KOBİA and AFSA are set to take joint measures to tackle the challenges facing companies and delivery persons involved in transport activities and ensure the healthy development of the sector.
Subsequent meeting was held with entrepreneurs and delivery persons engaged in transport activities at "Baku SMB House".
The meeting was attended by Orkhan Mammadov, Chairman of the Board of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBİA), Elkhan Mikayilov, Chief of Staff of the Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency (AFSA), and some 50 transport entrepreneurs and their representatives, as well as delivery persons.
Orkhan Mammadov, Chairman of the Board of KOBİA, pointed out to the fact that the business activities in transport sector has recently boosted and the number of companies operating in this field has risen. It was noted that there is an increase in the number of delivery workers operating in the transport sector, and the majority of them are young people. As a public institution, we are willing to provide the necessary support for the proper establishment and management of business in the transport industry. Today`s meeting aims to jointly discuss the establishment and development of business regarding transport activities in accordance with the requirements established by legislation, as well as the challenges facing entrepreneurs and people working in delivery sector, and take measures to tackle them. Orkhan Mammadov suggested that the issue of establishing an association to organize delivery persons and more easily convey the challenges facing them to the relevant institutions should be taken into consideration.
Elkhan Mikayilov, Chief of Staff of AFSA, noted that the Agency has established a close cooperation with entrepreneurs and delivery persons engaged in transport sector, and trainings have already been commenced to manage the process in compliance with the food safety requirements. It was noted that the product safety is not the responsibility of the manufacturer, but also of the transport companies and delivery persons who carry out their transport and delivery to the consumer. To this end, AFSA has launched free practical training course. The training will be implemented in stages and will be targeted at all delivery personnel. It is planned to implement measures in this field in collaboration with KOBİA.
At the meeting, challenges facing the delivery companies and personnel engaged in transport of products and their solutions, as well as the joint support of KOBİA and AFSA in this field, were discussed.
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