Armenia transports cargo via Black Sea after Azeri transit ban - TV

Azad Azarbaycan TV, Baku
15 Jun 05

[Presenter] Even though Baku has prevented cargo from being transported
to Armenia via Azerbaijan and Georgia, interested companies have
chosen a new route. Officers from the [Azerbaijani] State Customs
Committee have defined the route.

[Correspondent over video of head of the State Customs Committee
Kamaladdin Heydarov] Cargo transport to Armenia via the Black Sea
has increased since Azerbaijan prevented it from being transported to
Armenia through its territory and Georgia, the head of the Azerbaijani
State Customs Committee, Kamaladdin Heydarov, has said. He went on
to say that mainly oil products were being transported to Armenia.

[Heydarov, speaking to microphone] According to our information,
the volume of fuel products which are being transported to Armenia
via the Black Sea has increased. We know that Armenia receives oil
from Iran as well. But this has not yet been verified.

[Correspondent] Mr Heydarov said that local businessmen investing in
Azerbaijan will be exempt from customs duties under the president's
anti-inflation decree. He said that only foreign businessmen have
been granted this opportunity so far.

[Passage omitted: Heydarov hopes the issue will be settled soon,
customs export duties to be paid with plastic cards]

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress