April 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.... Uzbekistan to open its trade house in Bashkortostan
Uzbekistan plans to open trade house in Bashkortostan soon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Russia said on 27 April at the meeting with the head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.

The parties discussed prospects of industrial, trade and economic cooperation and important aspects of migration policy, as well as preparations for the upcoming International Summits of the SCO and BRICS.

The head of the region noted that Bashkortostan was ready to offer engineering products, oil and gas equipment, components and materials for oil and gas pipelines. Currently, negotiations are underway to supply to Uzbekistan products of Salavat catalyst plant, South Ural Weighing Instrument Factory from Beloretsk.

Enterprises of Bashkortostan are ready to export to Uzbekistan meat-packing, meat and sausage products, milk powder, butter, corn and buckwheat, as well as fertilizers. In turn, the republic is interested in the supply of fruit and vegetables from Uzbekistan, he said.

Rustem Khamitov also called the Uzbek envoy to consider, opening of Consulate-General in Ufa, which would help to sort out issues related to registration of labour migrants from Uzbekistan. He said that Uzbek citizens had to spend time at facilities of Russian migration service as they have no documents. At the same time, they cannot travel within Russia. The Consulate-General would solve issues related to documents of migrants and it would increase travels between two nations.

According to Akmal Kamalov, today Uzbekistan produces many kinds of industrial products, including electric appliances, cell phones, computers, cars and trucks. In addition, production of freight wagons, passenger wagons and tanks is growing.

“In the beginning of the year we had working trips to the regions of Russia to find a system, a mechanism for regular supplies of agricultural products. The most productive trip, I believe, was a trip to Bashkortostan”, Akmal Kamalov said. “In the near future we expect to open a trading house. A state company will be determined for these purposes. Here they found good partners.”

Kamalov said that it is necessary to boost cooperation among business circles of Uzbekistan and Bashkortostan. He said that a delegation of businesses from Bashkortostan will visit Uzbekistan in May and expressed hope that the businesses of two states will find new directions of cooperation.

Uzbek envoy said that Uzbekistan and Russia are working on an agreement on employment of the citizens of Uzbekistan in Russia. He said that soon citizens of Uzbekistan will work legally in Russia.

He said that railway and air communication link Uzbekistan with Ufa, which will help to develop business between two states.

In 2014, the trade turnover between Bashkortostan and Uzbekistan amounted to US$127.2 million, including export of Bashkortostan to Uzbekistan — US$71.6 million, import — US$55.5 million. Uzbekistan takes the 21st place in total foreign trade turnover of Bashkortostan with a relative share of 0.9 percent. Among exported products from Bashkortostan to Uzbekistan there are products of fuel and energy complex, woodworking and machinery, metals, a wide range of chemical products, flat glass, drill bits and tools for metalworking, rye flour, goats, sunflower oil, and salt.

The main import positions from Uzbekistan to Bashkortostan are automobiles and spare parts for them, raw zinc, clothing, heat exchangers, knitted fabric, wool, plants, fruit and other products.

In Bashkortostan 78 enterprises operate created with participation of the Uzbekistan capital.

(Source: UzDaily.com )


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