CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Improving trade regime as a factor in improving the competitiveness of the economy of Uzbekistan

During the transition period, the Government of Uzbekistan has done a tremendous work in stabilizing the economy and ensuring stable rates of its growth. Current international situation, characterized by the risk of the deterioration of conditions in the global market, the reduction in export prices, devaluation of national currencies of major trading partners of the Republic, the Government requires special attention and appropriate macroeconomic policies. In the medium term, a strategy of foreign trade of Uzbekistan should be aimed at the adaptation of the national economy to a qualitative change in the world economic system, and at the trade cooperation as a catalyst for processes of industrialization and increasing the competitiveness of domestic producers.

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Leonid Polishchuk, Deputy Director, IRIS Center, University of Maryland, USA

"Indeed, CER is a “collective resource” for donors and international development agencies in Uzbekistan. The Center maintains strong leadership among public policy analysis units. It has reached organizational maturity and accumulated valuable professional and institutional assets, including strong reputation, trust and credibility with stakeholders, good outreach channels, capable team of policy analysts, and necessary project management expertise."