has only passed three hours on the decision to cancel the work of customs controls between the province and the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh, and the withdrawal of staff of the General Authority of customs of those controls, on Tuesday morning, until a new decision to re-work.
These customs controls, having become staffless, saw a great deal of congestion for trucks carrying goods, because they were prevented from passing. On the other hand, there are no "official bodies" affiliated to the Customs Authority. Customs fees are collected from these trucks.
Kirkuk Governor Rakan Saeed said that "the province did not want an official book on the suspension of work points customs with Kurdistan."
While criticizing the Kurdish deputies, the lack of seriousness of the government in the implementation of the recent House of Representatives, which was the most prominent abolition of these controls.
The House of Representatives voted last month to cancel all decisions taken by the former federal government during the period of the administration, after the end of the previous legislative session, ie the period from 1/7/2018 to 24/10/2014, including the decisions of points As a vehicle between the Kurdistan region and the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh.
"Traders, loyalists and truck owners complain of the accumulation of their goods for the absence of customs officers," said Al-Alam, who was there, and "security forces prevented their passage into areas under the control of the central government."
He added that "the employees in the controls withdrew after the decision to cancel, and are no longer after the re-work," pointing out that "the lack of seriousness and coordination between government agencies, caused great harm to the merchants and the faithful in those outlets."
Said told the correspondent, "world", a call from the head of customs to the Director of customs points in Kirkuk, told him to stop working points of customs between Kirkuk and Kurdistan.
He said no official book had been received so far.
In contrast, the MP for Nineveh Sherwan Gamal Agha Aldubardani, the withdrawal of the staff of the General Authority of customs in the controls without the issuance of an official letter, although the decision of parliament binding on the federal government, pointing out that "these decisions must be made without urgency."
In addition, Samal Abdulrahman, director general of customs in the Kurdistan region, was surprised by the government's retreat from the decision to cancel these controls, especially since an agreement was signed last month. "A delegation from the Iraqi General Customs Authority raised the customs points between us. By the central government to remove all these points and got approval. "
He added that "the delegation of the General Authority of Iraqi Customs, who visited Erbil then completed the writing of the new tariff for the provinces of Iraq and the Kurdistan region," pointing out that "those urgent decisions would remove confidence among citizens."
The new customs points are meant to be established by the central government in the neighboring provinces of the Kurdistan region (Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk) in order to collect customs tariff amounts of goods and products that enter the ports of the provinces of the region.
Baghdad imposes a percentage on imported goods, ranging from 0.5% to 30%, which makes the Iraqi trader increases prices to more than 40%, until it reaches the local markets, more than 50% of its real price, in the absence of the national product capable of Bridging need and competition.
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