Cabinet votes on several economic decisions
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The Cabinet held its regular session Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Abadi.
The Council voted to repeal the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 162 of 2017 and reinstate paragraph 4 of Council of Ministers Decision No. 280 of 2016 on the protection of the imported sugar product.
The draft agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of evasion of taxes on income and capital between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt was voted on.
The Cabinet discussed the issue of customs duties for imported goods and goods in the name of the ministries and issue a decision regarding it.
The Council approved the general and detailed recommendations taken by the Diwani Order Committee (67) for the year 2018 on the evaluation of officials of Diwaniyah governorate departments.
The vote on the addition of an amount of 3 trillion dinars to the allocation of emergency reserve for fiscal year 2018 in the light of the federal budget law.
There was also an extensive discussion of the agricultural plan. The Ministry of Water Resources was instructed to evaluate the water situation in the light of the next agricultural plan, covering an area of 3 to 4 million dunums for growing wheat and barley, and submitting them to the Prime Minister within 48 hours.
The Council of Ministers also discussed the draft federal budget law for the fiscal year 2019 and was directed by the ministries to submit their basic comments on draft draft federal budget for the year 2019 to the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of holding an extraordinary session for approval within the legal period.