Uzbekistan - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2022-07-08

Uzbekistan’s legislation prohibits import of the following items to the country: 

  • narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors 

  • works of print, manuscripts, cliches, drawings, photographs, photographic films, negatives, video and audio materials aimed at undermining the state and social system, violation of territorial integrity, political independence and state sovereignty, propagandizing war, terrorism, violence, national exclusivity and religious hatred, racism and its variety (anti-Semitism, fascism), pornographic materials 

  • portable laser emitters 

  • explosives and pyrotechnics 

  • ethanol 

  • slot machines for winning cash prizes 

  • used vehicles of category M2, M3 and N2  

  • new vehicles, the degree of contamination of which does not meet the requirements of the environmental class Euro-3, moving on gasoline or diesel fuel 

  • household electrical appliances with an energy efficiency class G and F  

  • incandescent bulbs with a power exceeding 40 watts 

Permission of the competent authorities for import of the following items is required:  

  • substances harmful to the ozone layer and containing their products  

  • property of cultural value 

  • firearms and cartridges 

  • unmanned aerial vehicles 

  • wild plants, their parts, fruits and collections of botany 

  • wild animals, their parts and collections of zoology, vital items, prey, their eggs 

  • environmentally hazardous items and waste 

Trade of the following products requires a license: weapons, military equipment/machinery and equipment used for their production, uranium and other radioactive substances, equipment that produces or uses radioactive materials, precious metals and goods made of them.  The procedure for license issuance is described in the Decree #959 of Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan of December 1, 2017.