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Message from the President of Afghanistan
Afghanistan today is the land of countless business opportunities. Despite persistent successes in making Afghanistan a place suitable for investment, an important policy decision we have made is the creation of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA); a one-stop shop to serve the interests and needs of investors.AISA has been charged with the responsibility to facilitate registration, licensing and promotion of all investments in Afghanistan. It concentrates on pro-active measures to attract industrial investment from both within and outside Afghanistan, thus generating employment and economic growth. Towards the achievement of these goals, AISA has my full support..Read More

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Agriculture and agriculture-related industries

Agriculture is the backbone of Afghanistan’s national economy and it is the source of livelihood for the 80 per cent of the population (directly or indirectly). In addition, agriculture has 26.74 Per cent contribution in the country’s GDP, it provides raw material for industries and it is a significant source of export commodity and attraction of foreign exchange in the country..Read More


Core telecommunication service providers supply the Afghan market already in a sufficient manner with increased competition and price pressures. While there are still opportunities for mobile service providers, a far more virgin market represents the supply and service area of the telecommunication sector.Examples are: Data processing, basic business-processing operations information and communication technology (ICT), data transfer, process control and perhaps call centres.Read More

Low-end (labor-intensive) manufacturing

While the agricultural sector presents and is likely to present in the near and mid-term future the most important industry sector, Afghanistan is keen on establishing a low-cost, labor-intensive manufacturing sector which absorbs the many unemployed Afghans, the number of which is likely to increase dramatically with the influx of more returning refugees from neighbouring countries and which can not be absorbed by agro-related industries alone..Read More

Transport and Logistics

This sector represents a vital support-industry to other sectors which will not be able to perform well without an up-graded transport and logistics sector. Afghanistan offers new and expanding trade routes. The improvement of its transport infrastructure supports Afghanistan’s trade nexus, both in country and across its borders..Read More

Mining, power and water

The development of the mining sector has clear benefits to the economy of Afghanistan and provides first-mover advantages to investors. The mining sector is crucial to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan. Yet they remain virtually absent of foreign investment due to historic state control of natural resources..Read More

Construction materials

Another interesting area of investment is the construction materials industries in order to improve the supply of quality products from within the country. These, if up to international standards, might grow into an export industry and hence have a future that way. While in the first years of reconstruction it was mainly foreign construction companies who attracted the major construction contracts,.Read More

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AISA Statistics end of October 2014
Domestic Registered Companies 42,508
International Registered Companies 2,530
Investment in AFS 434,892,157,879.00
Domestic Hired Human Resource 1,304,107
International Hired Human Resource 55,491
Industrial Parks 6
Regional Offices 8

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