Includes customs regulations and contact information for this country’s customs office.
Customs clearance is a complicated process in Uzbekistan and even capital equipment imports are subject to substantial processing delays. To minimize the effect of these problems, many firms contract for pre-shipment inspections (PSI). Excessive documentation requirements make customs clearance a costly and time-consuming process. In the absence of an effective system of pre-arrival clearing and systematic risk analysis, the customs clearance process in Uzbekistan requires physical inspection of all consignments.
Starting September 1, 2020, all border customs posts began using a “Single Window” digital information system to cut registration of cargo customs declarations from three days to one. Importers are required to present information in advance and confirm the issuance of all applicable certificates in the Single Window system. Starting October 1, 2021, Uzbekistan created customs posts for remote electronic declaration that carry out remote customs clearance of submitted electronic cargo customs declarations.
The customs clearance process normally occurs in the territory where the customs authority is located. However, if requested by the party concerned, customs clearances can be conducted in other locations. Imported goods may be declared by a person/legal entity moving/transferring the goods or by a customs broker. The person/entity that declares the goods must fulfill all obligations and carries full responsibility provided under the legislation, regardless of whether this person/entity is the importer or customs broker. A customs broker is a legal entity in Uzbekistan that conducts customs clearing operations on behalf of the person/entity that it represents.
The State Customs Committee contact information follows:
State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan
3, Islam Karimov Ave., Tashkent, 100003, Uzbekistan
Telephone: (998-78) 120-7600, 120-7631, 120-7641.