This report provides an assessment of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s readiness for cross-border paperless trade, i.e., the conduct of international trade on the basis of electronic data and documents. Following a brief review of the state of play in trade facilitation implementation in the Republic of Azerbaijan, findings from the technical and legal readiness assessments for cross-border paperless trade are presented. Recommendations on both technical and legal aspects of cross-border paperless trade are then provided, followed by an initial action plan for the Republic of Azerbaijan to move forward.
A national consultation on facilitating cross-border paperless trade was co-organized by ESCAP, the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Centre for Economic Reforms Analysis and Communications of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 10 February 2022. At the workshop, the results from the self-assessment on technical and legal aspects of cross-border trade facilitation in Azerbaijan were presented and the recommendations and the initial action plan were reviewed.
The complete set of Cross-Border Paperless Trade Readiness Assessment reports can be accessed here.