Turkey attached to the unification of customs tariff in Iraq

Turkey attached to the unification of customs tariff in Iraq

(VOI) – The Turkish ambassador in Baghdad, Fatih Yildiz, said on Sunday that he had discussed with the Minister of Finance, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, the unification of customs tariffs at the Ibrahim al-Khalil crossing.

“I spoke a little while ago with the Assistant Prime Minister and Finance Minister Fuad Hussein,” Yildiz said in a tweet on his Twitter account. “He supported the lifting of internal customs duties in Iraq from the evening of February 16, 2019.”

He explained: will henceforth apply a unified customs tariff in the port of Ibrahim Khalil whether internal checkpoints were removed or not.

The Turkish ambassador in Baghdad said: “I informed him that we will follow up this subject,” noting that the Turkish shipping companies that use the crossing confirmed what the Iraqi minister said.

The General Authority of Customs announced the implementation of the Convention for 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.

The Director-General of the Kurdistan Regional Customs, Samal Abdul Rahman, on Sunday, that it was agreed on a unified tariff table in all of Iraq, based on the tariff of the region, “He said ,” The agreement on the unification of customs tariff was the result of serious work between the joint committees and welcomed the The Iraqi customs authority to remove the customs controls that were established on the main roads leading from Mosul and Kirkuk to the Kurdistan region.

The General Authority of Customs has announced on the eighth of this month, the start and direct implementation of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (13) for the year 2019 on the unification of tariffs and procedures with the Kurdistan Region and all border crossings and the adoption of a unified customs declaration {customs statement} in Arabic and Kurdish.


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