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Azerbaijan - Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade

  • Azerbaijan Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade

    About: The Eastern Partnership Ready to Trade project assists small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) from Azerbaijan and other European Partnership countries to access new markets with a focus on the European Union (EU).  

    Beneficiaries: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), relevant business support organizations (BSOs) and other sector representative bodies in Azerbaijan.

    Main benefits for small and medium-sized enterprises:

    • Enhanced capacities to produce goods in accordance with global and EU market demands through advisory services, coaching and trainings on certification, packaging, production, marketing, branding, promotion and others
    • Increased awareness of the requirements for access to international and EU markets through various workshops and seminars
    • New business linkages with the EU through participation in trade fairs, study tours, buyer/seller meeting and other

    Main benefits for business support organizations:

    • Improved business development services through capacity-building activities on sectoral trade intelligence, quality management and certification procedures
    • Expanded skills and network as a result of participation in trainings and consulting events for SMEs

    Target sectors: Agro-processing & Handicrafts

    Specific target product groups:

    • Processed fruits and vegetables
    • Dried fruits
    • Handicrafts and silk scarfs
    • Herbal teas

    Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade in Azerbaijan at a glance

    Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade in Azerbaijan at a glance

    How we work: The project assists exporting and export-ready SMEs along the whole value chain in producing value added goods in accordance with international and EU market requirements and links these SMEs to international markets. In particular, the programme aims at:

    • Conducting companies' assessment of target product groups and providing concrete recommendations on how to strengthen their export potential for the EU
    • Analyzing trade logistics in Azerbaijan and providing recommendations on its enhancement with the objective to both facilitate SMEs' exports to the EU and advance the country's transit potential
    • Providing support to SMEs and key institutional actors in e-commerce
    • Providing targeted capacity-building, market access and other advisory services to SMEs
    • Enhancing capacities of selected BSOs to provide SMEs with quality and relevant services along the value chain
    • Creating business linkages

    Expected Results:

    • Greater export flow of goods from Azerbaijan to the EU market
    • Enhanced competitiveness of Azerbaijani SMEs
    • Improved business-development services provided by national BSO

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  • Project brochure

    Project brochure

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