American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Week in Review:
October 10, 2014 - October 17, 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:
President Karimov attends CIS Summit in Minsk
UN deputy secretary general to visit Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan to create e-database for sharing information on goods, transport
BelAZ supplies dump-body trucks to NGMK for 27.5m euros
Reminder: 2014 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

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.

Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan  


October 10, 2014


As it was reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part October 9-10 in the Minsk summit meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Major events of the highest-level convention in the capital of Belarus, including the session of Council of the Heads of State, took place on October 10. The leaders of member nations discussed pressing issues pertaining to the evolution of cooperation within the Commonwealth.  

Presidents exchanged views on security issues and those related to enhancing interaction in the humanitarian area.

According to Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, the CIS is an institution that provides extensive opportunities to maintain direct dialogue and address urgent issues. It also serves as a platform for the elaboration of mutually suitable approaches and coordinated practical measures to facilitate sustainable development in the participating countries, to cash in the available trade-economic capacities, and counter the security threats.

The head of our state pinpointed on the need to establish a full-fledged free trade zone in the Commonwealth area and to put it into action as soon as possible. That would facilitate the creation of an environment ultimately conducive for the enlargement of mutual trade and investments.

It has become a good tradition to announce a year of humanitarian focus within the CIS and work out respective actions and measures. The summit participants agreed to announce the year 2016 as the one of education in the Commonwealth.

When discussing security issues, the leaders of member nations deliberated on draft documents related to interaction in combating illicit drug trade, illegal migration and human trafficking.  

Heads of state analyzed the progress in the execution of the Major Actions Plan drawn for the implementation of the Concept for the Further Development of CIS. The summit participants agreed on corresponding decisions with regard to a range of organizational matters.

Presidency in the Commonwealth passed to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As part of the visit to Minsk, President Islam Karimov held talks with President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.

The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and stressed the need to raise them to a new level.

The interaction between Uzbekistan and Belarus has been developing on the basis of friendship and cooperation principles. Postures of our two countries toward regional and international issues are similar or close. Regular consultations are established between the foreign affairs agencies of the two nations.

Belarus considers Uzbekistan one of the major economic partners in Central Asia. The commerce between our two countries has been expanding. The volume of bilateral trade turnover in 2013 amounted to 193.5 million US dollars.

Cotton fiber, textile and agricultural products and cars exported to Belarus from Uzbekistan have been growing in volumes. Belarus supplies Uzbekistan with heavy haulers and tractors. Dialogue has been underway to consolidate direct contacts between market exchanges, trade and industry chambers and major industrial enterprises of the two countries.

It was noted during the conversation that trade-economic and investment cooperation is attached a priority significance in mutual relations, and promotion of the activities of the Uzbek-Belarusian intergovernmental commission will facilitate the further extension of partnership in this sphere.

Uzbekistan and Belarus place a particular emphasis on the enhancement of cultural-humanitarian ties. In particular, representatives of culture and arts from the two nations are regular in major international forums held in Uzbekistan and Belarus. Uzbekistan's artists have been active in the international art festival "Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk", while the Belarusian musicians are keen participants of the Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival.



October 14, 2014


UN Deputy Secretary General, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will arrive in Uzbekistan Oct. 15, said the statement of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan.  Clark is scheduled to hold meetings and negotiations with government, ministries officials during the visit.

Helen Clark will also visit a number of districts of Uzbekistan, including the Aral Sea district, which is in a state of ecological crisis due to the drying up of the Aral Sea.  Clark will also get acquainted with the UNDP projects in the country.

Clark visited Uzbekistan on an official visit in May of 2011. At the time she met with a number of ministers, representatives of the UN in the country, women working in non-governmental organizations, the liberal arts sphere, arts and culture.

Uzbekistan became a member of the United Nations in March 1992. UN Office in Uzbekistan opened in 1993, and since then the organization supports the country in various fields through specific projects at local and national levels.

At present, there are 7 agencies, funds and programs of the United Nations - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS).



October 14, 2014


Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan customs will establish an e-database for sharing information on goods and transport as part of the signed bilateral cooperation plan.  The plan was signed between the customs services of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan for 2015-2016 in Baku Oct. 14.  he document was signed by Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Aydin Aliyev and Chairman of the Customs Service of Uzbekistan Zohid Dusanov.  The plan envisages strengthening of cooperation in the field of customs, joint activities and meetings.  The sides said that mutual cooperation between the two countries is being developed rapidly, the turnover is increasing and has reached a record level this year.  Aliyev and Dusanov expressed hope for further strengthening of cooperation. A protocol on exchange of preliminary information about goods and vehicles transported across the state borders of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan was signed as part of the meeting.  The protocol aims to organize an e-database that will allow the services to exchange information.



October 13, 2014


Belarus Automobile Plant (BelAZ) completed supply of 13 dump-body trucks BelAZ-75307 to Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combine, RIA Novosti reported quoting source in the Uzbek company.

Dump-body trucks with capacity of 220 tonnes were supplied within contract for 27.5 million euros, signed in 2013. The vehicles will be used at Muruntau (Central Kyzylkum), which is main gold ore base of the enterprise. Khalq Bank issued loan to finance the contract.

NGMK launched a repair shop for dump-body trucks at the base of Navoi Machinery Plant in 2010. Within the project, it launched production of 32 spare parts and components for BelAZ, including repair of diesel engines.

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgy Combine and Uzbekugol also use BelAZ trucks in Uzbekistan. Currently, there are about 700 BelAZ trucks of various modification.

NGMK is a main producer of gold and monopoly producer of uranium in Uzbekistan. NGMK produced about 60 tonnes of gold in recent years, out of 90 tonnes produced in Uzbekistan.





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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Thank you for your attention and response.  We look look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan!


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