Officially known as the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan is situated in central Asia and is bordered by Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Tashkent is the capitol as well as the largest city. There are approximately 30 million inhabitants of Uzbekistan.
Documents Required For Import Customs Clearances in the Republic of Uzbekistan
If you are interested in shipping to Uzbekistan, there are a number of required steps and documents in order to do so. The importing/exporting party must first be registered with the local customs office. This must be completed once a year and may be renewed every year at the first of the year or when a company extends its registration in the case of a representative office.
The documents required for registration of a company as importer/exporter at customs office include the following:
· Company’s Charter or Article of Association (not required for Representative Offices)
· Registration Certificate bearing importers full legal address
· Statistic card issued by the city Statistics department
· Certificate from the Local Tax Inspection confirmation company’s’ registration and tax identification number
· Letter from the bank-confirming company’s account details
· Application requesting the head of Customs department for the registration of the company as an importer/exporter in customs data bank
· Certificate from tax inspection confirming the company is in good standing with the tax department
Please be advised that all required documents must be notarized.
It is strongly requested that the company initiates the registration process at the central customs office before they intend to initiate any type of import and/or export operation in Uzbekistan. Your customs agent can handle this process for you. You are requested to provide a complete notarized set of above-mentioned documents for the registration purposes.
Items Prohibited to Ship to Uzbekistan
If you are interested in shipping to Uzbekistan, there are certain items that are not allowed to be shipped into the country. These items include the following:
· Firearms and any essential firearm components
· Narcotics, as well as psychotropic items
· Perishable infectious and noninfectious biological substances
· Pornographic material
· Radioactive material
In addition to the above mentioned items, the government of Uzbekistan has instituted a temporary prohibition against mailing meats and meat products, milk and dairy products as well as seeds of any kind into the country.
Shipping a Vehicle to Uzbekistan
If you are considering moving to Uzbekistan or are possibly returning from being away from the country for some time, you may want to have a vehicle shipped. There are certain guidelines you will need to follow in order to do such. You will first have to register yourself as an importer with the local customs office. In order to register, you must have the following documents submitted to the customs office.
· Passport copy
· Shipping documents with same shipper and consignee
· Certificate of policy
· Certificate of origin
· Complete vehicle details
· Vehicle invoice
· Power of Attorney
· Custom letters
Once you have all your documents in place you will then need to select where you would like to have your vehicle shipped. You will then have to pay an import duty to the government, custom duty to the customs department, and fright rate to the shipping company.
When shipping a vehicle to Uzbekistan, you will also have to pay the charge for taking the delivery of consignment, which will vary depending upon the engine capacity of the vehicle. For vehicles with engine capacity of less than 1000cc, the percentage amount payable is 20%. For vehicles with the engine capacity of 1000cc to 1500 cc, the amount payable is 30%. For vehicles with the engine capacity of more than 3000cc, the amount payable is 40%.
Bringing a Pet to Uzbekistan
If you are interested in bringing your pet with along you to Uzbekistan, you will need to make sure that your dog or cat is vaccinated for rabies no earlier than 30 days and no more than 12 months before entry. All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
When considering shipping to Uzbekistan, you will need to know the proper guidelines and have the correct documentation. Contact the professionals at Cargo Experts for information on how they can make your shipping experience the easiest it can be while assisting you in preparing all documentation necessary to ship to Uzbekistan. To learn more about Cargo Experts, go to http://www.cargo-experts.net or call Cargo Experts toll free at 1-866-994-7822.