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Herat Factories Struggling to Compete with Imports

Around 300 factories in Herat have recently gone bankrupt or are headed for bankruptcy of around 400 which used to exist, according to the Herat Industrial Union. Lack of security, poor facilities, price dumping by neighbouring countries, and high customs

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Afghanistan sees an increase in trade deficit for the fourth consecutive year

According to a recent report by Afghanistan’s Central Statistics Organization (CSO), the gap between Afghanistan’s imports and exports has widened for the fourth consecutive year. In the first nine months of 1391 (2012), imports grew to USD 6.42bn and exports

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Afghanistan Starting Crude Exports This Year

China’s largest oil company is due to start commercial production of crude oil in Afghanistan shortly, heralding a resource boom that could transform the country’s economy over the next decade, the country’s mining minister said. Extraction of metals and oil

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Two-fold increase in Afghanistan fruits export

Exports of Afghan fresh fruits have doubled from last year, said officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Afghan fruits have established a niche in the foreign markets and the demand for these fruits are on the rise. “The

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Finance Ministry’s new efforts towards enhancing investment in Afghanistan

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal discussed the policy draft on how to encourage investment with the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. Attracting investment, preventing capital flight, creating more jobs and lessening people’s concerns about the economic slowdown are the main

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Iran agrees to allow Afghan truckers entry

At a meeting on transit trade, Iran agreed to simplify visa regime and allow Afghan trucks entry into the neighboring country. This comes as the two nations are strengthening their economic ties, indicating that the international sanctions have no impact

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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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Fashion in Kabul comes at a high cost

Kabul is now home for large shopping centers offering a variety of clothes ranging from traditional outfits to the newest fashion available out there. The prices, however, have increased two-fold compared with the prices two years ago. A traditional Afghan

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Inauguration of the Afghanistan National Industrial Conference

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) organized a conference with the theme of “The Rising Afghan Industry” in November at the Loya Jirga Compound. Inaugurating the conference, President Hamid Karzai emphasized on the growth of domestic products and protecting them

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Economic transition more effective than security transition- Commerce Minister Shinwari

Speaking at the session entitled “Access to Global Markets”, Commerce and Industries Deputy Minister Muzamil Shinwari emphasized on the importance of exports for Afghanistan’s economy. He called for a better strategy to be put in place to woo international markets

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Iran sanctions hurting Afghanistan’s economy

Afghanistan is repeatedly pinched as the west tightens its sanctions against Iran. Afghani currency has dropped to its lowest value against the dollar in the span of only a few weeks. The reason is linked to the high demand for

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ACCI Identifying challenges to investment in Afghanistan

A number of senior government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, university teachers attended a meeting organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. The meeting was aimed at identifying impediments to investment in the country.

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Further efforts to strengthen domestic sources- ACCI

As concerns about Afghanistan’s economic situation after 2014 are rising, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) emphasize on boosting domestic sources of the country. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday, Head of the ACCI Mohammad Qurban

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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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Afghan traders face hurdles from Iran and Pakistan

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) says that Pakistan does not act in accordance to the latest transit agreement signed between the two nations. Although Ministry of Commerce and Industries speaks of 70% of the problems resolved between Kabul

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Lack of government’s attention has caused reduction in Afghanistan’s exports- Chamber of Commerce

Eng. Qasim Yousufi, Head of Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the east zone of the country, sees lack of attention from the government being the reason for the fall in Afghan exports. “Exports of paper, plastic, Pepsi and other

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Cigarette Taxes to Spike Up in Afghanistan

The National Security Council instructed the Ministry of Finance in a meeting at the Presidential Office to increase cigarette taxes. The Council called for higher cigarette taxes to prevent unchecked imports of cigarette into the country. Low custom duties on

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