Baku to host international conference on “Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan”

  18 October 2017    Read: 649
Baku to host international conference on “Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan”

The first international conference on “Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan: Development Perspectives” will be held in Baku on October 19.

The conference is arranged by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication established by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The conference will be attended by the representatives of the European Union and the World Bank, UNDP, Russia, Estonia, England, Poland, Switzerland, China and other countries.

The conference will review the concept of the Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan as an innovative governmental start-up based on the Public and private partnership. The conference will also present the application and mutual recognition of the electronic signatures, simplifying export procedures, issuing electronic signatures to the non-residents, remote establishing and managing the company as well as new solutions in e-commerce. The Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan is an innovative electronic trade platform, where electronic transactions will be legal, and e-commerce practitioners’ registration procedure at the portal will be verified by the State via legal entities register.

The introduction will be followed by two panel discussions: “Digital Trade Hub as a driver of international trade and economic development of Azerbaijan and innovation solutions of cross-border trade” and “Digital Trade Hub as a means of maximizing synergies in partnership between Public and private sectors”.

The first panel discussion will be moderated by Mrs. Jana Krimpe, the founder of B.EST Solutions company, the “Asan İmza” Mobile ID service operator and the Digital Trade Hub partner. The second panel discussion will be moderated by Mr. Zaur Gardashov, the head of “Azexport.az” portal.

“Asan İmza” has been integrated with Azexport.az portal, developed by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication based on the Public and private partnership and is an innovative product “Made in Azerbaijan”. Today the portal supports exporting goods manufactured in Azerbaijan and collaborates with such global trade platforms as Alibaba.com, eBay.com, Wholesale and All.biz, Amazon, and others.

In accordance with the Decree of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, additional measures are taken to expand the international trade and strengthen the Azexport.az portal as a Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan. According to this Decree “Asan İmza” will be issued to the foreign citizens in all diplomatic representatives of Azerbaijan all around the world. Also the Presidential Decree dated September 12, 2017 ratified Regulations “On “www.azexport.az” web portal”, in accordance with which the users registered on the portal via “Asan İmza” and taxpayers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will be able to make and sign the contracts with their foreign business partners electronically. Other procedures will be also performed by means of enhanced signature “Asan İmza” or “e-Imza”. The conference will also present the m-Residence project enabling foreign nationals to use “Asan İmza”, and therefore, have access to all e-services in Azerbaijan. So they will be able to operate their business from anywhere in the world. Due to the recently launched single AsanDoc.az portal, allowing one signing any electronic document with digital signature “Asan İmza”, provides convenient and legal communication with Public institutions and banks of Azerbaijan. Also it simplified the workflow between the private companies.

The Conference “Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan: Development Perspectives” is another step in developing the concept. It is confirmed by the Memorandum on Collaboration in cross-border exchange of electronic legal documents and mutual recognition of electronic signatures to be signed the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, Russia's “Gazinformservis”, "UTS GIS" and Poland's “Asseco Data System”.

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