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Collection of tariffs at city gates paves ground for corruption

Afghanistan High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) criticized the decision of the Afghan government on the collection of municipality tariffs from traders at city gates and said the act would further fuel the already endemic corruption in the country.

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Traders strike in Herat province

Traders in Herat province protested against the Council of Ministers’ decision on the collection of municipality taxes from Afghan traders at cities’ entry points. They said the decision denotes the extent of corruption that exists in Afghanistan and warned they

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Afghan traders accuse the government for the soaring prices

In retaliation to the government’s decision on the collection of taxes at entry points, Afghan traders protested and halted supplying goods to major cities. The number of trucks stranded at the gates has increased from 3000 to 6000, according to

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Nationwide protest to follow if octroi is not abolished-ACCI

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries warned nationwide protests would spark, if the government did not remove octroi. Octroi is a tax levied on various goods entering a town or city. The Cabinet recently decided to collect taxes from

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