CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union

CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union The trade relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union are a substantial part of enhancing economic and political relations among both parties. Recent years have been characterized by an expansion of the trade volume between two parties; the EU turned out to be Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partner, in terms... Read More

Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO: an end to facile optimism about the membership?

Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO: an end to facile optimism about the membership? The World Trade Organization (WTO) believes that Azerbaijan has not passed even a quarter of the way to full membership in the WTO. The World Trade Organization (WTO) believes that Azerbaijan has not passed even a quarter of the way to full membership in the WTO. According to the WTO repots, Azerbaijan is not yet ready for adoption of Draft Accession Package and the... Read More

Azerbaijan may join the WTO if oil prices continue to remain low

Azerbaijan may join the WTO if oil prices continue to remain low Azerbaijan is preparing for the next meeting of the working groups on the country’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev informs that the meeting of the working groups will take place in Geneva from 19 to 23 July. “In addition to the meetings of the working groups; Geneva will host multilateral negotiations... Read More

CESD Research Paper: Why Azerbaijan needs a Strategic Reform of its foreign policy towards the European Union?

CESD Research Paper: Why Azerbaijan needs a Strategic Reform of its foreign policy towards the European Union? During the course of 2015 Azerbaijan suffered the impact of two devaluations of the national currency, Azerbaijani Manat (AZN), due to the decrease of the world oil prices. Given that oil and natural gas accounts for more than 90% of Azerbaijani exports, continued low world oil prices had a critical negative impact on the Azerbaijani economy.... Read More

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy Workshop on the impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan economy was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on December, 2012 with financial and logistical support from GIZ, Germany with organizational support of Academic Director, Head of the Center for Economic Studies of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine, the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD).... Read More

‘Talks on Free Trade Zone will be launched after the membership at WTO”

‘Talks on Free Trade Zone will be launched after the membership at WTO” The European Union wants to see progress in the issue of Azerbaijan’s membership at the World Trade Organization, Roland Kobia has told journalists. The head of the EU Representation in Azerbaijan noted that EU had offered Azerbaijan to launch talks on the Free Trade Zone, Gun.Azreports. “But for this, Azerbaijan needs to be a member of the WTO. This is... Read More

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US Sherman Katz, senior advisor of Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, USA, visited Azerbaijan with invitation of Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) on May 2nd-4th, 2012. The trip is organized within the CESD Visiting Professor Program. Ms. Leyla Aliyeva, CESD PR Manager, mentioned Mr. Katz will have discussions with senior officials of Azerbaijan. He will visit President... Read More

Azerbaijan may join the WTO in 2013

Azerbaijan may join the WTO in 2013 If Government of Azerbaijan speed up membership negotiations If the negotiation process will continue at a pace that in 2013 Azerbaijan will become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)- said Vugar Bayramov, chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD). Dr. Bayramov said that after holding bilateral meetings on goods and services in the framework of the IX round of multilateral talks... Read More