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Afghanistan waives off fines on US military customs

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Afghanistan waives off fines on US military customs

supply trucksAfghanistan and the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have agreed to waive fines on the transport of military equipment.

“The Cabinet of Ministers for the Government of Afghanistan has approved the Ministry of Finance’s recommendation to waive penalties and fines associated with customs transit documentation. Through the Joint Coordinating Body of the MTA, ISAF and the Government of Afghanistan will continue to cooperate on this key issue to ensure that both parties’ concerns are addressed,” said a statement from ISAF.

“We appreciate the government’s adherence to the Military Technical Agreement. This agreement provides our forces with the freedom of movement necessary to effectively support our Afghan counterparts as they secure the Afghan people. We particularly appreciate the leadership and direct engagement of President Karzai and Minster Zakhilwal in resolving this issue,” said Commander General Joseph F. Dunford.

This comes after the Afghan government had decided to slap taxes on non-registered NATO supply trucks earlier this month.

The customs department of Afghanistan was demanding $1,000 for each shipping container leaving the country and that does not have a corresponding , validated customs form.

The US Senators in reaction had said that Washington will impose a five dollar cut on the US aid to Afghanistan against each dollar of fine imposed by the MoF.



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