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Ministerial Decree № 302 on food safety certificate.

This Decree sets forth procedures and principles on expertise, sampling, quality control, and certification of foodstuffs. The Food Safety Agency has the authority to issue food safety certificates according to the hygiene, phytosanitary, veterinary and ecological requirements in the fields of internal and international trade. This...
Azerbaijan
2018

Ministerial Decree № 303 on certification and registration of stakeholders engaged in food sector for food safety.

The public institutions, municipalities, legal and real persons engaged in food sector shall be registered by the Food Safety Agency. The activities of these registered stakeholders shall be under control by the Food Safety Agency in accordance with the hygiene, phytosanitary, veterinary and ecological requirements with...
Azerbaijan
2018

Presidential Decree № 3596 on additional measures to strengthen the structure of the Food Safety Agency.

In order to strengthen the structure of the Food Safety Agency, the President decrees to give some laboratories under the responsibility of the Agency. The laboratories for quality control of food and non-food products under the Ministry of Economy, laboratories for veterinary, phytosanitary, toxicology and quality...
Azerbaijan
2018

Presidential Decree № 1681 on general principles and structure of the Food Safety Agency.

This Presidential Decree sets forth provisions on the general principles of the Food Safety Agency in Annex-I and the structure of the Agency in Annex-II. The President decrees to establish a Food Safety Institute under the Food Safety Agency. The Institute shall be responsible for conducting...
Azerbaijan
2017

Ministerial Decree № 413 amending the Ministerial Decree No. 142 on approval of rules of forms and eligibility of hygiene certificates, veterinary certificates and certificate of compliance for foodstuffs.

This Decree makes changes in “certificate of compliance” section by changing “certifying authority” as “conformity assessment authority”, as well as in “certificate of compliance to foodstuffs” section by changing “certifying authority for accredited foodstuffs” as “authorities prescribed by the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on...
Azerbaijan
2017

Law № 661-VQD amending the Law No. 759-IG on Foodstuffs.

This Law amends Paragraph 5 of Article 7 by changing “biologically active additives” to “biologically active food supplements”. ...
Azerbaijan
2017

Law № 606-VQD amending the Law No. 759-IG on Foodstuffs.

This Law amends Paragraph 1 of Article 6 as “accreditation of foodstuff shall be done by bodies responsible for evaluating the accreditation of relevant executive authorities or accredited conformity assessment bodies, in compliance with the with the requirements of the relevant standards, technical regulations and other...
Azerbaijan
2017

Presidential Decree № 1235 on additional measures to ensure food safety.

A Food Safety Agency shall be established to carry out food control at all stages with farm-to-fork approach. The activities of the Agency are (i) setting hygienic rules and standards, (ii) risk assessment, (iii) certification, and (iv) quality control. This Decree sets forth provisions on...
Azerbaijan
2017

Ministerial Decree No. 231 on veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary control.

This Decree approves the list of imported and exported food, animal and agricultural products on which veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary control shall be carried out. The list gives descriptive information about the products. Furthermore, every product shall have a code number of foreign economic activity commodity...
Azerbaijan
2016

Law No. 289-VQD amending the Law No. 402-IIQ on tea production.

This Law makes minor changes in the original Law. This Law adds sentences regarding prohibition of import of genetically modified plants and planting materials improved through the methods of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering and of usage in tea production. ...
Azerbaijan
2016

Law No. 176-VQ on licences and permits.

This Law sets forth the legal, economic and organizational basis to regulate the licence and permit system regarding entrepreneurial activity in the Azerbaijan Republic. This Law covers a) criteria to specify entrepreneurial activities requiring licence and permit, b) licensing and permit principles of the government, c)...
Azerbaijan
2016

Law No. 62-VQD amending the Law No.208-IIQ of 2001 on viticulture and wine-making.

This Law makes minor changes in the Law No.208-IIQ of 2001 on viticulture and wine-making. This Law adds some sentences, regarding prohibition of using planting materials produced by genetically modified crops, or the methods of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering in wine production and disposal and...
Azerbaijan
2015

Ministerial Decree No. 316 amending the Resolution No. 27 of the Cabinet of Ministers validating Regulations for withdrawing, neutralizing of destruction of the foodstuffs unfit for utilization.

This Decree makes minor changes in the Resolution No. 27 of the Cabinet of Ministers validating Regulations for withdrawing, neutralizing of destruction of the foodstuffs unfit for utilization. According to this Decree, “foodstuffs produced by using genetic materials of genetically modified plants or produced by using...
Azerbaijan
2015

Law № 1334-IVQD amending the Law No. 759-IG On Food Stuffs.

According to this Decree, “withdrawal of foodstuffs which are not suitable for human consumption, expertness” phrases in Paragraph 6 of Article 16 in the Law on foodstuffs shall be replaced with “expenditures, as stipulated in Article 26.4 of the Law on regulating the inspections in the...
Azerbaijan
2015

Ministerial Decree No. 183 amending the Ministerial Decree No. 142 on approval of rules of forms and eligibility of hygiene certificates, veterinary certificates and certificate of compliance for foodstuffs.

This Decree amends the Ministerial Decree No. 142. According to this Decree, “which can pose a threat to human life, health or property” phrase, which is under the rule of hygiene certificates, veterinary certificates and certificate of compliance for foodstuffs shall be replaced with “which can...
Azerbaijan
2015

Ministerial Decree No. 48 amending the Ministerial Decree No. 142 on approval of rules of forms and eligibility of hygiene certificates, veterinary certificates and certificate of compliance for foodstuffs.

This Decree makes several changes by adding several sentences in Article 2, regarding certification. It is stated that “certificate of compliance for foodstuffs imported to Azerbaijan will be valid until the expire date of foodstuffs” shall be added. In addition, the Decree adds sentences regarding the...
Azerbaijan
2015

Presidential Decree No. 333 amending the Presidential Decree No. 969 on additional measures for the implementation of Law No. 759-IG “on foodstuffs”.

This Decree, made by the President, amends Paragraph 5 of Article 1. The Decree states that “Within the competence of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the State Customs Committee and...
Azerbaijan
2014

Law No. 1093-IVQD amending the Law on organic agriculture.

This Law makes minor amendments in the 1st Clause of Article 18.4 of the Law on organic agriculture. The changes, made by this Law, cover information to be given on the label of imported organic agriculture and food products, regarding not using genetically modified organisms and...
Azerbaijan
2014

Law № 1091-IVQD amending the Law No. 759-IG On Food Stuffs.

This Law adds two sentences regarding certification to the Law on foodstuffs. “Certificate of compliance for foodstuffs imported to Azerbaijan will be valid until the expire date of foodstuff” shall be added in the first section. In addition, the Law adds a sentence regarding the payment...
Azerbaijan
2014

Law No. 1033-IVQD amending the Law No. 371 on sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population.

This Law makes minor changes in order to be in compliance with the Law on inspections in the field of entrepreneurship and protection of entrepreneurs’ interests. In Article 28 “the activities of public agencies” shall be changed as “the activities of public agencies shall be carried...
Azerbaijan
2014
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