INA - BAGHDAD
The Ministerial Council for the Economy recommended studying procedures for tracking the entry of imported goods into local markets.
“The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, chaired the 37th session of the Ministerial Council for the Economy, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Planning, the Ministers of Trade, Agriculture, Industry, Labor, and Social Affairs, as the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Legal Affairs, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil. The Council discussed the items on its agenda and took appropriate decisions regarding them," said the media office of the Ministerial Council for the Economy in a statement, received by the Iraqi News Agency - INA.
The statement included, "The Council discussed the recommendations of the Import Policy Implementation Committee and executive procedures, including studying mechanisms and procedures for tracking and controlling the entry of imported goods into local markets, as well as obligating importers and producers to have a tracking system for goods covered by the decisions of the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control (pre-inspection certificate) and obtaining an enhanced Iraqi quality mark certificate using a bar code."
This shall help in organizing the standard specifications (name of the importer, distributor, agent, label and all product details) and determining the materials included in the import trade according to a well-thought-out plan.
The Council also decided to increase the cost of the infrastructure implementation project in the New Mishraq district in Basra Governorate.