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The latest reform efforts and donor support advantaged development goals, and stabilized the macroeconomic sector, lowered inflation rates, and liberalized investment laws and regulations among others.
Afghanistan’s central location in Eurasia makes it a hub for goods and services. Afghanistan is especially benefiting from its bi-lateral and multi-lateral Trade Agreements, and our latest economic milestone by becoming the newest member of the World Trade Organization.
Afghanistan is an open market and warmly welcomes foreign investors. That is demonstrated by the thousands foreign enterprises that have established businesses in Afghanistan and now employ over a million people. The Afghan market is open to entrepreneurial investment in practically all areas. There are hardly any state-controlled industries. Afghanistan is receiving increasing attention from private equity firms and hedge funds due to its highly attractive companies and favorable investment conditions.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly support private investment in Afghanistan through its strong commitment for Investment Climate Reforms.
Afghanistan offers an exceptionally well-qualified, motivated and conscientious workforce. For example, USAID has helped Afghanistan become a more responsible and integrated member of the region and the world. Great strides have been made in health and education, bringing more Afghans back into economic and civic life. Institutions that can accountably respond to people’s needs and aspirations are being restored. Investments in infrastructure and human capital are making the country less vulnerable to insurgents and illicit business and more attractive for private-sector enterprise.
Afghanistan grants 100% foreign ownership. Furthermore, foreigners can lease real estate, for periods up to 90 years for arable land or even longer for non-arable land.
Afghanistan has a closely knit of network of roads, railways, trade-, and airports. That guarantees smooth connections. The Airports serve as international hubs. Communication infrastructure is well developed throughout the country.
Afghanistan has adopted liberal Investment Laws. Transparent and reasonable. The advantages are internationally recognized. Institutions that can accountably respond to people’s needs and aspirations are being established, such us the Dispute Resolution Center or Business Integrity Initiative (BIN).
While a low-cost manufacturing industry has been already established in Afghanistan, currently big players like China and India are stepping forward into the more sophisticated industries. Many of these highly specialized firms that shows interest in the Afghan market, are world market leaders in their field, so-called “hidden champions”.
Agricultural products with the “Made in Afghanistan” seal still stand for the highest quality worldwide, and the Extracting Industry will be another sector that will brand the country. This has played no small part in maintaining Afghanistan’s position as world champion exporter for many years. The country’s fruit and nut exports were at $ 113 million per year in 2007 and grew to more than $ 800 million per year in 2017. Afghanistan is known for producing some of the finest fruits and vegetables, especially pomegranates, apricots, grapes, melons, and mulberries. Minerals and petroleum will soon follow as Afghanistan’s “so-called” export frontrunner.