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Bilateral trade between Tajikistan and Afghanistan over the past three months through the Sherkhon-Bandar checkpoint has grown to an unprecedented level.
It is noted that exports increased by 90%, and imports – by 60%, the Afghan media writes, citing the relevant structures of the Taliban government.
“The Taliban authorities see the main reason for this high growth in the elimination of corruption on the border with Tajikistan, as well as the reduction of customs and tax rates.”
According to the head of the culture and information department of the Taliban government in Kunduz province Mawlavi Muteullo, from September 20 to December 20, 2021, more than 2.3 thousand trucks crossed the Sherkhon Bandar checkpoint, in particular 893 trucks with cargo from Afghanistan, and 1,413 vehicles – with cargoes from Tajikistan.
He noted that for the same period in 2020, only 734 trucks crossed this point: 103 from Afghanistan and 631 from Tajikistan.