To estimate pricing on the local market, companies should take into account transportation costs, associated import duties (customs duties, fees, certification costs), and value added tax (VAT).
Tajikistan’s overall trade-weighted import tariff averages out to some 7.5% (minimum 5% – maximum 15%), not including the 18% VAT. However, trading with Tajikistan is challenging because the country is so distant from seaports.
Competition from Russian, Asian, and European producers is significant. Most consumers in Tajikistan are very price-sensitive and usually opt for lower prices over quality.