Assessment of Trade Policy in Terms of Export Diversification in Azerbaijan
Keywords:, Azerbaijan, customs duties export diversification, export partners, foreign trade policy, non-oil export.
AbstractWe analyze current status of of Azerbaijan export diversification and foreign trade policy in independent years (up from1991). The main focuse is on the tariffs and non-tariff measures of the Republic of Azerbaijan. We analyze foreign trade policy instruments of Azerbaijan one by one and compeare them with similar mechanisms of other countries. Our results show that that the foreign trade policy is very favorable for increasing foreign trade volume, and diversification of non-oil export in Azerbaijan. We find that Azerbaijan’s the maximum import tariffs level is 15%, and simple average is 9.4%. At the same time, until now Azerbaijani Government does not use most non-tariff barriers, including import quantity quotas, export subsidy, damping, anti-dumping etc.
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