Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) officials on Saturday said Kazakhstan business owners have agreed to ensure at least 50 percent of its wheat flour, salt and oil exports to Afghanistan will be fortified.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said an increase in domestic income and exports tops the priorities of the government of national unity.

Kabul residents this week blasted butchers in Kabul city for the increase in sales of expired and rotten meat.

Flower farmers in Nangarhar are slowly making inroads into the perfume essence sector but have called on government to provide more support.

The Afghan government is set to build a number of cargo clearance centers at border crossings around the country in order to boost Afghan exports, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) said on Saturday.

Commerce officials from Afghanistan and India have conferred on ways of facilitating the transit of goods, business visas and trade in pharmaceutical products.

A renowned businessman from the royal family of Saudi Arabia has evinced a keen interest in investing in Afghanistan, urging international companies to do business with the landlocked country.

Government asked to fix trade deficit

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:12 Written by

Authorities in the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) said Afghanistan’s annual imports cost $7 billion USD; therefore, government should support domestic products in order to fix the trade deficit.

Czech Republic will invest $70 million on cement production in west Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Kabul residents concerned about price hike

Sunday, 26 March 2017 15:59 Written by

A number of Kabul residents on Sunday said they are concerned about price hike in local markets, adding that government has failed to take action in this respect.