Uzbekistan - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
Last published date: 2022-07-08


The Uzbek Agency for Technical Regulation (ATR) under the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established on June 2, 2021, on the basis of the Uzbekistan Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (UzStandart).  The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Agency’s official responsibilities and work regulations on March 11, 2022.   

Standards for imported goods are subject to state registration through branches of ATR.  The national system includes 97 groups of standards and 49 groups of technical guidelines.  Most of them are still based on outdated Soviet heritage, but the country is in the process of transition to international methods, such as Global G.A.P.  and ORGANIC. 


The Uzbekistan Agency for Technical Regulation is responsible for certification and standardization policy.  According to Uzbekistan’s legislation, the following standard normative documents are applied in the country: 

  • International (interstate, regional) standards 

  • Uzbekistan’s national standards 

  • Standards of the enterprise 

  • National standards of foreign countries 

Foreign entities that do not have a manufacturing presence cannot participate in national standards development. 

Testing, Inspection and Certification 

By law, Uzbekistani officials may apply nine certification procedures: 

  • Procedures 1 – 5 include testing of standard samples in one of special accredited laboratories (AL) 

  • Procedures 3 – 5 also include inspection of production 

  • Procedure 6 is based on the assessment of the quality management system 

  • Procedure 7 tests pack samples in the AL 

  • Procedure 8 tests each sample product in the AL 

  • Procedure 9 reviews the declaration 

Procedures 3 and 7 are most applicable in Uzbekistan.  After testing, an accredited body issues a certificate of conformity for a period of up to three years. 

Publication of Technical Regulations 

ATR publishes technical regulations and the list of proposed technical regulations on its website.  The agency welcomes comments on proposed regulations at and within a two- week period after their publication, though a deadline is not always specified.  Information on the technical regulations development program for 2019-2021 is given in the agency’s website.  The agency has not published any updates to its technical regulations development program since 2021, explaining that implementation of the previous program was still not completed.  Regulation on safety of medical devices and equipment may affect this category of products.  In order to facilitate further growth of trade with EAEU, Uzbekistan plans to unify the main part of the technical regulations in force in the EAEU space: work on the harmonization of 22 regulations is being completed; another 26 regulations will be brought in line with the EAEU standards. 

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