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International convention and customs procedures of Uzbekistan

International Conventions
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
International Economic Cooperation
Uzbekistan is a part of two big regional organizations - The Economic Eurasiatic Community and the Organization of Economic Cooperation.
Non Tariff Barriers
There are lists of 'non-priority' goods for which no authorization is granted (for some food products and drinks). There is another 'negative list' which includes certain high quality textiles, carpets, crystals, foodstuffs for dogs and cats and tourist cars.
Imports of medicines, firearms, precious metals, uranium and other radioactive products, foreign and "research data" movies and videos are submitted to a very strict import authorization. The import of publications, manuscripts, video, audio and photo instruments "likely to do harm to the State and the Social order", as well as pornographic material are prohibited.
Export is also strictly regulated : in principle, cereals, bakery products, meat and live animals, milk powder, tea, sugar, etc. cannot be exported.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
Visit the website of the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan.
Customs Classification
In June 2008, Uzbekistan was among the countries that expressed their intention to apply the norms of the World Customs Organization, which envisages the security and facilitation of world trade.

Also visit the website of the United Nations and that of the Customs Committee.

Import Procedures
The registration of an import contract for a value equal or less than 50 000 USD, is done within 5 working days after its submission at the Uzbek Ministry for Exterior Economic Relations. For a value greater than 50 000 USD, the registration is done within 10 working days after its declaration.
For an import contract that has been appraised and depending on the quantity and quality of the delivery as well as the price level, registration should be carried out within 2 working days from the time of submission of documents, except if prior authorization is required. After a final positive decision, the contract is registered in the official register according the type of registration certificate of the contract. 

To go further, check out our service Import controls and Export controls.

For Further Information
Website of the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan

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