Baghdad again the tariff law

The Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Ali Mohsen Keywords presided over the meeting Coordinating Committee Supreme to follow government performance, which includes the central bank governor Acting Prime BSA Basset Turki and head of the General Administration of Customs Munther Abdul Amir and a number of representatives of stakeholders that «Secretariat relay file border crossings may impose a small fee on imported goods as a prelude to the application of tariff on all ports.

Act two thousand and ten

Iraq acknowledged tariff law number twenty-two of 2010 and entered into force on December 6 (December) of the same year, but the widespread criticism has evolved into a popular demonstrations prevented the government’s commitment to the law and decided to wait.

Iraq stressed the need to remove obstacles in the face of investors in the banking sector and customs system, stressing that the non-completion of projects linked to the conditions and factors that accompany customs systems and banks as well as the complications and problems facing companies Investing.

Turkish Turning to the main obstacles in the face of restructuring of public banks and the inability of the private banks to Achieve development, stressing that the bank sought to register private companies as the 1,200 companies were registered and recorded now 1,500 companies.

Difficulties application

Abdul Amir pointed out to «difficulties applying tariffs because of the lack of a parking lot or customs warehouses, expressing willingness of staff of the Commission to start to apply after the training of more than 80 percent of the staff at border crossing points. The meeting agreed to hold another meeting next week to discuss appropriate mechanisms to raise barriers applying the appropriate options to arrange the financial and banking system, and the optimum application of customs duties through recommendations submitted to the Council of Ministers.

And supported the expert in the field of border crossings Arslan Salim Abbasi law enforcement, saying it was the most prominent government tools to organize trade policy and the protection of the domestic market and the product. He told «life» that the state has the right to impose restrictions on the free

help them to stand in the face of foreign industries and are not subjected the country to a policy of dumping bad, as is happening now.

She added that the imposition of fees means revive domestic industry unable to fully compete with imported exempt from any fees , which encouraged Producers to increase their interaction of trade with Iraq, but to intervene in the internal political affairs by supporting actors window to keep this law on hold, and support others to strike the interests of competitors from other countries. It pointed out that it helps keep money within the country, the local industry is providing the state the cost of imports and create jobs.

And saw a member of the Economic Committee Nahida Daini that «the application of these laws will pay the price of the Iraqi citizen because the merchant cares only for profits and will resort to add fees on the value of goods and put on the market. Did not rule out the existence of pressures exerted by neighboring countries, especially Iran and Turkey, to extend the freeze implementation of these laws, as are considered Iraq market especially for discharge Daúahma and a large part of which is of poor quality, and this uncertain by adjusting large shipments of materials found to be corrupt, such as meat and canned goods. She: The value of foreign trade with Iran and Turkey exceed $ 25 billion, moved it to work hard to squeeze or find outlets across parliamentarians and officials of non-application of any decision not in their interest.

A Spokesman for the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in a statement to the newspaper Al-Hayat that the freezing of tariff law back to the Ministry of Finance, and Customs Authority implemented.

Ruled out economic adviser in the cabinet peace Sumaisem a negative repercussions on the local product if not applied tariff law, stressing that the problems of increasing costs and the presence of large numbers of redundant in the industrial sector will remain, even if the support the national industry, which means it will remain unable, now at least, to compete with foreign product.