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Business Connections #11/2008

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President's Letter

The New Year is off and running and most of us are faced with a long list of issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible.  AmCham is also in a hurry, in that we have a growing agenda of things that you as members expect AmCham to deal with.  These range from tax changes, delays in obtaining currency conversion, access to cash on a timely basis, customs procedures, and a host of other matters that impact specific sectors such as tourism and those engaged in MICE  related activities (see the article for an explanation of the acronym). more

AmCham News Bulletin Board

The board of directors of AmCham has elected the following as officers for 2008:

President:                          Donald Nicholson II
Vice President:                Oybek Khalilov
Treasurer:                          Hugo Minderhoud
Secretary:                          Yevgeny Onokhin more

New Year's Greeting from the U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland to the People of Uzbekistan

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I would like to express my warmest greetings to the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the New Year. As we welcome 2008, we hope to deepen our ties with Uzbek citizens from all walks of life to build a secure and prosperous future for us all. more

Who are the Members of
AMCHAM Uzbekistan? - Globalink

Globalink is an international freight forwarding, project logistics & relocation service provider that manages the movement of cargo via sea, land & air on a global scale. We are YOUR full service logistics provider. more

Profile - AmCham Director - Mirpayoz Mirsaatov, “Bo'stonliq Sut”

My name is Mirpayoz Mirsaatov. I was born in 1962 in Tashkent. 

After I have finished school I entered the Tashkent Institute of National Economy (nowadays it is known as Tashkent State Economic University). After graduation in 1983 I was assigned to work for the Republic wholesale bureau “UzHozTorg” of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan. more
AmCham General Assembly December 06, 2007

In accordance with the by-laws AmCham held its Annual General Assembly meeting on December 6, 2007 in the Dome restaurant of the Hotel InterContinental.

AmCham Executive Director Dr. Tatiana Okunskaya made a detailed presentation that featured the work done during the year highlighting the various meetings and related activities. Special mention was made of the AmCham Good Governance Program that was sponsored by the US Department of Commerce. In connection with the program, certificates of appreciation for active participation were presented to Donald Nicholson, Charles Rudd, Oybek Khalilov, Saidrasul Bakiev, Vera Makarova, Igor Pakan and Fernand Pillonel. more
AmCham Monthly Meeting on December 13, 2007

On 13 December 2007 AmCham held its December monthly meeting at the Hotel Intercontinental. Guest speakers for the event were representatives of Honorary Member of AmCham  United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan  Fikret Akcura, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Bakhodur Eshonov, Head of UNDP Economic Governance Unit. The topic of the meeting included an overview of the Welfare Improvement Strategy of Uzbekistan (WIS), adopted by the Government of Uzbekistan in August 2007. more

AmCham Business Mixer at the US Embassy
on November 20, 2007

On November 20, 2007 HE Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of United States of America to Uzbekistan Richard Norland kindly invited all AmCham members and guests to the premises of the Embassy in Tashkent to enjoy a “Joint Business Mixer” organized by AmCham in Uzbekistan and the US Embassy in Uzbekistan. Despite warm and cordial atmosphere, good food and drinks the participants of the Business Mixer were slightly sad. It was because the event was organized to be also a farewell meeting of AmCham Executive Director Dr. Okunskaya Tatiana Vladimirovna with AmCham members, partners and friends. more

AmCham Monthly Meeting on January 24, 2008

Following the new stage of Sino-Uzbek relations, AmCham in Uzbekistan decided to invite the Counselor on Trade and Economic issues of People's Republic of China to the Republic of Uzbekistan Yu Lixin to be the Honorary Speaker of the January AmCham Monthly Meeting. more

AmCham Business Mixer on January 31, 2008

It has become a good tradition that NUKEM headed by Yevgeny Onokhin opens the New Year as a sponsor of an AmCham Business Mixer! 

On January 31, 2008 AmCham in Uzbekistan and NUKEM company invited all guests not only to enjoy the AmCham regular Business Mixer but also to share the celebration of the 25th anniversary since the foundation of NUKEM Inc. more

Report to AMCHAM Uzbekistan on “Eurasia Business Platform” Conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on December 3-4, 2007

SUMMARY: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Eurasia Business Platform” held its first annual conference on December 3-4, on the theme of “Growth Imperatives and Regional Responsibilities”. This was a valuable event in which I was pleased to participate as AMCHAM Uzbekistan's representative, making ample use of the talking points provided to me by the AMCHAM.  As I report below, the conference attracted a number of high quality speakers and participants. Key conclusions which I drew from the event were: more

Tax and Customs News

The information contained in this publication is for general guidance only.  You should neither act, nor refrain from acting, on the basis of such information.  The application of laws and regulations will vary depending on particular circumstances and may also undergo frequent change.  You should take appropriate professional advice relating to your particular circumstances and the current status of the laws and regulations.  PricewaterhouseCoopers disclaim all responsibility, including in negligence, for all consequences of any person acting on, or refraining from acting in reliance on, information contained in this publication. more

Feature Article - Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of Uzbekistan invites representatives
of business circles of Uzbekistan to become a
member of their organization
  • Possibility of direct participation of the members of Chamber in the development of the drafts of the legislation;
  • Representation and protection of the rights and interests of the entrepreneurs including their relations with authority and economic management;
  • Participation of the representatives of the Chamber in the check-ups of the activity of the subjects of the entrepreneurship  members of the Chamber more

Who are the Members of AMCHAM Uzbekistan - Dedeman Silk Road Hotel

Let me first of all express my great honor to be appointed as General Manager of Dedeman Silk Road Hotel located in such a historical city like Tashkent. more

Tourism and Hospitality Committee

Is it easy to deal with MICE?

As you may recall, last autumn I wrote about MICE, which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions/Events (not only for the little grey creatures :). I discussed this topic with a number of people and they gave me some ideas for a new article. more

What is New in Legislation of Uzbekistan

Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Law on modifications and amendments to be made to the Law “On Joint Stock Companies and Protection of Stockholders' Rights” was adopted on December 21, 2007  (# 3 RU-135).

The Law inserts a number of modifications and amendments into the previously adopted Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Joint Stock Companies and Protection of Stockholders' Rights” (April 26, 1996, #223-1). more

Business Sector News

How many of us are living in the Republic now?

As the site informed, the number of permanent population of Uzbekistan made 27 mln as of October 1, 2007 (preliminary data); it has increased at 298,8 thousand (or 1,1%) from the beginning of the current year.

According to the State Statistics Committee, natality growth made 345,5 thousand, where rural population accounted 249,6 thousand or 72,3%. Migration balance for 9 months made minus 46, 6 thousand people, by the preliminary data. Number of new-born children for 9 months made 451,8 thousand and increased at 37,8 thousand or 9,1%; birth-rate went up from  20,9 to 22,4 ppm.  Birth-rate has increased in all the regions of Uzbekistan. 166,3 thousand of marriages and 13,1 divorces were registered for 9 months, i.e. 8,3 marriage and 0,7 divorce per 1000 of population,  whereas in 2006 the figures were 7,3 and 0,6 respectively. more

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