24 items banned from NATO supply transit

Agents will have to pay $250 as fees for container clearance which will be added to the treasury.


Web Desk July 26, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and US reached an agreement on the NATO container transit and the customs general order and as per the documents acquired by Express News, both countries have compiled a list of 24 banned transit items, Express News reported on Thursday.

The 12-page document consists of two pages of a “negative list” which states items that will be banned from transit through Pakistan to Afghanistan in NATO containers.

The list includes all small arms and light weapons, anti-tank weapons, all types of mortars, drones, laser weapons systems, pulse laser systems, chemical and nuclear weapons among others.

If the Afghan force requires capacity building weapons, then prior approval for transit will be taken through the Central Coordination Authority (CCA), a NATO monitoring authority that the two countries have agreed upon.

Agents will also have to pay $250 as fees for container clearance which will be added to the treasury.

Earlier, Express News had acquired documents that showed an agreement for the CAA.

Pakistan had shut its Afghan border to NATO supplies after US air strikes killed 24 soldiers on November 26, provoking a major crisis in bilateral ties on top of the outcry from the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May.

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