The Ministry of Finance is planning to change tariffs at customs in a bid to provide the Afghan traders with more facilities, officials said on Thursday.
A conference for the private sector was held on Thursday in Kabul, where the companies shared ideas to face existing problems in Afghan trade and industrial sectors.
Talking to a gathering of national private sector people in Kabul, the acting Minister of Finance, Hedayatullah Badri, said the Islamic Emirate will bring changes in tariffs to imports and exports.
“Considering the economic condition of the country, and to prevent possible damages to the private sector, we will revise the tariffs at the customs,” said Hedayatullah Badri, Minister of Finance.
The first deputy of the Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, told the gathering that the Islamic Emirate had eliminated the problems at the customs.
“The Islamic Emirate eliminated problems for traders,” Mullah Baradar said.
The acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nooruddin Azizi, called on the traders to import standard and quality commodities to the country. He said that the rate of Afghan exports has surged over the past three months.
“Despite problems, we had $1.1 billion in exports this year,” he said.
The acting Minister of Industry and Commerce gave credit to Pakistan for providing facilities for the Afghan traders.
As Afghanistan is a landlocked country and mainly relies on its neighboring countries in order to get access to the international market.