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U.S. Trade Representative Visits Afghanistan Economic Sector

(Last Updated On: March 28, 2017)

CaptureThe United States trade representative for economic affairs visited Afghan officials on Tuesday to expand trade deals between Kabul-Washington.

US trade envoy says with the implementation of the existence facilities in the World Trade Organization, Afghanistan can solve its economic problems with Pakistan.

“We are eager to ease the trade relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We always encourage both countries to solve their disputes and expand their trade relations. The implementation of World Trade Organization’s facilities can play an effective role in solving these problems,” said Mike Danielle, U.S. trade representative for economic affairs.

Meanwhile, deputy of ministry of commerce and industry says Afghanistan still can be a good place for American traders for their businesses.

“Afghanistan has big capacity for investment and we discussed on this issue with U.S. trade representative. But more works remain to be done for changing Afghanistan into a place to attract investments,” said Qurban Haqjo, deputy of MoCI.

Afghanistan and United States signed a trade agreement or TEFA in 2004; an agreement that expands trade relations between Kabul and Washington.

Afghanistan and U.S. trade balance reaches to $ 947 million yearly, but Afghanistan gets 34 million of them and the rest goes into U.S. traders’ pockets.

By Qeyam Noori

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