New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes?

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes? The next round of bilateral consultations between World Trade Organization (WTO) and Azerbaijan started in Geneva on June 03, 2013. The negotiation round will be completed on June 07, 2013 . “They are expected to involve representatives from 10-12 countries. Full-fledged bilateral negotiations will be held with some of them and talks on specific issues with others”- Ministry of Foreign Affairs... Read More

Next Round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises?

Next round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises? Next round negotiations of Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO will be at the last week of November, 2012, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend on September, 11, 2012. “We have a maximum of four to six weeks beforehand to send answers to WTO member countries’ questions, proposals for negotiations and so on. Work on the answers is almost complete and I think we... 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

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has very good chances to be the winner in Shah Deniz consortium`s route selection process, TAP Managing Director Kjetil Tungland said in an interview with Trend news agency in Baku. “I am confident that TAP will be selected as the final route to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe,“ Tungland said. According to him, TAP has several advantages... Read More

Next WTO Accession Negotiations; No Results?

Next WTO Accession Negotiations; No Results? Azerbaijani Delegation on WTO Accession attended in the next working group meeting, as well as in bilateral meetings on goods and services in the framework of the IX round of multilateral talks on Azerbaijan’s membership in the WTO on February 23-24th, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that bilateral negotiations with the U.S., EU, Norway, Canada, Ecuador and Japan... Read More

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe Azerbaijan has all opportunities for supplying gas to Europe, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. He explained that one idea to bring his country’s gas to Europe is to build a dedicated pipeline across Turkey to the border with the EU. It would then split up in two branches, one toward Greece and one to Bulgaria, where it would split... Read More