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Afghan Products Worth $1.3 billion Exported in a Year

KABUL (BNA) Today, Tuesday the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced that worth 1.3 billion USD in Afghan products were exported in a year from the country.

In a press conference held in the government at the Government Information and Media Center, the Industry and Commerce Minister, Nooruddin Azizi, in their accountability program said that Afghanistan has exported more than 1.364 million USD to the top 10 countries in the world in a year.

200 meetings were held to meet the obstacle and challenges of the private sector and to support their activities, said Azizi.

According to him, on the Ministry, successive efforts about 98 percent of Afghanistan’s export items to China and 13 other items of the country’s exports to Pakistan have obtained customs exemption.

Afghan Carpets products have exported about one million square meters of carpets and rugs to different countries in a year, Azizi added.

The officials of this ministry in order to attract investment, and strengthen and expand commercial and transit relations, have made official trips to Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Russia and have discussed with representatives of the private sector in China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Russia and other countries in the region and the world, with good results, he said.

Azizi, reduction in money transfer restrictions through foreign exchange transfer (TT) and facilitating the process of purchasing raw materials, turning Afghanistan into a crossroads of the region, reactivating air corridors to the domestic budget, providing facilities for issuing business visas from regional countries to Afghan businessmen, some the other accomplishment of the Ministry, Azizi added.

According to Azizi, in the past year, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce has been able to distribute new business and investment licenses to more than 6,300 domestic and foreign applicants and to attract investments worth about 127 million USD in the country’s industrial parks. to directly create employment for tens of thousands of people.

During the meeting, Mawlawi Qadratullah Jamal, Deputy Ministry said: Before the rule of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, about 30% of factories were active in the country, but now more than it operates from 70% of factories.

He added that the construction of 9 industrial parks is underway in the country, 12 planned industrial parks and 10 proposed industrial parks are on hand, and with their completion, we will have a total of 45 industrial parks in the country.

It must be said that the Ministry of Industry and Commerce operates in the sectors of industry, commerce, and service provision, adding that the aim of the Ministry is the development of Afghanistan’s economy through increased investment, the expansion of industries, and small and medium enterprises, and the growth of balanced trade in order to create employment and increase the income of the country’s citizens.

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