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Mubasher: The Minister of Finance, Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, signed today, Thursday, in Baghdad, a document on the automation and modernization of the General Customs Authority system with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development "UNCTAD".
During the signing ceremony, Allawi said, according to a statement by the Ministry of Finance, that the Ministry of Finance seeks to convert customs departments into important sources to support the state treasury after oil revenues, indicating that this system will work on documenting customs information and exchanging it between countries and combating customs smuggling, in addition to standardizing documents and data. Between state institutions.
Allawi added that the Ministry of Finance seeks to achieve the goals of the White Paper by embarking on a fundamental reform program. To address the budget deficit to provide the time and financial spaces to implement the reform plans to put the economy and the budget on a sustainable path, after which Iraq can decide and choose the economic direction finally.
He continued: "Thus, immediate reforms and reforms in the medium term need between 3 to 5 years to be implemented, and the white paper for economic reform enjoys the support of the international community for the reform process and the advancement of economic reality."
The minister pointed out that Iraq needs to improve standards of public administration in all state departments, and that the Ministry of Finance is committed to providing international best practices in all its units and is implementing an important program with the United Nations to upgrade financial management systems.
He indicated that this step is one of many steps in the process of reform and development that must be implemented, stressing that the ministry is determined to implement the electronic customs data system (ASYCUDA) in the General Authority of Customs, which was provided free of charge with the fruit of the efforts of continuous meetings and meetings with the conference United nations.
He pointed out that the efforts resulted in a team of United Nations experts adopting the process of installing the system and training the customs authority staff, which has been approved in more than 80 countries to contribute to simplifying customs procedures.
Allawi explained that this procedure will contribute to the development of customs departments and improve their performance, which in turn achieves effective management as well as achieving financial sustainability and diversifying the economy in accordance with the principles of integrity, transparency and combating corruption.
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