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growing need day after another to simplify import procedures and export giving Smahat larger for most consumer products in line with international standards and practices, especially that there are effective steps can work out to provide better protection for consumers, helping to improve the business environment in Iraq and grow a productive locally to enhance the competitiveness with the rest of the regional countries.
In this regard, urges competent to give up give commercial endorsements through licenses, and instead ensure the safety of goods at the border or through the provision of «documents pre-shipment».
Legal Adviser in the draft administrative reform Iraqi Adel al-Lami, believes that the large-scale required for licenses impose strenuous costs on companies Iraqis and consumers annually, leading to the loss of wealth and slow down the business process, and reduce the competitiveness of Iraq in regional markets, also cause delays and confusion in many types of business transactions that cause the loss of the Iraqi economy , believing that the economic losses for the country is
much higher than the obtained revenue.
He said al-Lami »Sabah» that «little commercial activities could contribute to the economic prosperity rather than the transport of goods across the border», indicating that these measures are not compatible with led growth the private sector within the framework of the modern free economy, as it is given the complexity of these procedures in the report «the World Bank's Business» annually that Iraq is ranked 178 of the total 185 countries who are engaged in cross-border trade.
and found that the import and export applicable them in Iraq procedures are Among the most procedures cost in the world and in turn lead to lower economic growth, rising prices, and reduce the quality of input commercial projects and consumer goods, they also result in a negative role in the protection of citizens.
He pointed out that there are many ways to improve this process, including the certificate of origin and import licenses required survey currently by the Ministry of Trade and for all goods, with the exception of the most dangerous goods, as well as the Ministry of Commerce export license survey.
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