Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, organized the Uzbek-Israeli Agribusiness Forum and «B2B» meeting with the business circles of the two countries.
It should be noted that farmers, livestock breeders and irrigation specialists of Uzbekistan had a unique opportunity to establish direct contacts and working relations with leading Israeli companies at the Uzbek-Israeli Agribusiness Forum, which was held on 27-28 May in Bukhara and on 29 May in Tashkent.
The delegation included representatives of 19 leading Israeli companies in various sectors of agriculture, in particular, processing and packaging of food products, drip irrigation, water management and greenhouse farming, aquaponic and plant protection, poultry farming and animal husbandry, the creation of agroclusters.
During the meeting, the delegation of Israel got acquainted with the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan, with the development of the agricultural sector.
Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov noted that Agroforum is a unique opportunity to establish direct contacts with leading Israeli companies in the field of advanced irrigation technologies, greenhouses, processing of agricultural products and animal husbandry. “In Israel, only 1% of the population is engaged in agriculture, but, thanks to high-tech solutions, the export of fruits and vegetables and flowers is more than US$1 billion a year,” the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.
Prospects for the further development of the Uzbek-Israeli trade and economic cooperation were discussed between the business circles of the two countries in the B2B format, including an exchange of views on the intensification of partnerships between enterprises of Uzbekistan and Israel. More than 50 business entities of our country took part in it.
In the republic there are 37 enterprises with the participation of Israeli investments, including 7 enterprises with 100% Israeli capital. The main areas of activity: tourism, wholesale and retail trade, food production, plastic packaging, industrial refrigeration and ventilation equipment, hygiene products, jewelry, leather processing, marketing research, financial and management advisory services.
The basis of export: services (transport, travel), glass products (bottles and vials), technical oils, knitwear, etc.
Imports: mechanical and electrical equipment, services (transport and tourism), processed foods of vegetables, fruits (fruit and vegetable juices), furniture products, pharmaceutical products, etc.