[size=36]Customs reveals a comprehensive review of tariff adjustments that will be presented to the Council of Ministers[/size]
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, the General Customs Authority revealed, today, Saturday, the existence of a comprehensive review to amend and reduce customs duties, which is scheduled to be presented to the Council of Ministers, while revealing positives that would reduce unemployment rates and raise the purchasing power of citizens.
Director-General of the authority, Shaker Al-Zubaidi, said that "determining the value and customs fees for personally imported materials is among the reasons for the decline in the trade record in ports and federal outlets, as well as double taxes and a lack of logistical support in ports."
He added, "The audit that is being worked on includes a review of the fees of all categories, especially with regard to reading the numbers of imports, which can accommodate up to 5,000 categories ranging from those covered by fees and exempted, as well as production inputs that constitute an average percentage of the total of these items."
He continued, "The proposed regulation for this review comes in implementation of the directives of Finance Minister Ali Allawi, based on the provisions of Article / Second of the amended Customs Tariff Law No. 22 of 2010, in which the Minister of Finance was authorized to amend the percentage of fees and present it to the Council of Ministers for a vote."
He revealed Zubaidi , at the same time directed the customs to work on the adoption of the import value of the invoice certified in the embassies of Iraq in the countries of origin and to the fact that the customs value of imported goods to the country deal represents the value of the price actually paid or payable on the sale of such goods for export. "
And that" the Commission will adopt Calculating the speculative rate of customs in the event of detecting a case of willful manipulation or forgery in the certified certificate of origin.
With regard to determining the value by the customs officials responsible for this file, Al-Zubaidi explained, “The clear discrepancy in determining it came due to the adoption of custom and personal diligence among the employees in our customs centers when clearing goods because of the reliance on the higher measurement than the value established in the certificate of origin, which leads to a breach in The legal powers and the margin of personal judgment for the assessed employee, taking into account the possible suspicions of forging certificates of origin as well as the accusation of job corruption.” Ended 29/h