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Afghan business community demands ACCI leadership to step down

The Afghan business community has demanded the leadership of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) to step down and hold fresh polls immediately. Addressing a press conference on Monday, representatives from the private sector and entrepreneurs said the

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ACCI warns of an economic recession hitting Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have warned of an economic recession hitting the nation as foreign investment continues to drop drastically. According to ACCI, investment level has declined by 26% this year. Deputy head of ACCI, Khan

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Afghanistan exports through Karachi port down by 40%

According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) officials, Afghanistan’s exports through Karachi port have declined by 40%. The officials have cited the political tensions between the two nations as the main reason behind the decline in exports

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AISA slams government for failing to boost investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) have slammed the government for failing to remove the obstacles facing investment in the country. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, AISA chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said the government did not take

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Kunduz conflict causes over USD 100mn in losses

The recent conflict has inflicted USD 100mn worth of losses on the Afgham government, said Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). According to ACCI, the Taliban during their brief siege of the city had destroyed hundreds of shops, looted

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ACCI collects USD 300,000 for Kunduz residents

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)has collected USD 300,000 through a commission to help families in Kunduz that are affected by the recent crisis. The Taliban captured the provincial capital of Kunduz about a week ago. After seizing

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Business tendency deteriorating in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) released its 7th Business Tendency Survey report which reveals that business condition in Afghanistan has deteriorated in the last three months. The report was released at a ceremony on 04 August 2015

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Afghanistan’s first ever Dispute Resolution Center opens in Kabul

The Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR) was officially inaugurated on Tuesday in Kabul. The first center of its profile in Afghanistan, ACDR is open to provide domestic and international mediation services, calculation services (and will provide arbitration services

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Afghanistan pushes for inclusion of India in PATTTA

The Afghan government demanded Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir during his recent visit to Kabul the inclusion of India in the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA). Khan Jan Alokozay, Deputy Chief of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI),

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Afghan women receive training in business field

Twenty-four Afghan women entrepreneurs graduated from a 10-week Peace Through Business training conducted by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the graduation ceremony, IEEW representative Mrs. Manizha

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Afghanistan to create a new economic data collection system

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) is working together with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the creation of a new economic data collection system. The purpose of the system is to provide a more accurate data needed

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Afghan government to block routes for Pakistani trucks

The Afghan government has warned to block the trade routes to Pakistani trucks if Pakistan does not allow Afghan traders’ truck to pass through the Waga port in the next three days. As many as 2,000 containers loaded with food

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Afghan Chamber of Commerce supports reviving ‘Silk Road’

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) support reconstruction of the Wakhan corridor between Afghanistan and China that has historically been known as the “Silk Road” and has served as valuable economic route. ACCI Deputy CEO Khan Jan Alokozay

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ACCI chief announces his resignation

Qurban Mohammad Haqjo, Head of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), announces his resignation. According to Khaama Press (KP), the reason behind Haqjo’s resignation is his endorsement of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, who was the leading candidate in

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Nimroz transporters accuse ACCI of graft

A number of transporters in Nimroz raised their voices against the issue of graft hindering their business activities. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the transport unions and drivers have warned of going on strike if the issue of bribery

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Security remains an impediment to economic growth: ACCI

A latest report by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has revealed that security still remains a major threat to the country’s economic growth. The report was based on a survey and interview of entrepreneurs in four provinces:

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Afghan government optimistic about the new economic policy

Afghan Ministry of Economy is optimistic about the new economic policy that is expected to bring visible changes to the economy of the country within three years. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Najibullah Amin, the new policy includes mines extraction,

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Afghan economic experts identify challenges facing the private sector

A day-long national conference was held in Kabul by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to evaluate challenges facing the private sector. The challenges outlined would be then presented to the presidential candidates to incorporate them in their

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Kabul hosts Afghan-Pak trade exhibition

A 3-day exhibition showcasing industrial products from Afghanistan and Pakistan is being held in Intercontinental Hotel of Kabul City from 28-30 November. Afghan traders have put on display items such as dried fruits, carpets and precious stones, while the Pakistani

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Investment in Paktia at risk due to insecurity

Businessmen in Paktia have expressed concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Paktia and have warned of withdrawing capital and investment if the government failed to address the issue. Provincial head for the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)

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Low quality imports allowed into Afghanistan in return for bribes-ACCI

Afghan officials expressed concerns over the lack of standardization on the Marking World Standards Day organized by the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA). The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Chief Executive Mohammad Qurban Haqjo claimed low-quality imports were allowed

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Afghan private sector accused of undervaluing export figures

Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP) in its report has alleged that the private sector has deliberately defrauded the government by reporting export figures 79% lower than the original price. The investigation was based on an independent data collection of the

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Delay in the approval of Investment Law hampers Afghan economy

The Ministry of Mines (MoM) have expressed concerns over the delay in the approval of the Investment Laws that is yet to be studied by the Parliament. Spokesperson to MoM, Rafi Rafiq Sediqi, said the Investment Laws have not been

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Import of second-hand goods weakens Afghanistan’s manufacturing industry

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to check on the import of sub-standard goods that have flooded Afghan market and as a result hurting Afghan economy. According to the Chamber, over two billion dollars worth

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Safi Airways adds two new aircrafts to its fleet

In a bid to expand its services, Safi Airways have added two planes in the company’s fleet. According to the officials, the planes would be introduced on the Islamabad-Dubai route. The Afghan government and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and

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