Fresh produce export resumes from Afghanistan after the change of regime

After the abrupt fall of Afghanistan’s government the Taliban took over control of the country. The change in the regime initially led to the suspension of export and import from and to Afghanistan, but with the formation of the new regime, import and export has resumed. Exports of fresh fruits escalated as this year’s harvest volumes are high and farmers and exporters need money. This year, exporters are having to exclusively use land routes to ship their products as there are currently no flights available.

This new regime continually announced its support for Afghan exporters and their determination to boost the economy of Afghanistan. Afghan exporters are happy with how the export obstacles are being lifted and importing countries are resolving the documentation and custom issues.

With the start of operation of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) and other involved offices, export resumed via land and is happening smoothly. In the last two weeks, Mobin Afghan Ltd exported 36 tones of grapes to India and plans to export more with their refrigerated trucks via land routes. Muhiuddin, the owner of Mobin Afghan Ltd, said, “we have a great harvest this year and now with no problems, business is good with the support of ACCI and customs.”

A key member of the leadership of the Taliban asked that investors and businessmen to further increase their business activities in Afghanistan. He said that when it comes to investment and business the situation now is more secure and suitable for trading than ever in Afghanistan. Officials of the Taliban also said that they have halved the tax on food ingredients and have also dramatically decreased the tax on other exports and imports of the Afghan traders.

Last year’s heavy rainfall damaged the fresh fruits, but the low levels of rain this year have increased the harvest quantity and quality of fresh fruits in Afghanistan. Noorullah S/O Khan is another Afghan fresh fruit exporter company that has loaded trucks of grapes ready for export. Other companies are now preparing to export this year’s harvest as they ripen, trade routes become clearer and demand from Pakistan and India increases.

For more information:
Andrew Philip
Tel: +93 (0) 702520957 -  Afghan mobile
Tel: +61-428798014 - AUS mobile

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