KABUL - Tajikistan has stopped four huge Afghan transit companies operating there, Association of Afghanistan Freight Forwarder Companies (AAFFCO) said on Tuesday.
Officials in Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Afghan transit companies were providing better services compared to companies running by Tajikistani's.
In the past one year lack sufficient papers were the only reason the companies were banned, but there is no apparent reason for closure of these four companies.
"Our transit companies had taken control of market," Head of AAFFCO Abdul Halim Yousuf said.
But Deputy Head of ACCI said the closure of the companies in Tajikistan could be mainly because of a lack of transit agreement between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
"Afghans were skillful in transportation and had provide good transit services," Deputy Head of ACCI Khan Jan Alekozai said.
The transit companies have been banned as recently Tajikistan increased taxes over Afghan commodities by 60 percent. (Tolo News)