KRG Taxes Agricultural Products from Iraq

By John Lee.

Kurdistan24 reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture has decided to impose a tax on some products imported from other parts of Iraq.

KRG Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Abdulstar Majid, said that the his Department is aware that imposing a tax on goods within a country is unusual, but adde “we are 100 percent sure that the products massively imported from Iraq to the Kurdistan Region are not Iraqi products but are imported from Iran free of tax.

He added that the new tax will allow local products to compete in the local markets.

(Source: Kurdistan24)

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