In Baghdad, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani has ordered the completion of all financial obligations to fulfill the requirements of the first phase of customs automation and networking. He believes that this project is an essential milestone towards implementing financial and banking reforms.
The office of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ Al-Sudani issued a statement informing that he chaired a meeting on Saturday morning. The meeting was focused on tracking the progress of automating customs and networking. Representatives of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) were present at the meeting.
According to the statement, Al-Sudani was provided with a detailed report on the progress of the first phase of implementing the global system for automating and modernizing customs (ASYCUDA). The report outlined the most significant problems and challenges faced, along with strategies to overcome them. The ultimate goal is to establish a single window for foreign trade, using information technology to unify customs procedures, allowing for electronic declarations and data exchange.
In accordance with the statement, Al-Sudani has given directions to fulfill all financial obligations required for the completion of the first phase of the project. He has also instructed to provide the necessary infrastructure for the project’s success and conduct technical workshops to introduce this important project. This project will support the government’s efforts in developing economic structures based on the principles of integrity and transparency.
Al-Sudani emphasized that the “Customs Automation Project” is a vital component of the government’s economic reform agenda. It is a crucial foundation for implementing financial and banking reforms as well as ensuring transparency and combating corruption. The project aligns with the government’s vision of promoting real trade and facilitating a fair and efficient customs process.