Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 7/3/2019

Uzbekistan has signed bilateral investment treaties with 53 countries, but five of them have not entered into force.  Uzbekistan is not a member of WTO, but has begun the process of accession.  In 2004, Uzbekistan and Russia signed a Strategic Framework Agreement that also includes free trade and investment concessions.  In November 2005, the government signed the “Treaty of Alliance Relations” with Russia, with provision for economic cooperation.  Uzbekistan and Ukraine also agreed, in 2004, to remove all bilateral trade barriers.  Uzbekistan’s membership in the CIS Free Trade Zone was formalized in 2014. 

The "Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the United States of America Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment" was signed in Washington, D.C., on December 16, 1994, and ratified soon thereafter by the Uzbek Parliament.  The U.S. government, however, has not acted to bring this agreement into force.  In 2004, Uzbekistan signed the regional Trade Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and its four Central Asian neighbors. 

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