Azerbaijan - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.

Last published date: 2021-09-29

Azerbaijani legislation imposes special rules on labeling food and agricultural products.  The labels must be in Azerbaijani.  English labels are acceptable if information in Azerbaijani is also provided.  Azerbaijani legislation requires the following product information to appear on the label prior to the customs clearance.

  • Name and brand of the product
  • Name and address of producing company
  • Country of origin
  • Expiration date/shelf life
  • Nutrition and caloric values
  • Net weight (grams or kilos)
  • Usage instructions
  • Name and type of packing material
  • Storage instructions
  • Licensing and certification information
  • Special warnings, if applicable

If the product has a shelf life of less than three months, it must include the day, month, and year of expiration.  If the shelf life is more than three months but less than eighteen months, the month and year are required.  Products with a shelf life of more than three years are technically not allowed for sale in Azerbaijan.  Fruit products must be labeled.  Labels for fruit juices must specify whether the product contains fruit juice (90-100% concentrate), nectar (25-50% concentrate), or fruit drinks (up to 10% concentrate).

The State Agency for Antimonopoly Policy and Supervision of the Consumer Market was created in 2018 after the abolition of the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents.