29.10.2018

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Measures taken to improve the efficiency of exports of fruits and vegetables

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On additional measures to improve the efficiency of fruit and vegetable promotion to foreign markets”.

According to the document, legal entities - exporters of fruits and vegetables have the right to export fruits and vegetables without advanced payment, opening a letter of credit, issuing a bank guarantee and having a policy to insure an export contract against political and commercial risks.

At the same time, as noted in the resolution, enterprises, which did not ensure timely receipt of proceeds from the export of fruits and vegetables, will be entered in the register of unscrupulous fruit and vegetable exporters, applying to them the requirements for obtaining 100 percent prepayment when exporting fruits and vegetables.

The President also granted the right to business entities to export fruit and vegetable products without a license for wholesale trade. In this case, the procedure for taxation, which envisages the payment of a single tax payment, is applied to the revenue of individual entrepreneurs received from the export of fruits and vegetables.

“Exported fruit and vegetable products are not subject to customs inspection, except for cases of revealing signs of a risk of violation of customs legislation. At the same time, the exporter is responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in the documents, as well as the illegal movement of goods across the customs border of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” the resolution said.

Entrepreneurship entities can carry out construction and installation work on the construction of light structures on the land plots allocated to them for the construction of infrastructure facilities for irrigation, harvesting and storage of fruits and vegetables directly in the places of its production.

Fruit and vegetable exporters are responsible for providing the authorized state bodies with reliable data in the accompanying documents on the actually performed export operations on fruit and vegetable products, as well as violation of the terms of receipt of proceeds from the export of fruit and vegetable products determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The resolution said that the Association of Exporters of Fruit and Vegetable Products will be created in Uzbekistan.

The President also order until March 1, 2019 to develop and launch the Information Portal of fruit and vegetable exporters on the Internet at the expense of the Information and Communication Technologies Development Fund, integrated with the electronic trading platform “TradeUzbekistan.com”, information systems of the State Tax Committee and the State Customs Committee of the Republic Uzbekistan

The portal will provide information on producers and exporters of fruits and vegetables, potential importers, types and volumes of export-oriented fresh, dried and processed fruits and vegetables, suppliers of seedlings, seeds and fertilizers for fruits and vegetables.

The resource will allow real-time tracking of all stages of the export process, as well as provide data on the exported fruits and vegetables by types, volumes, amount and regions of their cultivation.

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