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Uzbekistan opens doors to US meat and poultry exports

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  • 24.06.2024
Uzbekistan opens doors to US meat and poultry exports

Uzbekistan and the United States have mutually agreed to allow US federally authorized meat and poultry establishments to begin exporting their products to Uzbekistan starting June 1, 2024, the office of the United States Trade Representative reported .

The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, together with senior government officials, hosted by the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, affirming their shared commitment to strengthening economic ties and fostering mutual cooperation on key trade priorities.

Ambassador Tai commended Uzbekistan's efforts to enhance its trade environment and expressed support for US legislative initiatives aimed at revitalizing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The GSP has played a pivotal role in expanding Uzbekistan's export capabilities, contributing significantly to economic diversification.

Both parties stressed the importance of ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan, particularly in the context of labor rights and the termination of the Jackson-Vanik amendment, demonstrating a shared dedication to advancing economic freedoms and international trade norms.

Highlighting Uzbekistan's steadfast pursuit of WTO accession, Ambassador Tai reiterated the United States' unwavering support for Uzbekistan's integration into the global trade framework. Significant progress was noted in bilateral market access negotiations, with a mutual commitment to expedite these discussions and align Uzbekistan's trade policies with WTO standards, including trade facilitation measures.

Intellectual property rights emerged as another focal point of discussion, with Uzbekistan making strides in this area, leading to its removal from the Special 301 Watch List. Ambassador Tai acknowledged Uzbekistan's achievements while affirming continued cooperation to combat counterfeit goods within the country.

Transparency and stakeholder engagement were highlighted as crucial elements in crafting effective regulations and reducing non-tariff barriers, reinforcing both nations' commitment to sustainable economic growth and attracting foreign investment. 

Additionally, the United States reiterated its support for enhancing trade and transport links across Central Asia, stressing the potential benefits of high-quality American products and services for regional development.

In a testament to their shared values ​​on inclusivity, the United States and Uzbekistan pledged to collaborate on advancing women's economic empowerment and disability rights, ensuring that the benefits of trade extend equitably across society and promoting resilience in global supply chains.

The meetings concluded on a positive note, with both sides reaffirming their commitment to deepening economic cooperation and laying the groundwork for further improvements in their bilateral relationship.

 

All information taken from www.daryo.uz