Questionnaire on trade aspects of an Association agreement with Azerbaijan
- Policy field: Trade Policies
- Target group: All stakeholders with an interest in the operation of EU-Azerbaijan trade and economic relations
- Closing Date: Completed - 15/11/2010
Objective of the consultation
On 26 April 2010 the European Commission was authorised to open negotiations for an association agreement with Azerbaijan. Title 4 of this agreement concerns trade and trade related matters. This part will provide for an upgrade of the current PCA (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) with Azerbaijan. The agreement will lay the foundation for a political association and a gradual economic integration ultimately bringing the two economies as close as possible. It will aim at a very high level of ambition, within the framework of a non preferential trade agreement, and address issues such as export disciplines, access to infrastructures, SPS and will provide for a binding dispute settlement mechanism.
DG Trade has prepared a questionnaire so as to give stakeholders the opportunity to provide input and help the Commission in establishing priorities and take decisions throughout the negotiating process.
The results of this consultation will feed into the Commission's position in international negotiations. Therefore, exceptionally, the replies to this questionnaire will not be made public.
Azerbaijan is not yet a WTO member. The work for Azerbaijan accession is ongoing. The replies to the questions of this questionnaire will also serve as inputs to this negotiation. The Association Agreement will also give the long term perspective of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement once Azerbaijan has met the necessary conditions, the first and foremost of those being Azerbaijan's WTO membership.
Please send your replies to the questionnaire, which you can download below, by Monday 15 November 2010 to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Should you have any questions regarding this consultation, please send your queries to the same e-mail address.
Thank you in advance for your valuable input.