An important Kurdish decision in Iraq comes into effect tomorrow


Editorial date: 2019/2/15 20:04

The General Authority of Customs announced on Friday the implementation of the Convention on the abolition of customs points established on the federal border with the Kurdistan region and the commencement of standardization of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday.

In a statement received by Customs, the Customs welcomed the welcoming of the United Nations envoy to Iraq and the head of the UNAMI mission, Jenin Henness Blachkart, to the UN Security Council on the agreement reached between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region on the unification of customs at all border crossings.

“In presenting the UN Security Council with a briefing on the Secretary-General’s report on the latest developments in Iraq, she stated:” We welcome this agreement and point out that the implementation of the Convention should be a priority. ”

A statement issued by the General Authority of Customs said that it is continuing to implement this agreement to cancel the customs points established on the federal border with the region and will begin the unification of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday 16-2-2019.

The statement added that “the agreement included the unification of all procedures and provisions of the Customs Tariff Law and the adoption of a customs declaration in Arabic and Kurdish to work at all border crossings.”

The statement pointed to “the attention of the UN envoy to Iraq and the keenness of the UN Security Council to implement this agreement that the agreement is an important step in the revitalization of the Iraqi economy and support the private sector and activates the internal trade movement and creates stability in costs and prices.”

The General Authority of Customs announced last Friday the start and direct implementation of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 13 of 2019 on the unification of tariffs and procedures with the Kurdistan region and all border crossings and the adoption of a unified customs declaration in customs and customs and the abolition of the current customs points as of February 16, (Saturday), “which is an important step to regulate trade and import and export activities.”

http://alforatnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=37&storyid=188578

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