- BIDS – The Business Information Database System (BIDS) gives U.S. businesses up to date information about significant foreign government and multilateral development bank procurements. Through an interactive map interface, businesses can find new export opportunities, validated by U.S. government economic and commercial experts overseas. Public and private partners can link to or download BIDS data for matchmaking, analysis, or other purposes.
- BusinessUSA.gov – BusinessUSA is a White House initiative that serves as an electronic clearing house for U.S. Government information and assistance that relates to business.
U.S. Government Advocacy Assistance
U.S. Government advocacy assistance is provided through the U.S. Advocacy Center (https://export.gov/advocacy/) in Washington, DC, whose mission is to coordinate U.S. Government resources and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international contracts or other U.S. export opportunities. The advocacy ranges from U.S. Embassy and Consulate assistance to Sub-Cabinet and Cabinet messages on behalf of U.S. commercial interests to support a specific viable bid or proposal. Such messages can be delivered through a variety of media (e.g., letters, phone calls, or face-to-face meetings). For more information on the advocacy eligibility, application process, Advocacy Center services and other related information please visit the Advocacy center website https://export.gov/advocacy/. A company interested in receiving U.S. Government advocacy assistance must first file an Advocacy Questionnaire and Anti-Bribery Agreement with the Advocacy Center. The questionnaire is the Advocacy Center’s formal way for gathering information.
Policy-related or market access and trade compliance advocacy assistance
This is handled by the International Trade Administration’s Trade Compliance Center (TCC) which works to ensure that U.S. businesses receive the benefits of trade agreements with foreign countries. Concerns about unfair business practices in Uzbekistan should be addressed to the Embassy or directly to TCC at: https://tcc.export.gov/
The American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan
The American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (AmCham) is a voluntary independent organization that unites companies from the U.S., Europe and Asia doing business in Uzbekistan. AmCham is an affiliate and a fully accredited member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and is eligible to use that organization’s informational and other services to facilitate members’ business operations in Uzbekistan. Website: https://www.amcham.uz/
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC)
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that promotes trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges, and bonds of friendship between the U.S.A. and Uzbekistan. Website: https://www.aucconline.com/
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan promotes investment and entrepreneurship in the country by providing a range of information and consulting services. Its membership includes many of the large state-owned enterprises as well as private companies from around Uzbekistan. Website: https://www.chamber.uz/index.php?id=123&no_cache=1&L=3
Department of Commerce | Export.gov
Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative. Website: https://export.gov/
Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Website: https://www.exim.gov/
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling. Learn more: https://www.sba.gov/
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service provides a number of services related to trade in agricultural products, both for U.S. businesses looking to export to foreign markets and for foreign firms interested in the U.S. market. Foreign Agricultural Service staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe. Website: https://www.fas.usda.gov/
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. Learn more: https://www.opic.gov/ and https://www.EDNaccess.com
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. For more information and schedule of training sessions please visit: https://www.sabitprogram.org/.
U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs
The Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of United States citizens and foreign nationals around the world. CA is responsible for the welfare and protection of U.S. citizens abroad, for the issuance of passports and other documentation to citizens and nationals, and for the protection of U.S. border security and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States.
For information on entry and exit requirements, as well as security, travel and transportation issues in Uzbekistan, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/uzbekistan.html.
U.S. Department of State – Office of Commercial and Business Affairs
The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) is the State Department’s gateway for American businesses overseas. Our mission is to engage U.S. government resources to assist and advocate for U.S. business interests abroad, strengthen intellectual property enforcement, promote a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation, and ensure U.S. private sector concerns are integrated into our foreign and economic policy. Please visit us at https://www.state.gov/e/eb/cba/ for more information.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency of more than 200 committed professionals with decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world.
They negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. They also meet with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President’s trade policy positions. Please visit their website at https://ustr.gov/.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
USTDA promotes economic growth in emerging economies by facilitating the participation of U.S. businesses in the planning and execution of priority development projects in host countries. The Agency’s objectives are to help build the infrastructure for trade, match U.S. technological expertise with overseas development needs, and help create lasting business partnerships between the United States and emerging economies. Please visit their website at https://www.ustda.gov/.