American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS NEWSLETTER
  
Week in Review:
 
September 26, 2014 - October 3, 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:
AUCC IN BRIEF
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan hold political consultations
Russia, Uzbekistan discuss mutual beneficial terms of cooperation
Draft law on passenger transportation discussed
Reminder: 2014 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum
Reminder: Invitation to Northern New Jersey Business Round Table: Opportunities for US Companies in Uzbekistan
Reminder: Invitation to Joint Boston and Rhode Island Business Round Table: Opportunities for US Companies in Uzbekistan

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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October 3, 2014

 

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan held another round of the political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on Oct.3.  The two sides analyzed the current status and the prospects for the development of bilateral relations in the political, trade, economic and other fields.  During the consultations, the sides said that Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are committed to ensuring the development of the high-level political dialogue, intensification of the economic relations between the two countries, as well as implementation of joint projects.  The sides have created conditions for the implementation of an important transport project - Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman transit corridor. The agreement to create this corridor was signed on April 25, 2011.  The new corridor will allow the Central Asian countries to get access to the ports of the Persian and Oman gulfs via the optimal route.  Some observers believe that Russia and China can also get access to the new financially solvent markets and thus increase the attractiveness of the trans-regional project.  The participant states, interested in cooperation, say that this is a timely initiative and will promote the further progress and prosperity of each country in the region by increasing the volume of trade and reducing the expenditures on the transit of goods. The sides have yet to review the prospects for cooperation in the customs sphere, transportation by road, rail and sea, as well as in making joint investments. The project is especially important for Uzbekistan, which doesn't have direct access to the sea.

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September 29, 2014

 

A delegation of Russia led by director of department on interaction with the bodies of Customs Union and economic cooperation with the CIS states of the Ministry of Economic Development Aleksandr Tsibulskiy paid a visit to Uzbekistan to hold bilateral negotiations on issues of organizing and improving direct supply of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan to Russia.

The Russian delegation included representatives from Novosibirsk region, Permsk and Krasnodar region, as well as Moscow city, as well as Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan Konstantin Artyshin, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia said.

The Uzbek side was represented by the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of Uzbekistan, state foreign trade companies Uzinterimpeks, Markazsanoatexport, Uztadbirkorexport, Uzprommashimpex and Uzmarkazimpex.

During the talks, the sides considered issues of cooperation among suppliers and consumers, as well as supply of seed potatoes from Novosibirsk to Uzbekistan.

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September 27, 2014

 

A roundtable dedicated to discussion of a draft law "On mandatory insurance of civil liability of transporters" was discussed in Tashkent.

As reported earlier, the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis passed the law in the first reading.

The draft law "On mandatory insurance of civil liability of transporters" was developed in line with the programme of measures on further developing of microfinancing and off-banking financial sector of Uzbekistan for 2011-2015.

Currently, insurance for damage to health of passengers is ensured with the law of Uzbekistan "On mandatory personal insurance of passengers of air, railway, internal water and automobile transport of general use". The study of the law shows that it does not meets modern requirements.

New draft law will regulate relations in mandatory insurance of the civil responsibility of transporters for damaging health, life and property of passengers. The document clearly sets requirements to objects and subjects of mandatory insurance, as well as to transporters and insurers.

All passenger transporting companies will have to insure their liabilities before the passengers in line with the draft law.

The main idea of the draft law is to guarantee compensation for damage via insurance of the civil liability of the transporters.

It was said that adoption of the law will play key role in full implementation of rights and interests of the citizens.

The participants shared their proposals and recommendations on further improving the draft law.

AUCC  

 

2014 US-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM

 

WHERE: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 

TIME: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, 

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).  

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

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

 

SPONSORSHIP:

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

 

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL TASHKENT AND TRANSPORTATION IN TASHKENT:

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

 

APPLICATION FEE:

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!
 
Sincerely,

 

The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
202-509-3744

AUCC  

Organized by: 

Uzbek Embassy
 

 

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WHEN:

2.00 PM - 3.30 PM

 Tuesday, October 7, 2014 

(Tea and coffee will be served)

WHERE:

Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse
101 Ward street
Paterson, New Jersey
 

RSVP

[email protected]


 
or 

 
202-509-3744
201-577-2748
 
RSVP DEADLINE:
 
Monday, October 6, 2014 

Roundtable Meeting with 

Uzbek Ambassador to the 

United States

H.E. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov

 
This event offers excellent opportunity for US companies in the following sectors to develop new foreign market and increase exports and profits:
  • Oil-and-gas industry (equipment and technologies to produce value added goods, such as polyethylene, polypropylene and other petrochemical goods)
  • Chemical industry (equipment and technologies to produce  fertilizers, organic substances, artificial fibers, polymers, chemical agents)
  • Production and processing of fruit and vegetable products (processing of fruits and vegetables;  production of juices, jams, freshly frozen and other food products)
  • Construction materials production (cement, ceramics, ceramic plates, heat isolation materials, glues, lacquers and paints)
  • Automobile industry (production of automotive components, including ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems, key panel, head lamps and lights, rubber products and etc.) 
  • Pharmaceutical Industry (production of medicines and vaccines) 

Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is home to almost 30 million people, has rich natural resources base, and enjoys annual GDP growth of 8%. The country's established infrastructure and well-skilled workforce are an attraction to AUCC members, including 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, Sustainment Solutions, Inc., White & Case LLP and Zeppelin International AG (authorized Caterpillar's distributor), and many others. 

 

Please join our discussion with H.E. Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov on commercial opportunities and how to make the first step towards doing business in Uzbekistan.     

 

1:45 pm

    

Networking and Registration

 

 

2:00 p.m.

 

Welcome Remarks by Kley Peralta, CEO, World Trade Center Northern New Jersey

 


 

2.10 p.m.

 

Overview of Uzbekistan's Economic and Business Potential By Uzbek Ambassador

H.E.Bakhtiyar Gulyamov

 

 

2.20 p.m.

 

Presentation on Opportunities in Uzbekistan

by Trade and Investment Counselor

Mr. Laziz Kudratov

 

 

2.40 p.m.

 

Q&A

 

 

3.30 p.m.

Conclusion

 

 

AUCC  

 

Organized by: 

Uzbek Embassy

 


 

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WHEN:

09.00 AM - 10.45 AM

 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 

WHERE:

Flagship Ballroom located on the Mezzanine Level 
2nd floor
Seaport Hotel
2 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

RSVP

[email protected]

or (202) 509-3744

RSVP DEADLINE:
 
Monday, October 6, 2014 

Roundtable Meeting with 

Uzbek Ambassador to the 

United States

H.E. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov

 
This event offers excellent opportunity for US companies to develop new foreign market that can increase exports and profits. Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is home to almost 30 million people, has rich natural resources base, and enjoys annual GDP growth of 8%. The country's established infrastructure and well-skilled workforce are an attraction to AUCC members, including
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, Sustainment Solutions, Inc., White & Case LLP and Zeppelin International AG (authorized Caterpillar's distributor), and many others. 

 

Please join our discussion with H.E. Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov on commercial opportunities and how to make the first step towards doing business in Uzbekistan.     

 

9:00 am

    

Networking and Registration

 

 

09:30 a.m.

 

Welcome and Introduction Remarks by Mr. James Krzywicki, COO, Seaport World Trade Center Boston and Mr. Gerald Cohen, International Trade Specialist, John H. Chafee Center for International Business/World Trade Center Rhode Island

 

 

09:40 a.m.

 

Opening Remarks by AUCC Member, Mr. Thomas E. Moran of Zeppelin International AG (authorized Caterpillar's distributor)

 

 

09.45 a.m.

 

Overview of Uzbekistan's Economic and Business Potential By Uzbek Ambassador

H.E.Bakhtiyar Gulyamov

 

 

09.55 a.m.

 

Presentation on Opportunities in Uzbekistan

by Trade and Investment Counselor

Mr. Laziz Kudratov

 

 

10.10 a.m.

 

Q&A

 

 

10.45 a.m.

Conclusion


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phone: 202.509.3744
 
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