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Market profile

Azeris are very polite but also gregarious people who greet people with enthusiasm. Men use a handshake and kiss on the cheek, while women hug and kiss each other once on the left cheek, although many will shake hands with a foreigner. Males should wait and see if a woman extends her hand for a handshake.

Business dress is always conservative. Men generally wear suits and women wear smart professional outfits. Shorts are not advisable at work or socially.

Facts

  • Imports from Azerbaijan A$284 million
  • Exports to Azerbaijan A$5 million
  • Capital Baku
  • Official Language Azerbaijani
  • Area 87,000 sq km
  • Population 9.3 million

Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Azerbaijan and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Azerbaijan. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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