By Sara Israfilbayova
Azerbaijan’s products will be demonstrated at the international Anuga Food Fair in Cologne, Germany, on October 7-11.
Juices, various kinds of wines, mineral waters, hazelnuts, fruits, canned products, confectionery, tea, dried fruits and other products of 21 Azerbaijani companies will be showcased at the exhibition, according to Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry.
Under a presidential decree, dated Oct. 5, 2016, which envisages the promotion of the ‘Made in Azerbaijan’ brand in foreign markets, products of Azerbaijan were exhibited at the International Food Exhibition in Dubai (Gulfood 2017), international wine fair in Düsseldorf (ProWein 2017) and international food exhibition WorldFood Moscow 2017, and eight export missions were sent to foreign countries.
Since early 2017, Azerbaijan has already sent export missions to Qatar, Kazakhstan, Germany, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The export missions play an important role in expanding non-oil exports and promoting the “Made in Azerbaijan” brand.
As of today, 92 trademarks of Azerbaijan are protected under the ‘Made in Azerbaijan’ brand, while the country’s total outputs nears 250 kinds of products in food, light, heavy and construction industries. The brand is highly successful in regional and world markets, and Azerbaijan’s local output meets all the necessary standards.
Azerbaijan increased non-oil exports by 30 percent in January-August 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.
Export of agricultural products increased by 37 percent, while export of industrial products increased by 25.4 percent.
Along with rising exports, the range of products delivered abroad is expanding – during the year, this figure rose by 16.6 percent.
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