Membership

AACC serves and welcomes membership from diverse audiences including:

  • U.S. Companies interested in investing or doing business in Afghanistan;
  • Afghan companies interested in investing or doing business in the U.S;
  • U.S. Companies owned by Afghan-Americans;
  • Organizations, institutions and individuals interested in U.S.-Afghan economic relations and Afghanistan’s economic development.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

AACC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS DEPENDING ON MEMBERSHIP LEVEL:

  • On-the-ground guidance for doing business in Afghanistan;
  • —Opportunities to meet with influential and relevant Afghan and U.S. officials;
  • —Conferences and seminars that highlight business opportunities and strategies for winning contracts, investing in Afghanistan and creating joint ventures;
  • Access to a growing network of more than 100 companies and institutions that provides access to the resources needed to find partners, project financing and services for business development and securing contracts;
  • Guidance on financing and funding through agencies such as Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), IFC, SEAF, Afghan Banks and government agencies such as USAID, DOD, Department of State and others;
  • Opportunities to contribute ideas and concerns directly to U.S. and Afghan policymakers in order to promote a pro-business, pro-job creation agenda and focus on economic development priorities;
  • Access to members-only information and resources on the AACC website;
  • —Periodic meetings/email-updates expose AACC members to leaders in government and commerce and provide the latest business and economic information about Afghanistan;
  • Liaison Assistance with U.S. and Afghan Government Officials, Embassy Representatives and other External Networks.

Becoming a Member

AACC serves and welcomes membership from diverse audiences including:

  • U.S. companies interested in investing or doing business in Afghanistan
  • Afghan compaines interested in investing or doing business in the U.S.
  • U.S. companies owned by Afghan-Americans
  • Companies interested in doing business wirh the Afghan-American community
  • Organizations, institutions and individuals interested in U.S.-Afghan economic relations and Afghanistan’s economic development

There are two (2) ways that your company can gain AACC membership: 

1- by completing the AACC Membership Application and submitting to AACC offices;

2- by sponsoring AACC’s Business Matchmaking Conferences (BMC).

Sponsorship benefits include but not limited to the following:

  1. one-year complimentary AACCMembership at the same level as Sponsorship Package,
  2. one-year membership at AACC Working Groups,
  3. complimentary passes to the conference,
  4. company logo placement on AACC website and newsletters,
  5. booth-table reserved at the AACC Trade Fair during the conference,
  6. and more.
View our Sponsorship Packages PDF for more details. For updated information on Sponsorship Packages, please contact AACC offices.
Annual Membership Dues

Please see the Membership Application or contact our office for Membership Dues.

  • Membership dues have been established by the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • The annual dues are not refundable and reflect the period of one year from the date payment is received.
  • Annual Membership dues are not tax deductible as charitable contribution, but are deductible as business expense.
Membership Application-PDF 

Please Click Here to download the PDF version of AACC’s Membership Application.

Online Membership Application Form

Please click Click Here for the Online Membership Application Form. 

Membership Levels

Platinum Membership: $10,000 (51 plus employees) 

Silver Membership: $2,500 (6-15 employees)

Basic-Individual Membership: $250

Basic-Student Membership: $50*

Gold Membership: $5,000 (16-50 employees)

Basic-Small Business Membership:  $1,000 (1-5 employees)

Basic-Non-Profit / Academic Organization: $150 **

* Must provide proof of enrollment in an academic or vocational institution.
** Must provide a copy of IRS letter of determination showing 501(c) (3) designation.