Call for Papers and Abstracts – International Transport-Logistics Corridor: Development Impulses from Zangilan

The international conference “International Transport-Logistics Corridor: Development Impulses from Zangilan” will be held on 16-17 November 2023. Organizers – the office of the Special Representative of the President of Azerbaijan in Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan districts (the East Zangezur economic region), the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan Republic, the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Republic and Institute of Economics under the Ministry of Science and Education.

The organizing committee of the international event invites scientists, experts, researchers, representatives of international organizations engaged in training and capacity building, as well as civil society organizations and the private sector to participate in the conference.

For participation, applicants from around the world can submit their scientific and policy papers.Initially, authors should submit the abstracts of their contributions. The selected authors will be requested to submit the full versions of their papers, later on.

The contributions may cover various topics in key areas such as Customs, international trade, logistics, supply chain, international transport corridors (such as the Middle Corridor), establishment of innovative Customs service models along those routes, as well as the Customs and trade supply chain security in the for trade and logistics.In their contributions, authors should address such issues such as the role of customs services, trade, logistics, transport and other operators, infrastructure, strategies, policies of their countries in regional, interregional and international trade facilitation, supply chain management, security and stability.

Thematic areas and topics

Diverse thematic areas of the international conference include, but are not limited to, the following themes and topics:

  • Reforms and regulatory measures supporting efficient trade (e.g., trade facilitation) along the transport corridors
  • Facilitation of cross-border trade procedures along the transport corridors
  • Digital Technologies and Customs along the transport corridors
  • Security and potential risks along the transport corridors

The participants also have a possibility link their Customs-related submissions also to trade, transport and logistics and supply chain.

For further information and specific instructions and requirements for responding to this Call for Papers, as well as registration, please visit the conference webpage.