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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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First Afghan-Turk Business Matchmaking Conference held in Turkey

The first ever Afghan-Turk Business Matchmaking Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 21-22 October. The even was organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Afghan Business Association in Turkey (AIAD) in collaboration with other business

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Talk less and act more: AISA Chief calls on the Afghan government

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and the Kabul Green Expo organized the first International Construction and Food Expo from 25-28 August in Kabul. Speaking on the occasion, AISA Chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo slammed the National Unity Government (NUG) for

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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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Will Afghanistan’s presence in APTTA be merely symbolic?

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan recently finalized a trilateral trade transit agreement, which originally emerged between Afghanistan and Pakistan and invited Tajikistan as well to extend trade to the entire region. The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries officials are, however,

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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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Gas price set at 60 AFN per kilo in Kabul, 54 AFN in provinces

A commission formed by the Oil and Gas Directorate, the Association of Oil and Gas and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) agreed to set the price of gad at 60 AFN per kilo in capital Kabul and

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Afghanistan, Canada sign bilateral cooperation agreement

Afghanistan and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on increasing bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations. The agreement was signed between Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) and Afghanistan-Canada Business Federation (ACBF) on 16 December 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

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Set price of 60AFN per kilo of gas to be established

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), the Association of Oil and Gas and the Oil and Gas Directorate announced Monday that the price of liquid gas would be set at 60AFN per kilo in the cities. The price

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Business climate deteriorated in Afghanistan: ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report

The Business Tendency survey report by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) indicated a negative business climate for major cities of Afghanistan during the last three months. The business climate is an indicator for Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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Balkh airport revenue surges to USD 1.2mn in 2013

According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the Maulana Jalaludin Mohammad Balkhi International Airport has recorded a revenue of USD 1.2mn in 2013 compared to USD 400,000 in 2012. The source attributes the increase revenue to the provision of more facilities,

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4 Business Communications Hubs established across Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have established four Business Communications Hubs across the country with financial collaboration from the US Department of Commerce (US-DOC). The objective of the Hubs is to increase the availability of real time

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Afghan private sector pledges USD 100,000 in aid for Badakhshan victims

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) announced that private sector has pledged USD 100,000 in financial aid for the victims of Badakhshan’s devastating landslide. The landslide trigged by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote village in

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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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Afghanistan’s exports rise this year

Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) reported that Afghanistan’s exports witnessed a 49% increase during the first 9 months of the current fiscal year. Afghanistan’s exports included non-alcoholic beverages, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, precious and semi-precious stones, dairy

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Afghanistan’s exports rise this year

Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) reported that Afghanistan’s exports witnessed a 49% increase during the first 9 months of the current fiscal year. Afghanistan’s exports included non-alcoholic beverages, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, precious and semi-precious stones, dairy

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Services and construction sector declining in Kabul, Mazar and Kandahar-ACCI report

According to a recent report by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) with collaboration from a German organization, construction and service sector have slowed down in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar City this year, compared with 2012. The manufacturing

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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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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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Fig production in Kandahar has increased

By Mohammad Naeem: Kandahar province has witnessed a boost in fig production and an improvement in the product’s quality. Orchard owners in Kandahar confirm the remarkable increase in the production of fig and its quality. “Due to reasonable climate with

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