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The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) seeks to promote trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges and bonds of friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan. In performing these functions, the AUCC places primary emphasis on serving the needs and interests of its members.
Interview with AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm Before 2012 Uzbekistan-US Annual Business Forum
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN UZBEKISTAN
The government considers that joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) is of great importance and membership in WTO should become one of the steps towards integration into the world economic community. Consequently, it pursues a policy of foreign trade regime liberalization and adaptation to GATT/WTO standards and principles. The average rate of import customs-tariff is 14.6%.
Uzbekistan is a member of CIS free trade zone, which guarantees duty-free access to a market with a 280 million population. Since 2006, it has also been a member of the Euroasian Economic Community.
Furthermore, Uzbekistan has:
Created the most favorable regime in mutual trade with 44 countries of the world, including with Japan, Republic of Korea, China, with EU countries and US;
Signed international agreements on incentives and mutual protection of investment with 49 countries, as well as on avoidance of double taxation with 51 countries, which can ensure an additional protection to foreign investment on the territory of Uzbekistan.