Iraqi MP accuses government of failing to apply the customs tariff system in response to internal and external pressures

Erbil, July 27 (Rn) – accused the decision of the Committee on Finance and Investment in the Iraqi parliament, on Friday, the federal government not to apply the tariff system in the country in response to internal and external pressures.

According Mahma Khalil told the Kurdish news agency (Rn), “The Iraqi government continues to place obstacles in front of the application of tariff in the country, Tjajh reasons different every time,” adding that “the application of tariff would be a strong support for the economy of Iraq, which depends almost entirely on oil imports to the country. “

Khalil added that “the Iraqi government to prevent the introduction of tariffs in the country in response to internal and external pressures.”

The Iraqi Finance Ministry had set last February the first of July being the date for the direct application of a tariff for all goods entering the country to support the production, industry, local agriculture and reduce the dumping of foreign poor.

The law provides for the imposition of customs duties on imported goods, not included in the table of tariff duties, by no more than 20% of its value, to be exempt samples and models that are not of commercial value, customs duties, and compliance with the law in the application of its provisions, the facilities granted under the Investment Law No. 13 of 2006.

And activating the new tariff law to cancel the old law is the subject by the civil governor of Iraq, the U.S. after 2003, Paul Bremer, and which provides for the imposition of taxes by 5% on all goods imported from outside the country.