July 29 2011
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Announced that the Iraqi Planning Ministry, on Friday, sending examiners to the border to inspect the goods stacked that do not have a certificate of origin, and showed that while the Council of Ministers issued a decision not to exempt any goods from the screening process, confirmed that there is coordination between them and the high customs.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "There is a problem that occurs now at the border because of the presence of goods stacked can not enter the country after the deadline set by the Ministry of Planning for traders," noting that "The ministry has sent delegates from the two companies, which the encyclopedia examines the goods entering Iraq, to the border to inspect the goods and commodities until the end of this month and allow them to enter good after granting a certificate of origin. "
Hindawi said that "the Council of Ministers passed a resolution with the number 172, which provides no exception of any goods or dealer or a State of the examination process," noting that "the stock markets rise in prices is not because of the screening process, because wages do not exceed 0.004 of the value of the goods. "
The Hindawi that "there is coordination between high-level with the customs on the entry of goods, especially after the activation mechanism of screening in the country of origin," pointing to "the presence of some traders who are trying to introduce their wares non-conforming to the country by circumventing the screening procedures."
The Ministry of Planning, announced on 30 June, for the direct examination of goods entering Iraq in the country of origin and at border crossings, saying that the examination of such goods will not affect the increase in prices in the domestic market.
The Minister of Planning Ali Shukri, the first of July, November, begin to examine the goods and goods entering Iraq by a company (SGS), the Swiss company Rio Veritas French, stressing that these companies will ensure that prevent the entry of goods and commodities is poor to Iraq during the examination in country of origin and at the border gates.
The Ministry of Planning has taken place, at the end of the month of January, contracts with French companies and other Swiss in Jordan to examine goods and commodities imported to Iraq and their conformity with international standards.
Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding over the years with the neighboring countries for the exchange of certificates of conformity, including a memorandum of understanding with the standardization of Iran, and another note with the specifications of Jordan to prevent the entry of any goods not conforming to the specifications of Iraq.
And the intervention of Iraq, large quantities of canned food, soft drinks, meat and vegetable oils and cheeses, as well as household items, electrical appliances, from Arab and foreign countries such as Syria, Egypt, Iran and China, through the ports in Iraq border, are not subject to these materials in most cases to check confirms the suitability for use.
Linked to Iraq with neighboring countries through 13 border ports, in addition to the five air ports, and five other freely.
The Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control is one of the Chambers and the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation in Baghdad, established in 1979 under law No. 54 in order to find references Iraqi certified measurement standards for different national products, in addition to the examination of imported goods and control the quality of goods and local products, and labeling of gold.
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