Trade and economic cooperation

           Uzbek-Japanese and Japanese-Uzbek economic cooperation committees, which formed in 1994, play significant role in the development of trade and economic relations. The 13th joint meeting of these committees was held on April 12, 2016 in Tashkent.

            In August 2008 was signed the Intergovernmental Agreement “On liberalization, mutual protection and encouragement of investments”, which entered into force on September 24, 2009.

10 joint ventures, including one - with a 100% Japanese capital were set in Uzbekistan. 12 representatives of Japanese companies are accredited in Uzbekistan.

            Volume of trade between Uzbekistan and Japan has been growing dynamically. Bilateral trade in 2015 amounted to $255,6 million.

            The total volume of financial and technical assistance of Japan to Uzbekistan amounted more than $4.1 billion. A number of socially significant and infrastructural projects in such areas as health, education, energy, transportation, and telecommunications were implemented due to the financial and technical assistance of Japan to Uzbekistan.

            Since 1999 regional offices of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and also Uzbekistan-Japan Center have operated in Uzbekistan.