Iraq is seeking to join the World Trade Organization

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Iraq is seeking to join the World Trade Organization

Post  Admin on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:26 am

April 7, 2014 10:10


Ministry of Commerce held a meeting with representatives of the World Trade Organization in Baghdad to continue the ongoing negotiations between the parties to Iraq's accession to the organization, and discussed the meeting, which was held yesterday a set of laws and legislation of an economic nature that Iraq must approve in the coming period.

The participants discussed updated Memorandum of Iraq's foreign policy in 2004 that provided for the Secretariat of the Organization and to identify the ministries and departments responsible for the modernization and renovation as well as the SPS TBT files and file of government support for agriculture ACC4. According to the newspaper term

The meeting reviewed the file initial offer of goods and specify the time period for the Commission Goods completion ceilings tethered BR once and for all in order to be sent to the WTO Secretariat for circulation to the Member States of the Organization, as well as review the file of national commitments primary sectors of the service and determine a period of time to finish this file and set a date to send it to secretarial.

The meeting discussed also updated plan legislation executive of Iraq and to identify laws and regulations to be completed in the time period the next to be sent to the World Trade Organization, as well as a member of the National Committee of the formation of a sectoral committee comprising officials working on the file of goods and services and legislation who have the experience and the language in each hand, or the Ministry of would be responsible for the completion of the required files and in coordination with the National Committee member within that ministry, the guidance has also been re-activated to raise awareness and publicize the organization and conventions, especially at the level of the Iraqi private sector.

Iraq submitted on February 11 2004, request to join as an observer in the World Trade Organization and won the approval of the General Council to accept Iraq's request for observer status in the organization. In June 2004, a committee was formed and a higher national membership of representatives of the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi relevant WTO Agreements who They rank of director general or above to complete Iraq's accession to the organization.

http://www.ahewar.org/news/s.news.asp?nid=1630823

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Re: Iraq is seeking to join the World Trade Organization

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:52 am

Regarding accession of Iraq, 31st meeting held between Iraq National Committee and WTO

07 Apr 2014

31st meeting of the National Committee for Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization is reported to be held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Commerce.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the National Committee, the Director General of the foreign economic relations Department of the Commerce Ministry Hashim Mohammed Hatem and membership representatives from all Iraqi ministries.

The meeting discussed theme update memorandum of the foreign policy of Iraq made 2004 the SCO secretariat and the ministries and agencies responsible for the update and update the files of the SPS, TBT and Government support for agriculture ACC4 as well as file initial offer of goods and time of delivery by commodity roofing tethered permanently to BR sent to the WTO secretariat for his uncles to the States members of the Organization.

It has been also discussed in that same meeting that a national commitments for service sectors and timelines to exit this file and set the date to send it Secretariat to update the plan of legislation for Iraq and updating laws and legislation to be accomplished in the coming period to send to the World Trade Organization, as well as a member of the National Committee comprising staff of the goods and services and legislation who possess experience and language in each hand or Ministry whose mission is to accomplish the required files and in coordination with the National Committee member within that Ministry.

At the end of the meeting, to reactivate the awareness and knowledge of the Organization and its conventions, particularly at the level of the Iraqi private sector, further discussions also have been made.

http://www.iraqdirectory.com/en/2014/04/07/26858/regarding-accession-of-iraq-31st-meeting-held-between-iraq-national-committee-and-wto.aspx

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