Tashkent to host Central Asia Trade Forum
The event, organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, will be held on October 17-18, 2018.
The Central Asian Trade Forum (CATF) is an annual event attracting representatives of business circles of Central Asian countries, international organizations, prominent political and public figures of the region and the world. This year over 1000 delegates are expected to attend the forum.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the U.S. Agency for International Development on holding the Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent was signed during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United States in May 2018.
According to the Ministry for Foreign Trade, this year’s forum theme, New Horizons in Trade and Investment, reflects Central Asia’s increasing openness to regional and international trade, particularly in Uzbekistan, which has embraced a series of measures, from currency liberalization to reforms in business sector.