For the first time in Iraq... Launching the electronic customs declaration
economic Last update 03/28/2022 | 1:36 pm
The General Authority of Customs announced, on Monday, a comprehensive plan to reduce the evasion of paying customs duties, while referring to the work of the electronic customs declaration for the first time in Iraq.
The Director-General of Customs, Shaker Al-Zubaidi, said in a declaration that the Iraqi News Agency reported that "the authority launched the service of working with the customs declaration at the Al-Mundhiriya port," noting that
"it will be gradually generalized in all customs centers and directorates across the country."
He added, "The service, which falls within the framework of the use of modern information and communication technology, aims to
- verify the validity of goods subject to the tax mark, eliminate forgery of customs links by examining the data related to them and getting rid of the paper declaration, in addition to
eliminating the monthly deportation of the permit by setting up The direct server system between the customs centers and the general headquarters.
He pointed out that "the launch of the permit service under the supervision of Minister of Finance Ali Allawi comes to achieve the objectives of the first phase of the automation system,
- reduce the number of documents and reduce logistical costs for exporters and importers by simplifying and rationalizing procedures, benefiting from the promising capabilities of technology and the digital economy, and
enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of regulatory control over the flow of goods and merchandise, as well as On
improving competitiveness, management efficiency, transparency and partnership between government agencies and economic actors (investors and manufacturers).
He added, "The automation system will allow the concerned person or his authorized representative to attach the required documents to the statement before leaving the export port or before arriving in the country,
so that customs procedures can be completed according to the documents submitted and attached to the brief statement before arrival."
In another context, Al-Zubaidi stated that "there is a comprehensive and discreet plan to reduce the evasion of customs duties and smuggling at all levels, as well as the issuance of new strict controls in support of the validity of customs permits for companies and banks for the currency auction at the Central Bank."
He pointed out that “the authority issued four directives regarding the validity of the issuance of customs permits.
- the customs centers confirming the validity of the issuance of the automated customs declaration in the electronic calculator database and the manual declaration at the Customs Affairs and Inspections Department, according to the applicable context, as well as
approaching the departments of the Ministry of Land, Maritime and Air Transport operating at border ports for the purpose of confirming the validity of the issuance of the manifests issued by them and special delivery orders. entry of shipments.
He added, "The directives also included
- demanding all receipts of fees and the validity of their issuance, as well as
approaching the tariff audit department at the authority's headquarters for the purpose of matching automatic and manual permits and supporting the validity of their issuance."
He pointed out, "The General Authority of Customs recently announced the launch of its first service (customs electronic inquiry for wheels), on the authority's official website, allowing citizens to inquire about customs transactions procedures for wheels, without the need to bother reviewing the authority." finished/25