[size=36]Integrity calls for a review of customs exemptions granted to various sectoral authorities[/size]
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called on the Federal Integrity Commission to amend the amended Customs Law No. (23 of 1984), in line with recent economic developments, and for the concerned authorities to reconsider bilateral agreements that grant customs facilities and exemptions from fees; To maximize financial revenue.
The Authority’s Prevention Department recommended, in a report prepared by it on the visits made by its team, which consisted of conducting field visits to the Ministry of Finance - the General Authority of Customs, to review the file of customs exemptions granted to various sectoral authorities by developing an accurate economic and financial mechanism and vision, and determining the goods covered by the exemption. The project and the time periods specified for it, indicating that the size of the exemptions mainly affect the planned revenue.
The report, a copy of which was sent to the Office of the Prime Minister, the General Secretariat and the Minister of Finance, urged putting an end to stopping and reducing the differences in fees owed by importers, traders and clearing companies by specifying the amounts owed by each company and importer, and assigning the responsibility for its collection to the director of the region or the customs center in addition to the customs authorities. general taxation; With a view to adjusting the taxes that must be collected in light of fee differences in order to achieve a general revenue for the state treasury, as well as stopping the activity of those responsible for financial fee differences until those dues are paid.
The report suggested that the General Authority of Customs send units from the Customs Tariff Audit Department to the border crossings; For the purpose of limiting financial differences to importers before paying customs duties, as well as supporting and strengthening investigation and control activity in all ports, and intensifying campaigns in local markets to control prohibited materials, in coordination with the Supreme Judicial Council, in addition to setting strict controls; To reduce the phenomenon of exporting basic foodstuffs outside Iraq; To limit the rise in prices, increase the strategic storage of them, and stop exporting them "for the time being", noting that after reviewing the statistics of exported foodstuffs, it was noticed that quantities of (rice and edible oil) were exported during the first four months of this year.
The report touched on the problems and obstacles represented by the lack of prior coordination with the customs departments at the border posts in controlling cases of violating consignments at the border post, and sending them to the General Authority of Customs; According to the provisions of Article (241) of the Customs Law No. (23 of 1984), and the failure of the General Authority of Iraqi Ports to notify it of the presence of overcrowded containers in the warehouses of the Ministry of Transport for long periods, noting that the legal period allowed for the containers to remain is (30) days only. .
The report stated that the revenues of the General Authority of Customs for the years (2019 - 2021) amounted to approximately (3,080,000,000,000,000) trillion dinars, despite the Kurdistan Region's failure to comply with Resolution No. (13 of 2019) regarding the unification of customs and tariff procedures approved between the center and the region, indicating that the speed of resolution of the completion The lawsuits will contribute to supporting the state treasury from the money obtained from it.
He noted the weakness of the activity of the investigation and control department of the Central Region Customs Directorate, and the weak follow-up by the managers of the border center for the priorities sent by them to the customs tariff audit department, indicating that the priorities were sent before completing the paragraphs of the customs declaration to the companies in which some of the taxes were paid, and some of the companies in the department paid them late. Production belonging to the directorate.
With regard to the procedures of the General Authority of Customs in facilitating the transactions of citizens, the service has been developed to search for vehicle entries entering Iraq through the website; To get acquainted with the stages of completing the transaction without the need to review the department, in addition to preparing a special program for the electronic declaration that is tasked with linking the sections of each border center from the customs affairs department until the completion of the transaction. Provisions of the customs law and the fight against smuggling of oil and its derivatives; In order to prevent cases of extinction of these materials and not to decrease their values, as well as to help reduce the momentum in the Al-Ghamri Mosque and the detention yards. Ended 29 / h