American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS NEWSLETTER
  
Week in Review:
 
February 20, 2015 - February 27, 2015
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Dear AUCC Members and Friends:

 

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a prosperous New Year! 

 

We would like to express our gratitude to all AUCC members who, through all these years, have proven to be Uzbekistan's true allies and have been nothing but dedicated, reliable, honest and most conscientious business partners inspired to expand the bilateral relationship, business climate and promote development to enhance the lives of the people of Uzbekistan and the US.  

 

Our companies recognize that despite the global economic slowdown, Uzbekistan has managed to secure successfully greater macroeconomic stability and growth.  We applaud the Government of Uzbekistan for their continuous process to improve the operating business environment that US companies benefit from and fiscal discipline that has enhanced economic growth.  We greatly appreciate our own US Government for their continuous dialogue with their Uzbek counterparts on how to use trade and investment engagement as a pillar of the bilateral relations.

 

We stand ready to use our business acumen to facilitate the Uzbek and US Governments' efforts to attract more American companies and helping those who are already here generate even more success stories for the world to hear. We hope for the US and Uzbek Governments' support in helping us multiply our achievements and generate more projects and contracts that will make our nations achieve greater prosperity, stability and higher rates of development. 

 

Happy Holidays!  May 2015 bring greater prosperity to the American and Uzbek people. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Carolyn Lamm, AUCC Chairperson

Timothy McGraw, AUCC President

 

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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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.

The Times of Central Asia

February 27, 2015 

 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program in Uzbekistan, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent reported.  

The fight against tuberculosis is one of the Government of Uzbekistan's priority areas, as demonstrated by its new five-year National TB Strategic Plan.

The 5-year USAID TB Control Program is a key part of U.S. Government assistance for improving tuberculosis-related services in Uzbekistan. The USAID TB Control Program will provide technical assistance to improve vulnerable groups' access to diagnosis and treatment and will provide high quality laboratory diagnosis and patient-centered approaches to treatment in Khorezm, Bukhara, Navoi and Kashkadarya regions of Uzbekistan.

The Program covers a wide range of technical areas, including managing TB patients in line with international standards, strengthening the health system's human and institutional capacity, improving interagency coordination and cooperation, and increasing the use of electronic databases. The USAID TB Control Program will work to raise TB awareness among women as well as migrants, ex-prisoners, and other vulnerable groups.

The Program will be implemented in close collaboration with the Republican Specialized Scientific Research Medical Center of Phthisiology and Pulmonology, Republican DOTS Center, Institute of Health and Medical Statistic, and Women's Committee of Uzbekistan. The total budget of the program for Uzbekistan is $7,673,419.

"Tuberculosis knows no boundaries or borders, making it a global health challenge that must be addressed with immediate and aggressive action," said the U.S. Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen.

 

The Times of Central Asia

February 27, 2015 

 

The Samarkand automobile plant in Uzbekistan has manufactured its 20,000th motor vehicle, the Jahon information agency reported.

Production of motor vehicles based on the chassis of ISUZU was launched at the Samarkand automobile plant, which started its commercial operation in 1999 and was reorganized in 2006 into LLC SamAuto in collaboration with the Japanese company ISUZU Motors Ltd.

Today, the Samarkand automobile plant is manufacturing buses, city midi-buses, trucks, and special vehicles with carrying capacity of up to 5,000 kg.

In accordance with the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, in 2011 the Samarkand automobile plant began producing vehicles with engines running on compressed natural gas, in line with global trends to use natural gas as motor fuel.

According to the project implemented under the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated December 3, 2013, for 2014 and 2015, the Samarkand automobile plant received an order for the production of thousands of garbage trucks running on liquefied natural gas. In addition, the plant has developed the production of motor vehicles running on compressed natural gas with 3 body types - van, board and truck.

The 20,000th vehicle of the Samarkand automobile plant - model ISUZU NPR82 - also runs on liquefied natural gas.

Cars, trucks, and buses produced in Uzbekistan are currently sent for export to neighboring Central Asian countries and Russia.

 

Azernews

February 25, 2015 

 

Uzbekistan will present its own national pavilion covering an area of 500 square meters at Expo Milano 2015 world exhibition, the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade told Trend.

The exhibition will be attended by investment, foreign trade companies, organizations representing consulting, transport services, representatives of small business and private entrepreneurship.

Uzbekistan's pavilion will stand out with national color and include four sections - "Economy", "Agriculture", "Food Industry", "Culture and national dishes". Companies and enterprises of light, chemical, textile, pharmaceutical, engineering, metallurgy, construction industry, agriculture, food products, consumer goods, furniture will present their products in the stands of these sections.

The participants of the exhibition will have the opportunity to learn about the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Uzbek people, the country's achievements over the years of independence, economic and investment potential of Uzbekistan, its free economic zones, developed transport infrastructure, experience in the spheres of grain farming, animal husbandry, horticulture, poultry, fish farming, modern technology, the Uzbek national dishes, bakery and confectionery products, customs and traditions.

Over 1,000 companies from 150 countries and over 30 million visitors will participate in the upcoming world exhibition that will be held from May to late October. 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is the core theme of Expo Milano 2015.

Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade expects that Expo Milano 2015 exhibition will allow to popularize the country's economic potential, studying the international demands for food industry, finding new partners, expanding the geography of exports, as well as further development of trade and economic, scientific and technical and cultural cooperation with Italy.

 

Global Cement

February 25, 2015 


 

Uzbekistan is planning to commission two new cement plants in 2016, according to Islom Arslonov, department head at Uzstroymateriali (Uzbek Construction Materials). A 0.4Mt/yr plant is being built by Karakalpak Cement in Karakalpakstan for launch in 2016. A 2.2Mt/yr plant being built by Surkhoncementinvest in Jarkurgan district of Surkhandarya.

Arslonov noted other cement projects that have been built in Uzbekistan recently including a 0.75Mt/yr plant commissioned in Jizzakh in 2014, the Ferghana Cement 0.15Mt/yr plant in Ferghana, the SingLida 0.12Mt/yr plant in Andijan and the Keer 20,000t/yr plants also in Andijan.

Accoridng to Arslonov, eight cement plants are operating in Uzbekistan with a total production capacity of 8.8Mt/yr.

 


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