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Afghan private sector warns to halt import of basic goods

In retaliation to the collection of toll from traders at the entrance of various provinces by the Municipality, representatives of the private sector have warned the government about halting imports of basic goods, if the government continues to collect such

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Afghan traders no longer use Karachi Port

Following the troubles caused to Afghan traders at the Karachi port, Afghan traders have decided to transit their goods through Iranian ports of  Bandarabbas and Chabahar instead of the Karachi Port. Afghan traders were inflicted millions of dollars of losses

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Ministry of Finance yet to decide on tax relief for Afghan containers

The Cabinet Economic Committee has decided to wave off tax on the 3,000 Afghan containers that were stopped at the Karachi Port for three months that inflicted millions of dollars of losses on the traders. The Finance Ministry has not

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1 TV’s investigation report on major Afghan companies evading tax

According to an investigation report by 1 TV, as many as 15 out of 300 major companies are alleged for refusing to pay taxes to the Afghan government. The report claims that these companies have tried to evade tax by

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Serious efforts to resolve the issue of the Kabul Bank- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday Afghanistan has achieved progress in structural reforms; however, efforts should be intensified to resolve the Kabul Bank issue. Paul Ross, head of an IMF mission that wound up Kabul talks with Afghan

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Afghan Cabinet approves the new industrial policy

The Cabinet has approved the new industrial policy which has been prepared to meet the needs of the country’s industrialists. Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi announced the government’s acceptance of the industrialists’ request for extending loans. Minister

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Kabul Municipality collecting fees illegally-ACCI

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries deputy chief Khan Jan Alokozai said in a press conference on Thursday that Kabul municipality is acting against the decision of the Council of Ministers and collecting transit fees at Kabul’s gates. The Council

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Afghan traders exempted from octroi

The Council of Ministers has decided to not charge local taxes on goods, a decision that was hailed by the traders on Tuesday. Instead the traders would have to deposit 0.25% of the value of their goods with the customs

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Tweaking policies to push Afghan trade agenda

 To push Afghanistan’s economic agenda, several national-level trade bodies urge the government to introduce a series of policies — including levying taxes on imports to formation of an independent authority for industrial parks’ development. Besides, they also want to showcase

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