Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement 2010 Pdf
- Posted on September 9, 2021
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During Afghan President Ashraf Ghani`s visit to India in April 2015, he said: “We will not grant fair access to Pakistani trucks in Central Asia” unless the Pakistani government included India in the 2010 transit agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan to allow the transport of Indian goods through Pakistani territory. this is in direct contradiction with Article 5 of the Agreement, which expressly excludes Indian exports from the Agreement.  Pakistan rejected India`s applications for membership because the signed agreement expressly denies Indian products the right to pass through Pakistan. While Afghan importers and exporters have full access to Pakistani seaports under APTTA, Afghanistan claimed that Pakistani officials often blocked deliveries and caused unnecessary delays, particularly after the NATO attack on Pakistan in 2011. The 2010 APTTA allows both countries to use the other country`s airports, railways, roads and ports for transit traffic along designated transit corridors. The agreement does not apply to road vehicles from third countries, whether India or a Central Asian country.  The Pakistani government continued to feel frustrated by Afghanistan`s refusal to allow Pakistani goods access to Central Asian markets until Afghan exports had reciprocal access to Indian markets. . . .