U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tay Visits Uzbekistan


On June 11, President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev received U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tay.

According to the  president’s press service,  discussions focused on strengthening bilateral trade cooperation, during which it was noted that business relations have become more active alongside a steady growth in mutual trade and investment.

Cooperation with Air Products, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Visa, and many other leading companies and banks in the USA is currently under development.

The agenda addressed issues related to Uzbekistan’s membership in the World Trade Organization, the restoration of the GSP system, the “C5+1” format, and  deepening practical cooperation within the Agreement on Trade and Investments framework, and the importance of a joint platform for identifying new areas for industrial cooperation and promoting relevant projects was noted.

During her visit, Katherine Tay also met Uzbekistan’s Presidential Assistant, Saida Mirziyoyeva. Reporting on their dialogue, the Telegram channel wrote that the purpose  of Uzbekistan’s economic reforms was outlined, with particular emphasis on benefits afforded to the well-being of its people.

Welcoming the dialogue, Mirziyoyeva said, “We intend to become a full-fledged participant of the international trade system, and rely on the support of the United States to accelerate the process of Uzbekistan becoming a member of the WTO.”