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Afghanistan To Build Foreign Goods Smuggling Prevention Centers

25 May 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

The

Afghan government plans to build five centers for the prevention of smuggling

of foreign goods.

President

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani made this announcement at an Iftar dinner held for Afghan

industrialists to share the problems they are facing.

“I

request you all to consider the government your partner and our work must be

purposeful,” said Ghani.

This

comes as foreign goods are smuggled into the country and damaging local

businesses.

According

to the Afghanistan Industrialists Association, Iranian goods are smuggled

through Islam Qala border in Herat and Farah and Delaram Nimroz, and Pakistani

goods are brought into Afghan markets illegally through Khost and Paktia

routes.

Statistics

from the Industrialists Association show that 3200 industries in 35 various

sectors are currently operating in Afghanistan. Last year, the production from

these industries showed a 7% increase.

Lack of security is one of the major challenges facing the industrialists. According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), 1800 investors moved their investment, to Uzbekistan and Turkey due to security concerns. The transferred investment is estimated to be USD 600 million.

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