Iraq and IMF Articles IV and VIII: Discussions were held in Amman, Jordan during March 2–12, 2013

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Iraq and IMF Articles IV and VIII: Discussions were held in Amman, Jordan during March 2–12, 2013

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Iraq and IMF - Articles 4 and 8 - 2013 Dates .. most countries adhere to and follow schedules which are held close to/same time every year .. I am looking for something or anything of a meeting that may be occurring, between Iraq and the IMF

Discussions were held in Amman, Jordan during March 2–12, 2013.  

The staff team comprised Messrs. Sdralevich (head), Parodi,  Alkhunaizi, Shbaikat, and Said (all MCD), Ms. Kirabaeva (MCM), and  Mr. Nielsen (SPR). The team met with Acting Finance Minister Al-Shukri, Deputy Finance Minister Othman, Board of Supreme Audit Head and Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Al-Turki Said, other senior government officials, and representatives of the Iraqi private sector. Ms. Choueiri (OED) participated in the policy meetings.

Under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year.

 In the context of the 2013 Article IV consultation with Iraq, the following documents have been released and are included in this package: 

Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV consultation, prepared by a staff team of the IMF, following discussions that ended on March 12, 2013, with the officials of Iraq on economic  developments and policies. Based on information available at the time of these discussions, the staff report was completed on April 30, 2013. 

The views expressed in the staff report are 
those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Board of the IMF. 

* Informational Annex prepared by the IMF. 

* Public Information Notice (PIN) summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its May 13, 2013 discussion of the staff report that concluded the Article IV 

* Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq. 

The document listed below has been or will be separately released

Selected Issues Paper 

The policy of publication of staff reports and other documents allows for the deletion of market-sensitive information.

Full report:

November 2013


The Executive Board also found that the inaccurate reporting on the observance of the PC also gave rise to Iraq’s breach of its obligations under Article VIII, Section 5, of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, which requires member countries to furnish such information as the Fund deems necessary for its activities, including information that is necessary to assess observance of PCs. 

The CBI introduced the necessary changes in its procedures in order to share circulars with the IMF in a timely manner and regularly publish the circulars on the CBI website.

 In view of the commitment by Iraq to provide timely and accurate data to the IMF on the exchange system in the future, the Executive Board decided not to require any further remedial action in connection with the breach of obligations under Article VIII, Section 5.


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