Deputy Minister: Azerbaijan to improve legislation for WTO accession (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 27 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijan as part of plans to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) will improve its legislation. Recently, the country adopted about 20 laws and regulations in this regard, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told journalists today.
"Work to improve the legislation is underway," said Mammadguliyev, chief negotiator on Azerbaijan's accession to the WTO.
Azerbaijan is holding bilateral negotiations for its admission to the WTO with 10 countries including USA, Switzerland, Norway, Japan and the EU countries.
"It is important for us in which status [developing or developed countries] Azerbaijan will join the WTO. We have yet to come to an agreement in this issue," Mammadguliyev said.
The Working Group on Azerbaijan under the WTO secretariat was established July 16, 1997. Azerbaijan is represented at the World Trade Organization as an observer since 1997.