Azerbaijan simplifies agricultural products’ supply to Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Russia are discussing the smooth transport of agricultural products of vegetable origin through the green corridor, the Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee (SCC) Aydin Aliyev said Feb. 4.
He made the remarks in Baku at a meeting with the Head of Russia's Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov.
"I hope we will soon sign a document, creating conditions for a smooth passage of agricultural products of vegetable origin through the green corridor," Aliyev said. "Here the matter rests in perishable products and the processed products, except for excisable goods."
He further noted that the mentioned document has already been approved, adding that Russia is one of the main economic partners of Azerbaijan.
"The customs services of Azerbaijan and Russia have a centuries-old history. We always represent the interests of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as each other in international organizations," he said.
Belyaninov, for his part, highlighted the dynamic development of Azerbaijan's customs service, especially in the sphere of information technology.
Noting that Russia pays attention to regional development with Azerbaijan, he shared the concern of the Azerbaijani side over the level of development of border infrastructure.
Belyaninov said this prevents the development of trade turnover between the countries.
"Russia is interested in expanding trade turnover with Azerbaijan in all directions, and we especially pay attention to supplies of perishable goods from Azerbaijan, as they are relatively inexpensive, have very high quality and are quickly delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation," he said.
A protocol was signed following the working meeting.
Belyaninov's visit to Baku will last until Feb. 5.
According to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia in 2014 stood at $1.96 billion, of which some $1.3 billion accounted for imports from Russia to Azerbaijan, while $640.3 million accounted for the exports to Russia.
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