DTH - Digital Trade Hub (DTH) was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated February 22, 2017 "On additional measures to strengthen the position of the Republic of Azerbaijan as a Digital Trade Hub and expand foreign trade operations" is an electronic public-private partnership platform created to further develop the database and strengthen the position of the Republic of Azerbaijan as a digital trading hub in the region. Mobile and electronic residency is provided to non-residents through DTH. Azerbaijan is the first country in the world to offer m-Resident, the second after Estonia to offer e-Resident. A number of e-services are provided to foreign citizens through this hub: 

Services provided by Digital Trade Hub

1. m- Residency

     - virtual personal identification number

     - electronic business certificate for businesses

     - access to electronic public services

     - opportunity to benefit from business services

2. online company registration

    - registration process in 3 languages

    - staged simplified interface

    - virtual address and support services

3. electronic signature and electronic document

   - advanced electronic signature certificate

   - electronic signature of documents

4. online bank account

   - corporate bank account

   - individual bank account

   - access to other banking services

5. online single export application

   - simplified interface

   - “only once” principle

   - one window principle

   - electronic declaration

   - online export subsidy

6. free sales certificate

   - introduced for the first time in Azerbaijan

   - system has been fully digitalized

   - no contact between public officials and entrepreneurs

The Consortium of the Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) established to develop the digital infrastructure and platform for cross-border e-Trade in Azerbaijan and strengthen the position of the country as the Digital Hub in a regional and global scale. The Consortium is composed of PASHA Bank, B.EST Solutions and AzerTelecom representing the private sector and the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication of the Republic of Azerbaijan representing the public sector. The Consortium aims to develop the infrastructure for cross-border e-services, contribute to the introduction of advanced digital services and infrastructure in the Azerbaijan and support the digital transformation of the country.

Using DTH, over 100 foreign nationals from 30 countries in 2018-2020 were provided with Virtual Personal Identification Numbers of Azerbaijan and individual and business e-signature certificates to use government and business e-services in the country.

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