Uzbekistan - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-10-10

Existing legislation still requires all Uzbekistan-based enterprises engaged in export/import operations to be registered as participants in international trade relations. Companies or individuals are allowed to conduct trade with foreign enterprises directly or through foreign trade agents. 

The following contracts are subject to examination by the Center for Comprehensive Expert Examination of Projects and Import Contracts under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction:

  • Public procurement (including by economic actors in whose authorized capital the public share constitutes over 50 %) exceeding $100,000
  • Procurement by 24 strategic state-owned companies exceeding $50,000
  • Other procurement financed by the Fund for Reconstruction and Development

An importer must prepare and provide to the proper authorities the following documents:

  • Import customs declaration
  • Shipping documents, including invoices and transportation paperwork
  • Certificate of origin of goods in the following cases:
    • when imported goods are originated from countries which are parties to bilateral or multilateral agreements on tariff preferences
    • when the goods originate from the country, import from which is subject to quantitative restrictions (quotas) or other measures of regulating the foreign economic activity
    • when the documents, presented for customs processing, do not contain information concerning the origin of the goods or the customs authorities have grounds to believe that the information provided is unreliable
    • if provision of certificate is prescribed by domestic legislation or international agreements of Uzbekistan.
  • Phyto-sanitary and veterinary certificates (as applicable);
  • Certificates of conformity (as applicable);

License (as applicable).