By Nigar Abbasova
Azerbaijan will showcase its production branded “Made in Azerbaijan” at Gulfood 2017 exhibition, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show.
The participation of the country is organized by the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) with the support of Economy Ministry.
The exhibition is taking place from February 26 to March 2 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Earlier, the ministry held a competition for those wishing to take part in the exhibition, while some 24 companies got a chance to participate.
The stand of the country will exhibit a range of traditional Azerbaijani specialties and delicacies such as fruit, tea, honey, confectionaries and other products. All costs (related to the organization of the stand) are covered by the government.
In late 2016, with a view to bring the economy to a new level Azerbaijan started promoting the ‘Made in Azerbaijan’ brand in foreign markets and developed a number of promotional mechanisms, including participation in international exhibitions.
Today Azerbaijan outputs more than 250 kinds of home-made products in food, light, heavy and construction industries.
A total of 3 million manats ($1.71 million) was allocated out of the Azerbaijani President’s Reserve Fund in the 2016 State Budget to finance the export support measures.
Nigar Abbasova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @nigyar_abbasova
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