The list of goods for personal use are permitted to enter the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Guests arriving to Uzbekistan as well as residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan can import the following items to the territory of a country:
o foreign currency in cash in unlimited amount declared in a customs declaration Form T-6. Foreign currency imported in cash in the amount of 5000 dollars US or equal amount of other currencies is allowed to be imported to our country with obligatory filling out a customs declaration; foreign currency in cash in the amount exceeding the equivalent of 5000 dollars US is allowed to be imported into the Uzbekistan by Certification TC-28 issued by customs authorities. As per request of a resident or non-resident foreign currency in cash can be deposited for storage with a receipt TC-21 free of charge;
o pharmaceuticals for personal use: insulin and other antidiabetic medicaments with limited amount of 30 packages. The indicated amount of medicines permitted for once importation is determined on the basis of approximate calculation of the amount of 10 ampoules or 30 tablets (capsules and other dosed pharmaceuticals) per a package. If a package contains more pharmaceuticals total amount of ampoules and tablets should be taken into account in accordance with the provided list.
o consumer goods of total cost not exceeding the amount equal to 10 (ten) dollars US if these goods are imported for personal use from territories of contiguous countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan). These goods are not charged at the customs;
o goods of total cost not exceeding the amount equal to 1000 (thousand) dollars US if these goods are imported for personal use from territories of non-contiguous countries. These goods are not charged at the customs (VTA, customs duty, registration fee);
o goods for personal use are subject to excise duty in the limits of non-excise importation if these goods are imported from territories of non-contiguous countries.
Export of foreign currency in cash beyond the Republic of Uzbekistan is allowed to:
for non-residents - in the limits of the amount imported into the Republic in accordance with customs declaration.
Import and export of national currency in cash of the Republic of Uzbekistan
National currency in cash of the Republic of Uzbekistan transferring by individuals through the border of the Republic of Uzbekistan should be declared by customs authorities:
Items subject to customs registration
o Foreign currency in cash .
o Precious metals and gemstones, pearls as well as jewelry and other products made of them.
o Items presenting artistic, historical, scientific or other cultural value.
o Dutiable items and values.
o Items subject to import and export under special permissions of competent state authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
o Items prohibited to importation to the Republic of Uzbekistan or exportation abroad.
Customs value of exported goods should not be declared:
o if customs value of exported goods does not exceed the amount equal to 1000 dollars US (except exportation of goods for commercial purposes);
o if exported goods are personal property of individuals changing their place of residence (if they have a record of being taken off the register at the previous place of residence);
o if exported goods are personal property of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan going out in long business trips as well as if exported goods are personal property of citizens of other countries imported these goods before and leaving the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
List of items NOT ALLOWED to be imported or exported through the customs border of the Republic of Uzbekistan
It is PROHIBITED to import the following items into the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan:
o Publications, manuscripts, cliches, pictures, illustrations, photos, photographic films, photo negatives, movie - video - audio products, gram records, sound materials, computer magnetic data carrier aimed or related to undermine state and social regime, braking territorial integrity, political independency and state sovereignty, propagandizing war, terrorism, vio-lence, national oneness and religious hatred, racism and its variety (anti-Semitism, fascism) capable to be harmful to state interests as well as rights of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as pornographic materials;
o Narcotics, psychotropics and precursors without authorization issued by the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as adjustments for opium and hashish;
WARNING! Import without the above authorization of psychotropic substances, such as, for example, diazepam, phenazepam and so qualifies as a drug trafficking with corresponding consequences. If you accept said means on prescription of doctor, bring the recipe, by which you can get the funds in local pharmacies.
o rare and vanishing animal species as well as wild drug, food and decorative plants registered in Red Book without authorization of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbeki-stan for Nature Protection;
o jewelry made of precious metals and gemstones designed for commercial purposes without License issued by Agency of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (free-duty allowance for jewelry made of precious metals and gemstones is 5 items with to-tal weight not exceeding 30 grams);
o Medicines and medical equipment without authorization of the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
* Note: for personal use is permitted a one-time import of medications in amounts according to the Stated list. For example, a one-time import of insulin and other antidiabetic agents approved in the amount of 30 packs
o radio-electronic facilities consisted of high-frequency devices without authorization of Electromagnetic compatibility Center of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
* Note: the import of mobile phones of cellular networks for personal (private) use, in the amount of one unit per individual, the above authorization is not required. On the import of mobile phones of global and regional satellite systems require a permit.
o products of vegetable and animal origin without authorization of Sanitary-hygienic service;
o ozone-destroying matters and products, containing these matters for commercial purposes without authorization of State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection;
o grain: wheat, rye, barley, oat, corn, buckwheat; bakery products (except floury pastry, cakes and biscuits of domestic manufacture); flour, grits, cattle, bird, flesh and alimentary sub-products, dry milk, tea raw stock, tea, sugar, vegetable oil (limited rates of exportation of these goods by individuals are stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan);
o ethanol, rawstock (including non-Standard one), fur raw material, including karakul (non-Standard); scrap and wastes of non-ferrous metals; cocoon of silkworn suitable for unreel-ing, crude silk (non-woven), wastes of silk (including cocoons not suitable for unreeling, wastes of cocoon thread and loose waste);
o armament and ammunition, military technology, spare parts, components and completing devices if they are not used in other fields; explosives, firing devices, powder as well as special materials and equipment designed for their manufacture, special equipment of per-sonnel of military organizations, archive and normative-technical documentation for their production and operation.
Note: items indicated in this clause can be exported under permission of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
o Nuclear materials (including those in the form of heat-generating assembly), technology, special non-nuclear materials - sources of ionizing radiation.
o Rocket and space complex, communication and control systems, normative-technical documentation for their production and operation.
o Results of research and project activity as well as fundamental research activities on armament and military technology production.
o Cancelled securities, precious and rare earth metals, their half-finished products and raw alloys as well as their wastes and scraps, precious and semiprecious stones.
Note: items indicated in this clause can be exported under permission of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
o Art work and antiquities (pictures, sculptures, images, watercolors, various gravures, mi-niatures, products made of porcelain, crystal, ceramic, wood, leather, precious and non-ferrous stones and metals, bones, national artistic handicrafts, tapestry, furniture, artistic arm and shoes, numismatics, artistic arm, books, manuscripts, gramophone records, postage stamps and others) and other items presenting significant artistic, scientific or other cultural value.
o Horns of saiga, maral, axis deer, Manchurian deer as well as other wild animals.
Note: items indicated in this clause can be exported by specialized organizations under special permissions of MFERIT on agreement with Ministry of Agriculture and State Committee of Nature. Foreign travelers having tours (tourist vouchers) for hunting in the Republic of Uzbekistan are allowed to export from the Republic of Uzbekistan ossified horns of Manchurian deers and marals as hunting trophies shot by them in the period from September to December.
o Animals (including rare and racy species), plants, decorative plants registered in Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
o Items that are prohibited to export in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan valid at the moment of their crossing the customs border of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as the above mentioned products, matters and facilities subject to prohibition of import into Uzbekistan.
If foreign currency in cash, commodities and materials as well as other accessories were not declared in customs declaration and were not presented to custom officer as per his request, it is considered as an infringement of customs legislation.
Export of cultural values beyond the Republic of Uzbekistan
Cultural values created fifty or more years ago are not subject to export from Republic of Uzbekistan
o things related to historical events in nations' life, evolution of society and state, history of science and technology as well as those related to life period and activity of outstanding people (statesmen, politics, public figures, thinkers, people of science, literature and art);
o different kinds of arm presenting historical, artistic, scientific and other cultural value;
o artistic values containing precious metals and gemstones;
o things and their fragments presenting outputs of archeological digging or investigations and findings, samples of soil, archeology, geology and others;
o pictures and images entirely hand-made on any base and of any materials;
o original sculpture work made of any materials including reliefs;
o original artistic compositions and installations of any materials;
o cult-objects in artstyle design;
o ethnographic objects;
o gravure, print, lithograph, xylograph and other kinds of graphic and their original printing forms;
o products of decorative and applied arts (artistic items made of glass, ceramic, wood, tissue and other materials);
o products of national artistic handicrafts;
o component parts and fragments of architectural, historical, artistic memorials and sites of monumental art;
o ancient books as well as publications presenting historical, science-artistic and literary in-terest themselves or in the form of collections;
o rare manuscripts and recorded memorials and archives;
o photo-, phono-, film- and videomaterials;
o music instruments;
o items of philately, numismatics, faleristics, bonistics, sphragistics and other collections;
o coins, orders, medals, seals, postage cards (envelopes) and other objects of collecting;
o rare collections and patterns of flora and fauna as well as samples presenting interest for such scientific branches like mineralogy, paleontology and anatomy;
o household devices and scientific instruments useful in household and presenting cultural significance (timepieces, barometers, balance, binocular, photo-, cinema apparatus, sewing machines etc.);
o other movable items including copies presenting historical, scientific and artistic or other value as well as those protected by the government as historical and cultural monuments.
o carpets, carpet products, suzanne (machine-aided manufacture);
o electrical-music instruments;
o reproductions of pictures, icons, art albums and plates;
o souvenirs, products made of ceramic, porcelain, crystal, glass, wood and metal manufac-tured at factory (except products of foreign manufacture);
o belles-lettres, popular literature and books for children, consisted of 1or 2 volumes;
o scientific and educational literature bought by foreign scientists and specialists staying in Uzbekistan on exchange program of science and technology, foreign citizens studying in Uzbekistan as well as scientists, specialists, students and learners of the Republic of Uz-bekistan sent in an assignment abroad;
o state-of-art jewelry made of precious metals and gemstones probed by the State Standard (number of jewelry allowed to export is determined by the customs legislation);
o personal awards allowed to wear at availability of Order Cards and decoration certificates;
o items of national art crafts and fine and applied arts, created over the last 50 years which export certificate is not required:
1. Carving on gypsum - chandeliers, sconce, mirrors, statuettes.
It is necessary to get a certificate to export the items not included into the list above:
o To get a permission certificate for exportation of cultural values on a permanent or tempo-rary basis the owner is obliged to submit in advance a written application of a Standard form, a list and two photographs of each item included into the application for export to the Ministry of Culture and Sport as well as to provide these items themselves. Photographs are not required for exportation of items of mass and serial production and music instruments with nameplates. Two copies of the list should be provided for export of publications.
o The application should be submitted to the Department of Art Expertise (export-import of cultural values) at the Ministry of Culture and Sport, address:
- Lashkarbegi str., 19, Tashkent (ref.point metro station Khamid Alimjan on the opposite side of Lithuanian Embassy),
- A.Jami str. 56, Samarkand.
- Acad. Muminov str., 2, Bukhara
- Al-Khorazmi str., 27, Urgench
- Istiqlol str., 15, Termez
o Cultural values applied for exportation are considered by authorized art critics and experts. If necessary, out-of-staff experts among high-qualified specialists can be attracted to the expertise on agreement basis. In particular cases council of experts should be convened. Composition of the council is approved by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Review of the items and preparation of expertise report on opportunity of exportation of these items are carried out when the owner is absent, however the owner can be called to clarify some questions if they arise. Reports of the experts present recommen-dations. They are considered upon making a final decision on issuance of certificates on exportation of cultural values. If necessary the items expertise can be provided on their location.
o Certificate on export of cultural values from the Republic of Uzbekistan on a permanent or temporary basis should be signed by an authorized person of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Certificate on export (transfer) of cultural values from the Republic of Uzbekistan is valid within three months from the date of its issuance.
o In necessary cases documents confirming a form of disposition of rights established by law on the item of the previous owner as well as documents showing the price of this item (bills, receipts etc.) should be provided.
o Period of the art expertise should not exceed ten days. It depends on number of items de-clared in application for export, their condition and complexity degree of the expertise.
o Minister of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan and authorized personnel of the Ministry of Certificates issuance for exportation of cultural values bear personal responsibility for complying with rules stipulated by this Provision (clause in edition of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dd 06/07/2005, No156).
Procedure of exportation of cultural values on a permanent or temporary basis
o Upon issuance of exportation on a blank of certificate and each sheet of the list of cultural values subject to export, a stamp of a Standard form with indication of certificate number, date of certificate issuance and signature of the person authorized to issue this certificate should be set on the reverse side of cultural values permitted for exportation.
o Stamp should be set on the reverse side of artworks permitted for exportation; music in-struments and carpet products permitted for exportation should be sealed.
Special fee for carrying out of art examination and official registration of papers
* The minimum salary on 01/12/2012, amounts to 79 590 sum .