Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
The Afghan Customs Department collects tariffs on all imported goods and some goods intended for export from Afghanistan.  The structure of the Tariff Schedule meets Afghanistan’s obligations under the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding and Classification System, commonly known as the Harmonized System.  This ad valorem tariff is levied as a fixed percentage of the determined customs value for duty purposes, which in the case of imported goods is the cost, insurance, freight (CIF) value, and in the case of goods intended for export is levied as a fixed percentage of the free on board (FOB) value.  Afghan tariff rates remain some of the lowest in the region reflecting, officials say, the government’s intention to establish and open, market-based economy. 
 
The current Afghan tariff schedule can be found on this website:  http://customs.mof.gov.af/Content/files/Afghanistan-HS-2012-English-version.pdf.

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