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ACCI chief announces his resignation

Qurban Mohammad Haqjo, Head of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), announces his resignation. According to Khaama Press (KP), the reason behind Haqjo’s resignation is his endorsement of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, who was the leading candidate in

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Nimroz transporters accuse ACCI of graft

A number of transporters in Nimroz raised their voices against the issue of graft hindering their business activities. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the transport unions and drivers have warned of going on strike if the issue of bribery

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Afghan government optimistic about the new economic policy

Afghan Ministry of Economy is optimistic about the new economic policy that is expected to bring visible changes to the economy of the country within three years. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Najibullah Amin, the new policy includes mines extraction,

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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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Insecurity hinders business growth in Afghanistan-reports ACCI

According to a recent survey conducted by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in Balkh, Kabul and Kandahar, security issues remain to be the main cause of lackluster economic activity. The survey evaluated nine indexes including customs, taxation,

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Afghan investors present support policy to tackle economic issues

At an event organized by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) investors presented a support policy calling for measures aimed at minimizing the country’s economic challenges. In the draft policy, the investors have urged the government to offer

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Kabul hosts Afghan-Pak trade exhibition

A 3-day exhibition showcasing industrial products from Afghanistan and Pakistan is being held in Intercontinental Hotel of Kabul City from 28-30 November. Afghan traders have put on display items such as dried fruits, carpets and precious stones, while the Pakistani

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Investment in Paktia at risk due to insecurity

Businessmen in Paktia have expressed concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Paktia and have warned of withdrawing capital and investment if the government failed to address the issue. Provincial head for the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)

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Afghan government's impromptu holiday to harm the economy

Economic pundits have not welcomed the 6-day holiday announced by the Afghan government because of the Loya Jirga scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Council of Ministers voted to approve a 6-day holiday to allow for security forces to better

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Afghan government’s impromptu holiday to harm the economy

Economic pundits have not welcomed the 6-day holiday announced by the Afghan government because of the Loya Jirga scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Council of Ministers voted to approve a 6-day holiday to allow for security forces to better

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India to stay with Afghanistan as long as needed

Addressing a conference entitled “Doing Business with Afghanistan”, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid assured Afghanistan that India would stay with Afghanistan as long as needed. The conference, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries

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"Doing Business with Afghanistan" conference to be held in India

Coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries of India and Afghanistan, a two-day conference is going to be convened in New Delhi , India on Monday. Entitled “Trade with Afghanistan, the conference will focus on

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“Doing Business with Afghanistan” conference to be held in India

Coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries of India and Afghanistan, a two-day conference is going to be convened in New Delhi , India on Monday. Entitled “Trade with Afghanistan, the conference will focus on

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Low quality imports allowed into Afghanistan in return for bribes-ACCI

Afghan officials expressed concerns over the lack of standardization on the Marking World Standards Day organized by the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA). The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Chief Executive Mohammad Qurban Haqjo claimed low-quality imports were allowed

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Afghanistan exports more than 6000 tons of potatoes and onions this year

In the first six months of the current fiscal year, Afghanistan has exported more than 6,000 tons of potatoes and onions. According to the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Afghan potatoes and onions were mainly exported to Pakistan,

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ACCI calls on Afghan government to improve security of the highways

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC) urged the government to address the security issues of the country’s major highways, such as the Kabul-Kandahar and Nimruz highways. According to ACCI officials, security issues facing the highways have hampered trade

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Trust fund for Afghan football team established in Kabul

Speaking at an event on the appreciation of the Afghan national football team, Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal regarded national unity and solidarity important for the country’s development and on behalf of the government called on local businessmen

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Import of second-hand goods weakens Afghanistan’s manufacturing industry

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to check on the import of sub-standard goods that have flooded Afghan market and as a result hurting Afghan economy. According to the Chamber, over two billion dollars worth

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Afghan Insurance Commission making efforts to institutionalize insurance

The Afghan Insurance Commission of the Ministry of Finance has undertaken public awareness programs in a bid to develop insurance culture among the general public and to institutionalize insurance in the country. As part of their efforts, the Commission has

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Afghanistan Security & Stability Summit

CWI Summits, in partnership with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI), are proud to announce its inaugural Afghanistan Security & Stability Summit being held at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel in January of 2014 as we continue our hugely

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Afghanistan Security & Stability Summit

Important announcement: This Summit never took place and the Countrywide Investment Summit no longer operates. CWI Summits, in partnership with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI), are proud to announce its inaugural Afghanistan Security & Stability Summit being

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ACCI wants to end trade relations with Pakistan

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have decided to end trade relations with Pakistan after Pakistan failed to fulfill its promise to release the Afghan containers stalled in Karachi Port. Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had ordered

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Afghanistan attends the third CWI Summit

Afghanistan attended the two-day Countrywide Investment-CWI Summit which commenced on January 15, 2013 in Dubai city. The Summit provides the platform to bring together government officials, key figures and sector leaders from military organizations, UN, donor agencies and trade associations

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Afghanistan investment up by 26% in 2012

According to the Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA), investment in Afghanistan by domestic and foreign companies hit USD 585mn compared to last year’s USD 463mn, reflecting an increase of 26%. The increase comes mostly from the aviation, industrial, agricultural and

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Exports of Afghan dried fruits have declined

According to the Afghan Raisins, Fruits and Vegetables Export Promotion Agency, exports of Afghan dried fruits have decreased by 200 tons since last year. The Agency links the decline to the optional membership of the Agency. “Optional membership has a

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