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NEWS AND EVENTS
February 19, 2013
Uzbekistan adopts measures to improve import of consumer goods
Uzbekistan developed a complex of measures directed at ordering import of goods into its territory to prevent illegal smuggle and import of faulty products.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On measures on further improving competitiveness of local products and strengthening fight against illegal goods smuggling” on 29 January 2013.

The document was adopted for further fighting realization of illegally imported or faulty products with use of internally used methods of regulation of foreign trade activities, forming favourable conditions for expanding production of high quality, competitive goods by local producers.

Uzbek President entrusted Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade, State Tax Committee to review list of consumer goods, imported into Uzbekistan and submit proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers on decreasing list and volume of imports.

At the same, the proposal should envisage expansion of the volume and assortment of food and non-food goods by local enterprises.

State Customs Committee in cooperation with State Tax Committee and other interested departments and ministries to introduce proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers on expansion of list of consumer good, marked with special control identification sign.

From 1 April 2013, transports, which carry out import or transit of goods through customs border of Uzbekistan, should submit information on goods movement, including their name, volume, weight and cost of the cargo, as well as their codes in line with Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System to customs bodies.

Starting from 1 July 2013, imported food products, hygiene products and other consumer goods, in line with the list, approved by the Government, should have signs in Uzbek language.

From 1 April 2013, importers should submit export cargo customs declaration to confirm the customs cost of the goods, imported in Uzbekistan.

At the same time, the document approved proposal of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade to organize local consumer goods fairs within International industrial fair and cooperation exchange, as well as territorial and industrial fairs from 1 March 2013.

Consumer goods can be purchased on direct agreements without organizations of tenders within the International industrial fair and cooperation exchange, as well as territorial and industrial fairs. The document also said that local goods producers should introduce quality management system in line with ISO 9001 standards.

Uzbek leader entrusted State Tax Committee and Department on fighting tax, currency crimes and legalization of crime income under the Prosecutor-General’s Office in cooperation with State Customs Committee to develop and approve a complex measures on preventing realization of faulty products and smuggled goods. (Source: UzDaily.com).


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