Uzbekistan: Adopted lists of pharmaceuticals and medical devices subject to simplified importation procedure

Uzbekistan adopted a list of medical devices that are used for treating COVID-19 patient and that can be imported into Uzbekistan without state registration and without compulsory certification until 1 October 2020.

This list includes  antimicrobial lamps, intubation tubes, disposable respirators N95, bioboxes, cardio monitors, medical masks, nebulisers, blood samples and containers for storing blood and its components, etc.

Uzbekistan: Vehicle disposal fee is introduced

As of 1 August 2020, vehicle manufacturers and importers are obliged to pay a utilisation charge for all vehicles they import into Uzbekistan or place on the market in Uzbekistan.

The utilisation fee has been introduced by way of amending the two laws of Uzbekistan: on Nature Protection and on Wastes.

Utilization charge (or “utilisation fee”) is a fee that is payable for: wheeled vehicles, self-propelled vehicles and vehicle trailers.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on Non-Alcoholic Drinks

As of 2 December 2021, manufacturers and importers of non-alcoholic drinks and raw materials used for non-alcoholic drinks are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR). 

Until the adopted TR enters into force, all existing standards and regulatory instruments applicable to non-alcoholic drinks are to be applied voluntary and are not binding.

Uzbekistan: Law on infant milk and baby food enters into force

As of 24 April 2020, manufacturers and importers of baby food and infant milk have to comply with the provisions set out by Law on Supporting Breastfeeding and Requirements for Baby and Infant Food. Some provisions of this law also apply to baby and infant food advertisers. 

The document introduces a number of requirements and restrictions applicable to baby food and its producers. 

Uzbekistan joins the ADR

Uzbekistan has joined the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and the Protocol (Geneva, 28 October 1993).

The agreement aims to improve the safety of international road transport and defines the term “dangerous goods” – items that are not allowed for international road transport without observing certain conditions.

Uzbekistan: Imported flour and salt must be enriched with micronutrients

As of 1 April 2020, importers of flour and salt into Uzbekistan must ensure that all flour and salt are enriched with micronutrients. The amendment imposing this requirement was made to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated November 23, 2010 No. 260 (Decree No. 1035 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated December 25, 2019). 

As of 1 April 2020, it will only be possible to import grade I wheat flour and table salt enriched with micronutrients into Uzbekistan. 

Uzbekistan: Pilot project for product identification marking

As of 1 December 2019, Uzbekistan has commenced a pilot project on implementing identification marking for alcoholic drinks and cigarettes.  Local manufacturers and importers can voluntary participate in the experiment.

The results of the experiment will be submitted to the Government before 30 June 2020.