Last week’s laws, orders and decrees in Azerbaijan (Nov. 4-8)

Analysis Materials 13 November 2013 15:10 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan approves simplified rules of customs transportations

The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has approved the simplified rules of the transportation of goods through the customs border, the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers said.

According to the rules, the goods (if they are not subject to excise duty ), that are carried by individuals and not intended for production or commercial use, may be transported through the customs border in the simplified manner (not subject to customs duty) if their total value does not exceed an amount equivalent to $1,500.

For each accompanying person, who has not attained the age of majority, an additional amount equivalent to $500 has been identified.

An individual who has attained the age of majority is free to transport up to three liters of alcohol and 600 units of cigarettes through customs border.

Aside from that, according to the established rules, the goods, the amount of which does not exceed the equivalent of $1,000 per individual within 30 days, imported by international mail carriages or transportation (courier) services are also exempt from duties.

Up to 10 kilograms of food and up to 125 grams of caviar can be transported through the customs border in the simplified manner.

Motor vehicles, currency and securities in an equivalent exceeding $10,000, precious metals and stones in an equivalent exceeding $15,000, as well as goods transportation of which requires a special permit, are subject to the customs declaration in the written form.

Additional funds allocated to speed up development of Azerbaijan's Khizi region

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on extra measures to speed up socio-economic development of the country's Khizi region.

Under the decree, three million manats will be allocated to the Khizi region Executive Authorities for the reconstruction of Khizi-Altiagaj high way, which connects 11 residential areas.