Press Release

USACC and USAID to Host Conference Presenting Azerbaijan as a Hub for Trade in the Middle Corridor

BALTIMORE, MD – On Monday, December 12, at 9:00 a.m. EST, USAID will join the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), the Global Chamber, and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America, to host the conference at the World Trade Center Constellation Room in Baltimore.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine continues to cause disruptions in supply chains and food insecurity throughout the region and globally. During the Conference, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Sokolowski will discuss how USAID programming in Azerbaijan, with its emphasis on private sector engagement and encouraging greater regional economic connectivity, can benefit Azerbaijan and its neighbors.

“USAID is also seeking ways to grow Azerbaijan’s role in regional and global trade. This is why USAID is expanding its efforts in Azerbaijan to support the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, also known as the Middle Corridor. Today’s conference is a testament to our commitment to help grow this route into an enduring regional pathway,” said Alexander Sokolowski, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, USAID.

The Middle Corridor is an emerging transit route connecting economies from Central Asia to the South Caucasus and on into eastern Europe. During this industry-based conference, importers, exporters, shippers, consignees, freight forwarders and other trade players will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss air cargo connectivity and port development in Azerbaijan, the Central Eurasia region and beyond.

To attend the conference, please register here.