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In order to assist Afghanistan in achieving its full export potential, the Afghan Government requested the International Trade Centre. Update: For special interview with Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of International Trade Center (ITC) and Pierre Mayaudon, European Union Ambassador in Afghanistan, discussing NES, see here.
Learn how Afghan trade officials and business representatives are expanding their skills to foster trade-led growth in the country, through a training programme that is part of the Advancing Afghan Trade project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union.
Learn how Afghan officials from the Afghanistan National Standards Authority ANSA are building their skills in the area of metrology. The training and follow up work which is part of the Advancing Afghan Trade project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union, will enable ANSA to overcome technical barriers in trade and improve quality of the goods through successful usage of metrology.
Learn how the Afghan government is making strides to develop a food safety authority to grow exports through the support of the Advancing Afghan Trade project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union.
One of Afghanistan’s most prolific woman businesswomen who is now putting her past experiences and understanding as to what makes businesses flourish in her role…
‘If Afghanistan is able to implement new trade policies and strategies, we will see significant changes in Afghan trade. Afghanistan can become a bridge between Central Asia and South Asia…
From an export perspective, Dr. Faiq believes that traders will adopt higher standards when they realize they can get higher prices in international markets for their goods as long as they comply with import country requirements…
The saffron sector is a new in Afghanistan, around 16 years old, and it has its own problems. Problems include a lack of professional staff, research, no laboratory for quality control…
He speaks about the efforts his ministry has taken to support economic development and export growth in Afghanistan and the key recent technical support ITC has provided in developing a National Trade Policy and National Export Strategy...
“The Afghanistan National Trade Policy is one of the leading policy frameworks that has been developed for the promotion of trade.”
“The national trade policy was one of the important documents that was supposed to be there during the last 15 years.” He credits ITC for ensuring the policy was the “result of a strong consultation with the private sector.”
He speaks about the efforts to enhance trading relations with neighbouring countries and recent technical support ITC has provided for supporting consultations with Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
He considers that, through implementing the WTO TFA, it “will enable border agencies to provide further predictability, transparency, fairness – and most importantly, efficiency – in the trading environment.”
“Existing organizations have not been able to voice the concerns of start-ups and SMEs,” he asserts, as he details the impetus behind SEEN’s creation.
She speaks about how greater technical knowledge on the WTO and its rules based approach can not only help her but other officials in their roles to promote Afghan trade.
He speaks further about the need for Afghan trade officials and business representatives to expand their skills to foster trade-led growth in his country, and how his university can play an important role in that.
He explains how developing local capacities to teach trade policy in Afghanistan will help his country.
He speaks about the importance of building Afghanistan’s technical capacity on trade policy issues so as to reap the benefits of his country’s recent accession to the WTO.
Meet Dur Mohammad Sangin, Metrologist, ANSA. He explains how a lack of a standard certification on many exported products in Afghanistan is the result of an outdated metrology system. Learn further his thoughts on how Advancing Afghan Trade, a project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union, is helping the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to develop a regulatory system for metrology.
Meet Mohammad Yasemi, General Manager, Metrology Lab, ANSA. He explains the importance for Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to develop calibrating measurement devices to enhance their current ability to improve quality management and also to be more familiar with certification templates used in operating a metrology lab. Learn further how Advancing Afghan Trade, a project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union is assisting.
Meet Sayed Reza Sadat, Plant Pathologist, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. He explains that a key challenge in the area of food safety in Afghanistan is the lack of clear understanding of responsibility for the multiple government ministries and authorities involved. Learn how Advancing Afghan Trade, a project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union, is assisting..
Meet Ahmad Rashed Ahmadyar, Food Safety General Manager, Ministry of Public Health. He shares what he learned from Indian authorities about exporting and importing food items in compliance with food safety standards. Learn how Advancing Afghan Trade, a project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union, is assisting.
Meet Ahmad Faridon, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Focal Point, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. He explains the many challenges in the area of food safety in Afghanistan, including the lack of technical staff and illegal food imports for Pakistan and Iran, among others. Learn how Advancing Afghan Trade, a project implemented by ITC and funded by the European Union, is assisting.