Parliamentary committee: tariff system will enter Iraq to WTO

23/03/2012 14:18

Baghdad, March 23 / ​​March (Rn) – The Commission on economy and investment representative, on Friday, that the implementation of Iraq’s system of tariffs will enter into the World Trade Organization, noting that the government is obliged to take action to protect the economy and lack of high prices.was Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi had announced last week, the identification of the first of next June as the date for the work of system tariffs in Iraq after being postponed twice, “stressing that” this time can not postpone the work it. ” said the Commission’s decision Mahma Khalil told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the Iraq is ready to apply the system of tariffs, especially after… the introduction of amendments, and will be implemented in June next. ” and added that “The government is bound by its obligations to protect the economy and the consumer of Iraq and support the agricultural sector and industry to promote the local product,” noting that “business tariff will reduce of entry of goods of poor origin and contribute to the support went to bring Iraq into the World Trade Organization. ” The law gives the customs tariff of the Council of Ministers upon the request of the Minister of Finance amend the customs duty provided for in the table of tariffs customs duties and agricultural calendar attached to this law in cases of emergency to the need for economic and monetary require to take protective measures or treatment. and Khalil, “The Economic Commission submitted a proposal calls for the allocation amounts tariff to fund support farmers and industrialists Iraqis in order to enhance the level of the local product.” in the context of relevant criticized the Customs Directorate Iraqi general overlap of powers between the authorities responsible for border crossings Iraq, noting that the multiplicity of agencies at the ports confuses the work due to trying everyone to impose control. said Customs Director General Munther Abdel Amir’s (Rn) that “by virtue of the security situation in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces see or there is presence of all the security services or be represented at border crossing points to provide protection. “and The National Security Service and the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense and the intelligence service as well as the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Commerce responsible for supervision and protection of border crossings in Iraq. He added that “the multiplicity of security agencies cause not to adjust the rhythm of work and movement in these ports,” and urged “the Council Minister and National Security issued a list of instructions mechanisms governing the work and describes the limits of functions and powers. ” The Customs Authority announced earlier in the control of some tribes in the provinces on the border crossing points, which facilitates the smuggling operations and the reluctance of some staff of the Commission to work in those ports. linked Iraq with neighboring countries through 13 outlets border, in addition to five outlets air and five other freely. Iraq imports large quantities of canned food, soft drinks, meat and vegetable oils and cheeses, as well as household items, electrical appliances, from Arab and foreign countries such as Syria, Egypt, Iran and China. of weighing Shammari, the Open: Joseph Karwan