Iran eases border process for Afghan traders

Afghan and Iran officials have agreed to drop tariffs and scrap the bank guarantee letter system at Iranian borders for Afghan businesses.

At the sixth Joint Economic Meeting between Afghanistan and Iran, officials of both nations agreed that Afghan goods trucks can cross into Iran without having to present bank guarantee letters.

In addition, border tariffs will also decrease.

Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) officials on Monday said both sides recognize the need to implement the World Road Association agreement and to lower transit costs.

According to MoCI officials, the drop in tariffs will hopefully increase exports from Afghanistan to Iran and to India and Gulf countries.

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