With a fast-growing economy and the largest population in Central Asia, Uzbekistan offers a number of opportunities for U.S. companies. Uzbekistan remains an industrial center of the region, with economic policies designed to attract manufacturing and service companies from around the world.
At the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, the Economic Section works to promote the export of U.S. goods, services and technology into Uzbekistan, as well as assisting U.S. companies interested in setting up operations in the country.
- The Embassy Economic Section offers a range of services to U.S. companies interested in doing business in Uzbekistan. Economic officers can help you identify trade opportunities, find local trading partners, launch your company, and obtain market research reports. The Embassy also promotes the export of U.S. goods and services by organizing trade delegations of entrepreneurs from Uzbekistan to major trade events in the U.S. The Embassy can also arrange meeting for these delegations with U.S. suppliers.
- The Foreign Commercial Service provides extensive information on major trade shows in Uzbekistan as well. Copies of the current Investment Climate Statement and the Doing Business in Uzbekistan Country Commercial Guide are available free of charge to the public. For companies new to Uzbekistan’s emerging markets and business climate, these documents can be particularly useful.
- In addition, the Embassy provides fee-based business facilitation services available to U.S. companies, which include: assistance in setting up business meetings, company match-making, company profile reports, search for agents/distributors, and other services. The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent provides these services in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service office in Ankara, Turkey. You can find more information about these services on their website.
- The Foreign Agriculture Service is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides trade contacts for foreign buyers looking for U.S. food and beverage products, market briefs to help U.S. firms enter and compete in foreign food markets, promotional materials for U.S. food exports, a directory of American food suppliers, and trade show assistance for U.S. suppliers. The Foreign Agriculture Service is also responsible for agricultural trade issues such as reform of farm support, food aid and biotechnology. For more information, visit https://www.fas.usda.gov/
Services for U.S. Companies
Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to the Uzbekistan market, the U.S. Commercial Service offers the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities.
- Gold Key Matching Service
- International Company Profile
- International Partner Search
- Single Company Promotion
- Customized Market Research
If you have any questions regarding the range of services provided by Economic-Commercial section of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, please contact nearest Export Assistance Center. You may also contact the following individuals:
- Overcome trade obstacles to successfully enter the Uzbek market.
- Benefit from coordinated U.S. government engagement with the Uzbek government to protect U.S. business interests.
- Access U.S. government trade advocacy for your Uzbek government procurement bids.
Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT)
The emerging markets of Eurasia present unique opportunities for U.S. companies and Eurasian economies alike. The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program builds partnerships and provides technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices. These training programs directly support Eurasian economic and civil society development by encouraging market-based reforms, while generating valuable export and investment opportunities for U.S. industry.
While Eurasian markets are full of opportunity, there are an equal number of risks that must be considered. A sound understanding of the local market environment is instrumental in managing these risks. SABIT enables U.S. companies to develop this local knowledge by establishing partnerships and training local Eurasian management.
SABIT manages a training program that turns partnerships into results.
(Russian language site: http://www.sabitprogram.org/)
- Trade Event Programs
- Trade shows and fairs in Uzbekistan
Visit “UZEXPOCENTRE” National Exhibition Company’s website.
International Buyer Program
The International Buyer Program is a U.S. joint-industry project which brings international buyers from all over the world to the U.S. to participate in trade shows, with the hopes of facilitating business-to-business ventures with key firms exhibiting at these shows. You can find more information online. If you are interested in any of these events, please let us know. We can get you registered for the event, as well as provide pre-arranged meetings and reduced admission fees at the trade show. But please note that we cannot help in any way in regard to U.S. visa issuance.
Upcoming Trade Shows
- 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. To see a current list of their events, visit http://www.aucconline.com/.
- Gulfood is a premiere international exposition connecting food exporters and customers from around the world. Learn more at http://www.gulfood.com/.