Afghan Transit

Afghanistan being a land lock country has to effect its importation via Pakistan and Iran,.We offer one window operation to Commercial cargo & fully ingear to offer transportation service right from the arrival port to inside Afghanistan.

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.

  • Peshawar/Torkham for Cargo destined for Jalalabad/Kabul
  • Quetta/Chaman for Cargo destined for Kandahar & Herat.
Documents Required for Commercial Cargo

Required documentation is carried out at Custom Post, after which the cargo/container crosses into Afghanistan. Having crossed the border the loaded trucks to the Afghan Custom House at Torkham, Jalalabad, Kubul or Kandhar as the case may be. The consignee in Afghanistan arranges the unloading and custom clearance of the cargo.

  • Original Bill of Lading
    • Showing full name and address of the Importer/Consignee in Afghanistan
    • Showing our nominated agents as Notify Party.
    • Shipping Line at Load Port to instruct their Agents in Karachi (Pakistan) to release the cargo to our Nominated agents (Notify Party) without the signature and endorsement of the Consignee/Importer in Afghanistan.
  • Original Invoice + Packing List showing description, quantity, net weight, gross weight and dimension of each package, also declaring "GOODS IN TRANSIT TO AFGHANISTAN"
  • Each individual package should have a painted/printed label/sign reading "GOODS IN TRANSIT TO AFGHANISTAN"
  • Authority letter authorizing us for custom clearance and transportation of the cargo to Afghanistan as well as to act as your representative to apply and obtain requisite permissions from Government of Pakistan.
  • Original Performa invoice duly signed and attested by Ministry of Commerce, Afghanistan.
  • Original JAWAZ NAMA (Import License issued by Ministry of Commerce, Afghanistan) to Afghan importer along with photocopy of the JAWAZ NAMA duly attested by Afghan Ministry of Commerce.
Pakistan is in the most advantageous position in Afghan Transit Trade, (ATT) where Port of Karachi plays a major role as hinterland port and "GATEWAY" to Afghanistan and Central Asian States, Countries.