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Advice on Shipping A Car to Afghanistan Via Karachi Pakistan

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									If you need to have a vehicle shipped to anywhere in Afghanistan then Karachi
Pakistan is a city that you should become familiar with. Why? Because all
automobiles transported to Afghanistan will likely need to go through Karachi as
Afghanistan does not have any sea ports.

All About Karachi, Pakistan

According to Wikipedia, Karachi is the largest city, main seaport, and the financial
capital of Pakistan, and the capital of the province of Sindh. With a city population of
15.5 million, Karachi is one of the world's largest cities, 13th largest urban
agglomeration and the 20th largest metropolitan area in the world. It is Pakistan's
premier centre of banking, industry, and trade. Karachi is home to Pakistan's largest
corporations, including those that are involved in textiles, shipping, automotive
industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software
development and medical research. The city is a major hub of higher education in
South Asia and the wider Islamic world.

Passage to Afghanistan

Because of it's location, Karachi, Pakistan is important for shipping a vehicle to
Afghanistan. It is the nearest sea port to Afghanistan and is considered to be a
"gateway" port to many central Asian locations in addition to Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, there is no rail network in Afghanistan and all trade is conducted by
land route from Pakistan and other nearby countries. As such, cardio in transit to
Afghanistan can be exempted from custom duty and taxes in Pakistan.

The Karachi Economy

National Geographic claims the economy of Karachi is driven by: motor vehicle
assembly, oil refining, steel mills, shipbuilding, railroad yards, jute and textiles,
printing and publishing, media and entertainment, food processing, chemicals,
engineering.

Shipping a Car to Afghanistan

If you need to have an automobile shipped to Afghanistan via Karachi, Pakistan there
are a few basic tips that you should be familiar with:

1. Have proper documentation
2. Keep all of your papers organized
3. Check the citizenship requirements
4. Make sure you car meets the required Afghani standards
5. Think about potential customs issues
6. Prepare to pay VAT taxes
7. Make sure you hold a valid Afghanistan drivers license
8. Research government transportation license fees
9. Get the correct insurance
10. Give it time, shipping a vehicle to Afghanistan is not going to be a quick task

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