Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization enhances exports
07/4/2018 12:00 am
Will contribute to the arrival of our products to the foreign consumer
Baghdad / Farah Al-Khafaf
A specialist in international trade has called for coordination of efforts between state institutions to contribute to the WTO. The completion of this file is a new "Iraqi victory" that will add to what has been achieved in recent years.
This came a day after the Ministry of Commerce announced the convening of the 33rd meeting of the National Committee on the accession of Iraq to the World Trade Organization in the presence of members of the Committee representatives of Iraqi ministries and relevant bodies.
"The accession of Iraq to this organization will contribute to the export of Iraqi goods to international markets, that is, the national product will reach the consumer in all parts of the world," said specialist Saad Fayyad.
The World Trade Organization (WTO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, has the primary task of ensuring smooth, smooth and free flow of trade. It is the only international organization dealing with international trade law. It includes 164 member states and 20 observer countries Iraq.
"The state institutions must work with one team to join the organization, and work in several files, most recently joining the marshes to the list of world heritage and lift the ban on football stadiums of Iraq and others."
"If the government joins the organization, it will achieve a new victory that will be added to what has been achieved in recent years," he said.
"There are good efforts in this regard, but it needs more moves at various levels."
He added that "the organization will provide appropriate protection to the market to suit different levels of living and development, while creating an international competitive position of trade based on economic efficiency in the allocation of resources, in addition to the full employment of the resources of the world," pointing out that
"Iraq needs to gain more confidence from countries The world which began after the victory over terrorism Daashi."
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce for Economic Affairs Eng. Haitham Al-Khashali, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Chairman of the Committee, confirmed that "during the 33rd meeting of the National Committee on Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization held on Tuesday, To review the files in progress and completed files sent to the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization and approved by members of the National Committee.
"The results of the informal meeting held in Geneva last November between Iraq and the Chairman of the Working Group on Accession and the most important recommendations that resulted from it were also discussed," he said, adding that "
National committees and their committees to attend meetings, conferences and sessions held by the Organization either in Geneva or in any other country because of the lack of financial allocations with the possibility of finding solutions to it.
For his part, the Director General of the Department of External Relations, Adel Khudair Abbas, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee on Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization WTO, a summary of the work of the National Committee on accession and the stage arrived To Iraq in the accession process and the challenges facing Iraq in this regard.
Abbas said that "the meeting also discussed the importance of increasing the negotiating experience of the Iraqi negotiating team and the new members of the National Committee and the committees emanating from it and not to change its members until the completion of its work on the basis of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in this regard as well as discuss the proposal of the financial adviser to the Prime Minister on the establishment of a permanent office in the Ministry The Economic Department to take over the administration and follow up the issue of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization instead of the Ministry of Commerce and to express the opinion of the members of the Committee in this regard, where the members of the Committee agreed on the need to keep the file in the Ministry of Commerce and the necessity Ml Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a coordinating with the Ministry of Commerce.