Uzbekistan To Increase Agricultural Exports

Agricultural production in Uzbekistan grew by 4.1% in 2023, and agricultural exports reached almost $2bn. This year the country plans to increase exports to $3.5bn.  

At a government meeting on February 2nd officials reported that 6,000 gardens, over 3,000 vineyards and fields, and 344 packaging enterprises will be brought into compliance with international phytosanitary standards.

Exports will be focused on markets with higher purchasing and paying powers. Modern facilities for exporting fruits and vegetables will be created at Fergana, Samarkand, and Tashkent airports.

In recent years 620 phytosanitary permits have been received for the export of agricultural products to 80 countries. As part of the EU’s GSP+ trade preference system, 200,000 hectares of farmland in Uzbekistan have been brought into compliance with international standards.