Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Azerbaijan

Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Azerbaijan currently does not apply any import quotas. However, the export of scrap metals has been prohibited since 2001 to ensure availability for domestic consumption. The Cabinet of Ministers’ special permission is required for the import and export of:

  • arms
  • nuclear materials
  • specific narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • chemical toxins
  • certain scientific and technical information
  • some technologies.

Azerbaijani licensing procedures are not in line with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures. A Presidential Decree issued in 2002 significantly reduced a wide range of licensing requirements and introduced transparency in the licensing procedure. Many licensing requirements remain in place, however in the context of the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations new procedural rules for the issue of licenses must be introduced and existing laws appropriately amended.

Government licensing is required for the import of tobacco, ethyl spirits and alcohol.

Import contracts on chemicals, medicines and medical appliances must be registered with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture. Export contracts must be registered if they relate to:

  • wild animals and plants
  • medicine ingredients made from predatory animals and wild plants
  • information on energy
  • natural resources fields and areas located within onshore and offshore
  • inventions
  • know-how and results of scientific research
  • works of art and antiques
  • ozone depleting materials and goods.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)