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BREAKING NEWS!!…PLEASE SEE THIS CHAT ON TODAY’S IMF PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE STATUS ON IRAQ’S MONETARY AND ECONOMIC POSITION! THEY DISCUSS ARTICLE 8
OOTW: HI EVERYONE
OOTW: FOUND TWO INTERESTING PRESS RELEASES AS THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT SITE
OOTW: wealthwatch.world/showthr… THIS IS THE LINK TO THESE ARTICLES IN THIS WEEK’S GOVT THREAD
OOTW: Offered one of the media on Tuesday evening, the fifth of January a program on the subject of the white list in ports. In response, an official at the Iraqi ports company said the following: –
OOTW: The subject of the white list is alien to this channel for not knowing the law of the International Organization (IMO) and the existing approach of this organization …
OOTW: SO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IS THAT (AND THAT’S IF THE ARABIC TRANSLATED PROPERLY AND I CAN ONLY GO BY WHAT I AM ABLE TO GET FROM VARIOUS TRANSLATION PROGRAMS)
OOTW: THEY HAVE CONTRACTED WITH A SOFTWARE COMPANY TO GET THE PORTS UP TO DATE
OOTW: forgetting that the Iraqi ports only sea of Iraq’s port and overlooking the Arabian Gulf and that this location is strategically focused and important to interact with the outside world, economic and his tool in securing part of the needs of exports and imports and port mainly for the export of crude oil,
and therefore the Iraqi ports has prepared strategic plans to develop its work and raise the efficiency of its employees and the company currently has five commercial ports and two ports oilfields and four offshore platforms for the export of oil, and the draft port of Faw not to mention the machinery and equipment,
how to channel that hosts the speakers for the program of their information is accurate and poor, which has chosen an important economic subject he knows that the ports have a great support and perhaps become the sole after the depletion of oil and the enemies of Iraq are waiting to overthrow it and cracking in media projects fakes run this and that agendas goals known to everyone,
either contradiction in asking his guests, who was one of them I think, a professor Aciqr who commissioned four ministries and apologized !! He also gave examples of privatization and the private sector and ports that have committed this management approach to Article 25 of the Iraqi Constitution.
OOTW: THEY ARE SAYING HERE THAT THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE PORTS HAS BEEN TO SHIP OIL AND THEY ARE NOW PREPARING TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT AND TYPES OF GOODS EXPORTED VIA THE PORTS
OOTW: TO RAISE THE REVENUE OF THE COUNTRY – WHICH IS OBTAINED VIA SHIPPING AND ASSOCIATED WITH A FORTHCOMING INCREASED SHIPPING CAPACITY FOR EXPORTS (AGAIN APART FROM OIL)
OOTW: AND THAT THEY INTEND TO ADDRESS THIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO NOW LAUNCH THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION
OOTW: HERE IS ARTICLE 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION
OOTW: FROM THE CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE 25: Article 25) The state shall guarantee the reforming of the Iraqi economy according to modern economic bases, in a way that ensures complete investment of its resources, diversifying its sources and encouraging and developing the private sector.
OOTW: CONTINUING ON…HERE ARE THE BULLET POINTS FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENTS
OOTW: – The state shall guarantee the reforming of the Iraqi economy according to modern economic bases for the full investment of its resources and the diversity of its sources and encouraging and developing the private sector guarantee.
OOTW: The government program for the period from 2014-2018, which approved the basic axes of the strategic priorities of the proposed terms of the third axis is to encourage a shift towards the private sector also stressed. And provided for private sector development strategy (2014-2030) prepared by the cabinet- advisory board include: –
OOTW: (THE REPORT REFERRED TO IS THE PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AGAIN, POSTED AT THE CABINET SITE)
OOTW: (THIS HAS BEEN POSTED AT THE COM SITE FOR MONTHS NOW)
OOTW: THE GOAL IS TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY THROUGH EXPORTS, WHICH IN TURN, WILL CREATE JOBS – IN ALL REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY, COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY
OOTW: – Improve the quality of services provided to ships and strengthen systems of quality control and quality assurance, and the Iraqi ports headed in partnership with the private sector is not for the purposes of operating, but only to provide services, using for the purpose of regulating the entry of trucks into the port company.
OOTW: THEY ARE STATING HERE THAT SHIPPING DOES NOT ENSURE OPERATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTION, BUT IS HERE TO SERVE THEIR NEEDS RE SHIPPING/TRANSPORT
OOTW: In accordance with modern systems and reduce the time to receive the goods, containers and complete all the procedures of Khalal work single-window system and reduce the truck cycle in the delivery of the goods to the recipient and back again,
They are so mean guests who were brought to dictate the vacuum not only was not successful by choice and with this and without knowing they were supportive of the ideas of the ports on the subject of investment and co-operation, where One suggested that given the ports investment contract less thing for Fifty years.
OOTW: THIS PARAGRAPH A BIT CONFUSING BUT , FROM THE BEST I MAY DECIPHER, THE MINSTRY OF TRANSPORT IS ASSERTING THAT THEY WILL GOVERN SHIPPING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING CONTAINERS (AND ALL ASPECTS RELATING TO STORAGE FOR TRANSPORT OF INCOMING AND OUTGOING GOODS)
BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST THAT THIS SYSTEM WAS LACKING AND COST PEOPLE USING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MONIES
OOTW: THEN THEY GO ON TO LIST REVENUES OBTAINED
Ninety-four billion, six hundred and twenty-three million five hundred and thirty-three thousand, four hundred and eighty-four dinars.
It is 80% of our profits either Araadatna which is growing year after year and in simple calculation to find a difference in just five years, our revenues this: – In 2011- 232,902 billion dinars. 2015-304,506 billion dinars
OOTW: SO THEN WE HAD ANOTHER PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
OOTW: Zubaidi meeting chaired by the maritime transport sector [Image: 2600.jpg]Chaired by Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, the maritime transport sector meeting in the presence of Inspector General of the Ministry of Technical and agent and agency administrative agent and agency directors general of Ports and Maritime and implementation of transport projects, contracts, legal, planning and follow-up and a number of specialists in the maritime field ….
OOTW: and the development of the Center for Studies and Research in ports have also been an objective discussion of overall ports stomach plan by the JICA Japanese then took discuss the issue of giving priority to the ships interoperability working with the company Under Iraqi font name in the entry and the provision of sidewalks in Iraqi ports Bboakhar government.
OOTW: WE HAVE SEEN IN THE NEWS ZEBARI AND ZUBAIDI MEETING WITH JAPANESE DIGNITARIES WHO ARE INVESTING IN IRAQ AND ONE ASPECT OF THESE INVESTMENTS ARE TO BRING THE PORTS UP TO PAR
OOTW: WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE TWINNING WITH INTERNATIONAL PORTS…TO SHIP GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR….NOT JUST OIL..THEY’RE GETTING READY TO GO INTERNATIONAL
OOTW: The Director of Marine in a detailed explanation of the company’s plan to improve its performance and especially the completion of Maritime Authority Act and the completion of the signing of major agreements with the International Maritime Organization MARBOL.SOLAS.STCW and activating the role of the national carrier being a contender in the interest income and the state treasury ..
Mr. Abdullah and coffee, general manager of projects and provided detailed information on these receivables. In conclusion, Mr. art dealer gave an explanation on the completion of Karbala hall at Baghdad International Airport procedures and actions taken to delivery process during 2016.
OOTW: I HAVE POSTED ON THIS ORGANIZATION IN RECENT PAST
OOTW: HERE IS A REMINDER
OOTW: HERE IS INFO ON THE IMO
OOTW: The purposes of IMO, as mentioned in Article 1(a) of the Convention, are “to provide machinery for cooperation among governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping engaged in international trade; to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships”.
Today, the primary roles of IMO are to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping through cooperation.
OOTW: Since its creation, IMO has been busy in formulating and promoting new conventions and updating existing conventions related to maritime safety and pollutions. Majority of conventions adopted by IMO usually fall into three main categories – maritime safety, prevention of marine pollution, and liability and compensation, especially in relation to damage caused by pollution.
OOTW: SO…THESE MEETINGS AT THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT TOOK PLACE A FEW DAYS AGO
OOTW: THEN ON JANUARY 7TH WE HAVE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S WEBSITE
OOTW: Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi me to assess the private sector delegation Economic Organizations for Investment and Reconstruction 7-1-2016 Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider Abadi warned that some are trying to destroy every positive step in the country adding that the country faces a serious challenge,
along with terrorism of lower oil prices, but the collapse of these prices will force us and useful for stimulating positive and which we began by encouraging industry and pressure government expenditures and accelerate the steps of reform.
He called Dr. Abbadi activation of the single window in investment and properly implemented through a look sound specialist to follow the shortest way to reach the goal.
Through Dr. Abadi lamented the decline in palm cultivation in the country, pointing to the importance of work to activate the steps that would be palm cultivation in the right direction, noting at the same time to activate tourism and create a safe and healthy environment for them there is a tremendous legacy in Iraq, it is necessary to draw the attention of the world to him.
OOTW: SO, THE CORE BASIS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR, GETS DOWN TO TRANSPORTATION
OOTW: WE HAVE A NOTICE FROM PM ABADI THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR PLAN WILL BE IMPLEMENTED (AS WE’VE SEEN THERE HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE TO GET THE PRIVATE SECTOR LAUNCHED –
MANY IN POWER HAVE BEEN IN OPPOSITION – AS IT SEEMS THEY WANT TO KEEP THE COUNTRY “DOWN”)
OOTW: AND THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT IS SAYING WE’RE GETTING READY TO GO INTERNATIONAL
OOTW: WE HAVE ALSO SEEN NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION STATING THAT THEY HAVE SET UP AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR FILING COMPLAINTS (REPORTING CORRUPTION)
OOTW: TODAY THE SUPREME JUDICIARY PUT OUT A PRESS RELEASE (HOPING THIS IS NOT JUST LIP SERVICE,
HOWEVER, I DO THINK THAT THERE IS SOME LEVEL OF FEAR IN THE JUDICIARY PROMOTING THEM TO ACT , OR BE SEEN TO BE ACTING, IN FAVOR OF THE PUBLIC – ESP WITH CLOSE APPROVAL OF THE FED COURT ACT)
OOTW: HERE ARE SOME SECTIONS FROM THIS PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JUDICIARY – AGAIN, IN THIS WEEK’S GOVT THREAD
OOTW: Decisions taken by the Supreme Judicial Council, which first held on 11 1 2016 in order to continue the development of the process of eliminating the federal judiciary adopted to achieve the ultimate goal of which is to secure a prompt justice and protection of human rights. First :-
OOTW: 1. activating the role of public prosecutors in criminal cases in the follow-up investigation and trial League, especially in cases related to terrorism and integrity and coordination with the judges and the Integrity Commission and stakeholders to resolve such cases in accordance with law.
OOTW: (AGAIN – THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION HAS BEEN ACTIVELY WORKING TO ROOT OUT CORRUPTION SINCE ABADI’S PLACEMENT AS PM)
OOTW: 3. submit a monthly report to the provisions of (1 and 2) above to the Supreme Judicial Council and the presidency of the Public Prosecution. 4. Follow-up Files Recovery in coordination with the foreign and interior ministries to retrieve the convicts and fugitives outside Iraq, particularly on issues of integrity and terrorism.
OOTW: REMEMBER THEY SET UP A “SPECIAL COURT” TO TRY CORRUPT OFFICIALS – TO KEEP THEM AWAY (OR ATTEMPT TO) FROM THE EYES OF THE PRESS
OOTW: Fourth: – And integrity issues should be specialized courts cooperation with the consulting legal claim the presidency in the year in which proportions of the Supreme Judicial Council on 01.03.2016 to follow up issues relating to integrity in order to be completed in cooperation with the concerned authorities.
OOTW: **NOTE THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS IN THIS PRESS RELEASE ADDRESSING PROTECTION OF MINORS, THEIR RIGHT TO EDUCATION ETC…ALL VERY GOOD
OOTW: THE REST OF THE PRESS RELEASE ADDRESSES TRANSPARENCY AND MAKING ALL DECISIONS AVAILABLE TO ANY WHO WISH TO VIEW THEM
OOTW: THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE SJC OVERSEEING THE WORK OF THE PRESS….RUH ROH …LOL
OOTW: IN YESTERDAY’S REPORT I SHOWED YOU AN ARTICLE REGARDING THE AUCTIONS AND HOW THE GOI WANTS TO GAIN CONTROLS OVER THE AUCTIONS
OOTW: BECAUSE THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES
OOTW: EVEN CONSIDERING THE ISSUE OF MAKING CHANGE VIA DINAR IN THE MARKET PLACE…HOW CAN PEOPLE AFFORD TO PAY THIS HUGE SPREAD – WHY NOT JUST USE DINAR TO BUY GOODS?
OOTW: BECAUSE (IN PART) THIS IS STILL A VEHICLE USED BY MP’S AND THOSE IN POWER (REMEMBER MP’S ARE ALSO REPORTED TO HAVE OWNERSHIP IN BANKS) TO PROFIT
OOTW: THIS SITUATION IS DEFINITELY ESCALATING
OOTW: OF DIRECTORS
OOTW: ONE ARTICLE IN THE FORUM QUOTES SALEH AS HAVING SAID THAT WHILE THE GOI CANNOT ISSUE MONETARY POLICY, THEY CAN AMEND THE BANKING LAW – BECAUSE IT IS NOT INSTILLED IN THE CONSTITUTION
OOTW: (THE PROTECTION OF, NOR THE VERBIAGE OF)
OOTW: (THE LAW)
AND ARTICLES HAVE STATED, OVER AND OVER, THAT THE GOI HAS TO GET ECONOMIC AND MONETARY PRACTICES IN ORDER, AS PART CONDITION OF THE IMF LOAN
OOTW: THIS IS ALSO WHY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT IS PREPARING THE IRAQI PORTS AND ALL DIVISIONS OF TRANSPORTATION TO EXPORT GOODS
OOTW: (IMPORT AS WELL)
OOTW: I AM A NOVICE AT ECONOMICS,..AND I STATE THIS AGAIN….MOST COUNTRIES ECONOMISTS STATE THAT TO SPARK GROWTH IN EXPORTING, THE VALUE OF A CURRENCY NEEDS TO COME DOWN, IN ORDER TO GET OTHER COUNTRIES ABLE TO AFFORD THE GOODS COMING FROM (IN THIS CASE, IRAQ) OTHER COUNTRIES – TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE FOR THE PEOPLE TO AFFORD THEM
OOTW: NO INSTITUTION IN IRAQ (MINISTRY OR OTHERWISE) IS AN ISLAND
OOTW: THIS IS ALL COMING TOGETHER – ALL THE PARTS ARE WORKING IN CONCERT – AND YES, WE STILL HAVE AN ISSUE WITH DAASH – THE REPORTS VARY ON HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DAASH TRULY HAS ON THE ECONOMIC/CURRENCY/MONETARY SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY
OOTW: I THINK IT WILL BE YEARS BEFORE WE KNOW THE TRUTH OF THE SITUATION
OOTW: BUTIFLDRM POSTED AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY WHICH DISCUSSED MILITARY OPERATIONS WHICH INTERCEPTED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN MOSUL – TAKEN FROM DAASH
OOTW: THESE MOVEMENTS ARE WHAT WE WANT TO SEE….THERE’S STILL DARKNESS IN THE IRAQI POLITICAL SITUATION BUT THE SLC IS NOW BEING CALLED OUT
OOTW: PATIENCE EVERYONE
OOTW: YOU HAVE TO EXPOSE THE DARKNESS TO GET RESOLUTION
OOTW: BUTIFLDRM JUST SENT ME A MESSAGE RE THE AUCTIONS AND THE HIGH SELL RATE (MARKET RATE)
OOTW: “: I’m pretty sure this has to do with the lawsuits against the banks and trading companies”
OOTW: “Even though auctions are higher they must be limiting the banks that sell”
OOTW: SO PERHAPS THEY ARE TRYING TO GAIN THE SAME AMOUNT OF INCOME FROM SELLING THE DOLLAR, BY HIKING UP THE MARKET RATE – BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF BANKS SELLING HAS REDUCED…STILL TRYING TO BRING IN THE SAME OR SIMILAR AMOUNTS OF PROFIT
OOTW: ALSO – THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTS PRESS RELEASE IS STATING THAT BY GETTING THE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS GOING, BY IMPROVING THE PORTS CONDITIONS –
WILL GENERATE REVENUE THROUGH THE TARIFFS…UHHHH…ONE VERY KEY ASPECT I FORGOT TO ADDRESS
I WILL POST THIS CHAT IN THE FORUM AND SEND OUT A MASS EMAIL TO OUR MEMBERS WITH THE LINK (OOTW)
The workshop is held in response to a request for technical assistance from the Iraq Ministry of Trade, made in the context of the U.S.-Iraq Trade and Investment Framework Agreement bilateral talks held in March of 2014.
The objective of the program is to build the capacity of the staff of the TPO so that, at a time when trade policy is critical for Iraq, Iraq’s policymakers can make decisions based upon thorough analysis and informed guidance by the TPO
OOTW: NEWS FLASH – NEW GAZETTE PUBLICATION AT THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE SITE
OOTW: ALSO PLEASE SEE THIS THREAD FOR TODAY’S CHAT
[OOTW: THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE ISSUED LAWS
OOTW: 1. the ratification of trade cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq Convention on the Law And the Government of the State of Kuwait. 2. Act to amend the Income Tax Act No. 113 of 1982
OOTW: REPAIR OF DAMS, AND MANY QUALITY CONTROL LAWS FOR PRODUCTS AND MORE
HOWEVER, I WOULD NOTE THAT THE LAST PUBLICATION OF THE GAZETTE ‘S COVER SHEET ONLY LISTED TWO OR THREE LAWS, YET THE (ENCRYPTED) PDF (LAST PUBLICATION) CONTAINED MANY PAGES
OOTW: THE FIRST BATCH OF MASS EMAILS HAD THE CORRECT LINK AND THEN I MERGED A THREAD WITH THE GOVT NEWS/CHAT THREAD AND THE LINK CHANGED
OOTW: SO SOME OF OUR MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE TWO EMAILS OOTW: MY APOLOGIES
OOTW: THE LATTER HAS BEEN CORRECTED WITH THE PROPER LINK
Doug_W: www.rvt.com/New-and-Used-… http://www.rvt.com/404.php
Doug_W: now THAT is nice