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EXPORT PROMOTION AGENCY OF AFGHANISTAN

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN www.epaa.org. MOHAMMAD NUMAN GHAFURY

Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan


EPAA is an Executive Arm of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries was established in September 2006 with financial and

technical support of GTZ. EPAA acts as an implementing agency of the export promotion policies of MOCI, promoting exports through exportable offer development tools, advising and advocacy, marketing, coordinating both the public and private sector initiatives to create an enabling environment for competitive exports and contribute to the Generation of jobs

IMPORTS
Others, 18.6% India, 3.2% Pakistan, 17.4% Japan, 15.9%

Products Imports
Others Chemicals Cigarettes&Drinks
17.82% 0.14%

2.16%
2.66% 3.54% 3.90% 11.07% 15.16% 18.56% 24.25%

Germany, 3.5%

Construction Petroleum Products Metals House Fabrics&Clothes China, 13.5% Iran, 8.3% Food Stuff Machineries

UZB, 3.8%
UAE, 4.1% Russia, 4.5% USA, 7.1%

EXPORTS
Fresh Fruits, 4.26% Medical Herbs, 4.59% Skins, 7.21% Spices, Seeds, 1.00% 1.64% Others, 3.59%

AFGHANISTAN TRADE BALANCE/M US DOLLARS

Exports

Imports 2744 3022

2471

416
Dry Fruits, 26.56%
Carpet&Hand icraft, 51.15%

455

471 2008

2006

2007

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES TO INVEST

Afghanistan is a fast growing emerging market of strategic importance close to some of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world Afghanistan is rich in natural resources Afghanistan offers a pro-business minded environment with legislation favorable to private investments Security Personal safety received above average marksa score of 3.3 out of a best score of 5 for Afghans and foreigners Improved infrastructure: in telecommunications, roads and bridges, and water supply

INVESTMENTS OPORTUNETIES

AISA - Afghanistan Investment Support Agency,

one-stop shop

www.aisa.org.af

Agricult ure, 0.73% Industri es, 14.93% Constru ction, 43.79%

Financial sector reform: Central Bank and

leading foreign banks open for business Investment insurance: Available through MIGA and others Industrial estates: Development of six modern industrial parks Invested foreign countries: Iran, Pakistan, India, European

Service s, 40.55%

EXPORT AND IMPORT POTEINTIAL PRODUCTS


EXPORTS: Herbs and Spices, leather products, Unused resources , Gas, Copper

IMPORTS: New technologies, Machineries for processing and other issues

POPULAR LOCAL BRANDS AND PRODUCTS


Carpets and Handicrafts Natural Herbs and Medical Plants: Asafetida, Cumin, Licorice Dry Fruits and Nuts: Almonds, Raisin, Walnut, Fig Fresh Fruits: Pomegranate, Melon, Grape Marble and Gemstones

FUTURE PROGRAMME FOR EXPORT PROMOTION


Capacity

Building Trainings Packaging Modernization Marketing - Trade Fairs Establishment of Export Hotline to eliminate tariff and non tariff Barriers Afghanistan National Export Conference (ANEC) Cross border projects MoCI/EPAA, ACCI, USAID, GTZ

TRADE REGULATIONS

MoCI (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)Trade and transit agreements with neighboring countries Trade agreements with Iran and India, and other neighboring countries Transit agreements including Iran, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey Identification and elimination of existing administrative barriers to trade Trade reform: Streamlined customs administration and reduction in tariffs

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