The vast majority of entrepreneurs and farmers appreciate the business climate in Uzbekistan, according to the findings of a sociological survey: "Business Environment in Uzbekistan through the eyes of entrepreneurs", conducted by the Center for Public Opinion Research "Ijtimoiy Fikr ".
According to Information Agency "Jahon ", the survey included representatives of national business with different work experience and level of education, from all regions of the republic.
The high index rate of business environment (0.91) was confirmed by a positive attitude of respondents in the assessments. They value the conditions that were created for entrepreneurship (97.3%), further improvement (94.3%), as well as equality of opportunities for successful business activity (82.6% ). The study showed that the process of registration of enterprises in the republic is carried out within the framework established by the legislation, and the majority of employers (71.6%) spent less than 7 days on registration. The vast majority of farmers (85-94%) faced no difficulties in obtaining land, credit and agricultural machinery.
The survey showed that the process of obtaining a permit or license is quite transparent and, according to 76.2% of respondents does not require any unofficial payments. The majority of employers (80.9%) rated it as easy.
It was found that certification for produced or sold products, goods, or services was required from only 38.7% among respondents, of which 67.6% rate it as a simple and fast process. 86.1% were required to have 1 to 3 certificates. The process of obtaining the certificate is quite transparent and, according to 82.9% of respondents, does not require any unofficial payments.
Index of assessment of the tax system in Uzbekistan characterizes it as effective, combining equally the interests of citizens and the state, as well as stimulating business activity. The tax system is considered to be generally quite simple. According to them, it promotes legalization of all proceeds from economic activity of the enterprise.
The survey participants reponded positively regarding the bank activity in the country. 82% of entrepreneurs claim, that they faced no cases of extortion by the management or employees of banks in the process of obtaining loans.