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President Ghani meets with Afghanistan’s carpet weavers union

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani along with his economy adviser, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, and Commerce and Industries Minister, Humayun Rasa, met with Afghanistan’s carpet weavers union. He thanked the union for creating job opportunities for more than 1.6mn Afghan in the

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Afghanistan to export its carpets with international standard certificate

As per an agreement signed between the National Standards Authority and the Afghan Carpet Producers and Exporters Union on Sunday, Afghanistan would export its carpets to the international market with an international standard certificate. The agreement requires carpet producers to

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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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Handicrafts by Afghan women gain international recognition

Kunduz businesswomen association said women’s handicrafts have gained popularity overseas. The handicrafts include traditional clothes, carpet weaving, embroidery, bead weaving and leather braiding. According to the  association in Kunduz, their products have been sold both in local markets and foreign

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Afghanistan’s negative balance of trade, a threat to its economy

Ministry of Commerce and Industries has warned of the potential problems that the widening gap between Afghanistan’s exports and imports can cause to the economy after the international community winds down its aid. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Exporters

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