05 March 2020 - NewsQuality saffron poised to spice up Afghanistan’s exports
The International Trade Centre has translated a guide about saffron into Dari to help Afghanistan gain a bigger share of lucrative international markets.
13 February 2020 - NewsAfghanistan launches National Trade Policy
The Government of Afghanistan has launched a new initiative to spur growth and create jobs by boosting the export capacities of the country’s private sector, to trade with regional and global markets.
17 Oct 2019 - NewsAfghan government endorses national trade policy
Policy document sets out comprehensive roadmap for boosting country’s export competitiveness.
26 Mar 2019 - NewsTwo-year training programme for Afghan trade policymakers concludes in New Delhi
Ministry officials, academics, and business representatives gained knowledge and skills on WTO issues.
11 June 2018 - NewsAfghanistan launches National Export Strategy
Tenth June 2018 marks a milestone event for Afghanistan's economy. The launch of the National Export Strategy (NES).
10 June 2018 - NewsITC Executive Director speech at the launch of the Afghanistan’s National Export Strategy
Speech delivered by ITC Executive Director Arancha González at the launch of the Afghanistan’s National Export Strategy.
5 April 2018 - NewsPresident Ghani endorses Afghan national export strategy
Afghanistan’s President Ghani approves National Export Strategy to increase trade, boost job creation, reduce poverty and promote stability.
20 Feb 2018 - NewsBuilding trade policy capacity in Afghanistan through triangular cooperation
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 a project implemented by ITC.
28 November 2017 - NewsMajor strides made towards Afghan export strategy and trade policy
Afghanistan eyes greater participation in regional trade.
17 October 2017 - NewsNew training programme for Afghan trade officials kicks off in New Delhi
Trade officials from Afghanistan last week started a new training programme
6 October 2017 - NewsKabul meeting completes effort to finalise National Export Strategy priorities
Business and public sector representatives meet to finalise plan to increase the competitiveness of Afghanistan’s export sector.
15 August 2017 - NewsHerat province explore ways forward for Afghanistan’s National Export Strategy
Over 100 business, industry and public-sector representatives meet to advance the country’s National Export Strategy preparations.
11 August 2017 - NewsAfghanistan takes a major step towards implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Afghanistan’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on World Trade Organization (WTO), chaired by Humayoon Rasaw, Minister for Commerce and Industries, on 25 July 2017 endorsed recommendations for the categorization of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) obligations. Prior to ...
03 August 2017 - NewsPrivate, public sector meet to review progress in reconnecting Afghanistan to regional markets
Afghan government officials and private sector met in Kabul this week with representatives from the European Union and the International Trade Centre to take stock of progress on efforts to build Afghanistan’s capacities to participate in regional trade.
18 may 2017 - NewsAfghanistan steps up work to strengthen export sector
Afghan industry leaders, small business owners and public sector representatives on 18 May met in Mazar-e-Sharif to explore provincial trade challenges and solutions that can feed into the ongoing design of the country’s National Export Strategy (NES). A National Export Strategy will provide a blueprint for competitiveness and development of the country’s export sector and strengthen links between....
31 March 2017 - NewsAfghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries partners with Indian Centre for WTO Studies
(Kabul/Geneva) Afghanistan's Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) and the Delhi-based Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) have entered into a partnership for the capacity building of MoCI. The partnership agreement was finalized by Mr. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo....
21 - 22 February 2017 - NewsAfghanistan starts work on National Export Strategy
Organized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industries (MoCI) and International Trade Centre (ITC), the first consultation on Afghanistan’s National Export Strategy took place in Inter-Continental Hotel, Kabul to set out its trade priorities....
15 - 16 January 2017 - NewsNational workshop on implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
The two-day workshop on implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement gathered public and private trade facilitation stakeholders to determine Afghanistan’s target categorization ...
29 Nov. 2016 - NewsITC and EU launch initiative to boost trade and economic growth in Afghanistan
ITC, European Union and Government of Afghanistan seek to strengthen Afghan trade capacities....
Since launching Advancing Afghan Trade late last year, the project has attracted significant media attention both within the Afghanistan region and abroad. We have listed the articles from the above channels at the end of this page. As you will see, the links cover the launch of the project and the first consultation, along with press releases from stakeholder organisations. This will provide you with further context of the project and our progress to date...