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AISA employees go on strike over salary suspension

About 100 employees of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) went on strike over suspension of their salaries. According to AISA staff, the process of AISA merger into the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) has led to suspension of

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Resolute Support updates its Contracting in Afghanistan Guidelines

New FAQ for military contractors. Resolute Support has issued a new version of its Contracting in Afghanistan BSA/SOFA Guidelines, available here. More information about licensing, visas, weapons permits and taxes is available here, with supporting documents here. Business license renewal options.

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Afghan government to start merging of AISA with Ministry of Commerce

The Afghan government has decided to merge the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. According to the Administrative Office of the President (AOP), the decision was made at the National Economic Council under chairmanship

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New initiative “Invest in Afghanistan” launched today

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) launched a new initiative called Invest in Afghanistan today in Kabul in presence of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Invest in Afghanistan is aimed at boosting investment in Afghanistan and turning it into a land

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102 factories resume work in Balkh after installation of a power sub-station

A newly established power sub-station has enabled 102 factories to resume production  at the Ali Sher Nawai industrial park in northern Balkh province. According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the sub-station is installed at a total cost of

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Afghanistan wins AIM 2016 Investment Award

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) recognizes the top investment support agencies from across the globe after observing their strategies, programs and achievements in attracting investment in their countries. This year’s ceremony was held at the Dubai World Trade Center from

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Gov’t decides to merge AISA into Ministry of Commerce

The Afghan government has decided to merge the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) into the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministry. The decision was made at the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Executive

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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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Investment in Afghanistan slumps by USD 120mn this year

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) reported on Sunday that investment in the country during the first two quarters of 2015 stands at USD 270mn, marking a decline of USD 120mn from last year’s corresponding period. AISA Chief Mohammad Qurban

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AISA to seek amendments to investment law

Chief of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said on Friday that AISA plans to seek amendments to the nation’s investment law in an effort to revive investors’ confidence and improve investment in the country. “Our responsibility

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President Ghani appoints Qurban Haqjo as AISA chief

President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Mohammad Qurban Haqjo as the new head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). His appointment comes after two months of delay that sparked criticisms and complains from the business community of Afghanistan. Haqjo was selected

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Foreign firms warned to pay taxes to Afghan government within a month

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has given a deadline of one month for 15 foreign companies to pay taxes in line with the country’s law of land to the government. AISA Director Wafiullah Iftikhar said foreign companies must abide

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Investment Promotion Conference on PPP in the Hospital Sector Held in Kabul

Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in association with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held an investment promotion conference on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the hospital sector here in Kabul on

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Investment in Afghanistan soars to USD 762mn in 2013: AISA

According to Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), investment in Afghanistan stood at USD 762mn during the year 2013, indicating a 25% increase. In 2012, around USD 605 million was invested in various sectors of Afghanistan. AISA Chief Wafiullah Iftikhar said

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AISA organizes exhibition in Nangarhar

An exhibition aimed at promoting Afghan products’ sales was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. Organized by the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the exhibition would help Afghan products to reach international markets. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, AISA director

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Khost’s industrial park to attract big investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has informed that Khost now offers vast investment opportunities compared with the past decade. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), many investors have expressed willingness to invest in various sectors, with over 600 different

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Khost's industrial park to attract big investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has informed that Khost now offers vast investment opportunities compared with the past decade. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), many investors have expressed willingness to invest in various sectors, with over 600 different

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Afghan manufacturers emphasize on implementing national electro-technical standards

On November 2nd, 2013 more than 40 Afghan manufacturers of electro-technical products such as transformers, cables, bulbs or plugs met in Kabul to discuss how national electro-technical standards implementation can contribute to their own growth, to the development of the

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Logar’s industrial town to open soon

The foundation stone of an industrial town in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province was laid on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Logar Governor Arsala Jamal said the town would be built on 250 acres of land provided by the

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Logar's industrial town to open soon

The foundation stone of an industrial town in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province was laid on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Logar Governor Arsala Jamal said the town would be built on 250 acres of land provided by the

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Fiber factory opened in Kabul city

A fiber production factory called Paktika Shaheen has been opened in Kabul city. The factory has the capacity to produce 7,000 tons of fiber in a day. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, head of the factory Haji Sheikh Mohammad said empty

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First spinning factory opened in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s first spinning factory has been inaugurated with an initial capital of USD 1.5mn. The opening ceremony was attended by officials from the government and the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). “We were based in Peshawar, Pakistan before, but now

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Afghan government yet to provide land for Kabul industrial park

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency urged the government to fulfill its promise of allotting lands for an industrial park in the Kamari area of Kabul. AISA head Wafiullah Iftikhar alleged that government had promised to provide 1,500 acres of land

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Problem with Afghan visa issuance to foreign workers in the provinces resolved

By Mohammad Naeem: Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has announced that the problem of issuing visas to foreign employees of companies operating in the provinces has been resolved. Wafiullah Eftikhar, CEO of AISA, announced in a press conference that foreign

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Afghan companies showcase their agro products

Seventeen companies displayed 80 types of agricultural products in an exhibition held in Kabul on Sunday. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the exhibition was aimed at marketing and increasing exports. Meanwhile, Head of the Afghanistan

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