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Working Group 2:
Agribusiness and Export Development

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Working Group Meetings

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Permanent Members

14

Visiting Members

Focus Areas

WG2 focuses on agri-business value chains, export development, increasing market share in targeted high growth markets, and supporting the implementation of the Agri-Business Charter (ABC) and the Afghanistan National Export Strategy (ANES) and is tasked with progress on the following PSD NPP sub-strategic priorities and World Bank (WBG) Doing Business Indicators:

  • Restoring Confidence and Creating an Enabling Environment for Businesses
  • Addressing Constraints in Priority Value Chains
  • Securing and Facilitating Trade and Transit
  • Improving the Operations of Customs
  • Sustainable Air Cargo

 

Working Group 2 meets twice a month and 24 times a year. Additional meetings are held an exceptional basis should 2 of the Co-Chairs call for one.

Members

The group will be co-chaired by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and ACCI.

 

Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC)
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)

 

Government:

 

  • Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC)
  • Export Promotion Executive Agency of the Afghan Government (EPAA)
  • GDPSD
  • Transit and Trade Facilitation Directorate (TTFD)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)
  • DPPC
  • Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • Ministry of Economy (MoEC)

 

Private Sector:

  • International Trade Center (ITC)
  • Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI)
  • Afghanistan Women Business Federation (AWBF)
  • FACT
  • Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  • Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA)
  • Saffron Association
  • Carpet Weaving Association
  • Dried Fruits Association
  • Gem & Jewelry Association
  • Vegetable and Fresh Fruit Association
  • Afghanistan Marble Granite Processing Association (AMGPA)
  • Transportation Association
  • World Trade Organization in Afghanistan (WTO-AFG)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • European Union (EU)