Iraqi industry experiencing weakness in its competitive position

7/19/2016 0:00

BAGHDAD - Imad emirate
said the scholar d. Star Jaber: that the principles declared in the economic policy of the state is the events of an economic balance between income groups, but we note that the Iraqi legislature has omitted that goal when it imposed customs tax by 15 percent of the value of the imported meat, which typically consume low - income earners, while not consumed rich leads to a decline in disposable disposable income of the poor as well as the imposition of customs tax by 15 percent on electric fans and 20 to 25 Palmihaly refrigerators and prepared by the Iraqi legislature luxury goods.

He Jaber said in an interview »Sabah» economists believe opponents of the law tariff that dilemma Iraqi industry is not in the exposure of its markets to imported products and not in the large flow of goods, but in the weakness of its competitive position valuable domestic market and foreign markets.

He said the weak competitive position (cost factor), resulting from higher production costs and the failure of quality to meet the needs of the consumer, in addition to that the Iraqi industry products in the field of quality should all enjoy global quality certificate (ISO).

He stressed that the opponents of the law tariff build their position on the basis of impact or implications of law enforcement on both inflation and rising prices and low per capita income for individuals and the level of living for them, as well as the effect of the law in economic activity, particularly industry in Iraq, noting that the new tariff, which will reach 80 percent for some goods will boost inflation, while Iraq is facing , mainly the problem of global rise in the prices of raw materials, and may not be increased customs duties the best way to reduce dependence on oil, but must be through increased support for the product and domestic production at the stage of an unprecedented unrest caused by unemployment, high prices and low standard of living of individuals.

he said when the work tariff law stopped and opened the doors of import in 2003 has made ​​it possible for hundreds of thousands of Iraqi families the acquisition of products such as cars and electrical and household appliances , which was prevents them from acquiring the high tariff rates and the system of import licenses, and that this situation has provided jobs and incomes cash to thousands of people in the supply, transportation, storage, loading and unloading and retail area, and provided an opportunity for the entry of thousands of small savers and small traders to import and distribution circuit and that this Find competition between importers led to reduced profit margins and lower import prices and the multiplicity of choices in front of consumers.