Proceed with the application of customs tariff law to all of Iraq's ports 8/4/2015
Proceed with the application of customs tariff law to all of Iraq's ports
BAGHDAD / long-Presse
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 the Economic Commission parliamentary promised law is an important step to re-strengthen the joints of the state and the protection of the national product, stressed economic adviser 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 says Director General of Customs, Major General Hakim 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 on goods more ", adding that" the application of the third stage began Saturday, (the first of August now 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 membership of the World Trade Organization."
In the opinion customs director, that "the application of the law will not have much effect in the local markets," adding, "especially If what traders refrained from monopoly and worked with the Commission and the government as a cell and one cooperative to overcome the crisis. "
confirms Jassim, that "the Commission has signed with the concerned authorities in the Kurdistan region of the minutes of the necessary implementation of the law," he continued that "the Commission agreed with the concerned authorities in the Kurdistan region to unite Alkmarki and pricing action. "
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), that "the government and parliament plan to apply the law of customs tariff in all parts of Iraq and follow it carefully," noting that "Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, the Committee was informed that the law will include all of Iraq's border outlets, including those in the province of
He said Bolani, that "the Ministry of Finance, a sovereign, should issue instructions to outlets Iraqi border all to compel the implementation of the law," adding that "Parliamentary Commission of 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."
Adviser Abadi: non-application of the law in any border port violates the customs of sovereignty to Iraq
in turn an 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 state resources, and protect the 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, "creates a threat to the unity of customs sovereignty, and in particular that they are supported in various parts of the world, so the disabled and non-serious disservice to apply financial and economic sovereignty of the country. "
Expert: can not be applied customs tariff in the light of the current conditions of the country
in return says an 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. "
In the opinion Husseini, that there are "difficult to apply the law of customs tariff, 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 Whatever outlet is Rabia, "noting that" officials in the Kurdistan region 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 application 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 the settled conditions of the country and its economy. "
He continues, al-Husseini, that "the government is striving to add new resources to the economy," adding, "but not this way because that excited 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 "application fails law in the 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 applying the customs end of June tariff after for the common past in 2014, more than once because of the demand by some countries and traders to activate the new tariff law after that is the abolition of 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.