A fine of 3 times the price.. Iraq reveals how to deal with goods that “violate specifications”[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad Today - Baghdad
Today, Thursday (December 7, 2023), the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control of the Ministry of Planning commented on the sale of “traditional” goods of international brands in the Iraqi market.
The director of the media and relations department of the agency, Shaker Al-Abadi, told “Baghdad Today” that “there are controls that prevent the entry of any industrial goods that do not meet the specifications, and there are international companies that Iraq has contracted with in all countries of the world. They examine the materials before they enter the country, and upon their arrival they are examined.” And also check it during the first examination.
Al-Abadi stated, “Any goods that come to Iraq after being examined by the foreign company and do not conform to international specifications, those companies will be fined three times the price of the goods, and for this reason there are strict procedures to follow up on the work of these companies, and they are all international companies, and most countries in the world deal with them in this way.” the field".
He added, "Non-original materials that do not meet specifications enter Iraq through smuggling and fraudulent methods and are not subject to oversight and approval by the Central Standardization and Quality Control. Most of these materials enter through the border crossings of the Kurdistan region, which are outside the control of the federal government, and more." 80% of the non-original goods hit the market come from the region. They enter from there and are then smuggled to other Iraqi provinces.”
Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani announced yesterday during his speech at the conference on reforming the tax system in Iraq, that “total imports, according to data from the Ministry of Planning, indicate imports worth 42 billion dollars, of machinery, goods and products, and data from the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate the presence of imports worth 16 billion dollars.” This means that $26 billion was not subject to customs duties and taxes.”