A press conference was held on the Second Shopping Festival to be held from October 15 to November 15.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said there will be certain differences between the first and the second shopping festivals in terms of season and promotion. According to him, the Second Shopping Festival will stimulate the tourist flow to Azerbaijan.
He noted that the participants of the second festival are more than the first. According to him, 467 enterprises registered, number of participants is 578.
Deputy Minister of Taxes Fazil Alekberov noted that number of VAT kiosks has also been increased to 7. As an operator, the Ministry of Taxes is ready for festival.
Official partners of the Baku Shopping Festival are Ministry of Taxes, AZAL, ASAN Service and AzerTurkBank.
At the event, buyers can have a wide array of products to purchase including electronics, clothes, appliances, cosmetics, furniture and more. These are products in special campaign, promos and discounts from leading global brands from more than 400 stores all over Baku. During the festival, not only are buyers being able to buy specially discounted products but also enjoy profitable shopping with ‘Tax Free’ system applied to certain goods and shops available in the festival.
In addition, visitors can enjoy fashion shows, interactive games and a number of other activities that will entertain them. The Baku Shopping Festival is a great opportunity for buyers in Azerbaijan as well as from neighboring countries to purchase products where they can return a part of the VAT from the amount that they spent. The Baku Shopping Festival Tax Free system give Azerbaijan citizens as well as foreign visitors VAT refund for purchases made over 100 AZN and only at stores marked with “Baku Shopping Festival – Tax Free” stickers.