BAGHDAD / The leader of the Party of Civil Path MP Muthanna al-Samarrai, Thursday, surprised by the decision of the Customs Authority, saying that the decision "contrary" to the laws in force and will have "negative effects" on the Iraqi economy, while calling for a reversal of the resolution.
Samarrai said in a statement, "We are surprised by the decision of the General Authority for Customs included in the book issued by not to require the importer certificates of origin and commercial invoices by commercial attaches to the detriment of the consumer."
He added that "the decision of the Customs Authority is in flagrant violation of the Law on the ratification of Iraqi documents No. 52 of 1970 and Law No. 54 amended for the year 1971, and is contrary to the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee for Economic Affairs on the unification of customs duties at all border crossings and facilitate the smooth flow of goods in the provinces in a resolution of the Council Ministers No. 13 of 15/01/2019 ".
"This decision will have negative effects on the Iraqi economy, not the other way around, because it is limited to the certificate of origin or intermediary country without being audited and monitored by the Iraqi commercial attachés, which represent a safety valve for the entry of goods into the country. Black. "
Al-Samarrai wondered about the feasibility of such decisions, which will contribute to uncontrolled commercial chaos and may open loopholes that could be exploited by the introduction of prohibited or non-conforming Iraqi products to the country. "The real problem is the procedures at some border crossings, Traders ".
He called Samarrai General Authority of Customs, to "reverse its decision contrary to the laws in force and not to open loopholes by some corrupt employees and traders to import bad goods and origins is not honest." Finished
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