The American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan and its membership were invited to the launch of the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR).  The ACDR is funded by Harakat through UKAID/DFID and has the full support of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce & Industries.  Development of this center started in 2008 and officially began its operations in October 2014.  The purpose of the ACDR is to resolve commercial disputes through mediation rather than using the government court system, saving time and money for the parties involved and minimizing