European Institute for Asian Studies
Uzbekistan: Unleashing the Trade and Investment Potential
  • Start05:30 PM - Jun 06 2018
  • End06:30 PM - Jun 06 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org
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«Uzbekistan: Unleashing the Trade and Investment Potential»

 

Opening Remarks:Luc DEVIGNE, Deputy Managing Director, EEAS

A Keynote Address By:

H.E. Jamshid KHODJAEV, Minister for Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan

Mr. Shukhrat VAFAEV, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Investments

Moderator: Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Wednesday, 6 June, 17h30 – 18h30

Followed by a Business to Business Networking Session and a

Buffet Reception with Uzbek Food

 

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

Since coming to power, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has passed a wide array of economic reforms and presidential decrees intending to liberalize and modernize the country’s economic structures, pave the way for greater foreign investment, and remove tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, improving the efficiency and competitiveness of the economy in the process, as well as the business climate. Among the impressive array of macroeconomic reforms are the currency liberalization and a much greater emphasis on private sector development, in particular SMEs. Furthermore, earlier this year the resumption of talks for Uzbekistan to join the World Trade Organization was announced. This will make Uzbekistan’s trade regime more in line with international standards.

Minister for Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, H.E. Jamshid KHODJAEV and Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Investments, Mr. Shukhrat VAFAEV will brief the audience on the progress of economic reforms in Uzbekistan, as well as the prospects of trade and investment cooperation between EU and Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan possesses a great potential in the export of textiles, fruits and vegetables, transport, electrical and other products. The EU is already Uzbekistan’s fourth largest trading partner behind China, Russia and Kazakhstan, but what are the measures needed to allow the EU-Uzbekistan economic partnership from reaching its full potential? Will Uzbekistan be awarded with the receipt of the Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+)?


Uzbekistan possesses a great potential in the export of textiles, fruits and vegetables, transport, electrical and other products. The EU is already Uzbekistan’s fourth largest trading partner behind China, Russia and Kazakhstan, but what are the measures needed to allow the EU-Uzbekistan economic partnership from reaching its full potential?



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