The Azerbaijani National Platform (NP) considers that the Association Agreement is a unique document on foreign and security policy, law, freedom, economy and culture that underpins a bilateral and deep partnership within the framework of the Eastern Partnership. Moreover, the Association Agreement confirms the possibility of starting negotiations on the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the government of Azerbaijan and the European Union.

While it is necessary to adjust the trade regulations of the member states to the regulations of partner states, becoming the member of World Trade Organization is crucial. Therefore, we accept this opportunity as an advantageous part of this partnership. The NP considers important to accelerate the process of bilateral and multilateral negotiations in order to quickly adjust Azerbaijan’s standards, particularly the country’s standards on foreign trade to the EU standards and expedite the process of becoming a member of the World Trade Organization.

The National Platform calls for a start of the negotiations on signing a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU.

Position Paper of the National Platform