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ACCI calls for a national policy that addresses regional transit problems

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to enforce a national policy that incorporates a national transit strategy. Lack of a national transit strategy has complicated the more regional problems related to transport, ultimately impacting businesses

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Afghanistan’s accession to WTO possible this year- Commerce Minister

Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahady said Afghanistan is likely to complete the accession process to the World Trade Organization this year. “Afghanistan’s WTO accession process has gone well. We hope we would be able to complete the

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US-Afghanistan TIFA Council 7th meeting

 Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Afghanistan met Wednesday to continue their trade dialogue and evaluate progress under the United States-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The officials discussed a wide range of trade and

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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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Commerce Ministry allocates USD 6m for industrial park at Aqina Port

Commerce and Industries Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi announced Saturday that the Ministry has allocated USD 6mn for the establishment of an industrial park at the Aqina Port in northern Faryab province. This comes after the Afghanistan Chamber o f Commerce &

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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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Kabul residents complain about high food prices

Following the hindering of about 4000 Afghan containers at the Karachi Port, prices of food items have soared in Kabul’s markets. The residents urge the government to take measures to solve the issue. “The government must talk with the Pakistani

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Iran, Afghanistan willing to boost trade ties

Afghanistan Commerce Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Ghazi Khail announced Monday that Kabul is interested in fostering trade ties with Tehran. According to Mr. Ghazi Khail, Kabul has been determined to implement its agreements inked with Tehran, adding that Afghanistan is a

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Afghan commerce ministry fixes the rate for liquefied gas at 55 AFN per kg

Amid complaints about the sales of liquefied gas at high rates ranging between 65 and 70 AFN,  the Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced on Monday that the rate for liquefied gas is fixed at 55 AFN per kilogram in

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Wolesi Jirga rejects 2011 annual accounts of 11 ministries

The lower house of the Parliament summoned 11 ministers who have failed to spend their development budget. The annual accounts of the ministries were discussed by 18 parliamentary commissions, which planned to summon the ministers who spent less than 50%

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Gas dealers selling gas at high prices penalized

The Pajhwok Afghan News reports that Ministry of Commerce and Industries has banned a gas company and sealed 10 gas outlets for selling gas at prices higher than 64 AFN per kilogram. The Director of Fuel Management Department of the

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US firms willing to invest in Afghanistan

The 8th Annual US-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) was held in Washington D.C. from 02 December to 04 December. The Conference was built on the successes of the previous conferences, which have provided many opportunities for Afghan firms to learn

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Distress on the rise as gas prices are increasing

As the winter season has approached, gas prices have jumped up by 30%. A number of Kabul residents blame the government for its lack of attention in this regard Presently, liquid gas is sold at 70 AFN per kilo, while

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Afghanistan to become a member of the WTO

Commerce and Industries Deputy Minister Muzamil Shinwari said at a press conference on Sunday that Afghanistan will soon gain membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He added the membership would bring along many economic opportunities to the country, enhance

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Commerce Ministry is responsible for finding market for saffron- Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers assigned the Ministry of Commerce to find market for saffron productions. According to newsletter of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries is responsible for taking serious steps in expanding the business for

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Kunduz to have its first commercial town

Work on a commercial town, providing residential houses and business plazas, was inaugurated in the Sher Khan dry port in northern Kunduz province, near the border with Tajikistan. Speaking at the inaugural event, Minister of Commerce and Industries Anwarul Haq

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Afghan women handicraft exhibition

Ministry of Information and Culture held a 3-day exhibition of hundreds of fine arts, decoration items and handicrafts on Monday in Kabul. Ghulam Nabi Farahi, deputy of tourism in the Ministry of Information and Culture, emphasized on the importance of

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