Uzbekistan to open green corridors with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Baltic countries
Standardization and certification of export goods does not meet the requirements, most of the standards do not meet world standards, which creates serious difficulties in exports. In this regard, Uzstandard Agency was instructed to eliminate existing shortcomings together with relevant ministries and agencies in certification and standardization.
At the meeting devoted to the most important tasks of increasing exports volume in the sectors of economy and regions, issues of effective organization of fruits and vegetables exports were also discussed. The necessity for optimal placement of crops in 67 districts specializing in horticulture, exporting at least 25 percent of grown products was noted.
It was recommended to create fruit and vegetable clusters in these districts, increase the number of modern processing enterprises.
It should be understood precisely: the exports cannot be increased without qualitative cultivation of export-oriented fruits and vegetables, their supply abroad during the year, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Instructions were given on opening green corridors with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Baltic countries for creating facilities for exporters of fruit and vegetable products, access to China, South Korea, Japan, India, the United States and Europe markets with obtaining permits of quarantine services in a prescribed manner.
Another urgent task – expansion of services exports, especially, tourism development, was also considered at the meeting.
It was emphasized that macroeconomic stability mainly depends on regulation of imports, attention was paid to issues of increasing production of import-substituting products, improving tariff and non-tariff regulation policy.
Responsible managers’ reports were heard on the discussed issues at the meeting.