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Afghan-Iran trade value sparks questions about off-the-book trade

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Afghan-Iran trade value sparks questions about off-the-book trade

Iranian government has asserted that Afghan-Iran trade value stands at USD 4bn per annum, a figure that Afghan officials have disputed and claimed it to be USD 1.5bn.

According to the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries, the overall value of goods that enter Afghanistan via Herat, Farah and Nimroz is around USD 1.5bn.

Meanwhile, the Central Statistics Organization has also reported that the value of trade between the two neighboring countries hovers below USD 2bn per annum.

The conflicting values have raised concerns about the monitoring of business and trade activities across the borders.

Illegal trade activities commonly take place across Afghan borders with neighboring countries that undermines domestic economic growth in Afghanistan.

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