Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) is a joint public-private-initiative, established by the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan in 2003 with the aim to contribute to the economic development through attracting foreign investments in the non-oil sectors of economy and stimulating expansion of country's exports of non-oil goods to the overseas markets.
AZPROMO is a unique body in Azerbaijan that operates as a "one-stop-shop" for assisting and advising foreign-based companies interested in investigating and utilizing investment opportunities in Azerbaijan.
AZPROMO is a devoted partner for companies established in Azerbaijan looking to enter foreign markets. Our knowledge of foreign markets and applicable trade regulations along with a wide network of foreign representations and partners offer good opportunity for companies to expand their export capacities.
We encourage you to discover opportunities of doing business in and with Azerbaijan through our dynamic organisation!
OUR MISSION: To sustain economic growth and diversification by maximizing inflow of FDI and utilizing effectively export capacities.
AZPROMO plays a role of a single body guiding foreign investors in their negotiations with all relevant Government agencies and local entrepreneurs.
Promotes Azerbaijan as a business location
Assists international companies setting up business in Azerbaijan
Assists companies based in Azerbaijan with reaching foreign markets
Promotes improvement of business and investment climate
Investment generation and services
Market intelligence and export services
Match making and linkages
Cooperation with international trade and investment promotion agencies
Since its early days AZPROMO became an active promoter of Azerbaijan as the most attractive business destination in the region. A set of various instruments enables increased awareness by international businesses of favourable business environment and opportunities existing in Azerbaijan. With years of applying best practices in this field AZPROMO became a brand in itself.
Our activities include:
Business forums and B2B meetings
International promotion of the “Made in Azerbaijan” brand
Coverage in international mass media
AZPROMO is a member of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) having seat in its Steering Committee as a Director for South Caucasus and Central Asia of this international organisation.
AZPROMO has a network of international representative offices in Georgia, Austria, USA, Germany and UAE.
AZPROMO maintains close relations with many international investment promotions agencies, chambers of commerce, governmental organizations and other business promotion institutions. We signed memorandums on cooperation and partnership with over 67 such organisations from 36 countries all over the world.
Import regulations and requirements in the EU, USA, Korea, Japan, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other CIS countries
Customs duties and customs regulations in the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other CIS countries
National export customs duties, procedures, licensing and permits
Labeling and packaging
Information on recent trends in various markets
International fairs and events information
Transportation and logistics
Certification and standards information
Certification requirements in the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other CIS countries
Certification and safety requirements for agricultural products (e.g. MRL's - maximum pesticide residue levels)
Certification and safety requirements for foodstuff and beverages (e.g. permitted additives and preservatives according EU, USA and other international standards), HACCP, ISO 22001, IFS, BRC, requirements for "bio-products")
General standards and health claims
International product and company certification
Testing of samples of export products in internationally accredited laboratories with further certification
Other technical and health certification requirements
Export opportunities on different markets
Information about individual export opportunities coming from foreign companies
Selected only relevant ones based on exporters profile
Sample of export related contracts (e.g. exclusive dealership contracts, agency agreements, terms and conditions)
Incorporation of Azerbaijani companies abroad - opening of branches and representative offices
When negotiating with prospective foreign clients and counterparts
When establishing export department
When improving effective management
When facing managerial and administrative problems
To optimize export related business processes
To set up corporate culture and code of business ethics
To guide on logistics and transportation solutions
Assessment of existing export and marketing plans
Export plan draft
Identification of prospective export-oriented products and services
Market analysis and market surveys on specific products and market
Search for potential clients abroad
Establishing of contacts with marketing and advertising agencies abroad
Establishing of contacts with respective foreign partners
Official export database
Creation, operation and regular update of exporters database
Direct presentation of companies to the whole world
Generation opportunities and business links
Open trainings on trade (e.g. INCOTERMS, terms of payment), certification (e.g. product certification for EU and marketing (offer, internet, preparation for trade fairs) topics.
Handling investment inquiries
Sectoral investment opportunities
Legal and business framework for FDI
Fact-finding missions to Azerbaijan (visa facilitation, accommodation, booking and transportation)
Meetings with local authorities and private institutions
Support in getting established
Identification of local suppliers and commercial service providers
Project partner search and contact
Licenses and permits
Liaising with regulators
Investment expansion/re-investment plans
Social events for investors (networking, relationship building)
Individual troubleshooting and assistance in day-to-day operational issues
Information on changes in business environment
Identification of local suppliers