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International Trade Administration United States Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, HCHB 3421 Washington, D.C. 20230 Tel: +1-202-482-2000 | Fax: +1-202-482-0980 Web: www.trade.gov

The Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force (Task Force) of the U.S. Department of Commerce facilitates and coordinates the Department’s activities that are designed to help Afghanistan develop a sustainable economy. The Task Force works closely with the Department’s Commercial Law Development Program and our Commercial Office in Kabul. Our efforts focus on helping Afghanistan develop: • A commercial legal environment that supports trade, investment and private sector-led growth. We have conducted business contracting training, providing advice on Arbitration and are creating a commercial legal initiative with American University in Kabul. • A more capable and competitive private sector. For example we are creating a Marble Center of Excellence and are providing sector specific training and consulting. • Stronger U.S.-Afghan commercial ties. We provide information and support for U.S. firms interested in doing business in Afghanistan, provide matchmaking and counseling for U.S. and Afghan firms, and facilitate business missions to Afghanistan including a group of U.S. franchisors who are visiting Kabul this week • A more capable and competitive private sector. For example we are creating a Marble Center of Excellence and are providing sector specific training and consulting; Finally, the Commerce Department’s Task Force, since its inception, has enjoyed a close working relationship with colleagues at AACC.


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Appleton Consulting Incorporation (ACI) Calgary, Alberta, Canada Tel: +1-403-.477-7329, +1-613-808-2633 Web: www.appletonconsulting.ca | Email: info@appletonconsulting.ca Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +93 777 930 866

Appleton is an international consulting company that focuses on enabling unique business solutions in emerging and developing markets. In Afghanistan, Appleton operates through its AISA registered subsidiary Appleton Consulting, Inc. (ACI). Boasting a team comprised of outstanding military, government, local, and corporate experts, ACI has delivered $240 million USD dollars worth of projects for its clients since 2007. ACI has provided service to over 70 companies working in Afghanistan, including Afghan, Canadian, American, British, Indian and New Zealand firms, for projects funded by numerous government entities. Our Philosophy The ACI philosophy is unique: merging international business acumen with Afghan operating expertise in a manner that leverages strengths and results in award winning work. We are not just a project-oriented company, but a company that focuses on building long-term sustainable companies. As a result of this approach, ACI clients were recognized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for exceptional work, receiving awards for Best New Contractor of the Year and Capacity Development Contractor of the Year. Appleton has developed the key relationships and local knowledge within Afghanistan to enable our clients to have a critical edge in navigating the marketplace. Our Services • Business Management • Market Analysis • Strategic Partnership Development • Proposal Writing • Supply Chain Management • Recruiting

Our Expertise • Construction • Private Sector Development • Operations and Maintenance • Logistics • Agribusiness • Water Management • Mining

Our International Clients • Ellis Don Intl (Canada) • Manitoba Hydro Intl (Canada) • Tetra Tech Intl (U.S./Canada) • MG3 Consultants (Canada) • CANARAIL Railway Consultants (Canada) • Nationwide Sureties (England) • Development Alternatives Inc. (U.S.) • ArabTech Jardeneh (Jordan) • SM Developers (India) • Intl Strategic Development Solutions (New Zealand)

Our Afghan Clients • Engineering Precision Construction Co. • Asian Atlas Construction Co. • Rahmat Sadat Construction Co. • Najibullah Khushbin Construction • Road and Roof Construction Co. Our Government Clients • • • • • • •

U.S. Agency for Intl Development UN Office for Project Services Intl Security Assistance Force U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Government of Afghanistan Japan Intl Cooperation Agency


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KAM Group 1st Floor, Kabul Business Center Chara Rahi haji Yaqub Shahr-e- Naw Kabul, Afghanistan Web: www.kamgroup.org | Email: info@kamgroup.org

Kam group is a dynamic group of companies covering a Varity of sectors: KAM AIR Kam Air was awarded the first private AOC in Afghanistan in 2003, from small beginning in 2003 the air-line has grown under the leadership of the President Zamarai Kamgar into the largest in Afghanistan .Today the airline is the flag ship of the Kam Group. We earned our letter of compliance from ICOA in 2010. Kam Air also offers lease on an hourly, daily or monthly basis of our MI-17 helicopters of which we currently have 26 in our fleet. KAM INTERNATIONAL OIL The first oil refinery built and run in Afghanistan is owned by Kam Group. The refinery has a capacity of 500 tons per day. It produces diesel, petrol and kerosene. Future plans to expand the capacity to 200 tons per day are in place and will be completed in 2012. Based in the strategic border town of Hairaton it forms part of the group oil trading and fuel storage business. am Oil has fuel storage capacity of 34 000 tons. KAM CONSTRUCTION Established in 2001 Kam Construction has constructed numerous buildings such as schools, training facilities as well as the erection of bridges along the Salang Pass. am Construction also has road building and maintenance capabilities weather ground or asphalt. We are a prime contractor to the US Corps of engineers. KAM TRADING Kam Trading is the import /export arm of Kam Group as well an oldest, with over 20 years of experience in the region. Kam Trading is primary business is in food and fuel. It has offices and ware housing in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. KAM LOGISTICS Kam Logistics comes with the same branding that has made KAM a name you can rely on for quality and service. There is not a logistic problem we cannot solve. We have at our disposal both our air fleet and trucks and tankers to move anything, anywhere in Afghanistan. We hope within 2012 to increase our fleet with 500 VOLVO trucks. For the convenience of our customers Kam Logistics has warehousing in the entire major cities in the country as well as a large port warehouse in Termiz Uzbekistan. KAM TRAVEL AND TOURISM Founded in 2007 our travel agency provides facilitates the purchase of tickets for multiple airlines. Kam Travel has branches both in Afghanistan and UAE. We also offer visa services, insurance and car rental. KAM KHYBER With the huge underground wealth that Afghanistan possesses the Kam Group established this arm to allow our group to take part in the future exploration in the country with a strong interest in oil and gas which is directly linked to our refinery. KAM FOUNDTAION A foundation was established by the group President Zamarai Kamgar to help meet the needs of the poor through education. The basic right to education having being stolen from an entire generation due to wars in our country. Sport plays an important role in society and helps in building a healthy nation, to that end sport sponsorship is a very important of the work carried out by the Kam Foundation. 2012 PROJECTS KAM CAS The purpose of this project will be to divert water from the Amu Darya river to the Khamyab district of Andkhay. This will be achieved by the lying of a 100 km pipe line and when completed will irrigate 200 000acre of land .Providing employment to 50 000.The cost is estimated at 150 Million USD. KAM WATER The spring water of Tashqurghans Mountains will be bottled for all to enjoy this natural taste.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Afghan Resources Group (ARG) 1360 Beverly Road, Suite 305 McLean, VA 22101 U.S.A. Tel: +1-7703-259-6370, +93.798.003.374, +93.799.200.744 Web: www.arg-corp.com | E-mail: info@arg-corp.com

From security threats and chaotic supply chains through shortages of infrastructure and skills to cultural gaps and transparency challenges, the obstacles to success in Afghanistan loom as high as the country’s Hindu Kush Mountains. Kabul-based ARG, a highly capable and reliable multi-services domestic company, offers sophisticated and robust ground support to governments, international organizations and private-sector clients through its extensive matrix of capabilities. ARG was established in 2002 but ARG’s corporate heritage dates back much further—more than seven decades to the time the first automobiles arrived in Afghanistan. In the 1970’s it was the largest automotive and manufacturing enterprise in Afghanistan. Our Resources & Services To get the job completed on time, on spec and on budget in a tough operational environment, coordination and control of every resource is essential. ARG offers a full range of in-house capabilities and partners with reliable affiliates that provide flexible and comprehensive solutions for projects of any type and any size: • • • • • •

Consultancy Group: The direct line to scarce resources Infrastructure Group: The foundation to build upon Logistics & Transport Group: The solid link in a fragile supply chain Procurement & Staffing Support Group: The best at securing what you require Security Group: The ultimate in professionalism Automotive: First to put Afghans on wheels

Our patriarchs took a long-term approach to growth— patiently building a name for quality. Our long-term perspective stands out in a country where three decades of war have deeply etched a short-term outlook in the business community. For ARG, a partnership is a lasting commitment. Our goal is to cement our international reputation as the most reliable Afghan partner and supplier.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Supreme Group USA, LLC 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 1180 Reston, VA 20190, U.S.A. Tel: +1 703 464 7990 | Fax +1 703 464 5131 Web: www.supreme-group.net | E-mail: nfo@supreme-group.net

Supreme has successfully supplied combat service support to high profile military customers in developed and underdeveloped markets for over 50 years. Supreme was founded by Mr. Alfred Orenstein, a former US Navy Petty Officer who served in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. After being discharged from active duty, Mr. Orenstein remained in Germany and later founded Supreme (1957). For the first 30 years, Supreme’s corporate focus was the provision of food supplies to US and Allied military installations in Germany. Starting in the 1990’s, Supreme expanded its service portfolio to include the provision of complex multi-disciplinary logistics solutions for military customers internationally, particularly in unsettled regions and areas with limited infrastructure. Supreme’s entire current customer base includes military contingents from more than 20 nations and we are responsible for supply chain operations of various commodities servicing more than 125,000 soldiers and accompanying forces each day.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Shneez Group of Companies Afshar Town, Qargha Rd., 5th District Kabul, Afghanistan Web: http://www.shneez.com | Email: info@shneez.com

Shneez is an Afghan conglomerate company headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. It has interest in Logistics, Transportation, Technologies and Media, General Trading, Fuel Supply, International Transit and Trade. Shneez Group has operations in Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates and the United States. Shneez Logistics and Transportation Services Shneez supports large military logistics and transport projects for the US Military and NATO mission in Afghanistan. Our capabilities enable us to offer integrated logistics services managed by expatriate and exmilitary managers who have extensive subject matter expertise. Our services range from transportation of fuel, dry/heavy cargo, frozen items to procurement and supply of petroleum products fuel from northern, southern and western routes. With a diverse fleet of transportation assets, we can meet other transportation needs such as hauling MRAPs, palletized and containerized cargo, while maintaining 100% accountability for cargo. We track all transports with In-transit Visibility Transponders provided by Tapestry Solutions, a system that provides real time location and status information. Shneez specializes in faster and reliable fuel deliveries. We also guarantee the integrity of the product being moved. We has supported the US Army, Afghan Government and other organizations for more than ten years with an outstanding performance record, delivering thousands of trucks of cargo and nearly a billion gallons of fuel with ease throughout Afghanistan. Construction Services Shneez Empire Builders, formerly known as Kabul Green Builders was established in 2002 to participate in rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Afghanistan. Shneez Empire Builders (SEB) brings a variety of construction expertise to each facet of every project. We have completed several constructions projects inside and outside of Afghanistan. Shneez has noticeable experience in road constructions, including both large and smaller projects. Our experience and expertise enable us to provide excellent results in a timely manner. Global Trade and Transit Shneez is actively involved in imports and exports globally. Our specialties include trading of products such as fuel, vehicles, long steel, iron, electronics, and agricultural goods such as licorice, saffron, sugar and rice. Media and Technology: The Afghan Zariza (Millennium) The Afghan Zariza (Millennium) comprises of websites (www.afghanzariza.com; www.afghanmillennium.com), print magazine, E-Magazine and applications and is serving the nearly three million Afghan diaspora living throughout Europe, Australia, North America, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Iran, the international community, and the new generation of Afghans living inside Afghanistan. Both the website and the print are offered in Pashto, Dari and English around the world.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Country wide Investment Limited (CWI Summits) 4200 Waterside Centre Solihull Parkway Birmingham, B37 7YN U.K. Tel: +44-203-242-0501 | Mobile: +44-7432-123430 Web: www.cwisummits.com | E-mail: info@cwisummits.com

CWI Summits is the market leader in providing business summits to developing/emerging nations. Our team of experts excel in producing world-class events, bringing public-sector stakeholders together with senior private-sector representatives from across the globe. CWI Summits' partnerships with government cabinets and leading agencies/associations enable us to promote the fostering of business ties, trade and international investment through targeted networking and one-to-one meetings; facilitating progress and providing real results to all those involved. The Afghanistan Summit III (TASIII), in Dubai, January 15-16, 2013, is our third in a series of hugely successful events working to promote Afghanistan as a viable business and investor destination. The ethos behind TASIII is to bring together government officials, key figures and sector leaders from military organisations, UN, donor agencies and trade associations with senior private-sector representatives in a safe, relaxed and informal setting to discuss the important role of the international community in aiding development efforts across Afghanistan. We will welcome a senior delegation from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan alongside the likes of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), UNOPS Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Commerce, Dehsabz -Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA), Mercy Corps - Afghanistan, Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF), Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) - Central Bank of Afghanistan, International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), and the Afghan Business Council – Dubai. CWI Summits is elated to once again be partnering the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and the Afghan Builders Association (ABA) for this hugely important event. Together we are able to bring together all the required elements, government, military and international agency stakeholders with senior private-sector representatives, to produce an extremely informative, productive and fruitful Summit for the people of Afghanistan. We look forward to welcoming you in the UAE.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Venco Imtiaz Construction Company (VICC) Street 15, Lane 2, House 55, Wazir Akbar Khan Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +93 020 210 4489, +93 799-218-272, +93 70-225-757 Web: www.viccbiz.com | Email: info@vencocorp.com

VICC (Venco-Imtiaz Construction Company) is an experienced Afghan-American General Contractor and Design / Build Company with a strong corporate culture, established between Afghanistan construction company (Imtiaz Construction Ltd.) and an American Engineering / Contracting Company (Venco Development Corporation). Our business activities focus on several sectors: Construction, Construction Management, Engineering and Design (A/E), Testing and Inspection, Pre-Engineered Buildings (Kspan & Super Kspan), and Wastewater Treatment Plants (Packaged Modular Systems). We combine American Senior Management team with teams of professional engineers from all over the world, many of whom are Afghan specialists. Together we are working on the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of Afghanistan. We have the financial capability and technical capacity to handle projects of any size and complexity as well as create fast solutions for the most intricate client demands. We maintain the highest standards in all areas of activities, and pay utmost attention to project reporting, Quality Control, Safety & Environmental Control, use of International Building Codes, and Testing Technologies. VICC today is: • • • • • • • •

International & Afghan Team of Professionals Skilled in Use of International Building Standards On-Time & On-Budget Performance Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Water Testing & Analysis Laboratory Quality & Safety On-Site Control Precise Scheduling & Estimating Exacting Project Reporting

VICC employs thousands of people with more than 5 offices throughout Afghanistan. During the past 5 years more than 5,000 residents of Afghanistan have received training and skill development as a result of employment with VICC. We believe that together we will find the most productive way to help Afghanistan build its future.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Sambros International St. No: 3 House No: 117-118 Sangi Road Opposite of Kabul Engineering Faculty Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +971 561 476 465 | Fax: 0097-143261323 Web: www.sambrosint.com | Email:info@sambrosint.com

SAMBROS INTERNATIONAL INC. is a general trading and logistics company offering services mainly in design & construction, and material supply. The company has been registered with Afghan government, U.S. Government, UK Government, UAE Government and has branches throughout Afghanistan as well as in Turkey, Pakistan and UAE. Sambros International Incorporation referred to hereinafter as (SII) or Sambros International is a 100% Afghan-owned entity with international staffs helping out in various areas. SII offers turn-key construction solutions, construction material supplies, shipping and cargo services as well as fuel and vehicle supplies all around the world. The company has gained vast experience in construction and material supplies through working with different clients mainly the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), USAID, UNAMA, UNOPS, PRT's, Afghan government and other concerned organizations. SII is an equal opportunity provider and has recruited the most qualified national and international professional in different fields to ensure our valuable customers satisfaction through quality and on-time services by accomplishing the assigned work in total conformance to the given specifications, budget allocated and work schedule. SII consists has implemented more than 90 major/minor contracts since its establishment in 2002, mostly in the field of engineering, design and construction. Due to the outstanding performance, being responsive and cooperative with the client, the company has received around 120 awards and certificates of appreciation from the Government of United States as well as other agencies named above. The Sambros leadership is thankful to its professional, honest and hardworking employees who are essential to making SII one of the leading construction and logistics firms in the country and the region. CORE VALUES • Trust • Integrity • Accountability • Quality Workmanship • Customer Satisfaction • Safe Working Environment • Team Member Growth and Development

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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TriVision Studios 3856 Dulles South Ct. Chantilly, VA. 20151, U.S.A Tel:+1- 703-440-4000 | Fax: +1-703-440-4002 Web: www.trivision.tv | Email: info@trivision.tv, usa@trivision.tv

TriVision Studios is an award-winning, full service agency that develops innovative strategies to achieve powerful and creative marketing, entertainment and media campaigns for its clients. We specialize in highimpact, result-oriented, brand advertising communications for online, print and broadcast media. With more than 20 years of experience, we manage cross-platform advertising and integrated communication programs for a diverse group of clients, ranging from start-up companies to government agencies to some of the world's leading multi-national organizations. TriVision was founded in 1992 in the U.S. as a small, family-owned business with a focus on three main disciplines of design, print and video. Combining their creative visions and collective talents, TriVision’s founding members set out to offer a comprehensive and streamlined approach to the marketing and media needs of their clients. TriVision’s headquarters is located in a 12,000 square feet state-of-the-art studio facility in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. With our spacious studio, the capabilities are endless; providing ample space for TV programs, live performances, video and photography shoots, large corporate events as well as editing suites and sound recording studios. Our services include: • • • • • • •

Marketing, Branding and Advertising Multimedia Production Services Website Development and Online Solutions Creative Design and Custom Printing Managing Trade Shows and Corporate Events Media Campaigns and Ad Placements Content Development and Dissemination

As an Afghan-American Company with offices in Washington DC, Afghanistan and Dubai, TriVision is uniquely positioned to partner with any organization doing business in Afghanistan. We believe our dedication to the rebuilding of Afghanistan is strengthened by our heritage and business history. At TriVision we develop creative ideas to command the attention of today’s savvy customers, extending the reach of a brand, product and event anywhere in the world.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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AECOM 6564 Loisdale Court Springfield, VA 22150, U.S.A. Tel: +1-703-921-1600 | Fax: +1-703-778-8082 Website: www.aecom.com

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and has annual revenue in excess of $8.0 billion.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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ECC International 1240 Bayshore Highway Burlingame, CA 94010, U.S.A Tel: +1-650-347-1555 | Fax: +1-650-347-8789 Web: www.ecc.net

An employee-owned business founded in 1985, ECC delivers design-build, construction, environmental remediation, engineering and design management, energy, and military munitions response program solutions to challenges facing government and commercial organizations worldwide. We turn our clients’ visions into realities through listening, leveraging our expertise, and acting in their best interests. ECC is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with a footprint that extends worldwide. ECC has over 500 professionals located in 18 offices and dozens of project sites across the globe, including some of the most austere, remote, and hostile areas in the world. Our expeditionary teams are embedded with security and logistics support that are ready to mobilize worldwide whenever and wherever our clients need us. Our success in this difficult work is a reflection of the close relationships we sustain with our clients, and the experienced leadership of our construction management team members, many with prior military service, who bring decades of overseas construction experience to each and every job. ECC is a leading contractor in Central and Southwest Asia with 97 ongoing and completed projects totaling over $1.7 billion in Afghanistan. Contracts include a $477 million project with the Asian Development Bank to rehabilitate and construct Afghanistan’s Ring Road, which will link Afghanistan’s major cities, expand economic ties, and improve security, economic development, and trade; as well as a $750 million multiple award contract for energy and water projects with the US Agency for International Development. As a result, we offer the proven technical expertise, experience, capability, and resources to execute projects in Afghanistan safely, efficiently, timely, and cost effectively. We understand the challenges of working in highthreat areas and how to mitigate their risks. We provide safe life support for our team, physical security for the project site, and timely movement of workers on and off the site. We employ the appropriate skilled labor, materials, and equipment needed to meet production, quality, and safety requirements under short design schedules and aggressive periods of performance. Our approach takes into consideration cultural aspects, as well as the social, political, and physicalenvironment lessons learned from recent projects to provide our clients with solutions that meet their schedule, budget, and quality requirements. We provide safety and quality training to local laborers and prescreen and select subcontractors whose quality control and safety cultures match our core values. Subcontractors participate in daily tailgate meetings and safety incentive programs, and are active participants in the risk management process throughout the project. ECC maintains a database of potential subcontractors and vendors to assist us in serving our clients. While we have good relationships with many subcontractors, vendors, and teaming partners, we are also looking for new firms to support our overall efforts. ECC has subcontracted over $600 million in work directly to Afghanistan businesses. For more information on current and/or future subcontracting opportunities with ECC, please visit our website at www.ecc.net/subs and submit a pre-qualification form.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Ford Motor Company 1350 I St. N.W. Ste 450 Washington, D.C. 20005, U.S.A. Tel: +1-202-962-5400 Website: www.ford.com

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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I-Group, Ltd. Dubai Airport Free Zone, Freight Gate 5 Block D, Office 315, P.O. Box 54909 Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: +971 4 299 3747 | Fax: +971 4 299 3748 Website: www.i-group-ltd.com | Email: info@i-group-ltd.com

The I-Group is a family-held business group with varied interests across Afghanistan, the UAE, East Africa and North America. The group came into being in 1959, distributing consumer electronics in Afghanistan. Since then, it has ventured into other industries, and is currently involved in Air, Ground & Ocean Cargo; Express Transportation; Vehicle Sales, Leasing, and Servicing; Construction Chemicals and Building Materials; General Trade and the Sale of Fruits and Vegetables. The group is deeply committed to providing its customers with quality products and services while ensuring that ethical business practices are followed. It strikes the perfect balance of entrepreneurial foresight and professional skills demanded by today’s competitive and dynamic business environment. The I-Group prides itself on its reliable products, services, and differentiated solutions offered under a single roof. OUR MISSION To serve our clients as their partner in fulfilling their needs in a timely manner by virtue of our range of services, products and expertise. To provide our employees with a safe and rewarding environment with opportunities for growth and creativity. To protect and serve our local community and natural resources. OUR VISION We aim to be the preferred partner, supplier or service provider of clients undertaking Air, Ground & Ocean Cargo, Express Transportation, Vehicle Sales, Leasing and Servicing, Construction Chemicals and Building Materials, General Trade and Sale of Fruits and Vegetables. We strive to be valued as model corporate citizens by all the communities in which we operate, with a reputation for generosity, responsiveness, and leadership. OUR MANAGEMENT The group is helmed by professionals with an average of 15 years of experience in their fields of expertise, comprising of diverse nationalities, bringing with them unique experiences and industry knowledge.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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International Relief & Development (IRD) 1621 North Kent Street, Fourth Floor Arlington, VA 22209, U.S.A. Tel: +1-703-248-0161 |
Fax: +1-703-248-0194 Web: www.ird.org | E-mail: ird@ird-dc.org

IRD’s mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide the tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. Since 1998, IRD has provided more than $3 billion in humanitarian and development assistance to communities worldwide. To the people we serve, that assistance means more hospitals and medicines to heal, schools to educate, roads to give access to markets, homes to provide safe havens, training to foster skills, and steady jobs to ensure families’ wellbeing. IRD partners with a wide range of organizations—including US and other government agencies, bilateral and international donors, faith-based and nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and the private sector—to implement targeted, cost-effective relief and development programs. We specialize in working in challenging environments, including conflict zones and areas suffering the consequences of natural disaster. IRD approaches each situation with careful assessments that we use to design short- and long-term interventions. For example, rather than just delivering food and clean water to residents of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, IRD tackled the problem of upgrading community-wide food, water, and sanita¬tion systems. And rather than repairing a few roads in Afghanistan, IRD is helping build durable, reliable transportation and agricultural sectors intended to revitalize communities’ and the national economy. IRD’s targeted, cost-effective programs provide assistance to the world’s most vulnerable people in seven key service areas: 1. Acquisitions & Logistics 2. Community Stabilization 3. Democracy, Governance & Community Development 4. Health 5. Infrastructure 6. Relief & Humanitarian Assistance 7. Sustainable Food & Agriculture Systems HOW WE WORK Our work is strategic, results-oriented, and locally driven. IRD finds that the biggest challenges can be the best opportunities for success. In most cases, local staff and local communities implement our work. Often, over 90 percent of our staff is locally hired, while our Washington DC-based headquarters provides guidance, program development experience, technical support, financial oversight, and communications assistance to our local teams. IRD is supported by many donors, including USAID, the departments of State and Defense, the United Nations, and the World Bank. We receive additional support from foundations, faith-based and other nongov¬ernmental organizations, advocacy groups, and corporations. IRD also benefits from the spontaneous desire of people across the world who volunteer to support our work with their time, ideas, and funding. IRD is committed to upholding the highest standards of business ethics and conduct and to earning and protecting our donors’ and the public’s trust through exemplary work and careful accounting for funds. To fulfill this obligation and uphold these standards, we created a standalone Office of Compliance, whose chief reports directly to the President and CEO. Working in parallel with IRD’s Department of Program Operations, Compliance supports IRD’s goal of achieving programmatic success.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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KaPUL Group House No. 4, 10th Street, Old Taimani Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +1-93 777 155-155 Web: www.kapulgroup.af | E-mail: info@kapulgroup.af

KaPUL Group, Afghanistan‘s leading integrated marketing and communications services group, has been working with the resolve to earn success and respect by managing quality and to continuously add value to business relationships. With the advantages of our enrich experience of staying at the forefront, we close the distance between our clients’ brands and the consumer they seek to engage in the most effective way. With over $50 million business turnover, KaPUL Group has been providing unmatched services and unparallel communication solutions to increase our clients’ profits in a sustainable way by using our insights, experience, expertise, creativity, environment knowledge and business sense. KaPUL Group made its debut in 2007 in the world of marketing communications of Afghanistan. Hard work coupled with sincerity and result oriented communication solutions led to an early success. Successful campaigns’ execution for national and multinational clients, a history of customer satisfaction and long enduring client relationship resulted. This tradition of client patronage has become the cornerstone of KaPUL's philosophy. Now KaPUL Group is a diversified communication group, with specialized functions of Advertising, Media, Production, Out-Of-Home, Retail, Printing, Entertainment and Experiential Marketing (Promotions, Events, Exhibitions, BTL Activities, Brand Activation etc); employing over 200 professionals across cities in Afghanistan, UAE and Pakistan who are providing unparallel services to hundreds of clients ranging from local emerging companies of Afghanistan, Government Ministries to various established multinational groups and NGOs. Clients like UNICEF, US AID, UNDP, Ministry of Health, Etisalat, Roshan, MTN, Afghan Wireless, Alokozay Group, Pepsi, New Kabul Bank, Afghan United Bank, Azizi Bank, Kam Air, safi Airways, Qarshi Industries and Carrier Air conditioners etc are few names in the long list of KaPUL’s clients. In order to provide dedicated and expert services to our clients, KaPUL Group is now a parent name for the following companies of the group: • • • • • • • •

KaPUL Advertising KaPUL Marketing KaPUL Printing KaPUL Technologies KaPUL Media House KaPUL Retail Solutions KaPUL Production & Studios KaPUL Out-Of-Home Solutions

With the advantages of almost a decade of staying at the forefront, we are sensitive to areas of growth and opportunity in new industries and technologies. KaPUL Group has learnt what it requires to take new initiatives and explore new business dimensions in diversified sectors. KaPUL Group has envisioned starting the following projects in different sectors: • Wonder World, A pioneering project in the Leisure & Entertainment Industry of Afghanistan • SPIRIT Institute, An institute to set new bench mark in Training and Development Sector • Shafaf Mineral Water, Bringing the best products and standards in Health Care Industry • National Construction Associates, Providing a platform to local and international construction companies and clients so that reliable, experienced and expert resources can be made available under one roof to re-build Afghanistan.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


GOLD SPONSOR

Rana Technologies Kabul Business Center Floor #6, Haji Yaqoob, Square, Shahr-e-Naw Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: +1-93 (0)798 85 85 85 Web: www.ranatech.com | E-mail: info@ranatech.com

RANA Technologies is the leading Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Company in Afghanistan, with its corporate office in Kabul and fully functional regional offices in Herat, Mazaar, Kandahar and Jalalabad. The company is 100% Afghan owned and its nation-wide network and operations are managed by a group of over 150 experienced, trained and qualified Afghans & International experts. In the last five years, RANA Technologies has successfully developed and demonstrated strong project conceptualization, planning, end-to-end project management and quality delivery & after-sale service benchmarks in the following ICT sectors: Broadband Internet services through VSAT, WiMAX and BGAN. The First & Only IT HOSPITAL in Afghanistan which provides professional grade IT Training, Operations, Repairs and Maintenance of Radios, PCs, Laptops, Printers, Scanners, Copiers and UPSs. Turn-Key IT Networking Solutions. The Only World-Class RANA TECH Center in Afghanistan, having capabilities and capacities for delivering end-to-end sales and after-sales technical services of some of the world’s biggest technology companies like; Xerox Harris, Cisco, Siemens, Polycom, HID GLOBAL & Mobotix. Being the exclusive Channel Partner of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) and other world class companies, RANA Technologies is empowered to provide guaranteed SLA’s, 24x7x365 customer service and reliable solutions to all its customers in Afghanistan. RANA Technologies also operates as RANA International, which is a international logistics and procurement company in UAE. Our Mission RANA Technologies is proud to connect Afghanistan to the Global Information Super Highway and to reduce the "Digital Divide" between Afghanistan and the rest of the world’s ICT community. RANA Technologies accepts nothing less than 100% Quality Assurance & 100% Customer Satisfaction to all our clients and partners around the globe. Management Team RANA Technologies top management collectively brings over 80 years of high level domestic & international experience and expertise in Information & Communications Technologies and Agriculture sectors in Afghanistan. Our management has vast work experience and knowledge of local and international procurement/financial procedures and policies along with quality project management skills and a highly recognized past performances. Presently, RANA Technologies provides its services to Commercial, Government, US Army, ISAF, UN Agencies, NGO's, Foreign Embassies and other Donor and International Security agencies in Afghanistan.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


SILVER SPONSOR

Ecolog International FZE Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) P.O. Box 54464 Dubai , UAE Tel: +971 (0) 42-994-500 | Fax: +971 (0) 42-995-055 Web: www.ecolog-international.com

Ecolog is a premier provider of a wide range of integrated service solutions, a global logistics leader and a first choice contractor for result-oriented life support and infrastructure services, that facilitate sophisticated living conditions in the world’s most remote locations. Established over a decade ago Ecolog actively pursued immediate growth performance through capacity expansion, building a global business and exemplary executive leadership. At present, Ecolog comprises thousands of employees worldwide with a broad array of skills, knowledge and experience that makes Ecolog uniquely qualified as a full-fledged service provider of life support and mobile infrastructure, in areas around the globe lacking in or with rudimentary infrastructure, as well as urban environments. We offer broad capabilities and extensive experience to professionally execute services, including full capabilities in operations and maintenance, construction and engineering, catering, logistics and fuels services. Through comprehensive management, investment in technology, extensive intellectual property and rapid response capabilities we provide innovative, sustainable solutions and professionally executed support to: commercial, NGOs and government clients operating in the most challenging areas across the globe. Consistently rated as a highly reliable partner Ecolog’s fundamental objective is to constantly achieve sustainable solutions that meet complex demands and build strong and long-term client relationships. Ready to fulfill any program’s requirements we strive to surpass customer expectations and customize our services to suit project goals.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Elemence International FZE 2020 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 161 Washington, D.C. 20006, U.S.A. Tel: +1-703-386-6384 | Fax: +1-202-559-9150 Web: www.elemenceinternational.com | E-mail: info@elemenceinternational.com

Elemence International, LLC is a US-based business development consulting firm, with significant assets and operations in the Central Asia region, providing services to the global business community. Formed in 2011, Elemence International provides a full spectrum of services to global businesses and project management with offices in the US, UAE, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. As Afghans ourselves, we are intimately familiar with the region, and as a result we understand local cultures and can interpret evolving conditions on the ground. We have a proven successful track record of completing international projects. Elemence International is actively expanding its relationships via joint ventures and other types of partnerships. Our in-depth understanding of economic trends, the diversity of today’s political milieu, and our global outlook is vital to our ability to provide expert advice to our clients; this includes leveraging government sources, identifying key communicators, and analyzing optimal strategic partners or equity participants. Our team combines firsthand, on-the-ground experience with a far-reaching network which results in delivery of effective and efficient solutions. Business Development Services Elemence International’s staff consists of senior level business development, capture strategy and proposal management professionals who have brought billions of dollars of business to companies all over the world. Our experience runs the gamut of possibilities from Federal US contracts in defense, development, healthcare, IT, logistics, and infrastructure. This team has led companies to large IDIQ and MATOC multiple award contracts with agencies including the Pentagon (DOD), State Department, USAID, CMS, GAO, and DOE. Our billion dollar Business Development team also advises clients on donor contracts with institutions such as the World Bank, NATO, and the United Nations. We guide our clients through a step-by-step proven method involving risk management, eligibility and profitability and cost and price analysis, “color teams”, story-boarding outlining, designing and production of winning proposals. “Go” or “No-Go”: we can impose a lightning-fast technique that can save your company time and money by passing over projects that are not a match to your company’s capabilities. We assist you in harnessing your field’s Subject Matter Experts to bolster your company’s chances of a win, and help you position your company to enter new business sectors by identifying growth markets and the experts you will need to hire to operate successful contracts. Afghan Liaison Work We work with our clients to identify opportunities for investment. Our strategic investment advisory service range from optimal project planning to leading negotiations with funding sources, and evaluating local partners to design a sustainable path that incorporates long-term economic, social, and environmental policy and risk control. Our community-based empowerment program brings strength to our operations. Capacity-building among the local labor force and their families and infrastructure improvements our work brings to their villages, towns and regions creates populations of stake-holders who are invested in project security. Elemence International weaves advocacy for environmental stewardship into all discussions, contracts, and plans with international, national, regional and local governments and conducts training in environmental stewardship such as soil conservation, maintaining water quality, and waste management at the local community level. Elemence International is a founding member of President Obama’s Start-up America program. We have earned an outstanding reputation for commitment to global community through Pro-Bono efforts in partnership with “Program of Empowering Afghan Community Efforts” (PEACE), The International Boy Scouts, PARSA, and the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Afghanistan.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Metis Solutions, LLC 1660 Duke St., Suite 201 Alexandria, VA 22314, U.S.A. Tel: +1-703-647-5042 | Fax: +1-703-647-6259 Web: www.metisolutions.com | E-mail: patrick.samsel@metisolutions.com

Metis Solutions, LLC is a Woman-Owned Small Business providing strategic solutions to global problems in the defense and security fields for government and private sector clients, including corporate partners and investors. We are founded by proven senior leaders experienced in today’s complex national security and public safety challenges with the highest levels of recent experience in Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and the Military. Agile and with fresh ideas, we offer great potential for mission-critical synergies with commercial partners and government agencies. We uniquely combine decades of hands-on experience at the senior-most levels of the defense and security sectors with prominent commercial, legal and complex foreign negotiations experience. We are as comfortable in the U.S. as we are abroad, with unparalleled experience working with foreign leaders and security forces. We have a vested interest in the success of Afghanistan –through our leadership’s personal and charitable involvement as well as Metis’s significant U.S. government and commercial interests. Our mission is to ensure our clients are successful in fulfilling their missions. Current Offerings • Strategic Analysis and Planning Solutions • Policy Development and Implementation • Program Evaluation, Development and Implementation • Intelligence and Operational Support • Integration (best of industry solutions for government) • Int’l Security & Foreign Commercial Development Current Customers • Defense Intelligence Agency • U.S. Forces Afghanistan • Commerce Department • Treasury Department • State • Department • U.S. Navy

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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Omran Holding Group (OHG) House No. 452, Behind Syed Jamaludin Secondary School, Karte 4 Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: 0093 (0) 202 504 509 | Web: www.omraninc.com

Omran Holding Group is comprised of Gholghola Group, Paaya Construction and Logistics Co., Omran Geotechnical Co, Greentec, Omran Steel Tech and Geo Engineering Solutions, Engineering Solutions. Each Member of the holding group specializes in their area of expertise, moving toward mutual established goals of creating an open atmosphere which enhances professional successes. Omran is a specialized firm with strong A-E Engineering and construction background and experience providing superb Design/Build services and quality workmanship for the government, commercial and private investors and developers. Omran’s core area of expertise encompasses Engineering, Design and Construction of military installations, health facilities, DFACs, WWTPs, WTPs and Program Management including Construction Administration, Design-Site-Adapt, Pre-Design Assessments and Feasibility Studies, Planning Charrettes, Design Charrettes, Post Design Shop Drawing and Submittal Review, Logistics Management, Program Analysis, Scheduling, QA and QC, Safety and Security. Omran was established in 2004 to provide quality design and construction services in Afghanistan. Our staff members are highly educated, certified, and experienced engineers and professionals with and strong interest in quality and time management. Five out of six partners of Omran have Mater Degrees in engineering ranging from Water Management to Civil, Structure, Environmental, Geotechnical, Mining and Industrial Engineering. In addition to the above mentioned services Omran also specialize in design and construction of Fuel and Gas Systems, Our Capabilities include engineering, design, inspection and construction of aboveground and underground storage tanks, pump house, loading/unloading systems and fuel pipelines as per API standard, Omran is currently involved in the design and construction o Fuel System at Comp Leatherneck, Helmand. Omran also offers unique services in the areas of renovation/rehabilitation, due diligence reports for all types of building structures, tunnel formed concrete structures, and other special projects. We believe in ultimate client satisfaction and our efforts are supported by our professional staff or engineers, designers and management experts.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


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UniTrans International, Inc. 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 340 Reston, VA 20191 Web: www.unitrans.us Tel: +1- 703-483-6500 | Fax: +1-703-483-6582 UniTrans International, Inc. is “Your Global Logistics Partner for Success” for over the past 30 years. Our highly skilled team has successfully taken on some of the most demanding Logistical projects in some of the most difficult corners of the world. Depend on UniTrans to make sure your Supply Chain runs smoothly. Capabilities and services: TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: Line-Haul • Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Qualified • National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Registered • Out of Gauge / Oversized Cargo Handling • Escort Security Air • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Certified • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Compliant • Dangerous Goods Handling and certifications • Express Airfreight services, on demand, adhoc • Out of Gauge / Oversized Cargo Handling • Full and part Charters Ocean • Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Certified • Out of Gauge / Oversized Cargo Handling • Dangerous Goods Handling • Charters (VOCC) Warehousing Screening, packaging, Inventory maintenance, FIFO VALUE ADDED SERVICES: • Power Track • Letter of Credits • Carnets • ITV and E-Tracking • Department of State Licenses and security cleared personnel • Insurance for all types of cargo and areas – WRI/Terrorism/etc • Proposal writing and Project Bidding. • Department of Commerce Licenses • Cargo Screening for Air Freight • In House Notary • Restricted Party Screening • Flight/project representation – personnel on ground when and where necessary GLOBAL OFFICES: • Reston, VA (HDQ) • Amman, Jordan • Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Karachi, Pakistan • Kabul, Afghanistan • AISA Afghanistan Investment Support Agency Licensed • Meisenheim, Germany

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org


SILVER SPONSOR

ZADRAN Group of Companies M04, Mezzanine Floor Zalfa Building Al Garhood Deira Dubai United Arab Emirates P.O. Box: 86134. Web: www.zadrangroup.com Tel: +97142833780. Fax: +97142833781

Formed in 1989 as a family-owned company, ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES has established itself as a leader in the areas of Logistical Supply, Transportation, Service & Support as well as Order Fulfillment. Since then ZADRAN has grown to nearly 400 employees with 7 locations in Afghanistan, International Headquarters in Dubai and coming soon, locations in Sudan and the United States. Sales volume exceeded $25 Million USD in 2008. ZADRAN’S fleet of more than 150 trucks ranging from 20’ & 40’ flatbeds to refrigerated trailers to waste compactor (garbage) trucks to toilet service trucks to fuel trucks are available to meet our clients’ transportation and supply needs. ZADRAN also possesses cranes rated from 5-100 metric tons of load capacity for all construction purposes. We also have warehouse and storage facilities in most major cities and provinces in Afghanistan. ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES utilizes its own equipment, offices and agents for clearance and delivery in Dubai and Afghanistan. We can also provide intra-Afghanistan moves throughout the country and ZADRAN GROUP will subcontract for convoy security escorts when needed. Among its many satisfied clients, ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES is proud to include DynCorp; ITSI; Etisalat; LBG and the Afghanistan Ministries of the Interior and Defense. Notable organizations such as these and others rely on ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES to get the job done and get it done right. ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES also offers Order Fulfillment for our clients. If you need, we’ll find it. Large or small, short-term or long-term, ZADRAN GROUP OF COMPANIES is ready to partner with you to ensure a successful outcome. For more information on any of our listed services or to inquire about services not listed, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 103 | McLean, VA 22102 USA | Tel: 703.442.5005 Fax: 703.442.5008 | www.a-acc.org

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