Business Expenses

licensing

In Uzbekistan all activities, which can inflict damage to rights and lawful interest, health, public security and which can not be regulated otherwise, are subject to licensing. The Resolution No 222-II of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 12 May 2001determines 74 types of activities subject to licensing.

Stamp duty for obtaining a license for selected type of activity is computed by multiplying the current MW by the applicable factor onthe day of payment.

Licensed Activities

Amount of Stamp Duty in MMW

Duration

Licenses issued by the Cabinet of ministers of Uzbekistan

Aviation works

300

5 years

Extraction, refinery and sale of oil, natural gas and gas condensate

10

5 years

Mining of precious and rare metals, precious stones

10

5 years

Sale of petroleum products, excluding factory packaged

10

5 years

Production of spirits, vodka and liquors, balms and brandies

200

5 years

Production of ethyl alcohol, wines and alcoholic products

100

5 years

Production of semi-finished alcohol containing products.

50

5 years

Publishing activity

10

5 years

Activity of non-governmental educational institutions

10

5 years

Tourism activity

10

Unlimited

Fermentation of tobacco inputs

100

5 years

Manufacturing of tobacco products

200

5 years

Licenses Issued by the ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Medical activity

10

5 years

Pharmaceutical activity

10

5 years

Licenses Issued by the ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Insurance activity of insurers and insurance brokers

10

Unlimited

Auditing activity

4

Unlimited

Organization of lotteries and other gambling games

35

5 years

Licenses Issued by the State Property Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Appraisal activity

4

Unlimited

Exchange activity

4

Unlimited

Realtor activities

4

Unlimited

 

 

Licensed Activities

Amount of Stamp Duty in MMW

Duration

Licenses Issued by the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Banking activity

25

Unlimited

Hard currency transactions by the banks, other legal entities and individuals

10

Unlimited

Producing the printed forms of securities

4

5 years

Operations of credit unions

3

Unlimited

Operations of microcredit organizations

2

Unlimited

Pawn shop operations

5

Unlimited

Licenses Issued by Uzbek Agency of Communication and Information *

Designing, building and operating local telecommunication networks, rendering services

85

From 5 to 15 years

Designing, building and operating trunk telecommunication networks, rendering services

430

From 5 to 15 years

Designing, building and operating international telecommunication networks, rendering services

1 900

From 5 to 15 years

Designing, building and operating mobile radio-telecommunication networks, rendering services

140 000

From 5 to 15 years

Designing, building and operating personal call networks, rendering services

135

From 5 to 15 years

Designing, building and operating data transfer networks, rendering services

200

5 years

Designing, building and operating TV relay networks, rendering services

340

5 years

Licenses Issued by Uzbek Agency for Automobile and River Transportation

Urban, suburban, intercity and cross-border passenger and cargo vehicle transportation (depending on the type of transportation, its passenger capacity and freight capacity)

From 50 to 1000

1 year

Passenger and cargo transportation by the river vessels

70

Unlimited

* Duration of individual license for designing, building and operating of telecommunication network and rendering of services, issued for the first time may not exceed 5 years. Upon the applicant's request the license may be issued for less than 5 years. Source: Legislation of Uzbekistan, www.uzex.com

PATENTS

The Intellectual Property Agency performs state registration of the industrial designs in the State Inventions Register, State Register ofUseful Models or Stage Register of Industrial Designs respectively.

Legal entities and individuals - residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan pay duties in national currency, non-residents - in USD or otherfreely convertible currencies.

Basic Patent Fees as of January 1, 2012

 

Rate

Purpose of Fee

MMW

USD

INVENTIONS, USEFUL MODELS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Application duty (filing an application)

For issuing a patent, formal expert assessment and publication of information, per an invention

1

420

For issuing a patent, formal expert assessment, per useful model

1

420

For issuing a patent, formal expert assessment, per industrial design

1

420

Duties for expert assessment

Expert assessment per:

- one useful model

2

840

- group of useful models, per each useful model over the first one

2

840

Scientific and technical expert assessment per:

a) one invention

3

1260

- group of inventions, per each in addition to the first one

3

1260

b) one industrial design

3

1260

- in addition, per industrial design from two to ten

1

420

c) when the application contains report on international search prepared by an international search bodies, in accordance with Patent Cooperation Agreement:

 

- per invention

2,5

1000

- group of inventions, each in addition to the first one

2

840

Registration, publication and issuing patents

Registration of an invention, useful model, industrial design

0,6

250

Issuing patents

0,6

250

TRADE MARKS, SERVICE MARKS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Application fee

For registration of trade mark, service mark and state expert assessment of the mark:

- for one class of International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

1,4

600

- for each next class

0,1

60

Submission of an application for registration and right to use a geographical indication, applications for use of already registered geographical indication and application for state expert assessment

1,4

600

Registration, publication and issue of a certificate

Registration of a trade mark, geographical indication

0,6

250

Issuing a certificate

0,6

250

 

Purpose of Fee

Rate

 

mmw

USD

SOFTWARE FOR COMPUTERS AND DATA BASES

Application fees

For registration of computer and data base software and conducting state expert assessment

1

420

Registration, publication and issuance of certificates

Registration of computer and database software

0,6

250

Issuance of a certificate

0,6

250

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TOPOLOGY

Application fees

For registration of integrated circuit topology and conducting a state expert assessment

1

420

Registration, publication and issuance ofcertificate

Registration of integrated circuit topology

0,6

250

Issuance of a certificate

0,6

250

Source: Annex 2 to the Resolution # 65 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated 20.04.2006

CERTIFICATES AND REPORTS

Manufacturing selected types of products and undertaking selected types of activities requires obtaining certificates or opinions fromthe competent government authorities. These authorities operate under "one-stop-shop" approach. Uzbek Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (UzStandart Agency) is the leading coordinator of this process.

Certificates/Reports

Period (business days)

Fee

Hygiene certificate

from 14

maximum 10 MMW

Veterinarian and phytosanitary report

3

1 MMW

Environmental report

Depending on the object

from 3 to 75 MMW

Certificate of compliance

Up to 30

depending on the product

Recognition of the foreign certificates of compliances

1-2

15 000-30 000 UZS

Source: Uzbekekspertiza OJSC

The certification of the origin of the good is the procedures of expert assessment in order to establish the country of origin withsubsequent issuance of the certificate of its origin from Uzbekistan or confirmation of its origin from other countries. The proceduresof expert assessment of the origin of the good and the issuance of the certificate take 3 days after submission of the application according to the procedures.

Period of effectiveness of the export contract certificate and import contract certificate is determined according to the contractualperiod. The certificate of registration of the export contract and the report on the import contract can be issued with the requirement of the guarantee letter of the applicant with the signature of the company manager, assuming all the responsibility related tothe price setting and efficient use of the hard currency received under the contract.

Cost of Expert Assessment and Issuance of the Certificate of Origin of the Goods

Service

Unit of Measurement

Cost per unit/UZS, including VAT

Certificate of origin of the good*

1 certificate

27600

Confirmation of the country of origin of the good

1 certificate

27600

Certificate of origin of the good, subsequent copy

1 certificate

14800

Certificate of products imported for own needs

1 certificate

1 MMW

Expert assessment - refusal

1 report

11000

Issuance of the duplicates of the documents

1 duplicate

10200

Certificate of compliance

1 certificate

11600

Classification of products under FTCC codes

1 product

3700

Expert assessment of goods by quantity and quality

1 vehicle

22000

Expert assessment of the goods by quantity and quality

1 hour

6000

Expert assessment of the goods by the quality and quantity of timber materials

1 vehicle

11000

Inspection of mineral fertilizers upon loading

1 vehicle

15600

Laboratory testing of products

1 product

19500

Laboratory testing of the freshness of farm products

1 product

9600

Localization report

1 report

3 MMW


*) Duration of the certificate of export contract and report on export contract is determined according to the contract peirod. The certificate of registration of the export contract and the report on import contract can be issued with the requirement of issuing guarantee letter of the applicant signed by the company manager to assume full responsibility on the issues related to price-setting and efficient use of hard currency received under the contract. Source: Uzbekekspertiza OJSC

 

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