Customs confirms to embrace the application of tariff law on Iraq outlets and all officials welcome

Author: ASJ, BS
Editor: BK, BS

3.8.2015 twelve twenty-three

Long-Presse / Baghdad
It confirmed the Customs Authority, on Monday, to start applying the tariff law on goods entering Iraq, indicating that it agreed with the Kurdistan region on the application of the law and the unification of Alkmarki work, while economic Parliamentary Committee promised that the law is an important step to re-strengthen the joints of the state and the protection of national product, economic adviser counting the prime minister, that the lack of a border applied to any port in violation of the national sovereignty of customs.

Customs: We agreed with the Kurdistan region to adhere to the application of tariff law

According to Director General of Customs, Major General Hakeem Jassim, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The law of customs tariff applied in three phases, the first was on the specific types of goods, and the second more goods," noting that "the application of the third phase began first on Saturday, (the first of August the current 2015), on all goods entering Iraq. "

He adds Jassim, that "the government has given room for standing three months, to overcome the month of Ramadan, before starting to enforce the law effectively," noting that "the General Administration of Customs created the supplies necessary for the application of the law at border posts," pointing out that "the law will allow Iraq to join the WTO membership global ".

And see the customs director, that "the application of the law will not have much effect in the local markets," adding, "especially if traders refrained from monopoly and worked with the Commission and the government as a cell and one cooperative to overcome the crisis."

Jassim confirms, that "the Commission has signed with the concerned authorities in the Kurdistan region of the minutes of the necessary implementation of the law," and added that "the Commission agreed with the concerned authorities in the Kurdistan region to unite Alkmarki work and pricing."

Parliamentary Economic Law is an important step to re-strengthen the joints of the state and the protection of the national product.

And confirms the Chairman of the Committee of Economy and Investment parliamentary Jawad al-Bolani, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The government and parliament plan to apply the law of customs tariff in all parts of Iraq and follow it carefully," noting that "the finance minister, Hoshyar Zebari, told the Committee that the law will include ports Iraqi border, including all those in the Kurdistan region. "

He said al-Bolani, that "the Ministry of Finance, a sovereign, should issue instructions to all ports Iraqi border to compel the implementation of the law," adding that "the parliamentary committee the economy is the application of the law is an important step to re-strengthen the joints of the state and the protection of the Iraqi product."

Abadi adviser: non-application of the law of any breach of customs border port of sovereignty to Iraq

In turn, economic advisor to the prime minister, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said in an interview says to (long-Presse), "The law of customs tariff if not applied at border crossing points, all is not useless," noting that "the law involves significant benefits including maximizing the resources of the state, and the protection of National Product, and the application of economic law. "

Warns Saleh, of "the consequences of failure to apply the law about good", they returned to it, "it creates a threat to the unity of customs sovereignty, especially as it is supported in various parts of the world, so the disabled and lack of seriousness applied disservice financial and economic of the country's sovereignty."

Expert: can not be applied customs tariff in the light of the current conditions of the country

On the other hand says expert in economic affairs, Ahmed al-Husseini, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The present situation is not suitable for the application of the customs tariff law because the reality of the Iraqi economy today reeling, especially after the decision to reduce the salaries and allocations, and the closure of a number of border crossing points."

And see Husseini, that there "difficult to apply the customs tariff law, especially with the presence of Daash gangs in some provinces where the task of border ports located Kalonbar, which includes implementing two important Trebil and newborn, as well as Nineveh, which includes an important outlet is Rabia," noting that "officials in the Kurdistan region they confirmed that they are not obliged to apply the law. "

The expert adds, that "the current circumstances there will be a free zone in the Kurdistan region of outlets, from which the introduction of goods to the Iraqi market, which leads to the futility of the application of the law," returned to "the reality of the situation imposes can not impose customs tariffs but that will change and will enable the application smoothly if What conditions have stabilized the country and its economy. "

He continues Husseini, that "the government is striving to add new resources to the economy," adding, "but not this way because that arises now does not include any rational economic", according to his opinion.

He goes expert, that "the application of customs tariff significant action is required to protect the domestic market, which is still open to the goods of poor, as well as the national product, but not at this time," expected to "apply the law fails in light of the current data to the government's inability to avoid the dangers that preceded ".

The Ministry of Finance has decided in March 2015 to start the application of the customs end of June tariffs after that for the year past 2014, more than once because of the demand by some countries and traders to activate the new tariff law after it is canceled the old law subject by the civil governor of Iraq after 2003 Paul Bremer, who is serving a five percent pay taxes on all goods imported from outside the country.