Azerbaijan Import Restrictions

In order to enter Azerbaijan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Azerbaijan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Azerbaijan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Azerbaijan authorities before posting:

  • Animal products
  • Bees
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer softwear
  • Drugs; prescription
  • Dairy products
  • Electronic and high-frequency machines
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fish products
  • Fabric and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fruit
  • Leeches
  • Medicines
  • Plants and plant products
  • Silkworms
  • Stamps
  • Textile articles
  • Vegetables
  • Veterinary products
  • Weapons, hunting

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Customs Duty

  • Customs duty is not payable on goods under $US200.
  • Articles subject to customs duty must not be sent in ordinary letters.

Special documentation

Commercial goods must include an invoice. Exceptionally, ECI merchandise and parcels must include two copies of an invoice.

Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI and EPI – Parcels Regulations , Azerbaijan prohibits:

  • Animals
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and Currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Eggs, raw
  • Fur
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Ivory
  • Phones/modems
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons

Azerbaijan Post does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.