The Customs Act will become effective from 6/30/2012
Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:48
Shafaq News / The Parliament denied Saturday, the information that talked about the governmentís postponement of the customs law, noting that the law will become effective from today and the government will be against the law if not implemented.
A member of the parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri told "Shafaq News", that "the information that said that the government didnít work with the customs law is not true."
"The parliament is one that decides to amend the law, the Iraqi government can propose the postponement but with the approval and the ratification on this subject are within the parliament powers."
"There is a proposal by the government to delay working with law, the Finance Committee in the Parliament discussed the subject and did not reach a conclusion regarding the governmental proposal."
"The government parties donít oppose the implementation of the law but say that it needs almost a year to train their staff on the implementation of the law as well as the existence of logistical needs that will not make it able to implement the law fully,Ē he added.
"The Finance Committee is still considering the request and if the government really needs to fill the gap in some technical aspects, it will not force the government to implement the law until the completion of procedures."
"The Customs Act will become effective from 6/30/2012 and the government will be against the law if it didnít implement it,Ē Jubouri said.
The Iraqi government called the parliament on 28 of April to be patient in the application of the Tariff Act that is due to work with at the beginning of next July for not completing the necessary foundations for succeeding the application of the law, while the representative economy and investment Commission confirmed that it will consider the government request to postpone the customs tariff and will have a stand from it, revealing the benefit of some of the speculators and the neighboring countries from not activating the law.