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U.S.-Azerbaijan Business Directory 2015 Publisher:

The United States – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC)

Publication Director:

Susan Sadigova

Production Manager:

Aytan Aliyeva

Editor:

John Boit

Art Director/Designer:

Jeff Groves

USACC would like to thank all the advertisers who made this publication possible. If you would like to advertise in the next issue of this publication, please contact us at chamber@usacc.org.

Copies of this publication may be ordered from:

United States – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) 1212 Potomac Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 Tel: 202-333-8702; Fax: 202-333-8703 E-mail: chamber@usacc.org; Website: www.usacc.org

Copyright 2015 USACC

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Table of Contents Welcome from the Executive Director......................................................... 1 About USACC................................................................................................... 2 Azerbaijan - Fact Sheet.................................................................................. 9 Outlook 2015..................................................................................................... 14 Economic Growth............................................................................................... 14 Forecast Summary ............................................................................................ 15 Prospects for Trade and Investments.................................................................. 16 Useful Travel Information.................................................................................... 20

USACC Members........................................................................................... 25 About USACC Membership................................................................................. 25 Benefactor Members.......................................................................................... 27 Sustaining Members........................................................................................... 39 Regular Members............................................................................................... 42 Associate Members............................................................................................ 53

U.S. Contacts................................................................................................. 57 U.S. Government................................................................................................ 57 U.S. Government Agencies................................................................................. 67 Major U.S. Non-Government Agencies................................................................ 71 U.S. Organizations and Institutions..................................................................... 81 International Organizations in U.S....................................................................... 92 Azerbaijani Contacts in U.S................................................................................ 93 Azerbaijani Diaspora Organizations in U.S........................................................... 94

Azerbaijani Contacts..................................................................................... 99 Azerbaijani Government..................................................................................... 99 State Committees and Other Government Agencies........................................... 111 Foreign Embassies in Azerbaijan....................................................................... 116 International and Philanthropy Organizations in Azerbaijan................................ 127 Trade and Industry Associations in Azerbaijan................................................... 135

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Business in Azerbaijan.............................................................................. 141 Agriculture......................................................................................................141 Beverages and Dairy Products.................................................................. 141 Food Processing...................................................................................... 142 Meat / Fish.............................................................................................. 143 Tobacco and Alcohol................................................................................ 143 Banking and Finance.......................................................................................144 Banks...................................................................................................... 144 Insurance Companies.............................................................................. 147 Investments............................................................................................. 149 Building, Construction and Real Estate...........................................................152 Construction Companies.......................................................................... 152 Furniture and Interior Design.................................................................... 155 Real Estate.............................................................................................. 156 Business Services............................................................................................157 Airlines.................................................................................................... 157 Business Centers..................................................................................... 159 Courier Services....................................................................................... 161 Hotels...................................................................................................... 162 Auto Sales and Car Rentals...................................................................... 166 Translation, Interpreting and Training........................................................ 169 Travel Agencies........................................................................................ 170 Energy.............................................................................................................171 Exploration Companies............................................................................. 171 Service Contractors.................................................................................. 174 Shipping/Freight Forwarders............................................................................178 Healthcare.......................................................................................................180 Hospitals................................................................................................. 180 Medical Centers....................................................................................... 181 IT and Telecom................................................................................................183 Legal and Tax..................................................................................................188 Law Firms, Tax and Audit ........................................................................ 188 Marketing and Advertising...............................................................................191 Advertising agencies................................................................................ 191 Printing................................................................................................... 192 Market Research...................................................................................... 193 Tourist Attraction and Leisure..........................................................................194 Art Galleries............................................................................................. 194 Concert Halls........................................................................................... 195 Museums................................................................................................ 196 Theaters.................................................................................................. 199 Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.................................................................... 200 Shopping................................................................................................. 204

Index.............................................................................................................. 211 Advertisers Index.............................................................................................220

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US - AZERBAIJAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Membership in the USACC provides companies with direct access to business leaders and government officials in both countries, who are essential to their business development efforts. By attending USACC events and meetings, members are able to interact directly with business executuves and government leaders, as well as industry experts, creating unparalleled networking opportunities.

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Welcome from the Executive Director Dear friends and colleagues, We are pleased to introduce the 2015 issue of the USACC Business Directory, a resource filled with useful facts and background information, as well as updated contact lists for key government offices, businesses, and international organizations in the United States and Azerbaijan. This newest edition contains our most comprehensive directory to date. It is our aim that American and Azerbaijani audiences will use this directory to further promote bilateral commercial relations and to explore new business opportunities. The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) is uniquely positioned to guide American investors through the legal, regulatory and cultural landscapes as they seek to establish successful business operations in Azerbaijan. The 2015 Business Directory is just one of the many tools available to USACC members as they explore opportunities within and between the two countries. We invite you to also consider our full range of the services that the USACC provides to its members by visiting our website at www.usacc.org We wish to extend a special note of gratitude to the advertisers who made this publication possible. Your support is deeply appreciated. To all our members, colleagues and friends, I wish you success in 2015 and hope you will call on the USACC should you have any specific questions or needs.

Sincerely,

Susan Sadigova Executive Director

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About USACC Since its inception in 1995, the United States - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) has been a vital resource for American companies seeking to establish longterm business ties with Azerbaijan. Its deep membership pool consists of a diverse group of businesses from all sectors of the economy, including Fortune 500 companies. Called by the Washington Post “the most forceful advocate in Washington for U.S. investment” in Azerbaijan, the USACC is the premier conduit for improved business and commercial ties between the two countries. The USACC was a key driving force behind two of the world’s most strategic and ambitious regional energy projects: the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the BakuTbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, both of which are operational today. As Azerbaijan continues to diversify its economy, the USACC has been active in promoting other sectors such as agriculture, construction, information technology, alternative energy and tourism. The USACC organizes an impressive annual schedule of trade missions and conferences, and arranges business meetings where key government and business leaders from both countries can meet, share ideas and forge partnerships. Members of the USACC enjoy high level access to key contacts and are invited to invitation-only events in both countries each year. The USACC also publishes the most comprehensive business information available with such flagship publications as this Business Directory, the USACC Investment Guide, and of course regular updates through its website (www.usacc.org) and e-newsletters to members.

The Mission of the USACC is to: ƒƒ Facilitate and encourage trade and investment in both Azerbaijan and the United States. ƒƒ Provide a forum for members to interact with policy-makers from Azerbaijan and the United States, as well as with non-governmental experts. ƒƒ Serve as a liaison with governmental and non-governmental entities, business organizations and think tanks to encourage cooperation and the exchange of information. ƒƒ Assist companies doing business in Azerbaijan and the United States with their needs and promote their commercial objectives. ƒƒ Promote bilateral economic relations and projects between Azerbaijan and the United States. ƒƒ Provide reliable information and networking services and create an environment where partnerships and exchanges can thrive.

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