Doing Business in Azerbaijan

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Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Azerbaijan. Baku. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Azerbaijan (Europe - Central Asia).
  2. Azerbaijani Economy.
  3. Azerbaijani petrol.
  4. International Trade of Azerbaijan
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Azerbaijan
  6. Doing Business in Baku.
  7. Case Study: the State Petrol Company of the Azerbaijan Republic.
  8. The European Union-Azerbaijan trade relations.
  9. Access to the Azerbaijani market
  10. Business Plan for Azerbaijan

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Azerbaijan”:

  1. To analyse the Azerbaijani economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Azerbaijan
  3. To explore Azerbaijan's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Azerbaijan's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Azerbaijani companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Azerbaijani market
Subject “Doing Business in Azerbaijan” is studied…
  1. Masters: International Business (MIB), Islamic Countries, Europe
  2. Doctorate (DIB) Muslims countries
  3. Diploma “Doing Business in Central Eurasia”

Course learning materials in En or Es Azerbaiyan Fr Azerbaidjan

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Azerbaijan”: 1 ECTS/0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Azerbaijan - Master in International Business (MIB)

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Azerbaijan:
Baku Business

Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Azerbaijan:

The Republic of Azerbaijan is strategically situated between Asia and Europe.

  1. Azerbaijan is located in the south-eastern part of the Southern Caucasus and shares borders with the Russian Federation, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia, and with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan (across the Caspian Sea).
  2. The main religion of Azerbaijan is Islam
  3. Azerbaijani is the official language of Azerbaijan.
  4. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku
  5. Area: 86,600 square kilometres
  6. The population of Azerbaijan: 9,6 millions of people
  7. Independence from the Soviet Union: 1991

Azerbaijan belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation.

Azerbaijani Economy.

  1. The Republic of Azerbaijan is one of the fastest developing countries.
  2. Gross domestic product of Azerbaijan grew 14.6% yearly to 14,309 billion Manat (AZN, the currency of Azerbaijan)
  3. Azerbaijan ranks as the top reformer (World Bank- “Doing Business” survey), with improvements in 7/10 indicators of regulatory reform.
  4. The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan is promoting foreign direct investments into Azerbaijan.
  5. Azerbaijan is one of the World leading countries by the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI).
  6. The privatisation process is one of the greatest tools of the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the non-petrol sector of Azerbaijan.
  7. Baku International Sea Trade Port was created in 1902; is the largest and the largest of Caspian Sea ports.
  8. The biggest industry in Baku is petroleum.
  9. The State Petrol Company of Azerbaijan Republic is one of the largest petrol companies in the World.
  10. Currency: Manat (AZN)

CAREC Central Asia

Foreign Trade of Azerbaijan.

  1. Near 91% of products exported from Azerbaijan (19 billion dollars) are exported to not- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, while 9% (2 billion dollars) are exported to Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
  2. 58% of the export products was carried out with the European Union (32%), Asia (8%), and America (1%).
  3. Azerbaijan has deep bilateral trade relations with Italy, France, Russia, Israel, the United States, Ukraine, Turkey, the People's Republic of China, Croatia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, and Georgia.
  4. Great Britain, the United States, Japan, France, Norway, Czech Republic, and Turkey contributed 1289.4 million Manat (87%) out of the total of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Azerbaijan's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Market Access.

  1. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  2. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  3. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
  4. Regional Organisation Democracy Economic Development (GUAM)
  5. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  6. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Russia
  7. Azerbaijan-Georgia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  8. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova
  9. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

Azerbaijan is a member of…

  1. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council)
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Black Sea Synergy
  4. European Union-South Caucasus
  5. United Nations (UN)
  6. Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  7. Council of Europe.
  8. Azerbaijan is one of the founders of the Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. Azerbaijan also actively cooperates with the European Union (EU), NATO, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Isabel dos Santos (the richest women in Africa) was born in Azerbaijan
Isabel dos Santos (Angola)

Regional Organisation GUAM

Economic Cooperation Organisation

Black Sea Economic Cooperation

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