Comments on Tariffs
Parliamentary Economy: Political control of border ports
For its part, revealed a member of the economic and investment commission parliamentary Najiba Najib about the existence of influential politicians in control of the border crossing points, as pointed out that the application of the customs tariff law need to take strong measures to control market prices.
Enorrste: Imposition of tariffs without a change to a float will not work. It will cause inflation in the country and place a heavy burden on the citizens of Iraq due to the higher prices.
Enorrste: The GOI tried this once already with trade into Kuwait and had to stop it immediately due to the disruption it caused. Now they are going to do it again over a larger territory.
Enorrste: We can only hope that they have figured this out and that they will somehow get the dinars out of the mattresses so they can be destroyed and the value of the dinar to rise to offset the higher prices. Otherwise there will be revolt.
Enorrste: The only good thing about the imposition of tariffs is that it will increase income to the GOI, but at the expense of the citizens of Iraq. I can’t believe that the GOI would be this short-sighted and must conclude that this is being done in conjunction with the MOU with the IMF/CBI.
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Baghdad’s new morning: Detection of the parliamentary finance committee member Husam punitive, on Wednesday, for the activation of customs tariffs as of 1/1 in all the provinces and border crossings in the Kurdistan region, while the government called for a non-recourse to the salaries of its staff during the passage of the country’s financial crisis.
He said punitive in a press interview, that «the government not to touch the employees’ salaries as much as possible, especially under the circumstances plaguing the country».
He revealed «activation of customs tariffs as of 1/1 in all the provinces and border crossings in the Kurdistan region», calling on the government to «obtaining the non-oil revenues in addition to the necessity of obtaining the all court fines and benefits obtained from mobile phone networks and the Internet».
He called for «hold negligent and corrupt, leading to the advancement of the financial reality of Iraq», stressing the need to «stay away from touching the employees’ salaries and not be manipulated».
Najib said that «there is coordination and communication between Baghdad and Erbil to hold a meeting for the application of the customs tariff», adding that «the law would be of great interest to both parties».
She added, that «the meeting would be of the order and not to the order of another attributed the reason to the law in force and binding and the duty of the application«, stressing that «there are considerable difficulties for the application of the customs tariff».
She Alynan «Iraq is in control of the border ports where«, stressing that «those ports do not all fall under the control of the federal government».
She said «there are influential politicians in control of the border crossings», noting that «application of the law need to take strong measures to control the market prices attributed the reason to be applied without the presence of the control of market prices weigh on the shoulders of the Iraqi citizen».