Getting around in Azerbaijan

Air-Domestic flights . All major cities are frequently served from many cities.  Flight time is short (about 30minuts to 1 hour) to get anywhere in Azerbaijan. Baku Bina (BAK) is 25km east of Baku and journey time takes about 40 minutes. The national airline is Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (J2),

Transportation

Car hire facilities are available through Avis and Hertz in Baku. An International Driving Permit is required or license issued by an European Union country. Driving is on the right

Underground system totaling 32km, but most visitors use taxis or private cars.

Time zone

Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+4).

Azerbaijan Summer Time (AZST) (GMT+5)

Azerbaijan is located partially in Eastern Europe and partially in Western Asia

Communication

· International Calls  from the USA and Canada to Azerbaijan: 011 + 994 + Area Code + number.  Example - Azerbaijan number 99412 444-4444: Dial 011 994 12 444-4444

Electric Current

Azerbaijan uses 220V. Therefore, a converter will be needed in order to use American 110V devices.

Climate

The climate of Azerbaijan is unique. Nine of the Earth's eleven climate zones can be discovered in Azerbaijan. Generally Azerbaijan is very warm, but low temperatures can occur, particularly in the mountains and valleys. Most of the rainfall is in the west.

Tipping

Tipping is appreciated but not compulsory. Service charges are usually included in bills and tipping is not compulsory, although taxi-drivers, waiters and hotel staff are commonly given some small change. 

Business Hours

Business Hours are 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Government departments and agencies usually work half days on Saturday.

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Doing Business in 2010 Azerbaijan (PDF)

The following pages present the summary Doing Business indicators for Azerbaijan. The data used for this country profile come from the Doing Business database and are summarized in graphs.

A co-publication of The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

· The National Bank of Azerbaijan

· Baku Stock Exchange

· Baku Interbank Currency Exchange

· The International Bank of Azerbaijan

Links to the website of Ministry of Taxes of The Republic of Azerbaijan

· Auction & Tenders

· Information about Tax Forms

· Commercial Tax Confidentiality

· Entrepreneurs Tax Guide

Doing Business in Azerbaijan is a general guide for companies operating in or considering investment into Azerbaijan.

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Baker & McKenzie

Doing Business in Azerbaijan 2009 (PDF)

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