EU to assist Afghanistan’s trade

Sunday, 07 January 2018 03:36 Written by  Heart of Asia Published in Economy Read 1040 times

The European Union in Afghanistan will provide technical and financial support to Afghanistan to improve the country’s trade and exports to world markets.


The European Union has helped in preparing national economy policy with Afghan government which will help in expansion of trade ties between Afghanistan and the world, said Maurizio CIAN Head of Cooperation, the EUROPEAN UNION Delegation to Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan has proudly joined the World Trade Organization which is a tool that can actively foster the overall international trade. The European Union started this project and we definitely committed to foster this policy. The development of Afghanistan depends on private sector and the private sector depends on festively trading; importing and exporting,” he said. 

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries meanwhile called on government to resolve the issue of goods smugglings in borders and expand trade ties with other countries in the world. 

“Many foreign organizations have tried so far to enhance business sector in Afghanistan, but now it is a need that government should have a clear approach to receive the international community’s assistance in this sector,” economic affairs analyst Azerakhsh Hafizi said. 


Ministry of Commerce and Industries says the institution is working to enhance trade and transit, and prevent smuggling of goods to and from the country. 

“Government is trying to increase the number of customs offices in bordering areas to prevent the smuggling of goods. Also we have plans to boost Afghanistan’s trade with neighboring countries,” the head of transit department of the ministry, Mohammad Yahya Akhlaqi, said.  


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