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Afghan fruit traders protest against lack of access to international markets

A number of fruit traders in capital city of Kabul started a protest, complaining about lack of access to international markets. This comes as most of the fresh fruits this year went rotten at warehouses or fields due to lack

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Afghanistan’s exports up by 12%

Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industries Humayon Rasa announced Afghanistan’s trade deficit was gradually moving toward positive as exports have increased by 12%. Afghanistan’s trade deficit had been widening in the past decade. Afghanistan recorded a trade deficit of 7159

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Kandahar’s pomegranates exports expected to increase by 34%

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have predicted a 34% increase in pomegranate exports of southern Kandahar province in 2016. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Kandahar during the current season of pomegranates has already exported 20,000

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1,655 tons of Kandahar pomegranates exported to Pakistan and India

According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), 1,655 tons of Kandahar pomegranates were exported to India and Pakistan this year. The farmers have freshly started harvesting pomegranates in Kandahar, where cultivation of the fruit has increased by

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Afghanistan becoming self-reliant in honey production

Afghanistan had an unprecedented production of honey in 2015, with producing nearly 2 million kilograms of honey. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Afghanistan needs an annual production of 5 million kilograms of honey . With

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Afghanistan, Pakistan fresh fruit trade up by 46%

According to Pakistan’s Customs Department, the import of fresh fruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan via Torkham and Kurram Agency has increased by 46% during the first eight months of the current fiscal year. The fresh fruit trade between the two

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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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Afghan government committed to improving local products

Afghan traders informed President Ashraf Ghani of the increase in exports of dry and fresh fruits from Afghanistan. President Ghani said the boost in exports of Afghan products was a victory for Afghan traders and the country. According to the

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Afghanistan exports 40,000 tons of pomegranates worth USD 10mn

Afghanistan has exported 40,000 tons of pomegranates worth USD 10mn to Pakistan, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Haji Nasrullah, provincial head of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), said 10,000 tons of the exported pomegranates have been registered

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Afghanistan’s fresh fruits exports decrease by 26%

Officials in the Ministry of Commerce and Industries have reported a 26% decline in Afghanistan’s fresh fruits exports in 2015. The Ministry has cited trade issues with Pakistan as the major reason behind the slump in exports of fresh fruits.

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Afghan-Iranian trade summit kicks off in Kabul

A four-day Afghan-Iranian trade summit has been held in Kabul from October 19-22 to help bolster ties between the two nations. During the four-day event, the two sides will confer on how to promote bilateral trade and investment and strengthen

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India to establish a carpet weaving industry in Jawzjan

A carpet-weaving center is soon going to established in northern Jawzjan province with financial support from the Indian government. This comes as the province has faced a 50% slump in its carpet sales and carpet weavers have complained about the

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Chamber of Commerce calls for government and donors’ attention to Afghan agriculture sector

The Chamber of Commerce in northern Kunduz province urged the Afghan government and the donors to divert attention to the agriculture sector. This comes as the agriculture business in Kunduz was adversely affected by the election stalemate. According to Dried

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Afghanistan’s internal revenue drops by 27%

Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has again warned about the prolonged elections process lowering down the country’s internal revenue. According to MoF, the internal revenue of Afghanistan has dropped by over 27% in the first six months of this year.

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Afghan presidential candidate Ghani plans for a robust economy

Addressing a press conference in Istiqlal High School, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai presented his 5 year national economic development policy. He said his main focus would be on agriculture, irrigation, railway system, airports development, elimination of red tape, better investment

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EPAA to sign economic cooperation MoU with India

The Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan through the support of the Great Embassy of Afghanistan in New-Delhi India will sign an agreement on Economic Cooperation with the Indian Export Organizations and Indian Importers Association. The MoU, scheduled to be signed

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Afghanistan’s exports up by 33%: ACCI

According to a recent report by the Export Promotion Department of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC), Afghanistan’s exports have reached USD 524mn in 2013, indicating a 33% rise from 2012 exports. In 2012, Afghanistan’s exports had touched

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EU signs WTO accession deal with Afghanistan

Afghanistan and the European Union (EU) signed an agreement concluding their bilateral negotiations on Afghanistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The bilateral deal – signed by EU Ambassador Angelos Pangratis and Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade

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Afghan-Indian Working Group agree on expanding trade cooperation

A maiden meeting of the Afghan-Indian Working Group was held in Kabul on Tuesday to confer on strengthening trade cooperation between the two neighboring nations. Indian Commerce Secretary SR Rao assured that his country would continue to cooperate with Afghanistan

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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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Sher Khan Port revenue increases by 130mn AFN

Sher Khan Port, situated next to Panj River in northeastern Kunduz province near the border with Tajikistan, has generated 730mn AFN worth of revenue this solar year, showing a 130 million AFN increase from last year’s revenue. Addressing a news

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Pakistan payments against exports to Afghanistan to be in US dollar only

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar recently announced that payments against exports to Pakistan to be made in US dollar only. This comes as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries urged the government to take steps for removal of impediments in

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Fruits worth USD 59mn exported from Kandahar

As many as 53 tons of fresh and dried fruits worth USD 59mn have been exported from southern Kandahar province to foreign countries this year, compared with last year’s 46 tons of exports worth USD 56mn. The 30 percent increase

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Afghanistan’s exports double this year: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has reported a two-fold increase in Afghanistan’s exports. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Afghanistan’s exports stood at USD 62mn in 2012, while the amount has surpassed USD 100mn during the first six months of

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