On April 21, 2016 new edition of the Customs Code of the
Republic of Uzbekistan came into force. The Code provides
simplified customs procedures and significantly reduced deadlines
set for customs officials' decision on the matters related to
the issuance of various permits, customs procedures of declaring
and clearance of goods, including up to their arrival in the
One of the innovations of the new Code is the Customs Register
of Intellectual Property (hereinafter "Customs
Register"), aimed at protecting intellectual property rights
by customs authorities when goods crossing the customs border of
the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Code establishes the procedure for
the inclusion of intellectual property objects into the Customs
Register, measures to protect the rights of intellectual property,
order and deadlines of the release suspension of goods containing
objects of intellectual property, and others.
The Code also provides for the issuance of permits using
information technology on the principle of "one stop
shop". According to the new edition, the documents required
for customs clearance may be submitted in electronic form. It is
expected that the electronic declaration and the use of electronic
digital signature, will greatly simplify and speed up customs
Moreover, a system of double corridor is introduced. It provides
an independent choice to individuals crossing the customs border,
as a form of declaration of goods for non-commercial purposes
"green" or "red" corridor.
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