Uzbekistan to mark imported consumer goods
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept. 16 /Trend, D.Azizov/
From Jan. 1, 2012, the consumer goods imported upon the list approved by the Cabinet of Ministers must be marked with special control identification signs, a government source told Trend on Friday with reference to the relevant order of the country's President.
According to the document, the marking shall remain on the product up to its sale in the retail network to final consumer. This will eliminate the possibility of forgery and re-use of identification signs, the same source said.
Ministry of External Economic Relations, Investments and Trade jointly with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and State Customs Committee have been instructed to, by mid-October, submit regulation on labeling of imported consumer goods with special identification control marks for approval of the Cabinet of Ministers.
According to official statistics, foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan in 2010 rose by three percent compared with 2009 - up to $21.842.4 billion, including exports grew by 10.8 percent - up to $13.445 billion and imports declined by 6.8 percent - up to $8.797.9 billion.
In January and June this year, foreign trade turnover grew by 21 percent - up to $12.066 billion, including exports - by 18.9 percent to 7.241.4 billion, imports - by 24.4 percent to $ 4.462.9 billion.