Azerbaijani customs agencies intensify measures to protect interior consumer market

Business Materials 24 August 2009 13:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend U.Ismayilova /

The State Customs committee of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan seized products expired, unfit for consumption and possibly dangerous to human health, with the total amount of 5,840 manat in the first half of 2009, Head of the Customs control department, Zaur Bagirov, said at a board meeting dedicated to the results of 6 months activity.

During this period, the committee prevented the border passage with an intention to sell expired products worth 2,460 manat in the NAR, Bagirov said.

According to Bagirov, the customs agencies of the NAR has developed an action plan to protect the domestic market and regularly review market conditions and study the quality of goods that may affect negatively consumers.

The committee intensified work on checking balance and changes in market prices to prevent the artificial hike in prices, Bagirov added.

On Aug.24, the official exchange rate is 0.8039 manat to $1.

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