Iraq: preparing the necessary documents for accession to the World Trade Organization

  • SUNDAY, 07-17-2022,PM 8:44
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Today, Sunday, the International Trade Center clarified the importance of Baghdad’s accession to the World Trade Organization, and while referring to the preparation of special documents on this, he stressed that Iraq is in the middle of the path to joining the World Organization.
The International Trade Coordinator at the Center, Israa Al-Jabari, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “Iraq is in the stage of joining the World Trade Organization, as it submitted an application for accession from 2004 and was approved by the organization, and Iraq is currently an observer member of the organization.”
She pointed out that “the organization is global and contains 168 countries and has agreements, laws and special conditions for accession,” explaining that “any country that wishes to be a member of the organization must implement its laws, strategies and internal policies in accordance with the agreements of the World Trade Organization.”
She pointed out that “the International Trade Center is working to help Iraq to provide technical and technical support in harmonizing laws and agreements with regard to its accession to world trade, and there are important documents that are being worked on.”
She pointed out that “the main part of communicating with the organization in order to join is the Ministry of Commerce, which in turn presents the file, which includes all the relevant ministries in Iraq, in addition to the private sector,” stressing that “striving to work on preparing special documents for accession in accordance with the agreements of the Trade Organization.” “.
She added, “Iraq has industrial and agricultural qualifications and trade exchange, but it needs to work on studying and developing the applicable policies so that there is harmonization with the laws of the organization,” noting that “Iraq is currently in the middle of the road to join.”
She noted, “the importance of Iraq’s accession to the organization, as it deserves to be part of the international trade, industrial and economic community, especially since its accession will be part of this international community and can organize its economic and commercial policies, including trade exchange in accordance with international laws that serve it with all concerned parties.” dealing with it in the future.

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Amid expectations that it will be postponed, the framework holds a meeting to decide the candidate for prime minister this evening

political| 05:29 – 07/18/2022

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The coordination framework is scheduled to hold, this evening, a meeting to decide the name of the candidate for prime minister.
An informed source said in an interview with “Mawazine News” that “the framework will hold a meeting this evening, to resolve the candidate for prime minister.”
He added, “There are expectations that the meeting will be postponed, as a result of al-Sadr’s tweet, in which he accused the Dawa Party of threatening him with death.” Ended

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The Federal Court rejects a complaint against sending “200 billion dinars” to the Kurdistan Region

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 2022-07-18 11:47A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Federal Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) rejected on Monday the lawsuit against sending 200 billion dinars from the federal government to Kurdistan Region.

The lawsuit registered in the Federal Court, against the Iraqi Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, was demanding the suspension of sending part of the Kurdistan Region’s budget, which amounts to about 200 billion dinars per month.

With the rejection of this case by the Federal Court, the federal government in Baghdad can continue to send this amount to the Kurdistan Region, to pay the salaries of the region’s employees.

The Kurdistan Regional Council of Ministers had confirmed earlier that the federal government had not sent the region’s monthly dues, amounting to 200 billion dinars, for a period of 14 months since 2020.

The total monthly salaries for the employees of the Kurdistan Region require about 616 million dollars, and they are generally provided as follows: oil revenues of 350 million dollars, internal revenues of 128 million dollars, and funds sent by the federal government (200 billion dinars) of 138 million dollars, according to the Ministry of Interior. Finance and Economy in the Kurdistan Region.

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The two Kurdish parties meet in Sulaymaniyah to resolve the post of President of the Republic

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 2022-07-18 11:26A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, met on Monday, President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah.

According to information obtained by Shafak News Agency, “a meeting was held between the two parties, to discuss the issue of the position of the new Iraqi president, and to agree on appointing a joint candidate for the position.”

The Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is scheduled to hold a meeting this afternoon to discuss the outcomes of the meeting held with the Democratic Party on the position of president.

The visit of the delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, to Sulaymaniyah, at the request of the Iraqi parliament from the two Kurdish parties, decided to nominate a candidate for the presidency of the republic.

Earlier in the day, the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, met with the leaders of the parliamentary blocs, in Baghdad, and discussed with them the agenda of the new legislative session, parliament sessions, and ways to resolve the constitutional benefits.

The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives had set, after its meeting today, next Thursday, a date for a new meeting that includes the leaders of the parliamentary blocs, to agree on holding a session to elect a new president of the republic, according to the head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan parliamentary bloc, Harim Kamal Agha, who spoke to Shafaq News Agency.

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The Central Bank of Iraq sets the goal of the currency sale window

political| 06:08 – 07/18/2022

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The Central Bank of Iraq clarified, today, Monday, the purpose of its call to establish a sovereign fund, while noting that the currency sale window was found to facilitate the financing of foreign trade in the main.
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Ammar Khalaf, said, “The bank’s management called for the necessity of allocating a sovereign fund to take advantage of the financial abundance of the state,” explaining that “the decision of the sovereign fund is dependent on the Iraqi government and the Ministry of Finance in the basic degree.”
Khalaf added, “The Central Bank contributes to the management of this fund.”
On the currency sale window, the deputy governor confirmed that “the currency sale window was found to facilitate the financing of foreign trade in the basic degree.”
He stressed, “Exports of currency are an economy that depends primarily on imports, and it is a channel for providing foreign currency in order to provide goods and services, in addition to selling currency to citizens through banks and exchange companies.” finished 29/h

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The text of the decisions of the meeting of Al-Halbousi and his deputy with the heads of the parliamentary blocs

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The text of the decisions of the meeting of Al-Halbousi and his deputy with the heads of the parliamentary blocs
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  {Politics: Al-Furat News} Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi and his deputy, Shakhwan Abdullah, held a meeting today, Monday, with the heads of parliamentary blocs.

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The office of the Speaker of Parliament stated, in a statement received by {Euphrates News} a copy of, that: “The meeting discussed the most important issues related to the work of the Council, holding its sessions, completing the constitutional dues, and the priorities of bills during the current legislative term.” 
He added, “Where it was decided during the meeting: 
1. To proceed with the enactment of a number of draft laws in the corridors of the Council, which affect citizens and their needs, according to the table attached to the statement. 
2. Completing the constitutional entitlements, in line with the requirements and challenges of the stage. And at the request of the Vice President, Mr. Shakhwan Abdullah and the Kurdish forces, and in order for there to be time to reach an understanding between them, a second meeting of the heads of the parliamentary blocs was scheduled for next Thursday, to discuss what the Kurdish forces have reached in this regard.
3. Council sessions for the second legislative term/first legislative year begin next week, with eight sessions per month, and its agenda will be announced later.

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Al-Sadr demands Al-Maliki to quit politics and surrender: He threatened to kill me

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 2022-07-18 09:22A-AA+

Shafaq News / The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, demanded on Monday, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, to quit the political process and surrender himself, following the leaked audio recordings attributed to the latter.

Recorded audio leaks, transmitted by social networking sites, were said to be by Al-Maliki, which show an unprecedented attack by the latter against Al-Sadr and leaders in the Popular Mobilization, as well as an attack on parties and political forces, the army, the police and a number of countries.

Al-Sadr wrote, in a tweet he posted on his Twitter account, that “in my death, there is a feeling of joy and happiness for Israel, America, the terrorists and the corrupt, but it is surprising that the threat comes from (the Dawa Party) affiliated with the al-Sadr family and their chief al-Maliki, and from a Shiite side claiming its demand for the strength of the doctrine.” .

Al-Sadr demanded, according to the tweet, “extinguishing the strife through a joint denunciation by the leaders of the blocs allied with him on the one hand, and by the elders of his clan on the other hand, adding:” and that the denunciation is not limited to accusing me of collaborating with Israel or accusing me of killing Iraqis, but rather the most important of all. This is his attack on the Iraqi security forces, accusing the popular crowd of cowardice and inciting (Shiite-Shiite) strife and strife.

And the leader of the Sadrist movement advised al-Maliki to “declare seclusion and retire from political work and resort to seeking forgiveness, or surrender himself and those who are corrupt to him to the judicial authorities, perhaps it would be a form of repentance for him before God and before the Iraqi people.”

Al-Maliki denied, in a tweet on Twitter, published yesterday, Sunday, the leaked audio recordings, saying: All counterfeiting and fabrications will not affect my relationship with building our armed forces and the Popular Mobilization, as they are both the protectors of the homeland and the safety valve of the political process.

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Next Thursday.. the position of the “president” is at the decision table in Parliament

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 2022-07-18 08:55A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives has set next Thursday a date for a new meeting that includes the leaders of the parliamentary blocs, to agree on holding a session to elect a new president of the republic.

The head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan parliamentary bloc, Harim Kamal Agha, told Shafaq News Agency, “The meeting of the Presidency of the Parliament with the heads of the parliamentary blocs, which was held today, touched on reading and voting on important laws during the second legislative term, and 24 laws were selected out of 78.” to pass.”

He added that “the presidency of the parliament has set next Thursday, a date for holding a second meeting with the heads of political blocs, to agree on a date for a session to elect a new president of the republic,” noting that “the National Union insists on its candidate Barham Salih for the position.”

The meeting of the presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, with the heads of the parliamentary blocs, which was held on Monday morning, ended without agreement on setting a date for the session to elect the president of the republic.

The meeting discussed the inclusion of some laws originally found in the corridors of the House of Representatives, and sent by the Council of Ministers, and their inclusion in the agendas of the upcoming sessions, as well as addressing the empowerment of the opposition within the parliamentary committees, whether in the presidencies of the committees or the first deputy.

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The meeting of Al-Halbousi and the heads of the blocs agree on the date of passing the President of the Republic

The meeting of Al-Halbousi and the heads of the blocs agree on the date of passing the President of the Republic

Baghdad / Obelisk: A parliamentary source revealed, 07/18/2022, the details of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi’s meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs.The source told Al-Masala, that Al-Halbousi’s meeting with the heads of the blocs discussed the details of the political situation and the completion of the electoral benefits, as it was agreed to start the sessions for the new legislative term next week.He added that the Kurdish forces were urged to expedite their understandings to resolve the position of President of the Republic as soon as possible.Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi held a meeting with heads of parliamentary blocs to discuss the agenda of the next session.

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Deputy for the framework: The name of the candidate for prime minister will be announced on Saturday or Sunday

political| 11:11 – 07/18/2022

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Special- Mawazine News
The representative of the Al-Fateh Alliance, which is affiliated with the coordination framework, Ali Turki, revealed, on Monday, the axes of a meeting of the coordination framework today.

Turki told “Mawazine News”, “The meeting will deal with a number of issues related to resolving the prime minister’s file, but this file will not be resolved today.”

He added, “Today’s meeting will be a preliminary agreement, to resolve this file during the next week, and the name will be announced during the next Saturday or Sunday.” Ended 29/N33

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