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09 March 2020 [10:38] - Today.Az
The Azerbaijani government made amendments in "Commodity nomenclature of Azerbaijan’s foreign economic activity, rates of import customs duties and rates of export customs duties," Trend reports referring to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani government made amendments in "Commodity nomenclature
of Azerbaijan’s foreign economic activity, rates of import customs
duties and rates of export customs duties," Trend reports referring to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved "Action plan to prevent the spread
of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Azerbaijan" by order of January 30,
One of the important issues in the work to prevent the infection
spread in the country is also providing the population and medical
institutions with necessary medical supplies at an affordable price, and
strengthening resources for a number of medical means.
In this regard, the order exempts imports of shoe covers, sterile and
non-sterile gloves, face masks (for surgical operation and procedures)
and respirators (given that the products are imported from abroad) from
the state import duties until June 1, 2020.
Azerbaijan remains one of the countries, least affected by the
rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The country's official
structures are applying necessary measures to prevent any possible
exposure of coronavirus. Azerbaijan has also imported necessary medical
equipment to carry out coronavirus tests.
Member of the Operational Headquarters created under the Azerbaijani
Cabinet of Ministers in connection with coronavirus Yagut Garayeva said
on March 5 that at least 500 people have been quarantined in the
Until now, no deaths from the disease have been recorded in the country.
Azerbaijan's official structures have also set up quarantine centers
in the country's districts, which would allow to react faster to the
possible outbreak due to joint borders. Azerbaijan shares border with
Iran, where coronavirus is currently spreading rapidly.
As a contribution to international efforts to prevent the risk of the
spread of coronavirus infection, Azerbaijan's government provided
voluntary financial assistance worth $5 million to the COVID-19 Fund as
part of the WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP). On
March 7 World Health Organization officially thanked Azerbaijan for its
financial contrivution to the global COVID-19 response.