Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.8
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
The State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan and the Agency for Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the country have signed a memorandum on mutual cooperation on Aug. 8.
The document was signed by Chairman of State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev and the Chairman of the Board of the Agency Orkhan Mammadov.
The Memorandum implies the development of cooperation between customs authorities and SMEs to strengthen the development of the latter, the Head of the SCC Safar Mehdiyev said.
"The State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan is ready to assist SMEs in their export-import operations together with the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Further areas of cooperation between the two institutions, improvement of our activities within the framework of small and medium business houses and other steps will be determined in the memorandum. Our goal is to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country," Mehdiyev said.
In turn, the Chairman of the Board of the Agency Orkhan Mammadov noted that the signed document is aimed at the development of both small and medium-sized enterprises and the activities of customs institutions.
"Within the framework of foreign trade operations of SMEs, it is necessary to further increase the efficiency and transparency of the services provided to them. It is also necessary to increase the literacy of SMEs in the customs sphere. I believe that the implementation of the provisions of this memorandum will allow them to get better services in a shorter period of time, which in turn will increase the share of SMEs in exports," Mammadov said.