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Who We Are

BACKGROUND

International Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan (ICC Afghanistan):

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was founded in 1919 and it is the world’s largest business organization (WBO) with a network of over 45 million members in more than 130 countries. It is the only business organization with UN Observer Status.

The International Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan (ICC Afghanistan) established as non-government, non-profit, non-political and independent legal entity in Afghanistan acts as a permanent liaison between International Chamber of Commerce Headquarters and ICC members in Afghanistan, in accordance with the provisions of the tenth, eleventh and thirteenth of the Afghanistan Constitution, the ICC Global Partnership Agreement, and the Constitution. ICC Afghanistan represents the ICCWBO in Afghanistan and works with business groups worldwide to represent the voice of Afghanistan’s business at inter-governmental level, the UN, WTO, G20 and others. 

We work to modernize the Afghanistan business to world-class standards and encourage more domestic and foreign investment in the country. The members of ICC Afghanistan are chambers of commerce, business associations, companies, corporations and individuals. It expands the linkage of its members through the ICC network which directly and indirectly links with thousands of corporations, chambers, associations and individuals in over 130 countries, it’s the entity which makes it easier to do business internationally. 

As our aim is to promote liberalization in the country, accelerate flow of domestic and foreign investment and remove the barriers of business, the ICC Afghanistan play a crucial role in interacting with the Government of Afghanistan and business community on economic policies.  As the process of economic reforms is gaining ground, it is emerging as a rallying point for Afghanistan business community in their effort towards globalization.

VISION

We enable business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.

MISSION

We make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Everything we do aims to promote international trade and investment as vehicles for inclusive growth and prosperity.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote the market economy system in Afghanistan, based on the principles of free and fair competition among business enterprises;
  2. To strengthen multilaterals relations and to represent business community interests in a broad range of activities within the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and many other intergovernmental bodies, to represent local business at global forums such as the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and to empower our members by providing advocacy, international networking opportunities and practical business tools;
  3. To modernize the Afghanistan business activities to world-class standards;
  4. To encourage investment (local, JV and FDI);
  5. To promote Export of Afghanistan goods and services to international markets;
  6. To assist the private sector to join the business network globally;
  7. To foster self-regulation through the business sector;
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