American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS NEWSLETTER
  
Week in Review:
 
September 4, 2015 - September 11, 2015
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Dear AUCC Members and Friends:

 

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.
September 11, 2015 

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 INVITATION TO ATTEND
 
2015 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM 
 
8.30 am - 4.00 pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
 
Pavilion Room
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
 
2015 SPONSORING MEMBERS:
(contact us for sponsorship opportunities)

Platinum Sponsor:

GE

Gold Sponsors:

Boeing

White & Case
CNHIndustrial



Silver Sponsors:



UZBEKISTAN KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Mr. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan 
(confirmed)
 
PARTICIPANTS FROM UZBEKISTAN

Uzbekneftegaz (oil and gas industry)
Uzbekimyosanoat (chemical industry)
Uzfarmprom (pharmaceutical industry)
Uzbekenergo (energy)
Uzavtosanoat (automobile industry)
Uzeltechsanoat (electromechanical industry)
Uzstroimateriali (building and construction industry) 
Oziq-ovqatsanoat(food industry)

This list is tentative and there might be changes.   
 
US GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS
(as of 9/11/2015):

Mr. Michael Delaney, Assistant US Trade Representative, USTR 
(confirmed) 

Mr. Michael Lally, Executive Deputy Assistant Secretary, Europe, Middle East and Africa, US Department of Commerce 
(confirmed)

Mr. Raymond Ellis, Vice President & Manager, Global Business Development Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States 
(confirmed)
 
Mr. Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, US Department of State 
(confirmed)

The event will be followed by a reception to welcome members of the official Uzbek delegation and the forum's participants
 
More information about the forum's speakers and agenda to follow.
 
For more sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at 202-509-3744 and [email protected]

AUCC would like to invite all interested parties to participate in the 2015 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum and hear the Uzbek Government plans and opportunities for our members' increased trade and investment engagement in the market that can help US become a leading business partner.  AUCC members will also share their success stories to encourage more US companies to do business and invest in Uzbekistan.    
AGENDA:
 
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is the only trade association in the United States and Uzbekistan that exclusively represents the business interests of U.S. companies active in the Uzbek market. Established in 1993 and based in Washington, D.C., AUCC is the first bilateral trade organization that successfully promotes trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges and bonds of friendship between the United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
 
In performing its functions, AUCC places primary emphasis on serving the needs and interests of its members, namely:  
The Boeing Company, Case New Holland Industrial, The Coca-Cola Company, FMN International, General Electric, General Motors, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Indsur Stelcor, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Nukem Inc., Rio Tinto, Solar Turbines, Sustainment Solutions, Inc., White & Case LLP and Zeppelin International AG. These companies are united by one common cause: promotion of trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges and bonds of friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Today, Uzbekistan represents the largest market in the Central Asia region with a population of almost 30 million people, an annual GDP growth of 8% and a well-established and diversified economy. American companies invested more than $500 million in the Uzbek economy during the period 1992 to 2012.  In addition, U.S. exports to the Republic of Uzbekistan amounted to more than $3.3 billion. The year 2012 is a good example when US exports to Uzbekistan totaled more than $285 million compared to $100 million in 2011 and $101 million in 2010.  In 2013, the trade levels continued to increase reaching a record $386 million.  During the first nine months of 2014, the US-Uzbekistan trade turnover amounted to $281 million.  While this is good news, the volume of U.S. exports and investments in this largest Central Asian market is lower than those of Uzbekistan's near neighbors, including Russia with its' 2013 exports to Uzbekistan reaching more than $7.1 billion; Сhina - $5.2 billion and Korea - $2.1 billion.  

To register and learn more about the forum, please click here.  Seating is limited.  
 
Please respond by Monday, October 5, 2015 to confirm your participation.
 
Admission Fee:
 
$00.00 - AUCC members ONLY and the US Government offices
 
$100.00 - All other companies and organizations
 
Cancellations received within 48 hours of the event are non-refundable. 
 
Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
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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, October 13, 2015. 
 
Sincerely,

The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
202-509-3744
September 9, 2015

On October 15-16, Tashkent will host the XI International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair, organized at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The forum will be organized by the Ministry of foreign economic relations, investments and trade with the assistance of the Uzbek Republican commodity exchange, the Association "Uzpaxtasanoat", the Uzbek center for certification of cotton fiber "Sifat", SJSC "Uzbekyengilsanoat" and other structures.
In the days of the fair Uzbekistan will provide an opportunity for leaders of the global cotton industry, representatives of textile enterprises and trade agents to become familiar with the strategy of the development of cotton industry in this country, to participate in the fair trades, as well as to conclude contracts.
The event will include exhibitions, presentations of the latest innovative proposals in the field of technology and design, "round tables", seminars and fashion shows.  
To register and for more information please contact:
Kamol Muhtarov, Counselor 
Trade & Economic Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the 
United States of America
phone: +1 (202) 530 7299
fax: +1 (202) 293 6804

September 9, 2015 

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is pleased to announce that it will host an International Investment Conference on November 5-6, 2015 in Tashkent city.
The main objective of the event is to present the leading enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan, included in the state program of privatization, and to sell them to strategic foreign investors capable of ensuring modernization and technological renewal of production, manufacturing of goods competitive in both domestic and external markets, as well as introduction of modern corporate governance practices.
The Forum will be attended by members of the Government, heads of ministries and departments of Uzbekistan, official foreign delegations, executives of major foreign companies, investment funds and banks, as well as international financial institutions: the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Asian Development Bank and others.
The agenda of the event includes plenary sessions, presentations by major foreign investors on their experience in doing business in Uzbekistan, panel sessions on various economic sectors with presentations of specific privatization objects, visits to enterprises, as well as cultural program with trips to ancient cities including Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, which will complement the business part of the event.
The International Investment Forum will allow foreign investors to establish mutually beneficial business contacts and to open up new growth opportunities in the promising and fast-growing market of Uzbekistan.
Detailed information about the Forum and documents about enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan offered to strategic foreign investors are available at www.investuzbekistan.uz 
To register and for more information please contact:
Kamol Muhtarov, Counselor 
Trade & Economic Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the 
United States of America
phone: +1 (202) 530 7299
fax: +1 (202) 293 6804


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