Investing in Afghanistan
Thank you for visiting our website, the Government of Afghanistan actively supports investment in the private sector as a means to creating a prosperous market economy in Afghanistan. Your decision to consider investing in Afghanistan is a smart one. There is no region in the world with greater untapped economic potential than Central Asia. As an area rich in human and natural resources, profitable investment opportunities abound.
Historically, Afghanistan has been at the heart of major trading routes, amongst them, the fabled Silk Road, which is one of many that have served the region throughout the centuries. Over the past ten years, the Afghan people have steadily progressed towards peace and prosperity, and its economy has seen meteoric growth. Once again, Afghanistan is emerging as a central hub for trade as the economies of Central and South Asia continue to grow and become increasingly integrated into the global economy.
The Government of Afghanistan understands the critical role it must play to create a favorable environment for investment. The passage of the Private Investment Law in 2006 was an important milestone demonstrating the Government’s commitment to attracting new investment. The Investment Law allows for one hundred percent foreign ownership, easy repatriation of profits, and treats foreign investors in the same fashion as domestic investors, meaning a foreign investor can achieve 100% ownership of his or her investment.
With this in mind, the Government has adopted a pro-
Additionally, our Financial Management Law emphasizes fiscal discipline and management of public finances in line with the current international standard of best practice. The 100 % write-
Afghanistan has a very liberal foreign exchange system that allows people to legally bring money to the country and easily take it out again. Therefore, individuals, companies, and banks are allowed to operate foreign exchange accounts in Afghanistan.
In 2005, the
The Government of Afghanistan has created a highly pro-
For further information on trade and investment in Afghanistan, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr Ghulam Nayab
In charge of Business Development and Promotion Program