Uzbekistan Moving Against Israeli JV

by Nathan Hamm on 8/25/2006 · 1 comment

Israel has enjoyed fairly good relations with Uzbekistan. Both it and Azerbaijan, as Muslim states that are friendly to Israel and hostile to Islamism, receive good press in Israel as a result. (For examples, see here and here.) Statements of support are apparently no protection for Israeli businesses.

The Uzbek government has stripped an Uzbek-Israeli joint venture of its exclusive rights to process a strategic metal and assumed a direct supervisory role over its export contracts.

The government-controlled website says the move to rein in Uzmetal Technology is a result of the joint venture’s alleged failure to meet its commercial obligations.

The Israeli partner, Metal Tech, has a small amount of information about their joint venture on their website.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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halldor August 25, 2006 at 11:40 am


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