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Afghanistan pledges commitment to WCO Arusha Convention

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi signed the commitment letter for the Arusha Convention of World Customs Organization (WCO) on Sunday in the presence of  Kunio Mikuriya-Seretary General of the and  Kazunari IGARASHI- Head of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Office for Capacity

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Afghanistan’s internal revenue drops by 27%

Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has again warned about the prolonged elections process lowering down the country’s internal revenue. According to MoF, the internal revenue of Afghanistan has dropped by over 27% in the first six months of this year.

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Sher Khan Port revenue increases by 130mn AFN

Sher Khan Port, situated next to Panj River in northeastern Kunduz province near the border with Tajikistan, has generated 730mn AFN worth of revenue this solar year, showing a 130 million AFN increase from last year’s revenue. Addressing a news

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Traders urge immediate clearance of goods at customs

In a meeting arranged by the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries, a group of young traders and entrepreneurs called on the government to resolve the problem of excessive delays in clearance of their goods by the customs officials. The

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Corruption at the Afghan government level on the rise

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) said graft at the government level has increased, with most of it stemming from the national sources of income, mainly customs. This indicated the lack of commitment from the government towards

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Corruption persists in customs department- Minister Zakhilwal

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Ministry’s officials to tackle the issue of corruption in the customs department. The efforts put into eradicating corruption in Afghanistan have had no positive results, according to the officials. Minister Zakhilwal said

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Afghan government revenue goes up

The Ministry of Finance’s General Revenues Department reported an increase in the government revenue for the first nine months of the current fiscal year (22 March 2012-21 March 2013). The revenue is currently standing at 11bn AFN, equivalent to USD

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Bribes to customs officials cause prices of sacrificial animals to skyrocket-Afghan merchants

Afghan livestock merchants in eastern Nangarhar province have accused border officials for demanding backhander from traders, as a result of which the prices of sacrificial animals have shot up. According to one buyer, the price of an ox was around

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