According to the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev from 10 January in 1997, every year on January 30 in the country celebrates the Day of Azerbaijani customs officers.
Day of the professional holiday was chosen due to the fact that January 30 in 1992 by presidential decree Mutalibov "On the establishment of the Customs Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic", established the first independent Azerbaijan Customs Service — Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
created " in order to strengthen the economic basis of the sovereignty, security, Azerbaijan Republic, protect its economic and political interests, "the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan today — this is the main organization responsible for the safety and smooth functioning of the borders of Azerbaijan.
The structure of the Customs Committee of Azerbaijan includes leadership, central office and local customs authorities and subordinate organizations, which include customs control posts airport, sea checkpoints, motor control customs, excise customs control.
The geographical position of Azerbaijan predetermined one of the main tasks of customs officers — the fight against drug trafficking.