Congress: the customs tariff law has become a victim crosses the legislative and executive branches

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See members of the House of Representatives that intersections and political differences between the parliament and the Iraqi government and the meetings of the House of Representatives incomplete quorum recently led to disable a lot of the most important economic laws customs tariff law. Says a member of the Finance Committee from the Kurdistan Alliance MP Najiba Najib: that the customs tariff law has become a victim of political differences and intersections, noting that the lack of quorum in Parliament recently led to disable it.

She Najib: In a statement to the extent: that there is a law of the tariff customs began in 2010 and was effective 7/3/2011 but the postponement of ratification has been delayed for political reasons by the Federal Council of Ministers, stressing: that after the date of 30.06.2012 became Tariff Act the application of customs duty and the federal government violated the law.

She said Najib: The bill found we currently empowers the Council of Ministers apply it whenever he wants and has been read a first reading and display in the second but did not vote on it until now because the parliament sessions at the moment not seen any contract for lack of a quorum or for political reasons that currently exist. Najib confirmed: that the customs tariff law helps to diversify revenue sources in the Iraqi state, as well as his emphasis on the gross domestic product, but that there is a lack in strategy and no plans in place by the state to develop the country’s economy and economic reform.

Moreover agreed Firat MP Mohsen al-Shara that political differences and intersections led to disable a lot of important economic laws that may support country’s customs Kaltarifah economy. Shara said in an interview to the extent: that the customs tariff law should appear, but unfortunately the nature of the political differences and intersections on the one hand and the lack of control devices and الاقيسة as well as the administrative Zawabott free disciplinary gathered for the non-adoption of the law. Shara stressed: that the current parliamentary session, although it has initiated important laws, but it did not meet the aspiration of the fact that the differences between the executive and legislative branches have prevented the adoption of most important task Aleghanan that in Padiha the customs tariff law.

While the Commission confirmed the economy and investment parliamentary he can not apply the tariff law in the country at the moment, unless the federal government is working to control the ports of the Kurdistan region, noting that the application of tariff law needs to find alternatives to the materials inside. Committee member said Nahida Daini in a press statement: You can not apply tariffs at the moment, but after the state control over all the border crossings because during the last stage they are required to be applied. She explained: that the application of the law would be beyond tariff went to the ports of the Kurdistan region, especially that there are 5 ports border is under the control of the central government that the trader will not lose affected will be the only citizen, especially as the proportion of 15 to 20 will be very harmful. She added: We asked the government and the Ministry of Agriculture to work on preventing the importation of fruits and vegetables requirement provided in the home and issue a tariff law must be an alternative interview.

The Commission announced the economy and investment in the House of Representatives amend the Tariff Act of the Federal Government and sent to the Parliamentary Committee on the economy to be discussed and passed in the House of Representatives in the coming days.
Economists believe that the amendment to the customs tariff law and consumer protection law and competition law and antitrust law and the protection of national product in the interest of the Iraqi citizen economy class basis. She had apologized to the Iraqi customs Commission on the application of the customs tariff law for the time being so as to technical and administrative reasons. A statement issued by the House of Representatives, said the Finance Committee held a meeting chaired by MP Haider al-Abadi presence Munther Abdul Amir Director General of the Customs Authority to discuss the latest developments that have taken place on the possibility of the implementation of the customs tariff law.

The statement added: The focus of the meeting revolved around the most important obstacles and problems that prevent the implementation of the law of the customs tariff, noting: that after a long discussion, which included a lot of questions and queries raised by the members of the committee with the results of the report of the Committee headed by the Director General of the Commission to discuss the possibility of the application progress or fragmented with the law and what the timetable for the board to get to the real and full implementation of the law? He continued: in the manager replied that it does not apply the law of the customs tariff for technical and administrative reasons and the need for cooperation of other parties chock such as Ministries of Commerce, Interior and Health, Planning and Defense with the Commission in its implementation. He must request the original documents certified by the importers and exporters by urging stakeholders to develop working methods and accuracy required to update regulatory mechanisms granting vacation import and export. Called the Director General of the Commission to allocate a budget for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure to the customs and border crossings through the state budget and the need to solve the problem of the border crossing points of the Kurdistan region, considering that federal customs issue.

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