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President's Letter

Dear Members and Friends,
With summer soon here and the warmer weather now upon us, there are two thoughts I would like to leave with you for our future talks and discussions. The first has to do with AmCham's activities and how we can make them more relevant to your needs and interests, while the second deals with what we, as a service organization, should be doing to promote business in general.
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Interview -
Q&A with the French Consular Officer, Daniel Maizierre

INTRODUCTION

In the system of "Schengen Agreement" visas, the Embassy of France in Uzbekistan represents the following states who arc members of the Schengen Agreement: Belgium, Iceland, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Portugal.
When the Embassy acts as a representation of another Schengen state, this Embassy is not authorized to refuse a visa. In case the Embassy comes to a conclusion that the sought after visa can not be issued, the Embassy recommends the applicant to approach the nearest consulate of the concerned country (i.e. Moscow for Uzbekistan) to apply for a visa. Visa applicants who visit several Schengen countries must apply for the visa at the diplomatic representation of the country in which they will stay the longest period.
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Tax and Customs News

The information contained in this publication is for general guidance only. You should neither act, nor refrain from acting, on the basis of such information. The application of laws and regulations will vary depending on particular circumstances and may also undergo frequent change. You should lake appropriate professional advice relating to your particular circumstances and the current status of the laws and regulations.PricewaterhouseCoopers disclaim all responsibility, including in negligence, for all consequences of any person acting on, or refraining from acting in reliance on. information contained in this publication.
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Tax and Accounting Committee Information for Members

Taking into account distinctions which a lawmaker sets up in the tax rules, it is not fair to subject to sanctions or fulminate those ones who use these distinctions to their profit. From the speech of Lord Samner, the English judge (1928)

BUSINESS ACTIVITY OF FOREIGN LEGAL ENTITIES IN UZBEKISTAN

According to the Instruction on the Procedure of Taxation of Income (Profit) of Foreign Legal Entities Operating in the Republic of Uzbekistan (registered with the Ministry of Justice on 05.10.2004.N 1416):
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Property Rights

REGISTRATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS IN
UZBEKISTAN

Property righls arc considered to be one of the most fundamental aspects of the country's legal system ensuring the stability of the economy, the development of infrastructure and institutions. Where property rights are weak, entrepreneurs are not investing as they are unable to keep the fruits of their investments.
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New Legislation of Uzbekistan

Decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan:
As of April 3,2006 Mr. Shaismatov, Ergash Rahmatullayevich

is commissioned as the Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan to replace Mr Sultanov, Utkir Tukhtamuradovich who has been released from the said position due to his transfer to another job; Mr. Shaismatov will be in charge of the following branches: machine-building, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, oil and natural gas, geology, electric energy, chemical products, standardization and metrology, state and mobilization resources.
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Past AmCham Events

On 27 April 2006 AmCham in Uzbekistan held its April monthly meeting at the Hotel Intercontinental. Guest speaker for the evening event was His Excellency, Farit Mukhametshin Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Russian Federation to Uzbekistan. Ambassador  Mukhametshin was accompanied by representatives of Russian Trade House, Zarubezhneftcgas (Gazprom), Souyzneftegas, "Kamaz",   "Agromashholding", "SintezTashkent", Official Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Russian Trade Representation in Uzbekistan. The topics of his talk included Uzbekistan's EurAsEC accession, proposed currency integration and an overview of political and economic dialogs and cooperation between Russian and Uzbekistan.
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Insight - Preparing Future Leaders and Specialists

Tashkent International School

Tashkent International School is a not-for-profit foundation operating an internationally accredited and acclaimed school, Tashkent International School (T1S), in Tashkent serving the diplomatic, international mission and foreign non­governmental organization population in Tashkent. The school was founded in 1994 by representatives of the United Nations, the Diplomatic Corps, International Corporations and their families then stationed in Tashkent as a non-religious, apolitical, international organization designed to serve the education needs of the international and Diplomatic Community in Tashkent. This was formalized in the Founder's Declaration registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan in August of 1997 and signed by the then United Nations Representative and Ambassadors from 12 Embassies accredited to Uzbekistan.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Who can join AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan)?

A. AmCham welcomes big and small companies, joint venture companies, non-profit institutions and individuals; American, Uzbek or International, practically any organization or person sharing our interest in promoting business and trade links between the USA, Uzbekistan, and the rest ofthe world. For detailed information on all aspects of AmCham membership, please refer to our Membership section on our website www.amcham.uz
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Profile - AmCham Director Hugo Minderhoud

I was born in Gravenhage, The Netherlands in 1956. The first seven years of my life I lived in Asia where my father was stationed. He was a banker and worked for the ABN Bank. In 1990 the ABN would merge with AMRO and become ABN AMROBank.
I studied Law at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. After serving (mandatory in these days) in the Dutch army for 18 months I started to work for a specialized bank in the securities markets in Amsterdam and then a few years later in 1984 I joined AMRO Bank.
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Who are the Members of AmCham?

Andrea Leuenberger is on the forefront of tourism development in Uzbekistan. As a CIM (Center for International Migration and Development) Integrated Expert on behalf of the German Government, Andrea is permanently based in Bukhara in her 4th year, where she works with the Bukhara Tourism Association to set whole  new  standards  for  private  tourism  enterprise  in Uzbekistan. Andrea has been involved in various aspects of tourism development in Uzbekistan for the last 9 years and has seen the private sector taking great strides to make Uzbekistan a better place to visit.
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Business Connections #3/2006

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