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Project Factsheet

  • Objectives

    Enhanced trade and regional trade integration of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a lever for confidence building, economic and human development and poverty reduction.

    Expected result

    The Government formulates and implements better informed trade policy and a strategic vision to support trade competitiveness within the region.

    Priority outputs

    • National Export Strategy (NES) development
    • Trade policy capacity building
    • Trade facilitation and public-private dialogue
    • Quality management, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) infrastructure and regional regulatory cooperation

    Project timeframe 


    Key stakeholders

    • Government of Afghanistan, in particular the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) responsible for trade policy formulation and trade negotiations
    • National institutions and contributors to the trade system, such as the Afghanistan Customs Department, Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA)
    • Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) which benefit from ITC initiatives and capacity building actions.



    The project is being executed under the Asia Regional Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2020. In line with the Agenda for Change, EU regional programmes aim at supporting a broad-based process of dialogue and collaboration between Central Asian countries, promoting an environment conducive to a non-confrontational approach within the region, notably in areas sensitive to overall political and social instability. Read more

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