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On June 30, 2016, AUCC President Steven T. Nadherny delivered official remarks at the event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington, DC and the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce (UzCC).  The event was led by Uzbek Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov.  Chairman Alisher Shaykhov of the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce made a presentation about the business environment and commercial opportunities in Uzbekistan.
When highlighting shared institutional objectives of the AUCC and UzCC, President Nadherny noted significant progress made by the people of Uzbekistan in the World Bank's Doing Business Report by simplifying requirements for:
  • Starting a Business: It was 64 in 2015 and 42 in 2016
  • Registering a Property - 113 in 2015 and 87 in 2016
  • Getting Credit - 105 in 2015 and 42 in 2016 and,
  • Improving its overall rating from 103 in 2015 to 87 in 2016 
The AUCC President also shared the views of CNH Industrial, a leading US investor in Uzbekistan, where he serves as the Vice-President for Government Affairs, on the local operating environment.  Since 1994, CNH Industrial has been continuously assessing the country's investment environment, industrial diversification, development perspectives and export markets.  In President Nadherny's view: "The attention of the Uzbek Government to the Doing Business' ratings is commendable.  It indicates and reaffirms the country's commitment to market reforms and liberalization of the business environment.  It also helps CNH Industrial deepen our cooperation with Uzbekistan. It allows for more investments in our four JVs, thus enhancing the production and service operations to bring maximum added value to the country."
On behalf of the AUCC membership, President Nadherny reiterated the chamber's commitment to Uzbekistan and interest in identifying "...beneficial solutions that will result in a stronger and more vibrant market economy of Uzbekistan.  "Improving Uzbekistan's business environment is a journey and becoming a favorable destination for US investments and exports is what we, AUCC, can help the country with," concluded the AUCC President. 

Left to Right: Chairman of the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce Alisher Shaykhov, World Bank's Senior Advisor Ivan Pavletic and AUCC President Steven Nadherny (courtesy of the Uzbek Embassy in Washington DC).  

Invitation to Attend

8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Keynote address by:
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Michael A. Lally 
U.S. Department of Commerce

(agenda to follow)

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Please join us at the 2016 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Tashkent, which is a signature event by the AUCC member-companies.  

The AUCC delegation to Uzbekistan will be led by the chamber's Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.  We are pleased to announce that Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael A. Lally will travel to Uzbekistan with AUCC member-companies to give stronger boost to our efforts and further promote bilateral trade dialogue.  Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, is expected to represent the Government of Uzbekistan. 

"We are delighted to take our signature event to Uzbekistan this year and have DAS Michael Lally's support and participation.  Without a doubt, AUCC is the best example of the Private-Public Partnership and the most effective conduit for the US bilateral trade with Uzbekistan. AUCC has successfully channeled our assessment and vision of the country's technological and industrial modernization through the forum and used it as a platform to declare our readiness and will to better serve the interests of the American and Uzbek peoples," said AUCC Chairperson Lamm. "The chamber sincerely hopes 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 bilateral agenda.  We are grateful to DAS Michael Lally for his leadership and attention to this part of the world," added AUCC President Nadherny.   

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 commercial interests of the US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  


Register here to indicate your interest in the event. Registration deadline is Monday, September 26, 2016.

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


AUCC will provide assistance with visa, hotel and transportation for AUCC members and guests. Please contact AUCC at [email protected] for details.  


Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and US Government representatives.  

$1,000 per person for all other guests and participants - The fee is non-refundable. 

Click here to make a payment and register for the event. 

The American-Uzbekistan
Chamber of Commerce
1030 15th Street, N.W.,
Suite 555W
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.509.3744
[email protected] 

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