Update: Customs & Tariffs Law
I wanted to reinforce the stance that the new customs and tariff law IS IN EFFECT however it is a new law and is being met with much resistance in some provinces as they try to find loopholes. Some ask the question as to how can the Iraq people afford these news goods as the tariff fees are passed on to the consumer? Also they say there must be an increase in the value of the dinar (an RV) to compensate for this increase.
So now I ask you this – Why would they need a revaluation of the dinar due to these tariffs if you truly believe they have paid the citizens the RV rate already on their cards for the month of July and plan to also pay them the same for August and so forth?
Many of these so called “gurus” have told you this. They hyped it all up. Do they forget their own intel from what they say from one call to the next? Don’t they remember they told you the citizens already got paid the RV rate on their cards ($3.91) and they are using mostly USD in Iraq? So once again you are fooled by this nonsense from these so called “gurus”. When will you ever learn? Shame on you.
BASRA APPLIED CUSTOMS TARIFF IN THE BORDER OUTLETS
Basra / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) - border crossings began in Basra province, the application of the customs tariff system on goods entering the country.
And warned Iraqi ports company earlier, the reluctance of traders and suppliers from the use of Iraqi ports if the limited application of the new tariff law on the province of Basra.
The Chairman of the Committee on development and investment in the Basra Governorate Council Aqeel al-Khalidi's (IMN) to maintain obliged to apply the new customs tariff law after the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to calculate the new tariff in all outlets the region. "
Khalidi added that "some merchants and suppliers will seek to circumvent the new law through legal loopholes to avoid paying customs tariff," explaining that "the Jordanian goods are exempt from customs duties by some of the gaps, according to the agreement between the two governments."
Administrative adviser to the governor of Basra, al-Hassani certain promised earlier, the new customs tariff law of the jurisdiction of the federal government and local governments regarding the application of this law.
From: Mohammed Nasser, editor: Ali Al-Shammari
Update: Decentralization Effort
In my last news letter (LINK) I told you Iraq might get a 3 month extension on the decentralization effort and I referenced an article telling you this was the case. Well now I have to tell you this 3 month extension was rejected due the unconstitutionality of the decision by the council of ministers. Thus the effort scheduled for completion on Aug 5th, yesterday is still on the radar.
Did they complete the effort?
So yesterday out pops a couple articles telling us the status of some of the provinces in particular Babylon, Karbala and Dhi Qar provinces. I have included 2 of them. Why am I presenting these articles to you today?
I want you to understand that this is not a huge effort and to realize who is actually holding up the transfer. Is it the provinces or the government ministry?
We know from articles last week that only 8 of the 30+ ministries remain to be transferred to the provinces and many have already have completed this action. We don’t know which provinces remain and they are not telling us this information. So what do we know?
In the articles below we can see this number 8 once again pop up and confirms to us there are only 8 ministries remaining, which is a good thing right?
We also know they obviously have gone past their constitutional deadline of Aug 5th.
We can read these two articles and assume the provinces are advertising to the people that it is not them holding up the transfer since they are ready. So they are telling the people indirectly it is the government holding back the transfer to their provinces.
We do know the culprits (which ministries involved) which are from the ministries of education, finance, health, labor, youth and sports, agriculture, municipalities and housing.
So most of these ministries are not BIGGIES (meaning critical ministries) except one, the finance ministry.
Why has the finance ministry not yet transferred to most provinces? Do you want to take a guess?
Let’s see how this plays out over the next couple days since we know they are attempting to meet this Aug 14th timeframe for all the reforms, decentralization being one of them. If they are late by a couple weeks we don’t care as long as its not 3 months….lol….
I have to tell you this news is almost predictable and like clockwork….lol…but you have to follow the saga and its like watching a soap on TV. You can’t miss an episode or you might get lost. Isn’t this exciting?
BABYLON: READY FOR DIRECT TRANSFER OF POWERS
The Governor of Babylon honest Royal, Wednesday, that the Government of Babylon ready for direct transfer of powers from eight ministries.
BAGHDAD / obelisk announced governor of Babylon honest Royal, Wednesday, that the Government of Babylon ready for direct transfer of powers from eight ministries, noting that the purpose of the transfer of powers is to provide services quickly without hindrance or delay.
The Royal at a press conference followed the "obelisk", that "the Government of Babylon and all the province covered by the departments ready for a date for the official and set for the direct transfer of powers from the ministries of education, finance, health, labor, youth and sports, agriculture, municipalities and housing."
Royal added, "The purpose of the transfer of powers is to provide services quickly, without obstacles or delay by the local government and without reference to the ministries."
He pointed out that "the citizen will soon be in charge of the implementation and application of accounting after the transfer of powers to the provinces irregular province of law."
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Jamal al-Din al-Badri stressed adviser, last Tuesday (August 4, 2015), that is more the province of Babylon governorate readiness to take over the transfer of powers from the service ministries file.
DHI QAR CONFIRMS ITS READINESS TO TRANSFER ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS
Information / Baghdad / ..
Deputy governor of Dhi Qar Mohammed Alsoala, Wednesday, that the province is ready for the transfer of powers to the eight government ministries to local government, pointing out that it contributes to the development of the province in many fields, especially economic and service projects.
Said Alsoala in a statement received by the agency / information / copy of it, "Dhi Qar front fork legal ways to implement administrative decentralization system more broadly and as stipulated by the governorates not organized province of Law and is ready for the transfer of powers, where initiated administrative steps first to decode the link circles its ministries, pointing out that "this file will contribute significantly to the support of local governments and development through the expansion of its powers to be able to manage their own affairs."
The vice governor of Dhi Qar that "the local government bygone develop administrative Mlakatha in all its departments to be able high by the administration of the province after the transfer of those powers," explaining that "the transfer of powers in the schedule will contribute to upgrading the economic and service located in the provinces."
He called Alsoala all ministries to "direct rules and regulations of the transfer of powers to the province and to authorize their constituencies in the provinces to take their role and work to decentralization on the ground." Ended / 25
Peace and Luv To Ya All,