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Japan to Afghanistan

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Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Afghanistan.

The import of all alcoholic beverages are strictly forbidden. Shipments containing alcoholic beverages should not be exported but held at the origin site because of penalties and fines.
Art and artwork which are prohibited by Islamic law cannot be imported into Afghanistan.
Books which are prohibited by Islamic law cannot be imported into Afghanistan.
CDs which are prohibited by Islamic law cannot be imported into Afghanistan. The content of the CD must be clearly stated on the invoice (for example, intercompany data, music with interpreter, author and title, software program). Shipments containing CD's with an inadequate description will be rejected or returned.
Importation of non-precious metals is prohibited into Afghanistan if:

  • Metals being used as,or part of anything armoured, Weapons/Ammunition
  • Any metals destined for a museum or considered an artifact

The Customs officials might question any given shipment containing non-precious metal and inquire about its final use.

Pictures and statues which are prohibited by Islamic law cannot be imported into Afghanistan.
Importation of Narcotics is prohibited into Afghanistan.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
Importation of precious metals/stones such as Gold, Silver, Diamonds, etc. is prohibited.
Weapons and ammunition can not be imported into Afghanistan, unless special authorization is granted.

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