Includes customs regulations and contact information for this country's customs office.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
Customs regulations and procedures in Afghanistan are neither transparent nor consistent. Basic record keeping is conducted using the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development developed Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) which is intended to cover all entry/exit points in the country.  However, basic communications and support for automated processes are hindered by lack of reliable electricity at major crossing points and the long and porous border.  Traders face unclear procedures at the borders as well as extra-legal duties and bureaucratic obstructions.  Coordination between customs and other government authorities is minimal.  Customs reform efforts are underway to establish standardized fees and procedures for incoming goods, as well as streamlined procedures for exports, and a trained cadre of professional staff. 
 
The Afghan Customs Department (http://customs.mof.gov.af/en), a division of the Ministry of Finance, can be contacted at:
 
Telephone:      + (93) 752 004 199
Email:              http://customs.mof.gov.af/en

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