Afghanistan- Pakistan Transit Trade
Shoiab A. Rahim


The transit trade problems of Afghanistan are typical to any other landlocked country. As a landlocked country, Afghanistan has relied on Pakistan for its international trade. However, the transit trade of Afghanistan has remained unstable akin to escalated political relations between the two countries. Given economic importance of access to sea, the landlocked countries continued to raise their voice at the United Nations.

Afghanistan was at the forefront along Bolivia, and Czechoslovakia to fight for the rights of landlocked states. This resulted in international laws and conventions which ensured that the landlocked states have free access to sea and their disadvantaged geographic position is not exploited by neighboring counties. However, despite the international laws and conventions, the transit trade of Afghanistan continues to suffer till date.

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