July 26, 2023
The Presidential Decree “On measures for the effective organization of public administration in the field of investment, industry, and trade within the framework of administrative reforms” was adopted
The Presidential Decree “On measures for the effective organization of public administration in the field of investment, industry, and trade within the framework of administrative reforms” PD No. 111 dated 21.07.2023 was adopted.
From August 1, 2023, project offices for the development and implementation of new investment projects will be established in 20 ministries and departments.
The decree introduces the following innovations.
Now “investment managers” are assigned to each investor in the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade. Among their main functions, it is possible to highlight the support of investors at all stages, up to the launch of projects, in particular, solving issues of obtaining land, connecting to infrastructure, and issuing permits.
The following funds and centers will be created:
- under the Reconstruction and Development Fund – the Industrial Development Fund;
- under the Ministry – the Center for Analysis of Industry and Foreign Markets without the status of a legal entity;
- in the Agency’s system – the Investor Center for Attracting Foreign Investments;
- in the structure of the Agency – the Center of Exporters for export promotion.
By December 1, 2023, the National Industrial Portal of Uzbekistan on the basis of the Electronic Cooperation Portal will be created.
The information system “E-sertifikat” will be launched. This system will allow to receive information about the application of the benefits of the GSP+ system, the free choice of testing laboratories (including in the fields of veterinary medicine, plant quarantine, sanitation, and epidemiology), and electronic registration of test reports. The “E-sertifikat” system will be integrated into the customs information system “Single Window”.
The monopoly function of the State Enterprise “Center of Bar Coding and Information Technologies” for maintaining the State Register of bar codes of goods produced in Uzbekistan is canceled.
Loans will be allocated for the purchase and lease of buildings and structures based on the “Industrial Mortgage” system at the expense of the Industrial Development Fund.