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Why Invest in Afghanistan?

Location

Strategic Geographical Position Connecting Central Asia to South Asia, and Leading to Europe

Trade & Economy

  • Free market economy led by private sector initiatives
  • Unprecedented economic growth (GDP growth from USD 2.2 billion in 2002 to USD 21.8 billion in 2014)
  • Utilization of Preferential Trade Agreements and Systems (with India, China, Europe, USA, and etc.)
  • Availability of skilled labor
  • Increased market demand

Tax & Duties

  • Flexible tax and duty regime
  • 20% corporate tax
  • 0% Duty on import of machineries
  • 1% Duty on import of raw materials
  • Carry forward of losses (An accounting technique that applies the current year’s net operating losses to future years’ profits in order to reduce tax liability).

Liberal Investment Law

  • Investment Law
  • Commercial Arbitration Law
  • Law of Commerce
  • Law of Tax on Consumer Goods
  • Business Trademarks Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Agencies Law
  • Mining Law
  • Banking Law
  • Insurance Law

Government Commitment

Strong Government Commitment for Investment Climate Reforms.

Ownership & Profit

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Foreigners can lease real estate, for periods up to 90 years for arable land or longer for non-arable land

Infrastructure

  • Airfields 08
  • Trade Ports 09
  • Roads 12371 km
  • Railways 3429 km
  • Industrial Parks 10 constructed and 17 planned

Agreements & Memberships

  • Bi-Lateral and Multi-Lateral Trade Agreements (APTTA, ECOTA, SAFTA)
  • Membership of International Road Transport TIR
  • Soon to get WTO membership

Dispute Resolution

  • Dispute Resolution Center
  • Business Integrity Initiative (BIN)