It was reported that according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, rice imported from Pakistan to Azerbaijan will be exempted from a 15% customs duty.
Yeniavaz.com reports, that the share of rice imported from Pakistan to Azerbaijan is small compared to other countries.
For the first 9 months of this year, 43,000 tons of rice were imported to Azerbaijan from abroad. Pakistan accounted for 936 tons or 2.2% of imported rice.
India has made the largest contribution. 74% of all rice imports or 31.7 thousand tons were imported from India.
Rice was imported to Azerbaijan from the following countries:
|Country||General Import||Cost 1 kg|
|India||31 740,5 thousand tons||0,92 $|
|Kazakhstan||4 874,3 thousand tons||0,61 $|
|Russia||4 109,2 thousand tons||0,57 $|
|Thailand||1 021 thousand tons||0,75 $|
|Pakistan||935,5 thousand tons||0,71 $|
|China||106,1 thousand tons||0,57 $|
|Turkey||38,8 thousand tons||1,55 $|
|Uruguay||19 thousand tons||1,1 $|
|Iran||12 thousand tons||1 $|
|Italy||7,1 thousand tons||2,5 $|
|Vietnam||2,9 thousand tons||1,1 $|
|Luxembourg||2,7 thousand tons||8,2 $|
|Romania||2 thousand tons||0,80 $|
|Cambodia||0,8 thousand tons||2,56 $|
|Great Britain||0,62 thousand tons||2,7 $|
|Peru||0,02 thousand tons||2,5 $|
|Korea||0,01 thousand tons||3 $|
|USA||0,01 thousand tons||27 $|
As can be seen from the published data, the customs value of 1 kilogram of rice imported from Pakistan was 71 cents (1.2 manats), and the customs value of 1 kilogram of rice imported from India was 92 cents (1.56 manats). Pakistani rice entered the country 30% cheaper than Indian rice. After removing the customs duty of 15%, the difference in price will be greater.
For information, we note that the annual demand for rice in Azerbaijan is more than 60,000 tons, and only 17-18% is provided by local production.
It should also be noted that more than 80% of rice imported to Azerbaijan is produced by 9 companies - "Veysəloğlu" LLC, "Tamashaee Foods" LLC, "QİDA XXI" LLC, "Best-Tarım" LLC, "Babək" firması - (Babek), " Xudafərin-1" LLC, "Elsaan Group LLC", "AL market" LLC and "Sun Food" LLC.