350 million dollars of customs revenues Iraq during January

21/03/2016 18:31

Long-Presse / Baghdad

Revealed the US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, for the achievement of Iraq's $ 350 million dollars from customs imports during the month of January of this year, he promised that it would allow the Iraqi government the opportunity to gain the support of international institutions as loans, while economic adviser to Prime Minister predicted that the amount of imports customs $ 4 billion through 2016.

The US ambassador in Baghdad, Stuart Jones said in an interview for a number of media, including (range Press), "The government is taking tough measures to reduce expenses," noting that "the government has identified some income non-oil resources."

Jones revealed that "Iraq has made in the month of January of the current year 2016 the amount of $ 350 million in customs revenue," attributing it to "develop a mechanism to collect customs duties."

Jones added, "The Ministry of Finance deserves credit in this area through the adoption of such reforms and collection of wages," stressing that "the Iraqi government can improve their ability to collect revenue."

The promise of the American ambassador, said: "The positive thing from this is that it will provide an opportunity for the Iraqi government to obtain the support of international institutions as loans."

For his part, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister emphasized the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the US ambassador's remarks about the realized imports from the collection of customs.

Saleh said in an interview with the (long-Presse), he said that "the US ambassador Stuart Jones's remarks on imports realized in the month of January of this year are correct," returned "That evidence of proper planning for the Iraqi government."

He predicted favor, that "the volume of imports customs outlets with the exception of Kurdistan, about $ 4 billion by the end of this year," pointing out that "it more than what was planned in the budget for the current year 2016".

The economic adviser to Prime Minister, that "this will contribute significantly to the reduction of the fiscal deficit in Iraq," noting that "the government's efforts to improve Alkmarki performance and collection of customs tariff, especially when there are problems of tax evasion and non-compliance with tariffs, customs, in addition to the big problems in Kurdistan in this regard. "

The Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister and the appearance of Mohammed Saleh announced, in the (February 22, 2016), the establishment of an "internal fence" for inspection and audit Alkmarki on goods flowing from Kurdistan and the rest of the border crossing points, as he emphasized that the fence will reduce the evasion of customs tariff, count it too early to predict the size of the financial revenues from the tariff are met.

The Iraqi Council of Ministers in (the 13th of December, decided to 0.2015 last) points in the development of the approved border crossing points shall audit and ensure that tariffs are met, and the introduction of standardization of quality control points.

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said in (the sixth of August, the last in 2015), to postpone the introduction of the new tariff, attributing this to ensure the readiness of the border crossing points to be applied away from the "corruption and double standards."

And tariffs are taxes levied on goods imported by the State on the other, used several tariff countries to protect the industry from foreign competition by raising prices of imported goods, so the tariffs encourage local industries to increase their production, and forced citizens to pay higher prices if they wish Goods imported, the Ministry of Finance has adopted a new customs duties on imported goods. this action provoked mixed reactions among economists, investors and traders in the area of ​​impact in the reduction of the entry of imported goods and rising prices.