Learn about barriers to market entry and local requirements, i.e., things to be aware of when entering the market for this country.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
  • Afghanistan faces many market challenges which make it difficult to do business.
  • Poor infrastructure, including limited access to power and transportation, is prevalent throughout the country.
  • Afghanistan’s weak legal framework, regulatory enforcement, and dispute resolution mechanisms make it difficult to resolve business disagreements in country. 
  • Corruption creates a serious challenge to doing business in Afghanistan.
  • Foreign legal persons may not own land, and securing clear title to land is a long, time-consuming, expensive process. 
  • The commercial banking system provides limited commercial financing.
  • Customs regulations and procedures are neither transparent nor consistent.
  • The government and the private sector both face a shortage of skilled labor and trained personnel.
  • Much of Afghanistan operates in a critical threat security situation.

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Afghanistan Trade Development and Promotion