English | دری

Foreign imports hurting Afghan women’s business in Balkh

in Afghan Business

Foreign imports hurting Afghan women’s business in Balkh

ghazni handicraftsA number of businesswomen in Balkh have complained about the influx of imported goods hurting their business.

According to the provincial Women’s Affairs Department, over 10,000 women run industries in Balkh and have active roles in business activities.

However, the major hurdle to their business growth is the lack of proper markets for their products.

Sub-standard, imported goods have taken over the market, as they appeal more to the consumers for their lower prices.

“Imported goods are of low quality, but most people buy them because their prices are low. Our products are of high quality but their rates are high compared to the imported goods, “Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) quotes Atifa Quraish, a businesswoman in Balkh.

In the meantime, Women’s Affiars Department said efforts were being made to resolve women’s problems in the areas of business.

Department’s Director Rabia Maryam said the Department would assist women in the areas of advertisement and marketing.

She added workshops, seminars and exhibitions have previously been held for businesswomen.


Tags assigned to this article:
Afghan businesswomenbusiness in Balkh

Related Articles

TAPI project plays a key role in stabilizing Afghan economy

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani , Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , Indian vice president Hamid Ansari and their host Turkmenistan

Lab detecting toxic items in agri products opens in Kabul

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MAIL) has set up a laboratory in capital Kabul that detects mycotoxins in

Request for Proposal: 400 Kwp PV Solar System in Bamyan, Afghanistan

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan, and their appointed Project Managers, Aga Khan Planning & Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P) seek to install

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.