DIRECTORATES

The key function of the Internal Audit Directorate is the detection, prevention and correction of financial irregularities within the financial system of the Ministry.  As such, the Directorate is responsible for ensuring the completeness, accountability, transparency and accuracy of financial records and producing audit reports for MOCI management. This work is crucial to the effective management of MOCI, as well as to its reputation and credibility, and to the achievement of MOCI’s strategic objective to ensure that MOCI has the capacity to deliver on its role.
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The Legal Affairs Directorate is responsible for providing the Ministry with independent advice on a wide range of legal issues that relate to its responsibilities. As such, the Directorate contributes towards a range of MOCI’s strategic objectives for 2015, including, improving the enabling and regulatory environment for business and Afghanistan’s DBI ranking; ensuring the private sector operates fairly and equitably and ensuring pro-poor growth, by ensuring that the legal framework supports these longer term ambitions.
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The function of the General Directorate for Private Sector Development is developing and implementing appropriate policies for enabling private sector growth and investment in co-ordination with key partner Ministries and Agencies. Given the critical role in setting the policy direction in this area, the General Directorate has an important contribution to a number of MOCI’s high level Strategic Objectives for 2015, primarily: improving the enabling and regulatory environment for business and Afghanistan’s DBI ranking; industrialising Afghanistan through import substitution, and ensuring pro-poor growth.
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The Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED) Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries operates as part of the General Directorate of Private Sector Development and is responsible for collaborating with private sector stakeholders and other government agencies to implement the GoIRA’s SME Development Strategy.  This is a vital component of the nation’s economic development plan, since companies with fewer than 100 employees constitute 80 to 90% of all Afghan business, generate 50% of the GDP, and employ 75% of the labor force. The expansion of healthy SMEs is necessary if Afghanistan hopes to reduce its 40% unemployment rate. 
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DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIES' TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
The Industries’ Technical Affairs Directorate monitors the technical and productive aspects of MOCI’s State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and State Owned Corporations (SOCs) and ensures optimum use of these assets. In this way, the Directorate has a part in achieving the first strategic objective of the Ministry ‘to improve the enabling and regulatory environment for business and Afghanistan’s DBI ranking’.
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The Competition and Consumer Protection Directorate (CPCPD) exists to ensure effective competition in the marketplace and that consumers are protected from sub-standard or over-priced products and services. The overall aim of the work of the Directorate is to contribute to MOCI’s fourth strategic objective for 2015 – ‘to ensure that the private sector operates fairly and equitably’.
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The nominal role of the Industrial Parks Directorate is to manage and upgrade the 16 Industrial Parks and three carpet parks for which it has responsibility, and to develop new Industrial park sites in order to supply suitable volumes of quality industrial land and utilities to private sector investors and supply new land at reasonable prices. As such, the Directorate has an important role to play in achieving MOCI’s strategic objective number one: ‘improving the enabling and regulatory environment for business and Afghanistan’s DBI ranking’.
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The Transit and Trade Facilitation Directorate (TTFD) is responsible for developing the policies, infrastructure and co-ordination mechanisms needed to ensure efficient transit arrangements within and outside of Afghanistan in order to further international trade. Overall, it is a central actor for achieving MOCI’s second strategic objective to improve international competitiveness and trade through efficient, low cost transportation of Afghan goods within and beyond Afghanistan’s borders.
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International trade http://moci.gov.af/content/files/MoCI-Report-En-120115.pdf
مرور برتجارت افغانستان
2013-2009
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The Business Licensing Directorate is responsible for the administration of six licences: four trader (both importers and exporters) licences, one for freight operators, and a licence for brokers operating on behalf of the Ministry. It also issues licences in order to ensure that only fit and proper persons are able to traffic goods into, through and out of Afghanistan. In such a way, the success of this Directorate in improving and simplifying procedures in this area, will be important for MOCI to achieve its strategic objective to improve the enabling and regulatory environment for business and Afghanistan’s DBI ranking.
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The Export Promotion Directorate (branded as the Export Promotion Agency Afghanistan or EPAA) has a core role in facilitating export growth in Afghanistan, working alongside the General Directorate for International Trade and the Trade and Transit Facilitation Directorate. 
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The Strategy, Policy and Planning Directorate (SPPD) is responsible for policy analysis, generation and assessment both within MOCI, and on policy proposals developed by other ministries which will have a significant impact on the private sector. In addition, this Directorate will complement the role of the Chief of Staff’s office in managing donor assistance, as SPPD is responsible for monitoring donor assistance programmes to ensure that they align with the Ministry’s strategic direction. In such a way, SPPD contributes towards all six of MOCI’s strategic objectives for developing the Afghan Economy by ensuring that the Ministry’s policy direction is orientated towards the realisation of those goals.
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