Economy committee rejects government request to delay application of customs law

29/05/2012 16:49

BAGHDAD, May 29 (AKnews) - The economy and investment committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives announced today that it has rejected the government's request to delay the application of the customs law passed in 2008.

The Iraqi government demanded the Council of Representatives to postpone the application of the law, which was scheduled to to be applied by early next month, for non-completion of the necessary basis to apply it successfully.

Committee member Mahma Khalil said: "We fear that the government was put under pressure from traders and some states to reverse the application of the law."

The Finance Ministry decided in March to begin the application of the customs law in June after it was postponed last year more than once at the request of some countries and traders.

By Raman Brosk