Laws and Regulation

Minerals and Hydrocarbon Law:

Ministry of Mines of Afghanistan complies with the Minerals law and hydrocarbon law that determine the ownership and control of the State over minerals and hydrocarbons, preservations, utilization, granting concessional rights, execution of contracts, exploration activities and developments and production of the oil and gas. Ministry of Mine is in the process of amending the Minerals law to make it more investor friendly and comprehensive.


- Mining Regulations, 2019 Download Files
- Minerals law, 2019 Download Files 
- Minerals Law, 2010 Download Files
- Mining Regulations, 2010  Download Files
- Hydrocarbon Regulations, 2014 Download Files
- Hydrocarbons Law, 2017 download Files
  SAO Law -No (45)- 1398.12.15 Download File
  Supreme Audit Office Law.pdf- 1392 Download File


Mining Procedures:

Ministry of Mines is in the process of preparing the relevant mining procedures and is anticipated to completed and approved by end the 2011.


  •  Health & Safety in Mining Operations
  •  Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  •  Coal and Fiery Mines
  •  Storage and Use of Explosives
  •  Environmental Impacts of Mining
  •  Inter-ministerial Commission (IMC)
  •  Artisanal Mining Operations
  •  Royalties
  •  Fees/ Penalties
  •  Operation of Provincial Offices
  •  Cadastral Procedures


Other relevant laws could be found below

- Customs Law Download Files
- Environmental Law Download Files
- Income Tax Law Download Files
- Insurance Law Download Files
- State Owned Enterprise Law Download Files
- The Afghan National Standard Law Download Files