“We keep a close watch on developments in Afghanistan. Imports from there come through the transit route of Pakistan. As of now, Taliban has stopped movement of cargo to Pakistan, so virtually imports have been stopped,”Ajay Sahai, FIEO’s director general, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) said on Thursday that the Taliban have stopped all imports and exports from India through transit routes of Pakistan as they gained control over Afghanistan in recent days.

“We keep a close watch on developments in Afghanistan. Imports from there come through the transit route of Pakistan. As of now, Taliban has stopped movement of cargo to Pakistan, so virtually imports have been stopped,”Ajay Sahai, FIEO’s director general, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The FIEO said that prices of dry fruits in India might increase in the near future as the country imports about 85 per cent of these commodities from Afghanistan.

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With regard to exports, Sahai said some goods were being exported through the international North-South Corridor and other goods were going through the Dubai route. Pointing out that India has healthy trade-relations with Afghanistan, Sahai said that exports to the latter were worth around $835 million for 2021.

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