FDI friendly laws

  • National regime for foreign investors. All investors including domestic and foreign have equal rights and opportunities. No restrictions for any type of foreign investment
  • Azerbaijani legislation is evolving in line with the welcoming policy for foreign businesses
  • Strong investor protection policy and legislation. Guarantees for foreign investors against adverse changes in the legislation, nationalization, requisition, discrimination policy. Compensation of damages and repatriation of profits ensured legislatively.
  • 8th economy in the world narrowing the distance to the best performance in protecting investors the most since 2005. Placed 25th among 185 economies in the ranking on protecting investors (WB "Doing Business 2013")
  • Azerbaijan has signed bilateral investment treaties with 46 countries and a number of multilateral conventions such as UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitrate Awards and Washington Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States
  • Azerbaijan has signed 45 bilateral treaties on the avoidance of double taxation
  • Low burden of government regulation