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Afghanistan introduces a standard product certification mark

The Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) introduced for the first time a standard certification mark to identify quality domestic products. Addressing a press conference on Monday, ANSA head Naqibullah Faiq said the certification mark would be used in all domestic

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Paktiya farmers in search of market for their increased apple production

Farmers in Paktiya have witnessed a tremendous increase in apple production this year. However, lack of a suitable market and cold storage facilities have left the farmers in dismay. The production of apple in the province has jumped to 13,000

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Tajikistan to host 4th Afghanistan Economic Development Expo in August

The 4th Afghanistan Economic Development Expo is slated for August 7th-10th in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The exhibition is aimed at strengthening trade ties between the two neighboring nations, finding joint investment opportunities among Afghan and Tajik investors and finding solutions to

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Afghanistan to launch its first online commodity exchange market

Afghanistan will have its first online commodity exchange market in Kabul where online selling for Afghan agricultural products, gems, industrial products and handicrafts will be available. An agreement to that effect was signed between an Afghan and Arab company on

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Industrial Conference and Exhibition in Herat

The Herat Industrial Union (HIU) held an exhibition of local products on May 19-21 at the Mawlana Hall in Herat province. Nearly 65 kinds of local products were displayed in 75 booths at the exhibition. The exhibition aimed both to

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Afghan traders close USD 3mn worth of deals at an exhibition in India

As many as eleven Afghan traders participated in the Aahar International Food and Hospitaly Show on March 10-14 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. The traders closed deals worth more than USD 3mn. The Export Promotion Agency of

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Afghanistan to participate in Expo Milano 2015

Afghanistan, through the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), will be taking part in Expo Milano 2015 that is slated for May 1 to October 31, 2015 in Milan, Italy. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase

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Breathing new life into Afghan crafts

Black Cat is an Afghan company manufacturing and selling handbags and jewellery made mostly by Afghan women. Founded by a German woman-owner, Black Cat manufactures exclusively in Kabul and employs Afghan women and men artisans and workers at fair wages

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“India Products Show” held in Kabul

Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul hosted the first of its kind “India Product Show” in a bid to boost economic and trade ties between the two South Asian countries. The event, held from 02 November to 04 November in Intercontinental Hotel,

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Afghan coppersmith industry unable to compete in the open market

Coppersmiths in northern Takhar province have expressed concerns about the collapse of coppersmith industry in the city. With the influx of imported products in the open market, Afghan coppersmiths are unable to compete. Foreign products are available in the market

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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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High-end Afghan produce featured at Dubai food exhibition

Organic pomegranates, apples, saffron, melons, dried fruit, and nuts produced by more than 20 Afghan companies were on display on Sunday in Dubai, as the Middle East’s biggest annual food exhibition opened its doors. The Gulfood exhibition, which runs from

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Afghan leather handicraftsmen complain about lack of cooperation from the government

By Mohammad Naeem: Afghan leather handicraftsmen have called on the government for support and supplying of facilities to develop their industry. These handicraftsmen, in an exhibition of their hand-made leather products, complained about the Afghan government for not being supportive

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5 new factories opened in Kandahar’s Industrial Park

Five more factories have been established in the industrial park of Kandahar, where there are 72 factories already operating. According to the officials, 28 more factories are being established. The five new factories include shoe-making, cooking oil and steel melting.

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Uruzgan finds market for its almond production

The Australian government with collaboration from the United States Agency for International Development has pledged airlifting the almond produced in the central Uruzgan province to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The farmers were previously faced with lack of market for

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Why poor quality materials are not prevented from entering Afghanistan?

Afghanistan National Standardization Authority (ANSA) said that most of consumer products entering Afghanistan are non-standard. The officials link the health problems in Afghanistan to the poor quality food items imported to Afghanistan. According to the officials, the materials that are

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China-Afghanistan discussing construction of an exhibition center in Kabul

Afghanistan is in talks with Chinese officials over the building of a permanent exhibition center in Kabul. The Chinese are thinking about building the center near the Chaman-e-Huzori (green field), close to Ghazi stadium in Kaart-e-Naw, Kabul. Presently, commercial exhibitions

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