Implement the agreement signed with Kurdistan as of tomorrow
Baghdad: The General Authority of Customs announced on Friday the implementation of the Convention on the abolition of customs points established on the federal border with the Kurdistan region and the commencement of the unification of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday.
“In welcoming the UN envoy to Iraq and the head of the UNAMI mission, Jean-Heinz Blachkart told the Security Council of the agreement reached between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region on the unification of customs at all border crossings,” the statement said. International Conference on the Secretary-General’s report on the latest developments in Iraq: (We welcome this agreement and draw attention to the need for the implementation of the Convention to be a priority) ‘.
A statement issued by the General Authority of Customs ‘that it is continuing to implement this agreement to cancel the customs points established on the federal border with the region and will begin the consolidation of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday 16-2-2019’.
The statement added that ‘the agreement included the unification of all procedures and provisions of the Customs Tariff Law and the adoption of a customs declaration in Arabic and Kurdish to work at all border crossings’.
The statement pointed to the ‘attention of the UN envoy to Iraq and the keenness of the UN Security Council to implement this agreement because the agreement is an important step in the revitalization of the Iraqi economy and support the private sector and activates the internal trade movement and creates stability in costs and prices’.
On Friday, 8-2-2019, the General Administration of Customs announced the start and direct implementation of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (13) for the year 2019 concerning the standardization of tariffs and procedures with the Kurdistan Region and all border crossing points and the adoption of a unified customs declaration in both Arabic and Kurdish languages. As of Sunday 17 February 2019 ‘, which is an important step to regulate trade and import and export activities.