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Special Issue: Useful Resources for US Businesses Interested in Doing Business in Uzbekistan
Dear AUCC Members and Friends:
As interest from the US business community in Uzbekistan continues to increase, we have decided to focus this issue on some helpful resources that a new, or even an existing, US company may consider useful when preparing to visit the country and apply for Uzbek visa or undertaking an in-depth country market research and arranging for an in-country translator. Please note that these resources are just a suggestion and not recommendation.
We hope this information can help you be better prepared and know what to expect when exploring the Uzbek market of opportunities.
|Reports on Doing Business and Investing in Uzbekistan|
Due diligence is an important part of understanding the market's business dynamics, cultural nuances and geopolitical sensitivities to better assess and evaluate your company's business prospects and opportunities. Several US government agencies and international financial institutions as well as private organizations have been producing reports on Uzbekistan, some of these include:
|US Government Agencies and International Financial Institutions|
US companies are strongly encouraged to keep the following US Government agencies and international financial institutions informed of their business intentions and plans for Uzbekistan. There are export resources and insurance covers available to US businesses to mitigate risks, promote exports, provide advocacy and facilitate better trade that can be obtained through the following institutions:
|Key Uzbek Government Agencies Involved in Foreign Economic Activity|
There are several Uzbek state agencies and organizations that US companies are encouraged to meet with at the onset of their business activities in Uzbekistan. Understanding their structure, functions, responsibilities, requirements and regulations set forth by these organizations can help minimize and/or overcome bureaucratic hurdles and challenges as well as ensure full compliance with the Uzbek legislation. Key organizations that are involved in operations of the US and other foreign companies in Uzbekistan include:
|Obtaining Uzbek Visa|
Before planning a trip, please consider visiting the website of the Uzbek Embassy in Washington DC that has a detailed overview of the visa processes involved.
According to the Uzbek Embassy's website:
"Requirements to obtain Business visa for US citizens:
[Read the Embassy's visa overview here].
For any visa-related questions please contact Mr. Sirojiddin Yakhshlikov, Consul, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States of Americaphone: +1 (202) 530 7291, e-mail:
Communications is a key to doing business in Uzbekistan. Accurate and precise translation is instrumental to your company's ability to explain your objectives, strategies and tactics to Uzbek partners and clients. US companies are strongly encouraged to speak to members of the international business community in Uzbekistan and seek their advice on the best translation service available.
While AUCC does not have any preferred or recommended service-providers, we were told that the following companies may be worth considering. Please note that AUCC neither endorse nor promote these companies.
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