This week, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the acting president of Uzbekistan, introduced new legislation regarding the country’s Free Trade Zone’s (FTZ). According to this decree, 3 FTZ locations in Jizzakh (Mirziyoyev’s birthplace), Navoi and Angren, will offer more privileges to investors interested in business in Uzbekistan. The authorities have announced their intention to create facilities for high-tech production. At the same time, investments in the field of communication, transport and social infrastructure, have been named as priority sectors for investment in these specific FTZ’s (, 03.11.2016).