The continuing development and close economic links between countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Armenia), and close historic ties between CIS countries encourage constant cooperation between the countries, increase the volume of mutual trade and number of business projects between the companies from these countries.
In Uzbekistan the right to lease forest lands shall be granted through auction
In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On Amendments and Additions to the Regulation on the Procedure of Granting of Land Leases of the State Forest Fund” No.50 dated February 3, 2021 (hereinafter – the “Resolution No.50”), the right to lease a land plot of the Forest Fund shall be sold through auction.
New Industrial Technology Park “Yangihayot” in Tashkent
Under the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures for the creation of the industrial technical park “Yangihayot” in Tashkent” No.PP-4979 dated February 4, 2021, a new industrial technology park with a land plot of 210 hectares will be built in the district of Yangihayot of Tashkent (hereinafter – the “Resolution No.PP-4979”).
Amendments in the procedure for public procurement in the construction sector of Uzbekistan
Within the framework of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On measures to improve the procedure for organizing and conducting electronic public procurement in the construction sector” No.55 dated February 5, 2021, a new public procurement system has been introduced.
Personal data of Uzbek citizens now must be stored in Uzbekistan
On January 14, 2021, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan” No.ZRU-666 was adopted. Article 13 of this Law supplements the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Personal Data" (hereinafter – the “Law”). Thus, the Law now contains article 271 entitled "Special conditions for the processing of personal data of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan".
The President of Uzbekistan approved the Government Program for 2021
On February 4, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the Government Program for 2021 (hereinafter – the “Program”). The Program provides for the implementation of projects for the total amount of UZS 29,5 trillion, USD 2,6 billion and EUR 57,3 million.
In Uzbekistan a draft new edition of Civil Code has been published
A draft new edition of the Civil Code has been submitted to the project discussion portal. The new edition will come into force from January 1, 2022.
A new edition of the Law “On Audit Activity” is approved in Uzbekistan
The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan discussed and approved a new edition of the Law “On audit activity” (hereinafter – the “Law in a new edition”) during its twelfth plenary meeting on February 5, 2021. The Law in a new edition was developed in order to ensure the implementation of the Resolution of the President “On measures for the further development of audit activity in the Republic of Uzbekistan” No.PP-3946 dated September 19, 2018.
Uzbekistan will establish a visa-free regime for citizens of a number of countries from March 1, 2021
On February 9, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures for the further development of domestic and pilgrimage tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan” (hereinafter – the “Decree”). The Decree, among others, establishes a visa-free regime for citizens of a number of countries.