By Nigar Abbasova
The government of Azerbaijan continues to take various steps towards pushing its trade further by adopting policies and procedures aimed at facilitation and promotion of export. Azerbaijan has already launched talks with various countries of the world with the objective to boost its external trade and increasing the share of the country in the global trade.
Moreover, the country has launched e-portal of domestically produced goods and services. The portal, which is currently available in the Azerbaijani and English languages, has been developed to maintain sustainable external trade activities of the country.
Expert of the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication Ramil Huseyn told local media that the portal will lead to the reduction of cost and time savings.
Export.az portal is considered to be a good tool for strengthening of the country’s export potential, expansion of relations with foreign partners, and accessing foreign markets.
The expert mentioned that the main objective is to provide availability of “Made in Azerbaijan” production not only within the country, but also in foreign markets.
He said that in the first stage the portal will contain all necessary information about domestically produced goods and their manufacturers, including legal address, contact, production opportunities, and partners.
Online payment and logistics services will be available in further stages of development of the portal. Moreover, each producer will be able to create its own “dashboard” and enter information about the production.
Huseyn mentioned that the measures will allow to promote development of e-commerce in the country.
The expert also spoke about the development of a strategic roadmap of the country's economy up to 2025 and beyond, mentioning that it is aimed at provision of sustainable economic growth. The document defines the development strategies for primary and auxiliary sectors of the economy.
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