American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
AUCC Applauds Ambassador 
Bakhtiyar Gulyamov's Outreach to Companies in Virginia: 

December 21, 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. 




Carolyn Lamm, AUCC Chairperson

Steve Nadherny, AUCC President


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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.

On December 15, 2015, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC), jointly with the Uzbek Embassy in the USA, organized a business roundtable, featuring Uzbek Ambassador Mr. Bakhtiyar Gulyamov, in Richmond, VA.  The event was hosted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and moderated by the Director of the Office of International Marketing, Mr. Keith Long.
The meeting was part of the Ambassadorial discussions on the Uzbek macroeconomic performance and promotion of trade and investment opportunities for American companies that were initiated by Uzbekistan's top diplomatic envoy in 2013.  As an implementing partner, AUCC has been successful in organizing discussions in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.  
In his opening remarks, Director Long welcomed senior Embassy official and emphasized the economic and agricultural potential of Virginia that was echoed in the welcoming remarks by senior representatives from Dominion (Fortune 500 Company) and Greater Richmond Partnership.  Speaking at the event, Ambassador Gulyamov highlighted the stability and diversity of the Uzbek economy and underlined the recent move by the Uzbek Government to allow a large-scale privatization of local industries by foreign businesses.  Ambassador Gulyamov also expressed hopes for increased cooperation between academic institutions of Uzbekistan and those located in Virginia and the expansion of professional training programs for highly skilled workforce that is employed by joint ventures in Uzbekistan. 
The meeting participants noted Uzbekistan's double landlocked position and its effect on water resources management as well as strong interest in developing educational ties between Uzbek and American business schools.  All sides expressed hope for more discussions on increasing bilateral trade and investments and thanked Ambassador Gulyamov for his initiatives and outreach.  Using the AUCC member-companies as an example of the successful business cooperation, the AUCC Executive Director Ms. Elena V. Son stated: "AUCC has always been appreciative of the Uzbek Embassy support to ensure our member-companies' commercial successes that are mutually beneficial to the peoples of the US and Uzbekistan.  AUCC views this roundtable as a great opportunity for those in the US who are new to the market to build relations and be better aware of the incentives that the Uzbek market can provide". 
AUCC would like to express special thanks to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dominion (Fortune 500 Company), Greater Richmond Partnership and World Affairs Council for their help in organizing the event.

(Photo courtesy of the Uzbek Embassy to the USA)

(Photo courtesy of the Greater Richmond Partnership)

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Chamber of Commerce
1030 15th Street, N.W.,
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Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.509.3744
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