Baku, 10th October 2019
At the 3rd Digital Trade Forum named “Digitalization of the Silk Road” held on October 9, 2019 in Baku, for the first time in the history of Azerbaijan, the Agreement on formation a Public-Private Partnership Consortium through Asan İmza mobile electronic signature between the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communications, PASHA Bank, B.EST Solutions and AzerTelecom, was signed.
More than 200 delegates attended the conference, organized by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communications, from the USA, Israel, Russia, the UK, Estonia, Turkey, Spain and other countries.
Speaking at the conference, CEO and Founder of B.EST Solutions – operator Asan İmza and Partner of Digital Trade Hub (DTH) in Azerbaijan, as well as the head of Mobile-ID project consortium in Azerbaijan, Mrs. Jana Krimpe, noted that Consortium will open new horizons for cooperation on sustainable development between public and private sectors, and that project can be considered as a very successful step towards the digitization of Azerbaijan.
She has also added that formation of consortium will further strengthen the position of Azerbaijan as a center of digital trade in the region, expand the use of digital technologies in the social, economic and financial sectors, as well as digitalize existing services, provide new services and other innovations to facilitate access to electronic services for legal and individuals being either residents or non-residents.
It should be noted that strengthening the process of providing cross-border electronic services within the framework of project with relevant legislation would open up great opportunities for Azerbaijan in the future.
Digital Trade Hub (DTH) of Azerbaijan:
DTH facilitates cross-border e-services such as e-customs, e-invoicing, e-banking, the opening of a company, taxes and accounting as well as e-document management including certificates of origin, phytosanitary documents, shipping documents and many more. DTH provides an unprecedented opportunity to connect to global markets. It allows the seamless trade of goods on a broad scale and makes a profound impact locally, regionally and globally.
The technology behind DTH is vendor-neutral and supports unlimited speed and traffic volume. It is not a cloud solution and each country as a system owner may download it and install it into their own environment. Governments have full control of their own data and its usage. After that, they can easily make a secure data exchange with any other country’s DTH.
DTH strives to become the Amazon or Alibaba of a country with a cross-border e-commerce platform that simplifies export procedures for local SMEs, all verified by the state. DTH connects different stakeholders and policy areas across sectors, borders and institutions, making it easy to move goods legally between countries.
OECD published case study for B.EST Solutions Digital Trade Hub in the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2017 and the DTH in Azerbaijan was recognised as an outstanding innovation as it generated $475 million worth of goods ordered in the first year of activity, contributing to the increase of non-oil exports by 27%.
Read more at: https://dth.azexport.az/
About Asan İmza:
Asan İmza is the national mobile-ID of Azerbaijan that citizens can get from Azercell, Bakcell, Azerfon and Pasha Bank. People have made more than 90 million transactions with it, making life more easy, secure and simple. You can use it to access 650+ electronic services from banking, tax and university to public e-services in a fast, secure and convenient way 24/7. Thanks to it, Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in cyber security regarding e-identity.
Read more at: www.asanimza.az
About B.EST Solutions:
B.EST Solutions is a trusted partner operating Asan İmza. For managing the solution, its people have been awarded and recognized by Google and the Financial Times, the U.S State Department and German Marshall Fund, OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation amongst many. B.EST Solutions has been promoting and representing Azerbaijan at top major conferences around the world, fostering co-operation, foreign direct investments and cross-border trade with the goal of increasing the national wealth of Azerbaijan.
Read more at: http://www.bestsolutions.az