On September 28th, 2017 new Uzbek Ambassador to the UK, HE Alisher Shaykhov, and Dame Barbara Hay, UK Co-Chair of the Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council, talked about the commercial opportunities in Uzbekistan and plans for the UBTIC meeting to be held in London on 29 November.
Uzbekistan is undergoing a period of change and modernisation. Priority sectors identified for trade and investment include: Mining; Oil & Gas; Education; Textiles; Energy; Transport; Tourism and Agribusiness. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development are evaluating a number of possible investments, and the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank are also providing finance for a number of projects. UK Export Finance have credit lines and related insurance products available for UK businesses looking at the market.