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Afghan traders accuse the government for the soaring prices

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Afghan traders accuse the government for the soaring prices

trucksIn 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 the deputy chief of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Khan Jan Alokozay.

Trucks carrying raw materials for food and construction have been stopped over the past three weeks at Pul-e-Charkhi east of Kabul.

 “The government is responsible for the rising prices of food items and construction materials. If the government does not meet our demands by revoking the octroi, we will continue to protest,” said Mr. Alokozay.

The Cabinet recently decided to collect taxes from the traders, if they unload their goods in the same city, reserving its last year’s decision that municipalities would no longer realize the tax known as octroi.

The ACCI finds this move to be a non-transparent way of charging taxes.

“This decision will only feed the already endemic corruption in the country. It will further result in soaring prices of commodities,” said chief of ACCI Mohammad Qurban Haqju.



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