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Agriculture calls on ports to tighten measures on crops prohibited from import
Economy News _ Baghdad
The Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday called on the border ports and customs to tighten their measures on agricultural crops that are prohibited from importing. The security forces are required to strike with an iron fist for anyone who wishes to target the local Iraqi product.
The ministry spokesman Hamid Nayef said in a statement received by "Economy News" a copy of it, "The ministry, despite all efforts to support farmers and farmers with agricultural inputs according to the agricultural plan, but its output aims to protect the local product through its continuous contact with security and customs and access On the decisions of strong support by the Council of Ministers and Representatives to support the domestic product, "noting that" the policy of dumping of imported agricultural crops and table eggs continue without a deterrent little. "
He added that "the process of flooding the markets with prohibited agricultural imports has greatly affected farmers and farmers through low prices of domestic product, especially during the past two days," adding that "this will lead to losses to be borne seasonally, which makes them refrain from growing vegetables crops in the coming days, Daily food basket for citizens. "
He added that "the ministry prevented earlier in the past 15 agricultural crop of imports for its domestic availability and sent the books of prevention to the relevant authorities in order to comply with what was contained," explaining that "the ministry will not stand idly by if the situation continues to what it is now, because Which is detrimental to its future plans to develop the agricultural sector, as well as being a sector that represents the farmers and farmers on the one hand and the Iraqi consumer on the other. "
He called on the security forces and the Directorate of border ports and customs to activate its work and strike with an iron hand to anyone who begs himself to target the local Iraqi product, "describing what it is currently doing is not up to the level of application of the laws in force, in addition to the need to extend control over all Legal and illegal outlets, especially the ports of the northern region not controlled by absolute. "
He stressed that "the ministry bears the parties that violate the laws of the agricultural calendar responsible for what is being suffered by the local agricultural product."
From time to time, the Ministry of Agriculture announces the prevention of the importation of a number of agricultural crops after it has been provided locally. The decision is aimed at protecting the local agricultural product and supporting the national economy.
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