Minister of Trade's negotiating delegation is headed by Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization
Monday, May 20 / May 2013 13:17
[Baghdad - where]
Ministry of Commerce announced preside over its minister Khairallah Babiker] Delegation Iraq Iraqi negotiating for accession to the World Trade Organization.
According to a ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of "Trade Minister Khairallah Hassan Babiker will head the delegation negotiating for Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization, whose membership includes representatives from relevant Iraqi ministries and private sector bodies to negotiate with 159 countries in the World Trade Organization, where the files will be negotiating accomplished by Iraq as part of his career to join this organization. "
He added that "Iraq had fought two rounds of negotiations with the World Trade Organization, which discussed several files and is now in the process of entering into a third round of bargaining will be dedicated to file initial supply of goods which has been submitted to the organization after completing accomplished by the Iraqi side."
The statement pointed out that "the Department of Foreign Economic Relations Ministry of Commerce has, in coordination with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD to prepare a training program continuously and intensively over the 2013 and 2014 aims to strengthen the negotiating capacity and technical skills of the team members a manner that achieves good results serve both the economic and trade in Iraq . "is over. Source
03/10/2013 (23:00 pm)
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Economists: it is still too early to join the World Trade Elynizh
BAGHDAD / tributary cactus
Experts say in economic affairs that it is still too early for joining in the World Trade Organization (WTO), stating that most of the economic sectors that support Iraq's exports are disabled.
The economist said Bassem Jamil Antoine "We can not isolate Iraq from the rest of the states, by not joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) but must choose the right time to enter the World Trade Organization."
He Antoine in his speech to the "not in the interest of Iraq to join the organization at the present time because most commercial and industrial sectors and agricultural paralyzed, and join in this case open the border to the Member States. Called to wait till reclamation sectors as a whole, access to the organization prospects high economic.
For his part, chairman of the Economic Media Center Dargham Muhammad Ali: "I of Altfezan to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the present time that Iraq has no exports could make it benefit through the organization.
Ali said in a statement (long) "There terms of that should be available to the country that wants to join the World Trade Organization, including the pricing Kmarkip the goods contained in addition to raising support for the rest of the goods to be there freedom in competition with non-food distribution in the ration card , noting that Iraq has not applied these conditions at the present time.
Noteworthy that the World Trade Organization sent a group of inquiries and requests to the Ministry of Commerce to modify file Iraq's request to join the organization.
The general director of economic relations in the ministry Hashim Hatem "The organization sent a series of questions and requests to modify a file on Iraq's accession to the organization, revealing that" the most important questions received regarding schedules tariff according to the Harmonized System, which operates the Organization consisting of ten numbers. "
"We prepared the tables under the Harmonized System which was released in 2002, which consists of eight digits, and asked the organization to work on a modern system consisting of ten numbers by adding two other tariff."
He pointed out that "the ministry is now working with Customs to amend the tariff as stated by the organization or hold the old system," explaining that "there is no response from the concerned departments requests and questions the WTO." And require WTO commitment with their agreements and that pledge the state wishing to accession to the signing of the Protocol of Accession includes approval of the application of all WTO agreements. Source
Economist: World Trade Organization (WTO) need to restructure
March 10, 2013 06:09 AM Last updated: 10 Mar 2013 06:09 AM
Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh need events fundamental reforms in the WTO, explaining that he has a personal initiative to prepare "a report about the inevitability of the development program of reform of the WTO" is addressed to the Director General of the Organization and the Group of Experts of the Organization and to the countries of the world shows through self-diligence on reform required for the organization to continue to play its role more effectively.
D said. Abu-Ghazaleh in an interview for "Gulf" he handed the report to Pascal Lamy Director-General of the World Trade Organization during the expert group meeting held recently in Geneva, which suffered report acceptance of the various parties, other than that the organization has worked to publish the report through its website is Full.
And stated that the organization has succeeded in formulating a number of agreements to facilitate trade that came Doha round 12 years ago and decide where the so-called "Doha Agenda Development" Unfortunately we after 12 years we do not find what proud in completing what has been agreed upon, ie, we In what looks like a stalemate in this regard
Iraq urges steps to enter the World Trade Organization conference held in this regard
BAGHDAD - Haider Filaih Rubaie
urged a number of stakeholders in economic affairs of Iraq on the need to speed up the implementation of a package of decisions that is consistent with the policy of the open market, to arguing that those decisions will give Iraq the membership of the WTO at full speed, and economists have called for a conference held by the our economy in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade to stand on the most prominent Almarqlat that impede the entry of Iraq to the WTO, and argued that Iraq's delay in approving a number of economic laws factor will delay the issue of joining and will decline in business activity and investment in it, especially since more than two thirds of the global art may have involved under the banner of that organization.
conference was attended by a large number of stakeholders in economic affairs and the members of the House of Representatives and representatives of economic organizations and advisers in the Prime Minister.
In the opinion of Counsel in the prime minister and the director of our economy, Dr. Abdul Hussein Al-Anbuge that the most striking features of the global economy at the moment is the movement of goods, services and capital money, information and labor across national borders, regional, these features are consistent with what called for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and consistent with the requirements of the new international order, either to get along with them and approach them or remain strangers about Mnsogn backward, losing their advantages and at the same time not guarantee disadvantages .
and near vision Anbuge with the view of Member of the economy and investment representative Abdul-Abbas Xiaa, who said that Iraq's accession to the WTO, the issue of significance, pointing out that a number of these international organizations are controlled economies of the world, and this is reason to speed up to join the WTO.
and waved broadly Speaking (morning) that the majority views the parliamentary serve the interests of the accession to that organization, but that these views calls often to the importance that preceded accession prepare fully, through the amendment of legislation and regulation aspects of the national economy in general, as well as stimulate the private sector, stressing that in the absence of such measures, the, the accession process will not be feasible, especially in light yield economy is diversified and has no productive sectors are different. basket of legislation and confirms broadly that Iraq will gain if he joined the World Trade Organization more investor confidence and international companies, as well as the confidence of international banks, traders and economists, however, broadly believes that the problem of current economic that hinder Iraq's accession is the transition from socialist economic system to a free market, and marred by distortions hindered this transformation, which he said requires a basket of legislation that conforms with the new global economic order, stressing that the lack of a package of laws the new economic order will hinder the process of economic transition towards a free market. improve investment opportunities and perhaps the most positive aspects of joining the WTO is to generate a conviction very corporate global investment laws of Iraq's economic, because the process of accepting members of that organization needs to be a basket of laws that facilitate economic action and seek to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way investors, as confirmed most of the participants at the conference that the move is important in the future of Iraq's economic, Minister of Commerce, said Iraq's accession needs a long time and continuous cooperation among all stakeholders, pointing out that his ministry is making strenuous efforts in order to join that organization, which he said is very important and necessary in the organization of business in the country compared to what it is in developed countries. said Khairallah Hassan Babiker Speaking (morning ): The efforts of Iraq to engage in the global economic system task sponsor open its market to the markets of developed countries Almnzawah under the banner of that organization, as well as the importance of this step which will bring many of the investment companies in the mission to Iraq by the member states, as well as an improvement in the import according to the criteria International. the benefits of joining Turning Economic Adviser in the Prime Minister Dr. Abdul Hussein Al-Anbuge through his paper presented at the conference management, to the benefits of accession, and what can be earned by Iraq in the short term and medium term, where he noted there will be entry into force of a safe, stable and non-discriminatory export Iraqi goods and services to the markets of 147 countries member of the World Trade Organization and will soon become 175 countries, as well as provide control over the unfair treatment of the products and services of Iraq in the markets of Member States of the World Trade Organization. indicating that the positives from the accession also that there will be control restrictions unjustified in other countries and restrictions on exports destined for Iraq, and create an environment conducive to the creation of producers and service providers Iraqis are better efficiency and competitiveness at the international level and to increase capital investment by extension, as well as transfer of technology and know-how and the expansion of the distribution chain international producers Iraqis. referring to the The work of improvements to the overall economic performance, for example, economic growth, productivity, employment of Iraq as a result of increased exports and investment are also the most prominent advantages of the system that will result in increased financial profits as a result of increased investment, economic activities, production activities relating to the service, trade flows and employment. economic relations developed and reviewed Anbuge more pros said that the process of Iraq's accession to the WTO would lift case of acceptance of membership, pointing out that there will be over the security and non-discriminatory as well as pay a reasonable and appropriate to cross the products and carriers of Iraq through the territory of other Member States. indicating that the join the witness permeable broader Iraqi (government institutions, producers and consumers) to a variety and wide range of products and services of high quality to meet competitive prices, in addition to that the organization will be awarded to resort to dispute settlement body of the organization, which will offer a solution and an appropriate mechanism for any commercial dispute that may arise between Iraq and trading partners. said Anbuge that of the leading franchises which will be reflected positively on Iraq is the composition of international trade relations more stable and that there will be more confidence in doing business with members. stressing the need to provide good governance through the rule of law and predictability, transparency , stability, accountability, limited discretion, the appeal arbitration and judicial immediate and appropriate in light of the accession process. most files join completed sought Iraq's accession to wto since many years ago, emerged from the dozens of bilateral meetings between those on the Muf in Iraq and between representatives of World Trade Organization, has resulted from these meetings accomplish the main files that come a long way toward Iraq's accession as confirmed by the (morning) Director of the World Trade Organization, Ministry of Commerce Tharwat Akram Salman, who said the charge of this Muf in Iraq were able to accomplish the most prominent demanded by the World Organization on an ongoing basis and he (the initial offer of goods), explaining that this file is one of the main necessities that need to be completed in order to appeal to the question of accession is a technical file main body has demanded its implementation since 2008 has worked all to accomplish very hard since that time. and the time periods required by Iraq in order to enter that organization Salman said: that the time schedule for all mixed for accession, as the Jordan example, was able to join after six years of talks, while it took Saudi Arabia 12 years of discussion before joining, and Russia 18 years, since all these periods depends on the nature and seriousness of the negotiations, stressing that if the completion of all files requested from Iraq, the process of accession to the WTO will not take long periods of time. WTO and the private sector and see Salman that the WTO is a class basis important stimulus through agreements on goods, services and intellectual property, adding that those points will work together to revitalize the Iraqi private sector, especially the two sides of industrial, commercial, noting that the organization will provide many of the needs of the private sector through the creation of conferences and competencies and the organization of workshops through which the will of the sector to identify the communities developed economic and building bridges of communication with companies and businessmen in the various member countries. He Salman out that the main obstacles facing the process of Iraq's accession to the WTO is the presence of a heavy legacy of legislation that does not serve the interests of the economic trend towards an open market policy, stressing that laws of the country of current and its system of legislative and his economic philosophy all serve the interests of the centralized economy, which called for based on the file on Iraq's accession to the WTO to harmonize the legislation with the WTO agreements, the World compatibility with the economic system of the member states. feasibility of joining and in general we can say that the distribution of the negative effects and positive both among developing countries by the application of the principles of the WTO is different from state to state depending on the different systems of economic and structures of production and financing, since the vulnerability of developing economies by the application of the principles of the organization depends on two sets of interrelated factors are the degree of openness to global markets and the composition and properties of commercial exports of goods and services. The more openness to global markets more whenever they raised the application of principles of the Convention raised a positive rather than negative. either in terms of composition and properties of commercial exports of goods and services, the agreement provided for reductions in the table of customs duties imposed on the raw materials used in industry by up to (70 percent) of the previous ratios, either semi-manufactured goods ranging from Vtkon percentage (32 percent _ 47 percent) either for the goods they made the final of between (25 percent _ 43 percent). http://www.alsabaah.com/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=31833
Monday July 23, 2012
MP Moussawi: After two years Iraq will be a request for a permanent member of the World Trade Organization
BAGHDAD - and babysit -
A member of the Committee of Economy and Investment parliamentary Salman al-Musawi, "Iraq will join the World Trade Organization to be a permanent member of the following two years.
He said in a statement received Kalhanaba public opinion (and babysit) a copy of "The Iraq to join the World Trade Organization is very important regardless of the vote not to claim under the pretext of joining the consequences carried by this accession, which is wrong."
He said Moussaoui "was supposed to be the Iraq of the permanent members of the organization two years ago to being a member of an observer in the WTO" Akzac "Since more than five years and therefore will have the privileges and responsibilities."
He explained, "that the organization has asked Iraq to make serious steps in this area, to be an attractive environment for Lastosmar through Chiraa a range of laws including a law customs tariff and the protection of held consumer of monopoly within the law to protect the domestic product and trademark law," and if they applied all of these Iraq things will be ready to join the WTO, which contains more than 150 countries. "
He noted that there are those who claim that joining this organization carries the consequences of Iraq, but he did not know it would be a catalyst to improve its economic situation as well as it would be a party to the global economic policy-making not only an observer. "N / a
Iraqi efforts to join the World Trade Organization
Due to resume Iraqi government negotiations for accession to the WTO in the coming months, in order to move the wheel of the economy and support the private sector in the country.
The director of the Department of the World Trade Organization and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade Tharwat Akram "Radio Sawa" Iraq needs to adopt the phrase of new legislation that allows for transition to a market economy to complete the files to join.
And helps global organizations led by the International Agency for Development of the United States (Aliwas any IDC) Iraq to join the World Trade Organization.
In a sign of international trade director at the U.S. Agency Brian Clancy, that Iraq's accession to the organization will allow the country to engage in global markets and the introduction of industrial technology required and said that the private sector would be the most prominent beneficiaries.
Iraq has submitted a request for accession to the WTO in 2004, running as a member of the observer, and held several rounds of negotiation with the organization for the purpose of completing arrangements for joining these tours but stopped since 2008 in the hope that not resume this year.