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Gateway To Afghanistan

Following are the routings for cargo destined to various parts of Afghanistan Via Peshawar & Chaman Border.

The nearest Sea Ports for import of Cargo into Afghanistan are Karachi , Port Qasim & Gwadar Ports . Pakistan is in the most advantageous position in Afghan Transit Trade, (ATT) where all Pakistan seaports play a major role as hinterland port "Gateway to Afghanistan" and Central Asian States, Countries.

There is no rail network in Afghanistan and all trade is conducted by land route from Pakistan and other neighboring countries. Cargo for Afghanistan in Transit via Pakistan (Karachi /Port) is exempted from Custom Duty and taxes in Pakistan. However, a Special Custom Cell processes and examines the cargo at Karachi Port.

All cargo i.e. containerized or break-bulk is forwarded by Road from Karachi to the Customs Posts at following location.

1. Peshawar / Torkham for Cargo destined for Jalalabad / Kabul.
2. Outlets / Chaman for Cargo destined for Kandhar & Herat.