Editor: AB 23.02.2016 16:21 Number of Views: 504
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister announced the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, on Tuesday, the establishment of an “internal fence” for inspection and audit Alkmarki on goods flowing from Kurdistan and the rest of the border crossing points, as he emphasized that the fence will reduce the evasion of customs tariff, counting that it was too early to predict the size of imports Finance from the tariff are met.
Saleh said in an interview with the (long-Presse), “The government has set up a fence internal inspection and audit Alkmarki on goods border crossings,” noting that “the function of the fence is to examine the goods flowing from the Kurdistan region and the rest of the border crossing points to ensure that the size of the paid-up of the customs tariff funds, and the extent of conformity of the goods to the standards of the Central Agency for Standardization and quality control. “
He stressed favor, that “the fence will reduce the evasion of customs tariff problems,” he returned that “it is too early to predict the size of the financial revenues from customs tariffs are met.”
The dozens of suppliers of goods demonstrated, in (the first of February 2016), in the Safwan border port in Basra province, to protest against the implementation of the new customs tariff law, while stressed that the tax continued in the south will push them to resort to outlets Kurdistan, Mayor Zubair pointed out the port Safwan revenue fell to 95% due to the application of customs tariffs.
The Iraqi ports Directorate revealed, in (January 29, 2016), for a reduction of trade movement and the movement of ports after the application of customs tariffs in the southern ports law, as has denied management of border crossings Directorate points obtaining tariff in the exits of the region, the Finance Committee in the Parliament refused to obey the dealers and excluded of the law, calling for the application of “justice,” according to the General budget law.
The Iraqi Council of Ministers in the, he decided, (13 December 2015) the introduction of points in the approved border crossing points shall check and make sure customs tariff are met, and the introduction of standardization of quality control points.
The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced on Thursday the (6 August 2015), the postponement of the introduction of the new customs tariff, attributing this to ensure the readiness of the border crossing points to be applied away from the “corruption and double standards.”
Customs and tariffs are taxes levied on goods imported by the State on the other, used several customs tariff countries to protect the industry from foreign competition by raising prices of imported goods, so the customs tariff encourage local industries to increase their production, and forced citizens to pay higher prices if they wish imported goods, the Ministry of Finance has adopted a new Kmarkip fees on imported goods. this action provoked mixed reactions among economists, investors and traders in the area of impact on the reduction of the entry of imported goods and rising prices.