Last week’s laws, orders and decrees in Azerbaijan (Sept. 26-30)
Azerbaijan to increase customs duties on some imported goods
The customs duties on some goods imported from abroad will be increased in Azerbaijan for two years. The corresponding decision of the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers was published in the country’s official press.
In particular, the changes will be applied to meat and edible meat offal (fresh, chilled and frozen poultry meat), eggs, vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, garlic), fruits and nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, grapes, apples, pears, quinces, persimmons), fruit and vegetable juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (mineral and soda water), construction materials (bentonite, gypsum, cement, clinker), articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos (slabs, bricks, building blocks) and ceramic products.
The decision will enter into force for two years after 30 days from the date of publication - November 1, 2016.
At present, the customs import duty imposed to the aforementioned goods is 15 percent.