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Afghan traders block trade at Sher Khan Port

Afghan traders have blocked trade at the Sher Khan Port in northern Kunduz province in protest against problems caused by neighboring Tajikistan. The demonstrators are upset over absence of a Tajik consulate in the province and claim that Tajikistan denies

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“Exhibition Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with international buyers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, held a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products ranging from carpets and cashmere to almonds and

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Transit problems dampen the spirit of Afghan traders

By: Sayer Zaland Although Afghanistan has signed economic cooperation agreements with its neighbors like Iran and Pakistan, the Afghan traders still face numerous challenges related to transit Mohammad Younus Momand, a fruit trader from Nangarhar, had everything going for him.

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4th Afghan-Turk International Expo held in Kabul

The fourth Afghan-Turk International Expo was organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Afghan-Turkish Industrialists & Traders Association (ATSIAD) in collaboration with Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) in Kabul from 15th to 18th of

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Agriculture Ministry provides loans to Afghan traders

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has promised to provide  loans to Afghan traders  engaged in agriculture business. “The Ministry is ready to offer technical and financial support to the members of the private sector, who have invested and

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Afghan government plans for economic growth face obstacles

The Afghan government is faced with various obstacles that impede its ability to implement programs aimed at addressing the country’s worst economic issues and at stimulating growth. The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have cited absence of financial

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India allows duty-free imports from Afghanistan

India announced Saturday that majority of agricultural imports from Afghanistan would be exempted of customs duty, in an attempt to strengthen trade ties between the two nations. Afghanistan would be required to pay customs duty on 25 products out of

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Traders urge immediate clearance of goods at customs

In a meeting arranged by the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries, a group of young traders and entrepreneurs called on the government to resolve the problem of excessive delays in clearance of their goods by the customs officials. The

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Afghanistan pulls out of the trilateral transit pact

Ministry of Commerce and Industries said Afghanistan would not sign the trilateral transit pact among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan until Pakistan did not comply with the former transit agreements with Afghanistan. The trilateral transit agreement among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan

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Afghan private sector warns to halt import of basic goods

In retaliation to the collection of toll from traders at the entrance of various provinces by the Municipality, representatives of the private sector have warned the government about halting imports of basic goods, if the government continues to collect such

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Afghan traders no longer use Karachi Port

Following the troubles caused to Afghan traders at the Karachi port, Afghan traders have decided to transit their goods through Iranian ports of  Bandarabbas and Chabahar instead of the Karachi Port. Afghan traders were inflicted millions of dollars of losses

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ACCI to establish an association of young Afghan traders

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have on the table the plan for establishing an association of young traders in Kabul. The association would provide a platform to the young traders to exchange ideas and share their experiences

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Afghanistan Will Showcase Its Agricultural Riches at Gulfood 2013

Thirty Afghan traders will showcase the country’s agricultural riches, ranging from saffron and pomegranates to apples and nuts, at a three-day Gulfood Exhibition which opens today in Dubai. The renowned Gulfood Exhibition, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is

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60 tankers of poor quality oil are prevented from entering Afghanistan-Herat officials

Herat’s oil and gas department reported that 60 tankers of poor quality oil are prevented from entering Afghanistan this year. According to the officials, these tankers were coming from Iran. Director of the oil and gas department Khesraw Abdullah said

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Railway track has become a problem rather than a solution to Afghan traders

The 75km railway track built in Hairatan port of Mazar-e-Sharif-e-Sharif with financial support from the Asian Development Bank was aimed at addressing the problems of the Afghan traders. However, traders in Mazar-e-Sharif have recently complained about the railway track. The

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Research on the problems faced by Afghan traders

The research center of the Afghanistan Chamber Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has begun their survey on the problems faced by the Afghan traders. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Head of the ACCI, said the survey focuses on the economic situation, problems and

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Afghan traders exempted from octroi

The Council of Ministers has decided to not charge local taxes on goods, a decision that was hailed by the traders on Tuesday. Instead the traders would have to deposit 0.25% of the value of their goods with the customs

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