Afghanistan: Resources

Government Resources
Statistics Office
Central Banks
Commerce Ministry
Investment Promotion Agency

Regulatory Agency Sites

Afghanistan: Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) regulates broadcasting, post, and telecommunications in Afghanistan. ATRA is responsible for implementing regulatory policies to service providers, providing advice to operators, issuing licenses, monitoring compliance with legislation, assigning radio frequencies, dealing with consumer complaints & disputes, encouraging investment, and much more.

Afghanistan: Investment Support Agency

The Investment Support Agency of Afghanistan aims to promote business growth, foreign investment, and cross-border partnerships through proper regulations and policies. This site contains a list of laws, current industrial parks, and reasons to invest in Afghanistan among other resources.

Afghanistan: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Commerce of Ministry & Industries

The goal of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MCI) is to promote the development and growth of private sector enterprises through the development of the appropriate policies. This website contains all of the publications and regulations made by the MCI as well as contact information for the MCI's staff.

Other Resources

Afghanistan: Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A non-profit organization, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to promote Afghan trade and industries at home and abroad. Apart from general information on the economy, trade, industry, imports/exports and other aspects of Afghanistan, the site also features a business directory and a section on business opportunities and private investment laws.

Building Markets

Building Markets is an organization that builds markets, creates jobs, and sustains peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities. The private sector overviews section provides reports based on the surveys and interviews with buyers and businesses operating in local markets. It also provides business portals for Afghanistan, Haiti, Liberia, Burma, Mozambique, and Timor-Leste.