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Local producers will be granted priority in public procurement
In accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures for support of domestic manufacturers” dated 21 August 2020, a mechanism of temporary bans and restrictions on goods, products, works and services provided by foreign persons is going to be introduced from 1 November 2020.
GRATA International in Ukraine
Once again, we reaffirm that GRATA International is fully committed to operate in Ukraine for a long time. For our international clients and for us this is a strategic market with huge economic potential.  Despite the current global crisis caused by the pandemic, this country continues its sustainable course towards positive political and economic reforms.  
Amendments to the “Preferential and simplified Rules for the movement of goods across the customs border by individuals not intended for production or commercial purposes"
The decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan № 303 dated 21 August 2020 on amendments to the “Preferential and simplified Rules for the movement of goods across the customs border by individuals not intended for production or commercial purposes" approved by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan № 305 dated 14 October 2013.
The government of the Russian Federation approved the ratification of the free trade zone agreement (FTA) between the EEU and Serbia
This agreement opens up opportunities for duty-free trade between the Republic of Serbia and the EEU member countries, namely Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia.
Overview of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus
In accordance with this act, the BelCCI is granted the right to register, change data, and revoke registration in the REX system. As a result of its implementation, the exporter will receive a unique registration number by which it will be possible to check the validity of the registration, the date of its receipt and other information subject to the exporter's permission.
Road map for reducing the share of shadow economy is adopted
On 20 June 2020, there was adopted a Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures for reducing the share of the" shadow economy "in the Republic of Uzbekistan" No.394, according to which the "Road map" was approved.
Investment Company JSC "UzAssets" is formed by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Resolution “On additional measures to improve the privatization processes” No.381 dated 15 June 2020 (the “Resolution No.381”) to implement investment projects using advanced foreign experience. Within this framework, the Decree No.381 established an investment company JSC "UzAssets”, the founder of which is the State Assets Management Agency.
Uzbekistan is included in the rating of the Competitive Industrial Performance Index for the first time
For the first time, Uzbekistan has been included in the rating of the Competitive Industrial Performance Index (the “CIP Index”) calculated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. CIP Index ranks and evaluates the country's ability to produce and export manufacturing goods at a competitive level. Uzbekistan ranked 92nd out of 152 countries listed in CIP Index.
A conference on “Enhanced Integration for Prosperity in Central Asia” was held in Nur-Sultan
On November 27-29, a Conference, dedicated to the EU regional programs on trade support, the rule of law, investment and growth in Central Asia, was held at the Rixos Hotel in Nur-Sultan.
GRATA International and CCI France-Kazakhstan held a joint meeting of legal working group
On April 3, a meeting of the legal working group of France-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held in the offices of GRATA International in Almaty and Nur-Sultan cities.
For the first time on UZEX begins to sell precious metals
The Uzbekistan Commodity Exchange (UZEX) starts selling precious metals. It is reported by the press service of the exchange.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov gave a presentation at the trading sessionorganised for Malaysian companies
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner of GRATA International, gave a presentation at the trading session organised by the Malaysian Embassy in Kazakhstan for Malaysian companies interested in entering the Kazakhstani market.