Prime Minister Muhammad Shayaa Al-Sudani praised today, Thursday, the project, which will secure the work of border crossings, simplify procedures that will be done electronically, prevent manipulation and forgery, and reduce money laundering and customs evasion.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement received by the National News Center, that “Al-Sudani presided today, the fourth meeting of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and the Association of Iraqi Banks, in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank and government financial agencies and departments; Taxes, customs, border crossings and trade fairs.
The statement added, "The meeting witnessed a review of a number of recommendations related to improving the work environment, which will be presented next week to the Ministerial Council for Economy and deliberation in developments in the economic conditions in Iraq, and follow-up to laws, recommendations and directives issued, and the level of their implementation by the concerned institutions."
Al-Sudani affirmed, according to the statement, the continuation of “the economic reforms adopted by the government in its ministerial platform, and the implementation of institutional reform as a starting point for comprehensive reforms in the structure of the state.”
And he stressed, “Continuing government measures aimed at achieving stability in the currency market, and pursuing speculators and manipulators who try to destabilize the market,” noting that “our security services continue to monitor them and hold them legally accountable.”
Al-Sudani referred to “reviewing the project of the electronic declaration system and networking in detail, and discussing the directives that were implemented during the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister more than ten days ago, with the team in charge of implementation,” praising “the project that will secure the work of border crossings and simplify procedures.” Which will be done electronically, and prevent manipulation and forgery, and reduce money laundering and customs evasion.
And he continued, “The proposals included reducing the customs tariff for a number of raw materials for medicines, medical supplies, secondary packaging materials for medicines, medical supplies, machines, production lines, and laboratory and medical devices, while raising the customs tariff on imported medicines that have similar to what is produced locally.”
He explained that "the meeting also witnessed a discussion of what has been implemented regarding communication with importers of medical devices, and submitting proposals on facilitating procedures regarding the import and manufacture of medicine."
He pointed out that "the meeting discussed the issue of joint operating contracts between private sector companies and the General Company for Iraqi Ports, and the most important steps that were implemented in this regard, which included field visits to the company, and the process of auditing the fees and wages that are charged."
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