Includes a list of U.S. banks operating in the market; indicates whether Ex-Im Bank offers any country-specific programs.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
Currently, there are no U.S. financial institutions operating independently in Afghanistan.  Afghanistan’s banking sector is working to develop international banking and correspondent relationships necessary for modern banking transactions.  Several Afghan banks have correspondent accounts with major international banks; however, most Afghan banks do not have the international correspondent capabilities needed to facilitate wire transfers and letters of credit directly with U.S. banks.
 
U.S. firms should work with the international banks that meet U.S. banking standards, anti-money laundering requirements, and comply with Iran sanctions, when making international financial transactions in Afghanistan.
 
Foreign banks with branches in Afghanistan include: Alfalah Bank (Pakistan), Habib Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan.

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