Clare: Parliamentary Economy receives a delegation from the World Trade Organization
The Economy, Industry and Trade Committee, headed by MP Ahmed Salim Al-Kinani and in the presence of a number of its members, received on Wednesday a delegation from the World Trade Organization.
During the meeting, the possibility of the Republic of Iraq joining the World Trade Organization was discussed, and what are the most important measures that Iraq must take for the purpose of starting to join the World Trade Organization.
House of Representatives
Clare: Iraqi movements to join the World Trade Organization
Today, Wednesday, the Parliamentary Economy and Trade Committee discussed with the World Trade Organization delegation the mechanism for Iraq’s accession to the organization.
The Council’s Media Department stated in a statement received by Al-Ghad Press, a copy of which was obtained, that “the Committee on Economy, Industry and Trade, headed by Representative Ahmed Salim Al-Kinani and in the presence of a number of its members, met with a delegation from the World Trade Organization.”
She added, “During the meeting, the possibility of the Republic of Iraq joining the World Trade Organization was discussed, and what are the most important measures that Iraq must take for the purpose of starting to join the World Trade Organization.” LINK
GMan: The rate change is the only possible item left to allow them to move from observer status to full time member. This is my interpretation from the W.T.O. articles and website info. Again IMO
Clare: The Governor of the Central Bank opens the seventh meeting of the National Quality Team
September 14, 2023
The seventh meeting of the National Quality Team was launched in Baghdad, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Iraq.
The meeting was attended by heads of comprehensive quality management and institutional development departments in Iraqi state bodies, institutions and ministries.
His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, opened the meeting with a speech he delivered on this occasion, stressing the importance of the presence of this team as a nucleus for change and reform and evaluating the concepts of modern strategic plans, praising the team’s work and distinguished performance.
While a session was held for the team, chaired by Mr. Yaqoub Youssef Hassan, Director of Total Quality Management in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and the membership of Dr. Haider Abdullah, Director of the Total Quality Management Department at the Central Bank of Iraq, to discuss the team’s strategic plan and leadership in quality management in government institutions.
Central Bank of Iraq
September 14, 2023
Clare: Announcement of a tender for supplying, installing and operating counting and sorting machines and currency packing machines
September 14, 2023
Announcement of the public tender numbered (2023/5) for equipping, installing and operating Iraqi and foreign currency counting and sorting machines (dollars and euros) and currency packing machines for the Central Bank of Iraq / Kurdistan Region Branch / Erbil
The Central Bank of Iraq announces the conduct of a public and private tender to equip, install and operate machines for counting and sorting Iraqi and foreign currency (dollars and euros), number (30) and currency packing machines, number (4) machines for the Central Bank of Iraq / Kurdistan Region Branch / ErbiA
,According to the technical specifications and legal conditions stated . In the standard document for processing goods prepared by this bank At a total estimated cost of (650,000,000) Iraqi dinars (six hundred and fifty million Iraqi dinars), and from the planning budget of the Central Bank of Iraq for the year 2023 and from the allocations of the Central Bank of Iraq / Kurdistan Region / Erbil branch, companies wishing to participate in the tender (agents for specialized companies in Iraq who are legally accredited) must )
Those with experience and specialization send their official authorized persons, pursuant to a letter of authorization, to the headquarters of the Central Bank of Iraq / located in Baghdad – Al-Rashid Street – Building No. (2), Floor (3), Legal Department / Contracts Department for the purpose of obtaining the tender documents in exchange for an amount of (250,000) Iraqi dinars. (
Two hundred and fifty thousand Iraqi dinars) is non-refundable and the tender closing date will be before the end of official working hours on (Sunday) corresponding to10/22/2023. The person who wins the tender will bear the fees for publishing the advertisement
Clare: The UAE expresses a “serious” desire to participate in the development road project in Iraq
The UAE Minister of State, Mr. Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, expressed on Thursday his country’s “serious” desire to participate in the development road project that Iraq intends to implement, which links it to Europe via Turkey.
This came during today’s reception by Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, the UAE Minister of State, and his accompanying delegation, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi government.
The statement said that the meeting witnessed discussion of ways of cooperation and strengthening areas of partnership between Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, as the Prime Minister affirmed the government’s pursuit of a policy of economic integration with the brotherly and friendly country, as it represents the basic gateway to stability in the region.
Al-Sudani highlighted Iraq’s openness to Emirati companies and businessmen to work within the country, stressing the government’s keenness to develop relations with the Emirates in all fields, especially those related to the economic, investment and development aspects.
For his part, the Emirati minister expressed his country’s happiness at holding the joint committee meetings in Baghdad, stressing his country’s support for development and investment projects in Iraq, noting the serious desire to participate in the vital development road project, because of its importance to all countries of the region.
Yesterday, Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan announced intensive talks with Iraq, the UAE and Qatar regarding the Turkish-Iraqi development road project.
It is noteworthy that the value of the development road project is estimated at 17 billion dollars to connect an important port, “Al-Faw Grand Port,” for goods on the southern Iraqi coast to the border with Turkey by extending a railway and road network.
The development road aims to link the port of Al-Faw in southern Iraq, which is rich in oil, with Turkey, turning the country into a transit center by shortening travel time between Asia and Europe in an attempt to compete with the Suez Canal.
The Iraqi government envisions high-speed trains transporting goods and passengers at speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour, in addition to extending lines to local industrial and energy centers, which could include oil and gas pipelines.
According to the plans, the main transportation roads will be linked to the main port of Al-Faw on the shores of the Gulf through modernizing and building more than 1.2 thousand kilometers of railways and highways linking Iraq to neighboring countries. LINK