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1 Investment Promotion Foundation AZERBAIJAN: BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2 Investment Promotion Foundation SNAPSHOT Establishment: 28 May 1918 Independence: 18 October 1991 Area: Population: OfHicial Language: Government system: 86.6 thsd km million Azerbaijani Presidential Republic Membership in: UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, OIC Highlights: 1st democratic republic in the Islamic world 1st Opera in the Islamic world Women voting rights in 1918 (Italy ; Switzerland ; France 1944) Currency: Manat: 1 AZN = 0.95 USD

3 Investment Promotion Foundation BUSINESS CLIMATE Developed legal framework Top reformer of business regulations worldwide according to the WB Doing Business reports 2009 and 2015 Easy business start-up One- stop- shop system for business registration requiring 2 business days for start- up Competitive tax regime E- tax system. Corporate tax 20%, VAT 18%, SimpliVied tax 4% or 2%. Tax holidays for agriculture, industrial and technological parks Government e-services 454 e- services by state authorities

4 Investment Promotion Foundation INVESTMENT CLIMATE Welcoming policy National regime for foreign investors with no restrictions for any type of foreign investment and no local content requirement Guarantees for investors Guarantees against adverse changes in the legislation, nationalisation and requisition. No restrictions for repatriation of provits Legal framework Sophisticated domestic legislation in addition to the international mechanisms for protection and promotion of foreign investment (New York and Washington Conventions, 46 BITs and 45 DTTs) Institutional support mechanisms AZPROMO, Azerbaijan Investment Company, One- stop- shops at industrial and technology parks

5 Investment Promotion Foundation ECONOMY IN BRIEF GROWTH IN LAST 10 YEARS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN TRADE ,2 bln. USD 8,0 bln. USD 31,0 bln. USD ,9 bln. USD 3,3 bln. USD 28,0 bln. USD ,2 bln. USD 4,2 bln. USD 8,5 bln. USD Source: State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, Central Bank of Azerbaijan

6 Investment Promotion Foundation COMPETITIVENESS Global Competitiveness Report st among CIS countries (7 times running, 40 th among 140 countries Major indicators: InVlation 1 st Macroeconomic environment 10 th Government budget balance 16 th General government debt 14 th Labour market efviciency 30 rd Capacity for innovation 43 rd Technological readiness 56 th The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. This in turn depends on how productively a country uses available resources. Therefore, the Global Competitiveness Index measures the set of institutions, policies, and factors that set the sustainable current and medium- term levels of economic prosperity.

7 Investment Promotion Foundation ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION Structure of GDP DiversiHication of economy and development of non- oil sectors are key strategic priority of economic policy non- oil oil Non- oil GDP, growth % Foreign investments in non- oil sectors, bln. USD

8 Investment Promotion Foundation Output Structure of Non-oil Industry January June 2015 Non- oil Processing Industry 69.3% Sector'Contributions'to'Non/Oil'Output' Mining 1.6% Water, Waste management 3% Electric Energy, Gas and Steam 26.1% Food$and$beverages$ 37.4%$ Construc)on* 6.4%$ Metallurgy$ 4.5%$ Electricals$ 1.4%$ Other$ 11.8%$ Chemicals$ 5.6%$ Machinery$and$ plants$ 2.2%$

9 Investment Promo6on Founda6on Agriculture in Azerbaijan: inputs for food processing Production of main crops (thousands, tonnes) Cereals Potatoes Vegetables Fruits and berries

10 Investment Promo6on Founda6on Production of main animal products (thousands, tonnes) Wool Eggs, mln. Milk Meat

11 GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Tax exemptions (Profits Tax, VAT, Property and Income Tax), except Land Tax Import VAT and Customs Duty exemptions for equipment and machinery Extremely generous subsidies, discounts and other privileges to producers up to 70% Soft loans and other financing NESF USD940,000,000 (to end 2014)

12 57.7% AGRICULTURE IN NUMBERS Agricultural lands constitute 57.7% of Azerbaijan s land area Agriculture engages 38% of the employed population Rural inhabitants account for 46% of the total population

13 99.7% of agricultural produce generated in private sector Average growth of 5%-6% over the last decade AGRICULTURE IN NUMBERS Current share in total GDP: around 6% Investments up x17 over the past decade Capital investments: approx. USD

14 EXPORTS Main Export Products: - canned fruits and vegetables - fresh fruits and vegetables - fruit juice - raw cotton - tobacco Main Export Destinations: EU, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine.

15 Investment Promo6on Founda6on FDI Opporunities in Agriculture The main segments of the food processing industry in Azerbaijan: I Meat processing I Production of dairy products I Canning of fruits and vegetables I Beverages Food products are high on the Government s agenda for import substitution and export orientation Azerbaijan is a traditional supplier of agriculture and food products to CIS market of around 300 mln. population

16 Investment Promo6on Founda6on Opportunities for FDI in Agriculture I Production of fresh fruits and vegetables I Pedigree cattle farms I Poultry-farming I Seed farming I Floriculture I Horticulture I Apiculture I Silkworm breeding I Medicinal herbs

17 Investment Promo6on Founda6on Opportunities: Food Processing I Production of tomato paste I Production of fruit juices I Production of meat and dairy products I Production of plant and animal oils I Honey production I Production of mineral and natural water I Potato processing (production of potato chips, potato flour etc) I Bakery and Confectionery production I Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit production I Nuts processing and Production of hazel chocolate oil I Production of baby food I Production of olives and olive products I Wine production and other alcoholic drinks I Production of mayonnaise, ketchup and other sauces

18 Investment Promo6on Founda6on Opportunities: Infrastructure I Cold storages I Greenhouses I Grain storehouses I Slaughterhouses I Logistics centers I Agricultural equipment I Packaging and labeling facilities I Agro-industry services I Veterinary and phytosanitary services

19 Azerbaijan Investment Company Supporting Non-Oil Sector Development

20 PORTFOLIO DISTRIBUTION 5.40% 11.00% 3.30% Sub - Funds - 5.4% Agriculture - 11% Food Processing - 3.3% 80.30% Industry %

21 DAVACHI BROILER OJSC PURPOSE: Renovation and capacity expansion of one of the largest poultry production farms in Azerbaijan PROJECT VALUE: $14,475,000 (part of over $60mln. venture) LAUNCH: 2010 STAKEHOLDER STRUCTURE: 25% 37,31% AIC - 25% Local Private Investors - 37,69% 37,69% Baku Investment Company - 37,31% STATUS: Current

22 DAVACHI BROILER OJSC Territory: 135 ha Payroll: 800 Capacity: 13,000 tonnes/year

23 PURPOSE: Construction of the first modern seed processing plant and granary, and cultivation of highly reproductive, elite and super-elite seeds using advanced technologies PROJECT VALUE: $24,030,000 LAUNCH: 2010 STATUS: Current AZERTOKHUM LLC 19,78% 17,46% 62,76% STAKEHOLDER STRUCTURE: AIC - 17,46% Local Private Investors - 62,76% Azeragro LLC - 19,78%

24 AZERTOKHUM LLC Territory: 70,000 sqm Storage Capacity: 60,000 tonnes Production Capacity: 86,400 tonnes/year Drying Capacity: 108 tonnes/day Cleaning Capacity: 216 tonnes/day Packing Capacity: 216 tonnes/day

25 AGSTAFA AGROSERVICE LLC PURPOSE: Establishment of an advanced agrotechnical services facility to help improve productivity and efficient use of the soil PROJECT VALUE: $5,934,000 LAUNCH: % STAKEHOLDER STRUCTURE: AIC - 25% RAO Global Group GmbH - 75% STATUS: Exited %

26 AGSTAFA AGROSERVICE LLC CLAAS KGaA mbh Fligl Agrartechnik HORSCH Maschinen GmbH Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH Schmotzer Agrartechnic GmbH

27 Investment Promotion Foundation Baku Business Center, Neftchilar ave. 44, Baku AZ1000 Azerbaijan Tel.: (+99412) /48; Fax: (+99412) Azerbaijan Investment Company 37 Khojali Ave. Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1025 TEL: (+99412) FAX: (+99412)

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