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Tariff on imported juice to increase, AISA

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Monday, December 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Wafiullah Iftikhar the head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) said yesterdays that 30 percent increase on tariff of imported juices to be imposed.  Addressing a news conference here, he faded that the step has been taken to encourage local products.
The minister for finance Omar Zakhilwal in the meeting of High Commission for Investment which held last week had proposed to increase tariff on imported juices with the objective to support local products and the import tax on foreign made juice to increase up to 50 percent.  Head of AISA also stated that a joint venture of US and Afghan would construct a refinery at a cost of 700 million US dollars in northern region of Afghanistan.  The refinery with a capacity of 600 barrel per day would also create job opportunities to more than 1500 people, speaking at the conference, and head of industrialists association Shir Baz Kaminzada said that oil and gas stocks from Pul-e-Charkhi industrial Park and residential areas will be shifted to other places.

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