Uzbekistan is experiencing a textile boom. Thanks to the support of the government and the efforts of entrepreneurs, the textile industry of Uzbekistan has become an advanced industry. It is worth noting that the development of the industry is under the close attention of the international community. According to experts, Uzbekistan is considered one of the new regional textile centers.
Representatives of the textile industry move with the times and explore new possibilities of cooperation with global brands and retailers and their requirements for products. The association “Uztextileprom”, together with international organizations, pays special attention to the implementation of certification and standardization in industrial companies, compliance with social and labor standards, sustainability and transparency of deliveries. The best international certification institutions in the world are involved in this process. In the period 2021-2022, for example, various training courses and seminars for the textile industry of Uzbekistan were held as part of the project of the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) together with the Belgian business association Amfori, the Control Union Certification Company.
On July 14, a seminar for 35 exporters with social standards was held in Tashkent. Companies that have successfully completed training courses on BSCI standards will have the opportunity to take part in a meeting with well-known brands that will take place in Brussels in September this year and will be organised jointly with GIZ and Amfori. During the meeting on 15 July 2022 with the leadership of the Belgian business association Amfori Gucci Larian, the project manager of the German International Cooperation GIZ Gina Burgard and the chairman of the association “Uztekstilprom”, Ilkhom Khaydarov, it was noted that the interest of the textile companies of Uzbekistan in the implementation of international standards is growing.
Amfori, as one of the partners of the project, aims at a broad promotion of companies in the sector and highlights reforms in the textile industry of Uzbekistan and training for Uzbek specialists in the field of certification. The parties discussed issues of education and training in the field of social orientation and responsibility for specialists of textile and clothing knitting companies, including information and educational activities and adaptation of training to business activities in Uzbekistan, content and duration of training, expansion and study of the possibilities of other training areas offered by amfori to support domestic enterprises.
As a result, we agreed to further cooperate in the development of activities within the framework of the tripartite memorandum signed in 2021 and the introduction of new directions in it.