Parliamentary Regions: object to the tariff came because of its application in Kurdistan

August 7, 2015

BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) - Committee of the Regions and the provinces parliamentary said, Friday, that the objection of some provinces to apply the law of customs tariff came because of the failure to adopt inclusiveness in its application to all border crossing points.

The President of the Council of Ministers, Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, the postponement of the introduction of the new customs tariff, attributing this to "ensure the readiness of border crossing points to be applied away from the corruption and double standards.

She said committee member and fulfillment of Kazem's (IMN), that "everyone with the application of tariff law customs, especially in the current stage in the country due to the economic crisis and falling oil prices, but the objection shown by the provinces came to the failure to adopt justice in the application of the law. "

The Basra Governorate Council issued a resolution last Wednesday spent failing to honor the federal government's decision to apply the tariff law in the border outlets.

And entered the tariff law into effect last Saturday in all of Iraq's border crossing points, including the Kurdistan region outlets after the postponement of its application for about two months at the request of the latter to complete some technical measures.

Kazim explained that "It is unacceptable to impose taxes on goods entering from border crossings in the south does not apply to border crossing points in the Kurdistan region," pointing out that "many traders changed their views admitted goods from the south to the Kurdistan region because of the ease recent measures."

Iraq relies on oil exports to the annual financial revenue by up to about 97%, and is seeking through legal legislation package to activate the industrial, agricultural and commercial side to ensure finding financial revenues as well as by the oil revenues.

From: Haider Al-Tamimi