Conflicting government positions on the application or reject the law of customs tariff : Posted: September 6, 2012 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Customs, General Authority, Iraq, Law, Ministry of Commerce, Politics of Iraq, Tariff, Turkey

Date: Thursday, 06/09/2012 07:34 am

conflicting views and interpretations about the law of customs tariff between pro and exhibitions, among sees the application of this law in the interest of the citizen and the state alike, and prepared is influential in the prices of goods and thus their negative impact on the citizen directly in the face of limited income Avg.

And between this and that, we do not find a position seriously the government in direct implementation or non-implementation of this law, so it was postponed for three times “so far” was most recently approved by the House of Representatives in its usual number (27) and held on 26 June, of a bill postpone the application of the law of customs tariff until check conditions for its application.

demanded Economic Commission earlier, the government clarify the reasons for this delay, usually this position is not in the interest of the local product, and the Commission stated that information had been received to the effect that “Turkey has asked the Iraqi government postponement of a law of customs tariff, “pointing out that this demonstrates the existence of” regional pressures “on the government to prevent the application of the law for the sake of those countries.

Committee noted that it will provide questions to the government asking it to explain why delayed application of the law, and the government should give convincing answers, the fact that the application of this law supporting the national economy.

According to an official source at the General Authority for Customs for “over” on condition of anonymity that the body has apologized for the application of the law of customs tariff due to disqualification of border crossings, and that this needs to be a library and a dedicated staff to examine the materials involved , noting that “the customs tariff in the event of application will affect positively on the citizens, being not more than 20% on consumer goods that are in direct contact with the citizens,”

and added: There Consumer Goods up tariffs to 5%, and other exempt permanently from customs duties such as vegetables and fruits, which are determined tariffs by (calendar) agricultural issued by the ministry. “
and the sharp rise in prices witnessed domestic market, between the source that “merchants are taking advantage and monopolize goods, arguing the application of the law of customs tariff, which does not lead to higher product to these prices large, especially since the law provides protection of the national product “, following the” What is happening now is the lack of economic cycle in the country, and this is not possible and is the case in any country in the world, and not to apply the law of customs tariff cause accumulation damaged goods in the local markets, the fact that the customs duty current rate of 5% and imposed on all goods alike, and this ratio equally between merchants adults who import iron and cars, for example, and between small traders importers of vegetables and consumables, “and urged the government to control the market and control, to miss an opportunity to traders monopolists, and ultra high prices at whim Profile pretext increase the customs duty, the tale of the citizen of the high cost of living and high prices. “

For his part, the Minister of Trade Khairallah Hassan, late last August, that the law of customs tariff can not be applied before the adoption of the electronic system at the border crossings of the country, adding that “the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce for its need about six months of the adoption of the electronic system in all the border crossing points of the country, including the incident region.”
said Decision Economic Commission MP for the coalition of Kurdish blocs Mahma Khalil, earlier , to the media, refusing the federal government work law tariff new, emphasizing their willingness and seriousness in continuing to work law the old place in “1955″.

between Khalil that “the national economy today differed greatly from what it was in the past or since the introduction of the Tariff Act years (1955 “), returned trade with Iran or Turkey or Jordan increased significantly from the previous, and require the application of the Tariff Act to protect domestic product, indicating that it is not possible for a country with second largest economy in the region, where there is no law to the customs tariff.

Notably, the the law provides for the imposition of customs duties on imported goods not included in the table of tariff duties by no more than (20%) of its value, and that the samples and models that are not of commercial value are exempt from customs duties, as shepherd of law in the application of its provisions facilities granted under the Act Investment No. 13 of 2006, as amended on goods imported for the purposes of investment projects exclusively, in order to attract the largest possible amount of investment companies and businessmen to work in the country. :