Azerbaijan doubles import duty on potatoes

A government building in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.

Starting 5 September Azerbaijan has doubled customs duty on imported potatoes.

The Cabinet Ministers has amended today "The commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activity of Azerbaijan, rates of import customs duties & export customs duties".

The initiators of this amendment are the Ministries of Agriculture, of Finance, and of Economy and the State Customs Committee.

According to the amendment, from 5 September import of goods on code 0701 90 500 0 (early potatoes, harvested between January 1 to June 30) and 0701 90 900 0 (other potatoes) are taxed at a rate of 30% (previously rate: 15%).

The duty is temporary and is valid until 31 October 31, 2018.