"Certificate" examination of origin raise the prices of goods .. And "planning" abandon its tip
On: Tuesday 02/08/2011 7:09
Prepared the file: Ines Tariq - Wael grace
The car stopped suddenly, the situation at home for more than half an hour, some wanted to open the roof of the "Alfolkh" from the heat, and the road leading to the Khilani Square and pass-through the Arab market was crowded with different cars and shoppers. "It's Ramadan and people collect what they can of food,"
Says one of the passengers with us, "prices have risen dramatically and why the month of fasting." Object to another to say, "the Ministry of Planning is exacerbated the problem because it began proceedings to examine the material but slowly as the cause of stopping the goods in the docks for several days and raise prices."
Open the road and started our car, "the Septuagint" to a field of Khilani and then to victory, and while the road was a passenger had reached a point agreed by all, which is that the government failed to file management food and goods in the country should adopt new plans in this area, especially after the scandals most recent consecutive tires contaminated.
Prices double to three times
A number of traders for the "long" that they were exposed to significant losses because of the decision of the Ministry of Planning and private access to the certificate of inspection of goods from country of origin. And confirms that they are traders with the decision but at the same time point out that the citizen is the victim because prices have risen three-fold due to the survival of goods on the docks. And importers in turn refused to accept the loss due to payment of wages of ground and other services of the goods "parked" on the pavement, as well as damaging them, and warn that the resolution would put the Iraqi market in the new problem of scarcity of materials and food commodities, and will remain the existing ones is trading, and prices will double to three times.
It notes the Abu Ali ", who declined to be named outright," one of the traders are well known in Shorja import a lot of food that the position of the Ministry the new planning involves a lot of problems because it would impose necessarily a flat rate to the customs of up to percent percent. He confirmed that bears this proportion is a citizen, because the merchant and the - he said - will double the price of the goods when relegated to the local market, as well as that of goods, according to the new resolution will remain on the docks after draining the container, and are inventoried by the person, importer, and then raise the inventory report to the Committee on Customs competent .
On the other hand indicates "Abu Ali" to the goods shall be imported in different shapes and sizes and if he forgot the importer, while the process of inventory of any material, even if the box "tomato", it is exposed to legal liability, and flying against the so-called "lawsuit conductor; ticket man" This case once filed means dropping all imported goods, and here the trader will lose the amount of the goods plus the wages of the container and ground plus wage delays.
And calls for most traders to maintain the tariffs old and on which deducted the amount of 5% of the proportion of goods entering Miaud beneficial to the merchant and Aadhar citizen. Also warns importers that most of them will resort to other ports in neighboring countries of Iraq and then brought into the country by road, particularly and that these ports take from the low rate claimed by Iraq, according to new decisions. And dangerous subject, and according to the word merchants that they may resort to the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, Kuwait and ports, and in the future to the port of Mubarak "controversial."
Shorten the work of the "customs" of Iraqi law and sentenced to death!
For his part, Anmar net media director of Iraqi ports in a statement (range) there is a problem suffered by most of the Iraqi ports, a lack of sonar system is sufficient to examine the containers, which have hardware ports to examine containers by hand, the large number of containers lying on the docks and the lack of detector, stressing that the process of examination of samples of the goods takes a long time because the quality control laboratories are not only found in Baghdad, what we have to send them to the capital, and this takes time and sometimes be the cause of damage to the goods and the result is negative, stressing that the dealer incurs losses as a result of this delay, because it remains to pay the ground and other services, saying that "in many cases, the goods out of ports is bad!"
On the other hand, said a source in the customs for the (long) condition of anonymity said the big mistake experienced by ports is the lack of a department or a subject to Department oversight and quality control at all border crossing points, indicating "the extent caused by the absence of such devices from the obstacles, saying : when to withdraw a sample of any goods imported and sent, however, the approved pending the results to come that usually takes anywhere from 20 to 25 days are most of the goods have been damaged. "
The source explains that the way they are examining the materials which are inaccurate and can not be trusted, pointing to the existence of many of the goods that are successful examination "sound" but in fact it is unfit for consumption that was left on the expiration date is one month or two months due to an error test , if the show failed to return the goods and does not meet specifications, the merchant pays a fine full of all that gave him his services during the stay at the dock or at the land border.
For his part, confirms the director of the maritime agencies and the chief engineer at the Ministry of Transport, Abd Al-Karim Knhl told (range) that the complexity and difficulty of the procedure of customs in the Iraqi ports as traders to follow the tortuous ways of resorting to the ports of Kuwait and Iran to be after the transfer of goods by road to "big trucks" and may occur in some cases and violations, which pass through materials corrupt. The said Chairman of the Committee on Health and the Environment in the House that the Ministry of Planning carried out the correct procedures on the grounds that the ministry applied the work of standardization and quality control after a break for years, and praised the role of the Ministry of Planning in the detection and activate the work of the Department of control and standardization in the top border.
And held a meeting with Al-Yassin, told the "long": those customs the responsibility of the introduction of these goods unfit or contaminated, demanding time itself and the ministries of health and the environment as well as security research and investigation on the places of storage of such goods and the establishment of research teams in both the Iraqi market and to refer the importers to eliminate to receive their just punishment.
Yassin called on the Iraqi government activated its operational role by holding fast to the Truth if proved that the trucks carrying these goods, such as toxic as she waited at the border of this book trucks and importers of referral to the courts. Let's postpone the decision
For some time!
While suspended Abu Mohammed ", rejecting also named frank", one of the dealers Shorja and importer of a substance "tomato paste" and canned "Albzalaa" and others, as the storage of goods after the withdrawal of supply in their stores and raise prices because of the launch of cargo imported and survival in the ports, which caused their great loss. Pointing at the same time that food may be exposed to damage by staying stagnant in containers on the port of Umm Qasr.
The "Trader" that the Ministry of Planning of its decision did not amount to importers but applied directly in the time that the container dock at the port of Umm Qasr. He added that companies contracted by the Ministry of Planning (SGS) of Switzerland and the French receive amounts examination of traders, with the result if the goods are a thousand dinars, and buyers pay wages examined 4 000 dinars, the goods with the rest of the expenses of up citizen at 7000 to say the least. Noting that it will increase the smuggling operations! The merchant Salem Mayali imported food is supposed to be on the Ministry of Planning of the traders and importers of its decision sudden about a month ago so they are aware of this. He pointed out that the Minister of Planning when he was on a visit to China, there were a number of Iraqi traders and I am one of them and refused to meet us to explain to him the disadvantages of the application of any damage to a sudden decision.
On the other hand, shows Mayali they do now withdraw what they can of the goods and put them in the stores and raised prices of the rest of the materials because the goods in ports, does not bear inspection certificate of origin and therefore have to wait until the end of the examination. Asserting that the citizen is to bear the consequences of the rise in prices because the merchant will pay the "customs; tariffs" great if Baldaúa came to the port of Umm Qasr. Likely to resort to the ports of neighboring countries to get rid of routine in Iraqi ports which Aatbak in the rest of the world - as described -
It also affirms that this decision is appropriate time now, a considerable blow to the Iraqi market because of harmful consequences in terms of the dealer and consumer alike, the directory is now a concrete column in millions of dollars turned off containers from the port of Trebil to a depth of 20 kilometers inside the border of Jordan. Most traders are demanding postponement of the decision of what caused the damage to the market entry of goods due to delay and disrupt the labor force in the country complain of youth unemployment. Importers and marketed in China as an example encourages traders to enter the goods as soon as a service to the national economy. Critics at the same time say that this resolution does not delay the goods for only two days, but the truth is that up to 1,500 containers on the Iraqi border since the days and rest in the port companies and the download began imposing fines on traders and commissions in one day not be able to check one container. In contrast, fear faithful "Alcomerkjon" to continue their work after the imposition of this resolution and the development tariff "conductor; ticket man" new. The one, "declining to be named" for fear of losing his job - he said - that the faithful probably will not do to draw leaves the goods if the work Baltsrihh "customs" new, because they Aydmnon not subjected merchant of accountability in the case of ignoring a piece of goods. In the meantime, they would not be able to deal with the special committees of the ports they were working in a bribery and nepotism!
"Bales" of the world in Iraq .. Tires, contaminated
On the other hand, with "planning" absence of a decision to examine the goods responsible for the introduction of contaminated shipment of tires to the country. He said Planning Minister Ali Shukri told a news conference held today at the headquarters of the ministry in Baghdad, said that "a shipment of tires, contaminated radioactive went to Iraq, taking advantage of the grace period set by the Council of Ministers earlier," noting that "the two companies that contracted with them, the ministry is not concerned examine the goods contaminated with radiation. "
Shukri added that "the goods contaminated was supposed to be exported to the United States, they entered Iraq by cheating other," noting that "the party responsible for the entry of these goods are the border crossings and customs, and that the Ministry is not interested in adjusting the shipments contaminated."
Confirmed in the National Assembly to protect the consumer that "the process of flooding the market with local goods and services below the level a negative impact on the consumer and the economic situation of the Iraqi people in general." Noting it would lift the size of the domestic consumption of these products "being a quick consumption and low price. Pointing to the lack of potential in the executive bodies impedes the control of border crossings as governing the control of the imported goods and to ensure standards of quality. And suffering of the Iraqi market from sinking in goods Consumer perishable, and increased demand for low price in spite of the low quality standard, but there is no practical alternative to these goods.
Government: the imposition of border restrictions "hard" to ensure the safety of the goods entering the country
And Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said the government decided to impose strict quality standards on imported goods. The Prime Minister said, according to a statement issued by his office: "Some of the strict measures on the border after the government's decision to impose strict quality standards on imported goods, which flooded the Iraqi market goods and inferior goods, which do not meet the required quality standards."
She had announced that the Iraqi Planning Ministry, recently, refusing to extend the period identified by the entry of goods to Iraq without obtaining a certificate of origin, confirming that the high prices of commodities and goods in the markets is not due to the application of screening, but because of the advent of Ramadan.
He said Planning Minister Ali Shukri told a press conference held at the headquarters of the ministry in Baghdad, said that his ministry "would not extend the period set by the former to enter the goods to Iraq without examination in the countries of origin by the companies viewfinder," adding that "what is being said in the media about not Report Traders deadline artificial noise. "
Shukri added that "the Council of Ministers extended the examination of the goods in the countries of origin for a period of ten days after that set by the Ministry of Planning earlier in the former was the month of July," noting that "the accumulation of goods and commodities at the border and ports of Iraq at the present time due to the refusal of traders examine the goods in the countries of origin. "
He pointed out thanks to that "The ministry will send examiners to the border by the two companies Alvahstin of goods in more than 140 countries to examine the goods accumulated there," stressing that his ministry "is careful not to introduce any goods to Iraq without compliance to the Iraqi and international standards."
The thanks that "the current market of Iraq at the present time of the rise in the prices of goods and commodities is not due to the decision to inspect the goods in the countries of origin, but for the arrival of Ramadan," explaining that "the examination of such goods will not affect the increase in prices in the local market and will pay the merchant and importer wages symbolic does not exceed 0.004% of the price of the goods. "
The Minister of Planning said that "The ministry will examine the 10% of the goods that have been checked by the two companies and Alvahstin Stgrman five times in cases where the goods does not meet specifications as Iraq is paying one million dollars in the case of repeat offenders with the avoidance of the contract with the two companies."
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.
It is said that the Ministry of Planning revealed earlier for having sent teams examining the materials and goods entering the country to the border crossings to inspect the goods did not examine the country of origin until the end of this month.
Iraq had started the application of new customs procedures earlier this month provides checks of goods entering the country in the country of origin through the two French and Swiss Iraq contracted with them for this purpose.
The Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control of the Ministry of Planning has contracted the end of January / the last two world wars with the French, one Swiss and the other to inspect goods entering Iraq across the border points.
Under the contract the two companies (SGS) of Switzerland and (Rio Veritas) French world wars, which have branches all over the world, examining the material in the country of origin to ensure the identical specifications of Iraq through laboratories accredited certificates of conformity and sent electronically to the Central Bureau and a copy of it to the port border.
Linked to Iraq with neighboring countries through 13 ports of a border, in addition to five ports and air five outlets freely, most notably the port Abraham with Turkey, and an outlet newborn and Rabia with Syria, and port Trebil with Jordan, and port Arar Saudi Arabia, and an outlet Shalamjah and Mundhiriyah with Iran.
The Ministry of Finance announced earlier, the postponement of a law of customs tariffs for an unspecified time.
The Director General of the Department of Customs, Nofal Khalil, in a press statement, "The Minister of Finance, Rafie al-Issawi, issued an order to suspend the work of the customs tariff law for an indefinite period because of economic constraints."
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