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3rd Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference ESCAP

A Ministry of Finance and delegation lead by, H.E. Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, the Minister of Finance of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended 3rd Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference UNESCAP on Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Development held in Tehran, Iran during November 11

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Clinton stresses on regional economic integration of Afghanistan

Delivering a speech on “Economic Statecraft” at the Singapore Management University, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton underscored the importance of regional economic integration for Afghanistan. As the deadline for NATO-led troops withdrawal is drawing closer, forging stronger economic ties

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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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The 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) 2012

The 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) 2012 will build on the successes of the previous conferences, which have provided many opportunities for Afghan firms to learn about U.S. companies interested in doing business in Afghanistan and for American

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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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International conference on strengthening trade between Central Asia and Afghanistan

An international conference aimed at strengthening trade between central Asian countries and Afghanistan was held in Balkh, Mazar-e-Sharif. More than 70 economic and business experts and representatives from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission attended the conference. Behzad Rahmatov,

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Symposium on trade between Afghanistan and Central Asia

AKDN Press Release-The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA), in cooperation with the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute of Diplomacy and Directorate General for Economic Cooperation, organized a symposium on “Trade Cooperation between

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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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US working on the economic side of Afghanistan’s transition period

As the US is pulling out its troops from Afghanistan, there are concerns about the country’s economy post-2014. In order to ensure a healthy economy, the US is focusing on assisting Afghanistan with building a private sector -led and trade-led

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Afghanistan feeling the squeeze of sanctions against Iran

Iran has recently restricted exports to Afghanistan, causing manufacturers in western Herat province to suffer. This comes amid the international sanctions imposed against Iran by the West, in a bid to force Iran to halt its nuclear program. Commodities’ prices

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No international pipeline firm ready to implement TAPI gas project

Billed as ‘Peace Pipeline’ for the troubled South-Asia region, the US-backed $9-billion TAPI gas pipeline has got stuck with no international pipeline company willing to implement it unless Turkmenistan gives a share in the gas fields, officials said today. According to the

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Afghanistan to host the 4th ECO Business Forum

Afghanistan is looking forward to hosting the 4th ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) Business Forum and Buyers-Sellers Meetings on textile and mineral sectors in Kabul. ECO was founded in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic,

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New Transit Agreement signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced an agreement signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan for the transit of Afghan goods from Pakistan’s soil to India. The agreement allows transit of Afghan traders’ goods to India through the Gwadar port of Pakistan.

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Uzbek oil tanker docked in Hairatan port after 16 years

An oil tanker from Uzbekistan docked at Hairatan border in Langar province after 16 years. Mohammad Sabir Zaheer, chief of oil at Hairatan border, said the tanker, capable of holding 250 ton of fuel, has arrived in the region bordering

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PAJCCI delegation in Afghanistan for a business visit

A high-level 31- member trade delegation of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The purpose of the visit is to explore trade and provide opportunities for the business community across the border. The

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Herat hosts national trade policy conference

Afghan economists, traders and local investors participated in the conference on formulating a national trade policy in western Herat province on Tuesday. The purpose of the conference was to bring together the government and the private sector to confer on

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IRU membership not benefiting Afghanistran's trade

Despite being a member of the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) since the past 37 years, Afghanistan yet has to benefit from the organization due to the decades of conflict the country has been going through. In 2010, IRU

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IRU membership not benefiting Afghanistran’s trade

Despite being a member of the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) since the past 37 years, Afghanistan yet has to benefit from the organization due to the decades of conflict the country has been going through. In 2010, IRU

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Uzbekistan not paying commission

Trade revenues from Hairatan port have increased by 22% from last year’s revenues. According to Mr. Rahim Sadiqi, the director of Hairatan’s Land Transport, the revenues have reached 126 million Afs this year compared to 103 million Afs in 1389.

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Joint Chamber Established between Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) has opened in Karachi on the 13 March in a move to resolve transit issues between the countries and attract investors. This step has been agreed in the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit

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