FICCI, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Embassy of India in Kabul and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (AICC), is organizing the 2nd edition of "India Product Show" at Kabul from
December 5th - 7th 2017.
Afghanistan's geo-strategic location at the crossroads of the Silk Route - working as a connecter and as a land-bridge between Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asia - makes it a natural locus for a region that includes some of the fastest growing economies in the world. With improved connectivity, it is expected to emerge as a regional network of trade routes and pipelines. The untapped natural resources, demand for energy and the opportunities to generate it within Afghanistan, the requirement for rebuilding its infrastructure present the top opportunities for investment in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's gross domestic product (GDP) has tripled in less than a decade from a very low baseline. Afghanistan has also made progress in building critical infrastructure, such as road and telecommunication networks, and in providing basic services, such as health care and education. However, it continues to derive 40 percent of GDP from official development assistance, register an annual trade deficit of more than 4 billion dollars and rank at the bottom of the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index in most categories.
This edition of "India Product Show" Unlocking Afghanistan's economic potential and making it an attractive investment destination.
With the Afghanistan's new government in place, and opening up of dedicated air freight corridor service, provides the right opportunity for those who are looking for investment and trading in most promising sectors such as:
- Agriculture and food processing
- Textile / Carpets /Handloom
- Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
- Construction and Infrastructure
- Stone technology & machinery
- Power & Energy / Cables & Wires
- Transportation & logistics
- Banking and insurance
- IT & Telecommunication, and more
The objective of the event is to bring together Indian and Afghan businesses on a common platform to discuss opportunities for trade and investment. The event will be tailored to bring together the organizations and individuals that are best-positioned to forge meaningful partnerships with Indian invitees and create opportunities within local marketplace.