Business in Uzbekistan

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Uzbekistan. Tashkent. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Uzbekistan (Central Asia)
  2. The Economy of Uzbekistan
  3. Economic Profile of the provinces of Uzbekistan
  4. Doing Business in Tashkent
  5. Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan
  6. Business Opportunities and Investment potential in Uzbekistan
      - Petrol and gas industry
      - Automotive
      - Chemical industry
      - Agricultural
      - Machinery manufacturing
      - Biotechnology
      - Pharmaceutical industries
      - Information technologies (IT)
  7. Transport Network in Uzbekistan
      - Case Study: International transport corridors of Uzbekistan
  8. Financial system of Uzbekistan
  9. Tourism sector of Uzbekistan
  10. The six advantages of Uzbekistan in the global economy
  11. Case Study: SC “Uzavtosanoat” (automotive industry)
  12. Access to the Uzbek market
  13. Business Plan for Uzbekistan

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Uzbekistan”:

  1. To analyse the Uzbek economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Uzbekistan
  3. To explore Uzbekistan's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Uzbekistan's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Uzbek companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Uzbek market


Subject “Doing Business in Uzbekistan” is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, and Asia
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Asia
  3. Diploma: Central Eurasia (e-learning)

Master in International Business for Uzbek students.

Course learning materials in English (or Spanish Uzbekistan French Ouzbekistan).

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Uzbekistan”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Uzbekistan:
Doing Business in Uzbekistan

Description Subject Description (Doing Business in Uzbekistan).

The Republic of Uzbekistan: the Central Asian Trade Oasis.

  1. Uzbekistan is the largest country in Central Asia
  2. Strategic location in the region
  3. Uzbekistan is very rich in natural and human resources.
  4. The Republic of Uzbekistan is composed of twelve provinces and the autonomous Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston.
  5. Independence from the URSS in 1991
  6. Uzbekistan is a landlocked country
  7. Borders of Uzbekistan: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
  8. Area: 447,400 square kilometres
  9. Uzbek Population: 29 millions of people (the largest in Central Asia and third in CIS countries)
  10. The capital of Uzbekistan: Tashkent
  11. The official language: Uzbek.
  12. Russian is also used as lingua franca in the region.

The main religion in Uzbekistan: Islam (90% of the population).

Uzbekistan belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation.

The economy of Uzbekistan.

  1. Uzbek GDP growth: 8.1%
  2. Services: 54% of GDP
  3. The main Uzbek economic sectors: industrial goods, agricultural, construction, and retail
  4. Natural resources: mineral (petrol and gas) and agricultural
  5. Reserves of copper, gold (four largest reserves in the World), uranium, and tungsten
  6. Currency: Uzbek Soum
  7. The inflation: 6,1%
  8. 1 million jobs created in 2014

Uzbekistan Corridors

International Trade of Uzbekistan.

  1. Merchandise exports (% of GDP): 23%
  2. Merchandise imports (% of GDP): 23,6%
  3. Exports of services (% of GDP): 4,4%
  4. Imports of services (% of GDP): 1,4%
  5. FDI Inflows (% of GDP): 1.3
  6. Top export markets: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Bangladesh
  7. Top import suppliers: China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Turkey

Uzbekistan has preferential access/FTA.

  1. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the Kyrgyz Republic and Georgia.
  2. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  3. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  4. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  5. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
  6. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc)
  7. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Community of Independent States CIS

Uzbekistan is a member of...

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. World Customs Organisation
  4. Economic Social Commission Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)
  5. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  6. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  7. Boao Forum for Asia
  8. Uzbekistan-Middle East (AMED)
  9. Uzbekistan-European Union: the European Investment Bank and the Economic Commission Europe (UNECE)
  10. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)

Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)

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