March 14-16, 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Mirziyoyev signs decree scrapping export duties on some items

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed an Additional Measures to Boost Exports and Ensure Competitiveness of Domestic Goods in Foreign Markets Decree.

The decree has scrapped export customs duties on all items and licensing requirement of exports of items, except for some specific goods.

Companies of all forms of ownership, that export own products, are allowed to open trading houses and marketing and advertising offices abroad.

The decree has approved a list of items and products exported on the basis of decisions of the President or the government.

The list includes cattle, poultry, meat and meat by-products, grain (wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, buckwheat), flour, cereals, vegetable oils, sugar, bakery products (except pastry, pastries, cookies , crackers, toast and similar fried products of own production), ores and tungsten concentrates, waste, scrap and scrap of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), tannery and fur-and-fur raw materials, cocoons of silkworm, raw silk and silk waste, non-ferrous scrap , as well as antiquities s, representing significant artistic, historical, scientific or other cultural value (on the basis of the conclusion of the Ministry of Culture).

The President has also approved the list of items prohibited for import into Uzbekistan.

It includes printed works, manuscripts, clichés, drawings, photographs, films, negatives, film, video and audio-products, recordings and sound materials aimed at undermining the state and social system, violating the territorial integrity, political independence and state sovereignty, propagandizing war , terrorism, violence, national exclusiveness and religious hatred, racism and its forms (anti-semitism, fascism), as well as pornographic materials.

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