Afghanistan is a landlocked Least Developed Country (LDC) located in Southern Asia, North and West of Pakistan, East of Iran. Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict and has seen a significant growth since 2001. Afghanistan has a narrow export base concentrated in few markets. Main export items are carpets & rugs and dried fruits. Main export partners include Pakistan, India and Iran. Petroleum, machinery and equipment, food items and base metals are main import items and main import partners are Pakistan, China, Japan, Russia and Iran. The country is undergoing the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession process.