Azerbaijan - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports
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The Government of Azerbaijan must approve, certify, or license the exporting or importing of weapons, military equipment, explosives, special types of scientific and technical information for production of weapons, nuclear and radioactive materials and technologies, narcotic and psychotropic substances, blood and blood components, and unprocessed diamonds.  In addition, the government regulates the export of strategic commodities produced in Azerbaijan. 

Exporting or importing the following goods also requires government approval:  wild animals and plants, animal- or plant-derived raw materials, information on the location of natural resources and thermal energy, works of art and antiques, results of scientific and other research, inventions, controlled psychotropic substances, medical equipment, insecticides, and veterinary drugs and substances.  Prohibited and restricted imports and exports are subject to change.  Please consult with industry professionals for the most up-to-date information on restrictions and regulations.

Customs Regulations

Customs clearance was streamlined in May 2016 through an e-declaration system.  Azerbaijan’s business community reports significant improvements in customs, including more transparency.  Azerbaijan has worked to improve its regulatory system over the past several years, but opaque procedures and corruption allegations persist.

Contact Information

State Customs Committee
2 Inshaatchilar Prospekt
Baku AZ1073, Azerbaijan

Tel: (+994 12) 404 22 00, (+994 12) 404 22 17