Korea Desk

In order of implementation agreements accomplished at the 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea on the 28th of September 2016 in Seoul, further expansion of trade-economic, investment, financial, technical, industrial and technological cooperation with the Republic of Korea, strengthen business partnerships between enterprises of the two countries, stimulate the influx of Korean investments into the country, as well as improved mechanisms to support activities of Korean companies in Uzbekistan, «Korea Desk» sector is created at the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The main purpose of «Korea Desk» sector is to encourage Korean companies to invest in Uzbekistan, assist in tackling the various issues faced by Korean companies in implementation of trade-economic and investment activity in Uzbekistan, as well as providing them with the necessary information support and other technical services. 

In accordance with the objectives of creating «Korea Desk» sector has the following tasks and functions: 

1) reception, processing, review, analysis, preparation of reports and responses to requests of government agencies of the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Embassy KOTRA Representative and Eximbank of Korea and etc.) and Korean companies related to conduct trade-economic and investment activity in Uzbekistan; 

2) cooperation with ministries, departments and organizations of the republic, including the public authorities, customs, tax authorities, standardization and certification, commercial banks and enterprises of the republic, as well as the structural units MFERIT in promotion of comprehensive review of Korean party requests; 

3) providing constant information support to Korean companies, their widespread awareness of export and investment potential of country, a favorable business environment including the established privileges and preferences, perspective investment projects, announces a tender and public procurement, regulatory framework and changes in legislation in the field of foreign investments, foreign trade activities and etc.; 

4) organization of briefings and roundtables for Korean companies to inform and clarify undertaken by the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan decisions, exchange views on the further improvement of the business climate in country; 

5) assist Korean companies in search of Uzbek partners with analysis of their reliability and reputation, the organization in the prescribed manner of bilateral meetings and talks in implementation of mutually benefit investment projects; 

6) analysis of innovative and high-tech projects in the Republic of Korea and based on submission of proposals in formation of new, promising joint investment projects in the Republic of Uzbekistan; 

7) regular information and involvement of Korean companies in implementation of projects under government programs on modernization, technical and technological re-equipment industries, privatization, localization and etc.; 

8) maintenance and updating of a unified database of Korean companies, operating in Uzbekistan with permanent cooperation and identify obstacles to their effective performance; 

9) regular monitoring of the projects implemented with the participation of Korean companies and operative solution of problems arising from the foreign side in their operation; 

10) provision of practical assistance to Korean companies in matters of cooperation with the ministries, departments, branch companies and other bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan; 

11) awareness and involvement of Korean companies to participate in annually held in the Republic of Uzbekistan large-scale international exhibitions, fairs, conferences and etc.; 

12) preparation of semi-annual and annual reports of sector’s activities, proposals and recommendations, as well as their submission to the regular session of the Uzbek-Korean Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee; 

13) regular meetings with the senior officials of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Korea and KOTRA representative office in Tashkent with the participation of Korean companies and relevant ministries, departments, organizations and companies of Uzbekistan; 

14) full support of trade expansion, economic, investment, financial, technical, industrial and technological cooperation with the Republic of Korea, using opportunities of Korean companies to promote the export of domestic products to foreign markets; 

15) analysis and implementation of positive international experience in organizing activities similar sectors, constant improvement of «Korea Desk» sector and to ensure its effective and efficient functioning.

List and contacts
of «Korea Desk» sector’s officials in the
Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade


Full namePositionContact details
1.Doniyor AHMADJONOVHead,
sector «Korea Desk»
Tel.: +998 71 238-52-11
E-mail: mf77@mfer.uz
2.Guzal TAGAYEVAResponsible officer,
sector «Korea Desk»
Tel.: +998 71 238-51-10 
E-mail: mf78@mfer.uz