A new law raises the Iraq’s customs revenues
Revealed Economic Commission parliamentary new law will raise revenue customs Iraqi than half a billion to the “one billion and 700 million dollars,” and pointed out that the law would give “independence and administrative authority in exchange,” indicating that the ports Iraqi border “suffer” a lot of things.
A member of the Economic Commission Mahma Khalil said in an interview to the (long-Presse) that “the Economic Commission is currently considering a bill to create (body border ports), responsibility to oversee the work outlets across the country and improve their work,” noting that “link of this body will be the Ministry of Finance However, they will have the independence and administrative powers in exchange so that you can improve the functioning of border crossing points and providing logistics, without resorting to the standard routine. “ And Khalil stressed that “border crossings Iraqi suffering a lot of things, including the lack of laboratories to examine the materials entering into Iraq, and the lack of electronic devices modern,” pointing out that “the formation of the body will help to set up portals, laboratories and other things logistical needs of border crossings.”
Khalil said that the “customs revenues, according to its director during the year 2012 amounted to $ 500 million, and after the establishment of the Commission and to adopt the customs tariff law is expected to rise to one billion and 700 million dollars, which will contribute to increase the country’s imports.”
And associated Iraq with neighboring countries through a border ports, notably outlet newborn and Rabia with Syria, and port Trebil with Jordan, and port Arar with Saudi Arabia, and an outlet Shalamjah and Mundhiriyah with Iran, and port Abraham linking Iraq to Turkey. Includes Iraq a number of seaports are ports Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair and the stronghold of Abu Flus, and the oldest port stronghold near the city center, which was created by British forces in 1914, where it was used for military purposes before they hand him over to the Iraqi authorities in 1937.