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President's Letter

Dear Members and Friends,

The year is half over, its vacation time, and if you are like me, you're wondering where and how the time has gone. It's the same for AmCham, in that we've had a busy first half but it's all gone too fast and we have a lot of things to accomplish before the next holiday season at yearend.
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Letter from the Executive Director

On September 16 of last year Ame-rican Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
There were a lot of reasons to cele-brate: an existence of a sustainable business community which is a truly international businessmen,s forum. All activities of AmCham in Uzbekistan were targeted to the improvement of the business climate and to the introduction of  international corporate governance and business ethics practices.
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AmCham Events - Monthly Meeting 11 May 2007

On 11 May 2007 AmCham in Uzbekistan hosted a multiple presentation by the representatives of three International Schools located in Tashkent Uzbekistan.
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Annual Conference of the American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, June 27, 2007

On June 27, 2007 the Washington based American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) held its annual conference in the premises of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington, DC.  The sponsors of the conference were Case New Holland Inc., Caterpillar, Dunavant Enterprises, NUKEM Inc. and the law firm of White & Case.  The Uzbek delegation was represented by the officials from various government structures headed by Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade Mr. Elyor Ganiev.  The US side consisted of approximately 100 participants representing the US businesses, non-profit organizations, the Department of State, the Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce.
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Profile - Amcham Director and Vice President
Oybek Khalilov

I'm Oybek Khalilov. I was born in an ancient town of Kokand in 1972. Being raised in a relatively well-off mid-class family, where kids would usually spend time at the university studying, at the age of seventeen I deliberately decided to take a permanent job at a factory to learn on the ground the real challenges and hardship of earning money for a living. My career embodies significant activities spanning the business, public and academic sector.
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AmCham Events - Interim General Assembly 21 June 2007

In accordance with the Bylaws of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan the Board of Directors called the membership together for an Interim General Assembly to report on the activities of the first half of the current fiscal year and hear about the planned activities for the rest of the year.
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Interview

Mister Ambassador, not long ago, on January 26, 2007, the people of India celebrated the 58th anniversary of India being proclaimed as a Republic. The date was also widely marked in Uzbekistan. We are glad to note that bilateral relations between your country and Uzbekistan are friendly and have deep historical roots.
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Feature Article - Six centuries of diplomacy between Uzbekistan and Europe

[Ed.Note] Uzbekistan has been admitted into the world community and is an active member of many international organizations. Currently Uzbekistan has diplomatic relations with 111 countries. Embassies and missions of 42 countries are located in Uzbekistan, and embassies of Uzbekistan are working in 40 countries of the world.
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AmCham Events - Business Mixer 28 June 2007

The June 2007 Business Mixer was hosted by long time AmCham Member Ernst & Young. The venue was the Harem Terrace Restaurant at the Hotel “Grand Mir”. AmCham members and their guests were treated to good food, drinks, and social interaction. Everyone enjoyed a spectacular view of the city while the sun was setting causing a kaleidoscope of colors on the city buildings and streets.
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Fourth of July Celebrations at USA Embassy

The United States of America celebrated on 04 July 2007 the 231rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The USA Embassy in Tashkent hosted a gala reception for USA citizens, diplomatic community and Uzbek guests in the Embassy compound.
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Tourism and Hospitality Committee

Today the most important thing for success of any business is disseminating information. The more people hear and know about your business activities  the more chances your business has to broaden its clientele.  And not only businesses  any initiatives and programs need to be widely informed about.
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Business Sector News Oil & Gaz

The 11th International Exhibition “Oil and Gas of Uzbekistan” took place in Tashkent in May 2007. 142 companies from 18 countries of the world participated in the event. Among them one could find Russia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, China, USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Exhibition consisted of the sections as follows: geology and geophysics, seismic equipment and services, oil production and gas extraction, seabed mining, oil  wells and gassers, transportation and storage of oil.
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AmCham Events - Monthly Meeting 11 July 2007

On 11 July 2007 AmCham in Uzbekistan welcomed His Excellency, Ambassador of France, Jean-Bernard Harth. The Ambassador shared his experiences in Uzbekistan and provided to the audience his view of the current economic environment and future prospects and obstacles to the expansion of foreign investment needed in the process of developing the economy of UzbekistanOn 11 July 2007 AmCham in Uzbekistan welcomed His Excellency, Ambassador of France, Jean-Bernard Harth.
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What is New in Legislation of Uzbekistan?

Effectiveness of Law is Suspended

Law on “Temporary Suspense of Some Articles of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Counteraction to Legalization of Profit Obtained from Criminal Activities, and to Financing of Terrorism” was adopted on April 27, 2007 (# ZRU-94).
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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 take 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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