Baghdad announces the unification of customs duties with the Kurdistan region as of February 17
BAGHDAD – The General Authority of Customs announced on Friday that it will begin implementing the Cabinet Resolution No. (13) for the year 2019 concerning the unification of procedures and customs duties at all border crossings. Effective February 17th.
“The Federal General Authority of Customs and the Kurdistan Regional Customs will start implementing the decision as of Sunday, 17 February 2019, which is considered an important step to regulate the trade and import and export activities,” the agency said in a statement received by Iraq Press. The unification of customs tariff fees at all border ports, including the ports of the Kurdistan region (Pervez Khan, Bashmakh, Ibrahim Khalil, Haj Omran, Erbil airport, Sulaymaniyah airport).
The decision also included “the adoption of a unified customs declaration (customs declaration) in Arabic and Kurdish according to the customs law,” stressing that “all border ports in the provinces and the region comply with the decisions issued by the Council of Ministers on the protection of national product and agricultural calendar.”
The decision referred to “the commitment of all border ports in the provinces and the region to implement their part in the international agreements signed between the Republic of Iraq and other countries, especially with regard to customs exemption, and the abolition of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (186) for the year 2018 on the clearance of containers on the volume of containers and return To the contexts adopted in accordance with the law. ”
The Commission also said that the decision also included “the abolition of the current customs points in both (Fayda) (Shiroh – north of Kirkuk) and (Lilan – east of Kirkuk).”
The Commission affirmed that “the decision came to support the private sector through the realization of the principle of fairness in the imposition of fees and to encourage competition between companies on the basis of quality and services in the light of the equal costs among all with the offer that the decision included a significant reduction in imports and the proportion of customs duties of imported goods and goods and the adoption of Unified importation “. Finished (1)