Business Reforms in Afghanistan

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. = Change making it more difficult to do business.


  • DB2018

    Starting a Business: Afghanistan made starting a business more costly by requiring that entrepreneurs pay the business license fee for three years at the time of incorporation.

  • DB2017

    Paying Taxes: Afghanistan made paying taxes more costly by increasing the business receipts tax rate. Trading across Borders:Afghanistan made exporting and importing easier by enhancing the usage of different modules of the ASYCUDA World customs processing system.


  • DB2016

    Starting a Business: Afghanistan made starting a business more costly by increasing the registration and publication fees. Getting Credit:Afghanistan improved access to credit information by launching a credit registry.

  • DB2015

    Starting a Business:Afghanistan made starting a business more difficult by increasing the publication fees and prolonging the time required for registration.


  • DB2014

    Starting a Business:Afghanistan made starting a business easier by reducing the time and cost to obtain a business license and by eliminating the inspection of the premises of newly registered companies. Getting Credit:Afghanistan strengthened its secured transactions system by implementing a unified collateral registry.

  • DB2012

    Getting Electricity:Afghanistan made getting electricity easier by improving the efficiency of the electricity department in Kabul and introducing a new fee schedule for connections.


  • DB2010

    Starting a Business:Afghanistan simplified business start-up by taking company registration out of the commercial courts; establishing a new company registry that acts as a one-stop shop combining company registration, tax registration and publication in the official gazette; and introducing flat registration fees. Registering Property:Afghanistan made registering property easier by reducing property transfer taxes. Getting Credit:Afghanistan strengthened its secured transactions system through a new law broadening the range of assets that can be used as collateral (including future assets), allowing a general description of debts and obligations in a security agreement and permitting out-of-court enforcement of security interests.

  • DB2008

    Paying Taxes: Afghanistan made paying taxes more costly by increasing the business receipts tax rate. Trading across Borders:Afghanistan made exporting and importing easier by enhancing the usage of different modules of the ASYCUDA World customs processing system.