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Shafaq News/ The Shiite coordination framework that brings together the political forces forming the Iraqi government criticized, on Wednesday, the measures taken by the Central Bank of Iraq, describing them as "patchy", while the dollar exchange rate was likely to reach 170,000 dinars.
"The measures taken by the Central Bank of Iraq to control the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar are patchy and did not control the exchange rate, which today reached 162,000 dinars per 100 dollars," said the representative of the framework, Ibtisam al-Hilali, to Shafaq News agency.
Al-Hilali added, "If correct measures are not taken, the exchange rate will exceed 170,000 dinars in the coming days."
And she explained that "there is a proposal and the management of the central bank to respond to it is that the sale of the dollar to citizens be directly and through the ration card, and every citizen has the right to buy $ 2,500 at the official price through government and private banks for one time."
Al-Hilali indicated, "This measure, if taken correctly, can control the exchange rate and the dollar's rise in the market and return it to the official price."
Yesterday, Tuesday, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb Makhaif, urged Iraqi merchants to deal directly with authorized banks to obtain hard currency.
And the Central Bank of Iraq confirmed, at the end of last month, that merchants should review banks directly and not resort to brokers and speculators to avoid charging their imports with undue commissions and expenses, noting what was issued by the Council of Ministers in its decision No. (351) for the year 2022 regarding non-payment of customs duties and deposit amounts. tax in advance, as this will reduce extra cycles, ease procedures, and remove costs resulting from pre-demarcation problems.
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