Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods

Uzbekistan

Import Tariffs
Documentation/Procedures
Restrictions
Standards
Labeling
Market Information

Last updated on 07/25/2012

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**


Import Tariffs - Uzbekistan
Customs duties for imported goods range from 0 to more than 100 percent, but the average rate is approximately 30 percent. Since January 2010 10-30 percent duties are applied to clothing, furniture, metals, foodstuffs; and 50 percent duties are applied to luxury consumer goods.

Additional import taxes and fees--A 20-percent VAT (value added tax) is applied on the declared customs value plus custom duties and excise tax (if applicable). Excise tax is charged as a percentage of the declared customs value of certain products, such as cigarettes, vodka, ice-cream, oil and gas condensate, fuels, cars, carpets, etc.

Samples/Temporary Entry--Goods sent to the country temporarily must be declared under the Customs Service's temporary importation regime. Procedures and requirements regarding temporary imports depend on the purpose and terms of import. Under current legislation, firms are required to deposit the value of transiting goods with a local bank. The funds should be returned once the goods have be exported.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Uzbekistan)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the Export.gov webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the export.gov website.

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Import Restrictions (Uzbekistan)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Uzbekistan

Standards for imported goods are subject to state registration through branches of the Uzbekistan Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification - Uzstandard Agency. There are no printed newspapers on technical regulations. U.S. entities may direct inquires to the Uzstandard Agency. The website has a Questions and Answers tool.

The list of imports subject to obligatory certification includes foodstuffs, alcohol and soft drinks, tobacco, minerals, metal products, fuels, crude oil and oil refinery products, fertilizers, perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries, poisons, plastics, rubber products, wooden products, paper products, textiles products, certain types of clothing, reactors, boilers, equipment for transportation other than railway, electronics, and toys.

Local standards organization and other resources:
Uzbekistan Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.


Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


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Labeling - Uzbekistan

Effective June 2003, all products must be labeled in Russian and Uzbek. All products sold in the country must have labels containing the following information in Uzbek: name of the product, manufacturer's name and contact information, and warnings (if any).


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Market Information - Uzbekistan


No specific information is available.



U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:
OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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