Recommendations for Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization
09/19/2012 12:00 am
Held at the Ministry of Commerce meeting of the National Commission on the accession of Iraq to the World Trade Organization, headed by the Minister of Trade Khairallah Hassan Babiker and includes members from all Iraqi ministries relevant.
According to a statement from the ministry had received “Future of Iraq” copy that “has been discussed a number of items in the context of to join the World Trade Organization and achievements, has been discussing the item on file initial offer of goods has been done as the final 100% was filled with tables offer the first of the goods and all its contents, including the notes to the entry into force tariff law No. 22 of 2010. “
the statement said “The committee discussed the ratios customs ceilings that will display theme to negotiate first before member states of the World Trade Organization as a key files on a tour of negotiating third, also will be sent a first presentation of the goods after obtaining the approval of the National Committee and adopted by the official government” .
said, that “among the items discussed by the meeting the issue continue to update the legislative plan in coordination with the Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the notice of the Committee with an update of the laws and draft laws contained in the Plan of Implementation of legislative.”
The statement noted, “The meeting went a number of recommendations guarantee them obtain the approval of the National Commission on the accession of Iraq into the World Trade Organization to send a file initial presentation of goods to the World Trade Organization and start preparing negotiating team which NEGOTIATE the file that will be formed from members of the Committee on the file first presentation of the goods and the members of the National Commission on joining. “
He , “The meeting stressed the members of the National Committee of the need for cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Commerce in order to expedite the examination and updating of files required by the World Trade Organization with the need for coordination and cooperation between the National Committee member and the members of the sub-committees, especially with regard to the work of the Committee on file trade in services, as He also recommended the need to communicate and take advantage of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its projects as a hand to help Iraq to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the creation of the required files. “