The Embassy’s Economic Section is a component of the State Department as well as the International Trade Administration’s Foreign Commercial Service presence in Afghanistan.
Our responsibilities include:
- Manage, monitor, and report on the full range of economic issues between the United States and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
- Advocate, assist and provide information for U.S. business on doing business in Afghanistan.
- Promote the export of U.S. goods and services to Afghanistan
- Interact with the Afghan government, in close collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on bilateral and international economic policy and issues including:
- Infrastructure development (with U.S. Department of Transportation)
- Civil aviation (with Federal Aviation Administration)
- Energy and national resource management
- Agricultural policy and related issues (with U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Finance issues (with U.S. Department of Treasury)
- Commercial relations
Our goals with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan include:
- Encouragement of economic policies conducive to a healthy business environment;
- Encouragement of Afghanistan’s status as a crossroads to trade in South and Central Asia;
- Improvements in Afghanistan’s investment climate, including transparency and predictability in legal and regulatory matters.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- 2011 Investment Climate Statement
- 2011 Country Commercial Guide for Afghanistan (PDF 663KB)
- Afghanistan business registration procedures (PDF 77KB)
- Asian Development Bank - Afghanistan Fact Sheet (PDF)
- World Bank – Afghanistan Economic Update (PDF)
- Information and Resources Related to Possible Exemptions from Afghan Taxation (PDF 7 KB)
- Background Notes, Afghanistan (prepared by U.S. Department of State)
- Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C. - Business Gateway
- U.S. Department of Commerce, Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force
- Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) (The One Stop shop for investors in Afghanistan)
- American Chamber of Commerce of Afghanistan
Telephone:  (0)700-108-001
Fax: NONE – Due to lack of bandwidth, please scan and e-mail any necessary documents to us.
The (0) in parentheses is used only when dialing from within Afghanistan;
Kabul is 9½ hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the USA; 8½ hours ahead of Eastern Daylight (summer time) in the USA.
Using the general e-mailbox number assures that your message will be answered promptly even if the officer who is the primary point of contact on your issue is away from the office.
Counselor for Economic Affairs
APO, AE 09806 (USA)
Local Address in Kabul
Great Massoud Road
Wazir Akbar Khan (neighborhood)