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Uzbekistan Customs Information

For a  brief summary of customs regulations for private business , please see the following document:

Uzbekistan Customs Regulations for Private Business

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Duties and Tax Exemption

For contact information regarding government custom authorities, please follow the link below: 

4.1 Uzbekistan Government Contact List

The State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On establishment of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan” UP – 1815 dated July 8, 1997. Regulations and organizational structure of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan have been approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet Ministers “On issues of activity of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan” №374 dated July 30, 1997.

Main tasks of bodies of State Customs Committee are as follows:

  • protection of economic interests and ensuring economic security of the republic within the framework of given authority;
  • participation in development and realization of customs policy of the republic;
  • realization of control over observance of customs legislation;
  • protection of the rights and interests of the citizens, and legal persons on customs issues;
  • assistance to development of foreign economic relations of the republic;
  • cooperation with customs bodies of foreign states, international organizations in the sphere of customs;
  • and participation in the international customs and trade organizations;
  • execution of obligations concerning customs, stipulated in the international contracts of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • collection of customs duties, taxes and other customs payments.

Emergency Response:

[Note: This section contains information which is related and applicable to 'crisis' times. These instruments can be applied when an emergency is officially declared by the Government.  When this occurs, there is usually a streamlined process to import goods duty and tax free.]

In the following table, state which of the following agreements and conventions apply to the country and if there are any other existing ones

Agreements / Conventions Description

Ratified by Country?

(Yes / No)

WCO (World Customs Organization) member

Yes - 28 Jul 1992

Annex J-5 Revised Kyoto Convention

Yes - 12 Oct 1999 

OCHA Model Agreement

n/a

Tampere Convention (on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations)

Yes - 6 Oct 1998

Regional Agreements (on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions, regional integration)

n/a

Exemption Certificate Application Procedure

From the customs duties are exempted:

The property imported by foreign investors and enterprises with foreign investments in the Republic of Uzbekistan for own industrial needs;
The goods imported by foreign legal entities, which made direct investments into economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan for a total sum of more than USD 50 million provided that the imported goods are goods of their own production;
The goods, works and the services intended for work under the Production Sharing Agreement and imported into the Republic of Uzbekistan according to project documentation by the foreign investor or other entities, participating in performance of works under the Production Sharing Agreement, and also goods exported by the investor belonging to him/her according to the Production Sharing Agreement;
Technological equipment imported to the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan along with the list approved in accordance with the with the legislation and spare parts under conditions if their delivery is envisaged by conditions of contracts for delivery of technological equipment. In case of realization and gratis transfer of imported technological equipment for export within three (3) years from the moment of its import, this privilege is annulled with the rehabilitation of duties on payment of value added tax for the whole period of application of the privilege.
Enterprises attracting direct foreign investment and specializing in the production of radio electronic devices, computers' components, ready-made cotton fabric and woolen cloth, ready-made garments, knitwear, socks and stockings and textile, processing of leather, production of footwear and ready-made leather and haberdashery goods, production of silk cloth and ready-made products made of silk, production of new kinds of building materials, industrial production of poultry meat and eggs, production of finished products undergone industrial processing produced from local raw materials (with the exception of alcoholic and soft drinks and tobacco products), production of finished meat, milk products, cheese and animal oil, production of medicines, synthetic detergents, and household chemical goods are exempted from payment of profit tax, property tax, tax imposed on improvement and development of social infrastructure, unified tax payment or unified tax, imposed on microcompanies and small enterprises deriving their income from main line of their activity, as well as from mandatory deductions to the Republic Road Fund.

Exemption Certificate Document Requirements

Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicle & Spare Parts

Staff & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

Invoice

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Packing Lists

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Other Documents

sanitary certificates

Certificate of Accordance

sanitary certificates, certificate of classification for customs code in RUSSIAN or UZBEK language, IMPORT LICENSE

Certificate of Accordance

Certificate of Accordance

permission from the Ministry of Communications

Additional Notes

Original Invoice on shipper’s letter blank is mandatory and should contain a complete and explicit summery of the goods. Invoice must include the following information: · Buyers and Seller’s name and address as outlined in the sales agreement. · The terms of sale as outlined in the contract. · The invoice must show the split costs, clearly showing the value of the product, insurance cost and freight cost separately. · Each item in the shipment must be listed on the invoice with an appropriate customs code (HS code). · Invoices must be issued in Russian or English. For the ease in understanding for local customs authorities, Russian translation is required for the invoices issued in English. As your agent, Globalink can provide translation services as well as the assistance in providing a draft of an accepted invoicing format. Please consult with one of our customs specialist prior to shipping the goods.

Customs Clearance

General Information 

The list of goods for personal use are permitted to enter the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Guests arriving to Uzbekistan as well as residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan can import the following items to the territory of a country:
foreign currency in cash in unlimited amount declared in a customs declaration, Form T-6. Foreign currency imported in cash in the amount of 5000 dollars US or equal amount of other currencies is allowed to be imported to our country with obligatory filling out a cus-toms declaration; foreign currency in cash in the amount exceeding the equivalent of 5000 dollars US is allowed to be imported into the Republic with Certification TC-28 issued by customs authorities. As per request of a resident or non-resident foreign currency in cash can be deposited for storage with a receipt TC-21 free of charge;
pharmaceuticals for personal use: insulin and other antidiabetic medicaments with limited amount of 30 packages. The indicated amount of medicines permitted for once importation is determined on the basis of approximate calculation of the amount of 10 ampoules or 30 tablets (capsules and other dosed pharmaceuticals) per a package. If a package contains more pharmaceuticals total amount of ampoules and tablets should be taken into account in accordance with the provided list.
consumer goods of total cost not exceeding the amount equal to 50 (fifty) dollars US if these goods are imported for personal use from territories of contiguous countries. These goods are not charged at the customs;
goods of total cost not exceeding the amount equal to 1000 (thousand) dollars US if these goods are imported for personal use from territories of non-contiguous countries including Ukraine. These goods are not charged at the customs (VTA, customs duty, registration fee);
goods for personal use are subject to excise duty in the limits of non-excise importation if these goods are imported from territories of non-contiguous countries.

Individuals should pay the following customs duty when importing goods above level for personal use:

  • duty to be paid by individuals - 20% of value exceeding rate of duty-free importation;
  • customs duty - as per established rates of value exceeding duty-free allowance;
  • excise duty - as per established rates of value exceeding excise-free allowance;
  • value added tax - 20% of value exceeding duty-free allowance added by customs duty subject to be paid, in case of excisable goods the allowance should be added by excise duty also.

Note: Individuals importing goods in the determined limits of duty-free allowance are ob-liged to fill out a customs declaration, Form T-6.

If individuals import goods for commercial purposes they have to be registered as individual entre-preneurs with the right of export-import operations.

For information on Uzbekistan Customs Clearance details, please see the following document:

Uzbekistan Customs Information Additional Details

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Customs Clearance Document Requirements

Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicle & Spare Parts

Staff & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

Invoice

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

Original Invoice (see Additional Notes below)

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

(3 originals &3 copies)

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Copy of Donation Letter with translation in Russian

Packing Lists

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Original packing list and its Russian translation is mandatory

Other Documents

sanitary certificates

Certificate of Accordance

sanitary certificates, certificate of classification for customs code in RUSSIAN or UZBEK language, IMPORT LICENSE

Certificate of Accordance

Certificate of Accordance

permission from the Ministry of Communications

Additional Notes

Original Invoice on shipper’s letter blank is mandatory and should contain a complete and explicit summery of the goods. Invoice must include the following information: · Buyers and Seller’s name and address as outlined in the sales agreement. · The terms of sale as outlined in the contract. · The invoice must show the split costs, clearly showing the value of the product, insurance cost and freight cost separately. · Each item in the shipment must be listed on the invoice with an appropriate customs code (HS code). · Invoices must be issued in Russian or English. For the ease in understanding for local customs authorities, Russian translation is required for the invoices issued in English. As your agent, Globalink can provide translation services as well as the assistance in providing a draft of an accepted invoicing format. Please consult with one of our customs specialist prior to shipping the goods.