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Ease of Doing Business in

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Download Profile (1750.7KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 9,651,349
GNI Per Capita (US$) 6,560
City covered Baku

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 65 61 down
4
67.99 67.84 down
0.15
Starting a Business 5 5
-
97.74 97.75 down
0.01
Dealing with Construction Permits 127 121 down
6
63.63 64.13 down
0.50
Getting Electricity 105 104 down
1
64.83 64.10 up
0.73
Registering Property 22 21 down
1
82.52 82.55 down
0.03
Getting Credit 118 109 down
9
40.00 40.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 32 30 down
2
65.00 65.00
-
Paying Taxes 40 41 up
1
83.52 83.08 up
0.44
Trading across Borders 83 85 up
2
72.28 71.48 up
0.80
Enforcing Contracts 44 43 down
1
65.66 65.66
-
Resolving Insolvency 86 82 down
4
44.77 44.68 up
0.09

Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 5

DB 2016 Rank: 5

Change in Rank: 0

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 97.74

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 97.75

Change in DTF (% points): down0.01

Standardized Company
Legal form: Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: AZN 0
City: Baku
Indicator Azerbaijan Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 2.0 4.9 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 3.0 10.2 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.3 4.7 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 2.0 4.9 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 3.0 10.2 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.3 4.7 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 4.0 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain electronic signature for online registration

    Agency: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies

    An electronic signature is a pre-requisite to online registration. An electronic signature is issued by Ministry of Taxes Certificate Services and Ministry of Information Technology. Starting from January 2014, it takes 1 day to get an e-signature.
    1 day AZN 72
    2

    Complete online registration; obtain TIN number and register for VAT

    Agency: One Stop Shop, Ministry of Taxes

    Online registration is available as of December 2011 (Article 5-1. has been added to the Law of Azerbaijan Republic "On state registration of legal entities and state registry.") Online registration has been exempted from state fee and is completely free (Article 20-1.3 of the Law of Azerbaijan Republic “On State Fee”).

    According to the amendments of the Law “On state registration and state registry of legal entities” dated November 28, 2014 for
    e-registration, only charter has to be attached to the electronic application. Application is made through the Ministry of Tax’s web page. The time limit for online registration is 1 day. A hard copy can also be obtained from the Tax Office. Having a registration number is sufficient to start operation.

    Documents required for paper registration include the following:
    -Standard application form
    -Founding documents – the charter of the entity approved by the founder or his/her legal representative, minutes of the foundation meeting;
    -Resolution of establishment
    -If the founder is an individual – copy of his/her identity card (notarization of the signature is optional);
    -A document confirming the legal address of the entity (if leased it needs to be notarized, cost 2 AZN + 0.20 AZN if it is done in ASAN).

    2 days no charge