Prime Minister chairs meeting on initiative's progress

Sudani orders government to complete phase one requirements for customs automation project

BAGHDAD, October 14 — Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani ordered his government on Saturday to complete all requirements, including financial obligations, for the first phase of implementing the Global Customs Automation and Network Linking System.

Al-Sudani chaired a meeting where officials, including representatives from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), discussed  the project’s progress.

A readout of the meeting from Al-Sudani’s office said the Prime Minister reviewed a detailed report outlining the progress of the first phase of implementation. The report highlighted challenges and solutions to implementation of the initiative, which aims to unify customs procedures, issue electronic declarations, and facilitate data exchange.

Al-Sudani also ordered the implementation of technical workshops to raise awareness about the project, which will support the government’s efforts to develop economic infrastructure, prioritizing transparency and integrity.

The Prime Minister reportedly emphasized that the customs automation project is a key component of the government’s economic reform project and serves as an important foundation for implementing financial and banking reform.