Customs calls on importers to quickly clear their goods and otherwise consider them smuggled

The Customs Authority on Tuesday urged all importers to expedite the clearance of their goods, indicating that those who delay will be considered smuggling.

"Iraqi and foreign companies and importers must complete the customs transactions of their imported goods through southern ports, land border crossings and air cargo terminals through international airports as soon as possible and adopt the customs clearance companies officially licensed by the Director General in the clearance," the agency said in a statement. Their goods exclusively ".

"As of 20 February, all containers of goods whose owners are delayed in their release will be considered as smuggling under the provisions of Article 192/1 of the Customs Law.

The Commission expressed its hope of all importers to follow up earnestly to clear their goods from the customs estate without exceeding the legal time limit and to miss the opportunity of the weak souls who are trying to obstruct the implementation of government decisions aimed at regulating trade and combating the phenomenon of corruption at the border crossing points.

In granting approvals and simplifying procedures for the import or export of goods to ensure smooth trade exchange with neighboring countries and the world. "

The customs departments shall operate in the customs and customs boundaries and may exercise their powers throughout the territory, the territorial sea and inland waters, including lakes, rivers, marshes and marshes in accordance with the provisions of this law.

Know the materials that are banned from entering and leaving Iraq and the amounts collected from the parcels

The Customs Authority published, Monday, a list of prohibited items from entering and exiting Iraq , in addition to the amounts received from parcels.

In a statement received by Alsumaria News, the agency said it had published guidelines on postal parcels, which showed that the fees for the detection of a single postal package were paid for 5,000 dinars and 10,000 dinars were stamped.

"It also prohibits the entry or exit of human medicines," the agency said. "It also prohibits the entry and exit of a number of materials, including fireworks, military clothing, tools, and currency of all kinds and all types of photographic equipment."

"Articles related to plant quarantine, including cotton plants of all kinds, henna plants, honey bees with wax tablets, molten tobacco, Iranian tea, and cigarettes without warning in Arabic, have also been banned."

The customs authorities shall exercise their duties in the customs and customs boundaries and shall exercise their powers over the territory, the territorial sea and inland water, including lakes, rivers, marshes and marshes in accordance with the provisions of this law.…9%82-%D9%88/ar

Iraq strengthens its reserves of gold and revealed its quantity


{International: Euphrates News} World Gold Council data revealed that Iraq Iraq has strengthened its reserve of gold.

The World Gold Council’s latest report showed that central banks around the world bought around 651.5 tonnes of gold in 2018, noting that Russia and Turkey had raised their reserves at the expense of the dollar.

Countries such as Iraq, India, China and Kazakhstan were among the top gold buyers in 2018. According to data, Iraq increased its reserves last year by 6.45 tons, bringing its total gold holdings to 96.3 tons.

He pointed out that the reserves of Iraq reached the end of the third quarter of 2018 about 96.3 tons, which allowed him to progress on Arab economies rich in precious metal reserves.

The geopolitical and trade tensions coupled with Washington’s sanctions policy have shaken confidence in the US dollar in recent years, prompting a number of global central banks to increase their purchases of gold.…storyid=188983

Parliamentary finance: to live for Iraqis due to corruption
19 February 2019
BAGHDAD/Iraq News Network–a member of the House Finance Committee, Jamal Panther, Tuesday, 19 February, 2019, warned the Iraqi state of death because of the supreme Anti-Corruption council, while revealing two options before it.

"The Iraqi state has two options," he said in a press statement today. "The fact that corruption is rampant or fought and uprooted in all government institutions," he said, adding that "the Iraqi state’s sequencing of corruption has become globally advanced."

He said, "the huge amount of corruption in state institutions requires the formation or development of a new regulatory body that is a substitute for and repeal of the previous regulatory bodies or the creation of a new device that combines the old devices and reactivating them to pursue the corrupt.

"The restructuring of the Supreme Council to combat corruption is aimed at bringing together the regulatory bodies and doing them," he said, expressing support for "The formation of this Council, which will be Complements the work of the Integrity Committee and the offices of the general inspectors, who have not been able to tackle corruption.

"The new council’s work will reveal to us the extent to which the state needs oversight agencies or to come up with new regulatory devices," said a member of the Finance committee, adding that "the next phase will be a test phase for these Devices ".

" The officials of the monitoring agencies will not cooperate with the new body to fulfill its mandate, "he said, warning that" the work of this new body, which will lead to the death of the Iraqi state and deliver it to the corrupt people, has failed.

"Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has announced the restructuring The Anti-corruption Council to follow up on corruption, public waste and money laundering, after the Supreme Criminal Court building has been established to hold its periodic meetings.…-%D8%A8%D8%B3/

Hundreds of "ISIS militants" fled to Iraq carrying 200 million dollars in cash

Hundreds of militants affiliated with ISIS have fled Syria to western Iraq with 200 million dollars in cash, CNN quoted a US military official as confirming Monday.

Some 1,000 ISIS fighters fled Syria to the mountains and deserts in western Iraq in the past six months with up to 200 million dollars in cash, the source told the US channel.

The channel also quoted a second official as saying that "ISIS" militants continue to flee as confrontations approach the last stronghold of southeast Syria, noting that some former militants were former al-Qaeda members in Iraq.

The two officials said assessments and estimates indicate that the "ISIS " Force is fading.

The US channel noted that, contrary to the tweets of US president Donald Trump, a senior U.S. diplomat has introduced a different and more precise definition of "defeat" when it comes to "ISIS."

The official said the defeat of the organization is not only cutting off its supply on the ground, but also defeating its networks, including additional sources of financial revenue, and supplying weapons, indicating that there may be tens of thousands of participants.

Last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that ISIS had about 40 tons of gold in its possession, noting that it had stolen it from Iraq and Syria, after collecting it from all areas of its control.

URGENT DEMOCRACY: We will give up the presidency of the provincial parliament once the agreement with the National

[Erbil: Euphrates News} The Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc announced therenunciation of the presidency of the parliament of the province once the agreement with the National.

The head of the bloc, Omid Khoshnao, told a news conference held inside the parliament building of Kurdistan, attended by the correspondent of the { Euphrates News } on Monday, "It was hoped that the National Union exists but the negotiations did not succeed in resolving the matter, and it was necessary to hold the meeting and not to delay, To elect a speaker. "

He pointed out that "when an understanding with the National Union on the February 5 agreements, we give up the post of president in favor of the National Union .…storyid=188888

URGENT Parliament of Kurdistan raises its meeting to another notice


(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Presidency of the Council of Representatives in the Kurdistan region, the meeting was adjourned to another notice.

The meeting of the parliament of Kurdistan on Monday, for the election of the presidency, amid the province of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Islamic Group, while the members of the Kurdistan Islamic Union withdrew from the meeting before the commencement of the procedures for the election of the presidency.

Revink Hrory chaired the session as the oldest member, after which he opened the door for those wishing to progress to the presidency of the Parliament of Kurdistan.

The Democratic Party nominated Fala Farid as the interim speaker of the parliament, while the new generation, Siban Amidi, was nominated for the same post, with reference to the eligibility of the National Union for the post.

Also announced the head of the Democratic Party bloc, Omid Khoshnao, the nomination of Hinam Hawrami for the post of deputy speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, in turn nominated the new generation bloc, Kawa Abdul Qadir to the post.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) candidate, Fala Farid, was elected to the post of speaker of parliament in Kurdistan, where she won 64 votes in the session held today in Erbil.

She competed with Vla Farid, the candidate of the new generation bloc, Siban Amidi, and got 8 votes, with 3 white votes.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) candidate, Hameen Hawrami, was elected to the post of First Deputy Speaker of Parliament while the deputy for the Turkmen component, Mona Kahwagi, was elected as second deputy.

Hawrami received 68 votes, compared to 8 votes for MP Kawa Abdul Qadir of the new generation movement, while Mona Kahwagi received 60 votes.…storyid=188905

The seizure of a counterfeit currency "dollar and Iraqi" in the possession of a traveler at Najaf airport

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A security force was able to arrest a traveler with a forged currency "dollars and an Iraqi" at the airport in Najaf.

In a statement issued by the Euphrates News Agency, a copy of which was received by the National Security Directorate at the airport of Najaf International Airport, an Iraqi passenger arriving from Beirut aboard Iraqi Airways, "The Iraqi currency is estimated at more than (28 thousand dollars), and the Iraqi currency {150 thousand} category 50 thousand with ({75 thousand} category 25 thousand."

She added that "according to information was formed detachment by our directorate and a national security officers to monitor The traveler has already found the counterfeit amounts referred to above in his possession and has been hidden by a circumvention To the law and after inquiring of him turned out to be a tool for the transfer of currency "

She pointed to" referral of the accused to the Directorate of Organized Crime in Najaf to take legal action against him. "

A senior US general in Baghdad. That’s why


General Joseph Fotill, commander of the US Central Command in Iraq, arrived in Iraq on Sunday for a visit to hold talks with US and Iraqi officials expected to focus on ensuring that the organization does not re-emerge after US troops are withdrawn from Syria.According to NAS media reports today (February 17, 2019), Bouteflika did not make statements to journalists when he landed in Iraq, where he is expected to listen to field reports on the final phase of the restitution of the remaining lands under the control of the Daash organization, Land in Syria.According to Reuters, "Futil is also expected to discuss with officials in Baghdad the impact that the US withdrawal from Syria could have on Iraq, where the militant organization has already turned to hit-and-run after losing all the territory it controlled."He said earlier that he did not expect US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw more than 2,000 troops from Syria would lead to a significant change in the level of US troops in Iraq, where the United States has deployed more than 5,000 troops. He said that number would remain "generally stable"."We will try to make sure that we have the right capabilities on the ground to support Iraqis in the future," he told reporters traveling with him last week. But I do not necessarily think that will result in a greater presence of the United States or coalition forces. "Trump’s sudden decision in December to withdraw US troops from Syria and his team for national security led to the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Matisse. The decision also shocked US allies and prompted generals such as Futil to move quickly to implement the withdrawal in a way that keeps the biggest gains possible.The United States says Da’ash is a threat to Iraq. Some US officials believe that al-Qaeda leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be hiding in Iraq. Baghdadi has been leading the organization since 2010 when he was a secret group affiliated with al Qaeda in Iraq.The US Defense Department’s inspector-general said in a report that Dahedash’s organization was still active and renewing its functions and capabilities faster in Iraq than in Syria."In the absence of sustained pressure (to combat terrorism), he will probably return to Syria in six to 12 months and regain limited territory," the report said.Boutel said in an interview with Reuters on Friday that he would recommend that weapons and aid continue to be provided to Syria’s democratic forces as needed, provided that Kurdish-led forces continue to pressure a reluctant organization and help prevent it from re-emerging.The organization may still have tens of thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria, with enough leaders and resources to ensure its resurgence in the coming months, he said.The Iraqi army changed its tactics in fighting the organization from large combat operations to what Fautel calls operations on large areas. The US military has also modified the way Iraqi security forces support them."We’ve made some adjustments to where we are to be in the best positions" to advise and help Iraqi security forces in their operations, Fotil said last week.