Iraq looking with the European Union to join the World Trade Organization procedures

Author: AR, HH
Editor: AR, HH
07/06/2016 12:30
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Long-Presse / Baghdad
, Confirmed the Ministry of Commerce, said Tuesday that Iraq needs a solid institutions recognized in the world as in some Arab countries, as discussed with the EU Commission to help Iraq to join the World Trade Organization.

The Director General of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Commerce Hashim Mohammed Hatem in a statement received (long-Presse) a copy of it, "The meeting brought together representatives of the Directorate with the President of the EU Commission in Iraq to discuss the requests submitted by Iraq to the European Union mission, which is for providing aid to Iraq According to the partnership agreement between the two parties. "

He said Hatem, "The meeting witnessed ask a lot of issues that concern Iraq in customs areas in addition to helping Iraq in the technical aspects of joining the World Trade Organization regarding the team trained negotiator in the field of intellectual property rights, as well as to discuss the establishment of recognized institutes possible that awarded certificates on intellectual property protection and for the granting trademarks or something like that. "

Hatem said that "Iraq needs to possess solid institutions recognized by the nations of the world, as in Lebanon, Egypt and other Arab countries," pointing out that "the meeting will also discuss the financial crisis plaguing Iraq as a result of the current low oil prices."

Hatem stressed that "the two sides and the situation paragraphs of introductory to hold future meetings during the month of September, in addition to a meeting of the European Union with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, which will hopefully be held during the month of November," adding that "the aim of this meeting is the development of bilateral relations between Iraq and the European Union in order to develop the economic potentials in all fields. "

And the World Trade Organization, which was established in 1995, is one of the youngest international organizations-lived, as the WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which established in the aftermath of World War II.

And despite the fact that the WTO is still the modern multilateral trading system, which was originally set up under GATT he has reached fifty years old, and celebrate the golden jubilee of the system in Geneva on May 19, 1998 in the presence of many heads of state and government leaders.