Uzbekistan Import Restrictions

In order to enter Uzbekistan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Uzbekistan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Uzbekistan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Uzbekistan authorities before posting:


Animal products Fruit Radar equipment – transmitters and receivers
Alcoholic beverages Grain samples Silkworms
Arms and military equipment Isopropanol Seeds
Animal skins Laser disc Soil samples
Bees Liquids, non-hazardous Stamps
Bunker oil sample (for anlysis) Leeches Stone – mineral samples for analysis
Chemicals, non hazardous Medicines Subs, cont’g sodium/ calc. cyclamate
Coffee and samples Medical samples Tea
Compact disc Military equipment Tobacco
Cotton and cotton seed Narcotics Vegetables
Dairy products Oil products Weapons, hunting
Drugs: prescription and non-prescription Poisons Weapons and parts of weapons
Fish products Phone/modems
Fabric and fabric samples Plants and plant products
Foodstuffs Precious metals, pearls, jewellery and stones

Personal use items

Uzbekistan admits items for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty andsubject to certain items not exceeding the quantities shown.

Item Quantity Item Quantity
Coffee 2 kg Beer 2 L
Tea 3 kg Alcoholic products 2 L
Animal and vegetable oils 10 kg Tobacco products 10 packets
Sturgeon caviar 0.5 kg Perfumery 2 units of each type
Caviar substitutes 1 kg Leather products 1 unit of each type, up to 3 units
Sugar 10 kg Jewellery made of precious metals/stones 5 articles: max weight 30 grams
Sugar confectionary 5 kg Imitation Jewellery Up to 0.5 grams
Chocolate in bars or clocks 5 kg Sound/video recording devices 1 unit of each type. Up to 3 units
Preparations; wheat, fruit, vegetables etc 5 kg Clocks and watches Two units

Other restrictions may apply. Please contact Uzbekistan authorities for more information.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods must include an invoice.

Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Uzbekistan prohibits:

  • Antiques
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cheques
  • Coins
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Eggs, raw
  • Electronic and high-frequency machines
  • Furs
  • Films, negatives, audio/visual recordings undermining the state or social order
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Items containing powder
  • Jewellery
  • Military equipment
  • Money orders
  • Press publications, manuscripts- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Powder
  • Postage stamps
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Strong poisons
  • Viagra
  • Weapons.

Ordinary and registered Letters:

Uzbekistan does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

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