Republican working group on organizing and monitoring the imports reducing activities will be established in Uzbekistan. The head of Department for combating tax, currency crimes and legalization of criminal incomes at the General Prosecutor’s Office is appointed as its head. The same working groups, headed by the heads of territorial departments, will be organized in the regions. This was reported at the meeting, held on February 27, under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Tasks of this department will be radically changed in accordance with current requirements in terms of streamlining the import and export issues. As noted, the department should organize systematic work on prevention of uncontrolled leakage of foreign exchange funds from the country, reducing imports, supporting the production of import-substituting products.
These working groups should visit places, work in close cooperation with exporters, provide them with real assistance in increasing exports and create “green corridors”. At the same time, it is necessary to regularly consider the structure of imports, provide comprehensive assistance in implementing specific projects on development of domestic production. Ministers and industry leaders will organize their activity in the same way.
Activity on exports and imports will be discussed twice a week under the leadership of the Prime Minister and the Prosecutor General. Thus, working groups in the districts will assist farmers and the population in growing high-yield fruit and vegetable crops, organize activity on providing them with seeds, cash, fertilizers and fuel. An enterprise on exporting fruit and vegetable products should be established in each district.