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Annual Report 2016
FATF Reccomandations
FATF Reccomandations

CUSTOMS

Following The Regulation Governing the Reporting and Control of Physical Transfers of Currency, Bearer Negotiable Instruments, Gold, Other Precious Metals or Precious Stones through the Borders of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, General Directorate of Custom is the competent implementer of the mentioned regulation and Police, Attorney General Office, and National Directorate of Security will provide required assistance when required by the Customs.

As per the above mentioned regulation, It is prohibited for any person to leave the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in possession of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones which are of a value exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalents in other currencies or arrange for the transportation of such items out of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a person cargo, postal service or through any other means. Decorative Jewelleries (gold and other precious metals and precious stones) in normal quantity shall not be counted against the threshold, and such quantity should be prescribed by a procedure to be issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Any person who leaves or enters the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in possession of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones which are of a value exceeding USD 10,000 or its equivalents in other currencies or arranges for the transportation of such items into or out of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a person cargo, postal service or through any other means must complete the relevant Declaration form and submit that to the Custom’s Officer.

There is no limit to bring any amount of currency, bearer negotiable instruments, gold, other precious metals or precious stones into Afghanistan. The Customs Department shall report the amount [transported] and identity of its carrier to National Directorate of Security and Financial Intelligence Unit. Customs Directorate has the responsibility to receive Declaration forms and submit it to FIU.

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