Afghanistan: Promoting Regional Trade and Economic Growth Workshop

July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019

From July 14-17, CLDP conducted a four-day comprehensive program “Facilitating Trade and Promoting Economic Growth” in close coordination with the Afghanistan Ministry of Industry and Commerce and support from Embassies’ Kabul and Tashkent. Approximately 150 representatives from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan’s governments and private sector attended this program. Some of the highlights included sessions on current trade relations between the two countries and opportunities for the private sector in a post-peace settlement environment, as well as a B2B forum that resulted in MOUs and commercial contracts between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. CLDP also arranged two additional days of GPA, TFA, TIR and SPS-TBT Notifications technical sessions for the participants. CLDP will work with USAID to monitor the progress of the agreements that were signed and also design the next phases of procurement and trade facilitation programming.