Al-Sudani: The customs automation project is a starting point for implementing financial and banking reforms

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Al-Sudani: The customs automation project is a starting point for implementing financial and banking reforms

Baghdad – On Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani ordered the government to fulfill all financial commitments necessary to complete the first phase of customs automation and networking. He emphasized the importance of the project as a crucial step towards implementing financial and banking reforms.

The office of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ Al-Sudani issued a statement reporting that a meeting was held on Saturday morning to discuss the progress of automating customs and networking. The Prime Minister chaired the meeting and representatives from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) were present.

The statement mentioned that Al-Sudani reviewed a detailed report explaining the progress of work in implementing the first phase of the global system for automating and modernizing customs (ASYCUDA). He also highlighted the most prominent problems and challenges and suggested ways to overcome them, leading to the implementation of a single window for foreign trade. This will be achieved through a comprehensive application of information technology, which will help in unifying customs procedures, issuing electronic declarations, and exchanging data.

In accordance with the statement, Al-Sudani has instructed the completion of all financial obligations to finalize the requirements of the first phase. He also directed the provision of necessary infrastructure to ensure the success of the project. Additionally, he ordered the implementation of technical workshops to introduce this significant project, which 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 aspect of the government’s economic reform priorities. It serves as a fundamental basis for implementing financial and banking reforms as per the government’s vision to promote legitimate trade and combat corruption.