Custom Duties will be Paid Electronically by All banks in Afghanistan
date: August 28, 2016
ABA arranged member banks Operation Department representatives meeting with Afghanistan Trade and Revenue Project (ATAR) Representatives on E-Payment of custom duties. The aim of this meeting was to update commercial banks on (Awareness to Commercial Banks on E-Payment) and how to adopt this system throughout the country. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Najibullah Amiri ABA Executive Director.
USAID’s Afghanistan Trade and Revenue Project (ATAR) facilitates regional trade by developing cross- border transit agreements and improve economic growth and stability in the region. The project supports Afghanistan’s need to meet and implement its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. Additionally, it works with Afghanistan’s public and private sectors to increase the country’s international trade and supports the Afghan government to improve its ability to generate revenue to replace donor assistance.
Recently with financial and technical support of ATAR project, the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) and Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) successfully launched Electronic Payment (E-Payment) modern system where Afghanistan Trader will be able to pay their customs duties electronically through any commercial bank.
In this meeting, a presentation was delivered by Mr. Haseebullah Khushiwal National Compliance Specialist Chemonics International Inc to ABA member banks on ATAR E-Payment project that how banks can be benefited from the E-Payment and how they can provide facilities the use of E-Payment by traders. ABA member banks Operation Departments Officials participated in the meeting and shared their technical feedback with Mr. Khushiwal to be taken into consideration.