neftyaniye Vedomosti, said that the main equipment were installed and assembly and hydraulic tests of pipes are underway. The assembly of cable platform and metal constructions are underway. The laying of the cable started.

The company said that some 450 people and 50 special equipments are operating at the construct site.

Specialists of MAN Diesel & Turbo, producer of centrifugal compressors, and TEGAS, supplier of nitric and air stations, are working at the construction site. Soon, some more specialists of MAN and Reynolds, supplier of cooling system, will arrive to the site.

Assembly works at gas separator field, flaring separator field, compressor shop and other fields are underway.

The exploitation personal was hired and underwent training abroad, including in Germany.

The paper said that such booster station will be used in Uzbekistan for the first time and will become an example of high technology introduction to oil and gas sector.

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