Domestic Standard Production Key to Increasing Exports: President Ghani

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Saturday October 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Afghanistan National Standard Authority (ANSA) officials in his office late on Wednesday, BNA reported. The ANSA officials presented the organization’s performance report in standardization, assessing products in compatibility with standards, standard sign, metrology, and creating a system for laboratories. ANSA officials also shared challenges they face with and suggestions with the President and stressed on structural reforms and increasing the organization’s budget. President Ghani said that there was need for making domestic products based on international standards for better competition in the global markets.
He asked ANSA to work on specific amendments in standards considering to the market requirements so domestic products would contain better quality and according to international norms. He underlined the need for increasing exports said that exports could be increased if the quality of products get improved to the international level. President Ghani said that ANSA should focus on specific types of exporting products so Afghanistan goods would better compete in international markets.

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