Uzbekistan is seeking from the EU zero customs duties on its textiles
The Republic intends to achieve equal conditions for the access of its textile products to the markets of the European Union countries.
Uzbekistan needs equal conditions for access of the republic’s textile products to the markets of the European Union. This issue was raised during the negotiations of the First Deputy Minister of Economy Mubin Mirzaev with members of the delegation of the European Parliament on relations with the countries of Central Asia and Mongolia, headed by Iveta Grigule-Peters.
Now for some countries of the world, zero customs duties have been established for textile products, whereas for Uzbekistan - in the amount of 7-12%.
At the meeting, the European side was offered other areas to expand economic cooperation. In particular, assisting in the production of agricultural products according to EU standards, training in this area; attraction of investments from the EU countries for the development of the road and transport infrastructure of Uzbekistan; improvement of foreign trade conditions and liberalization of currency control.
Recall that in 2017, the “Textile Protocol” came into force, designed to provide products manufactured in Uzbekistan with free access to any market of EU member states. However, even after almost a year, difficulties still arose. In this regard, during the talks, the Minister of Foreign Trade, Jamshid Khojaev, with the working group of the Council of the European Union on Eastern Europe and Central Asia, asked the Uzbek side to assist in communicating the provisions of the protocol to customs officials and governments of the EU member states.