The customs dollar, the role of protecting the local industry and agricultural production – Al-Manar TV website – Lebanon

The customs dollar, the role of protecting the local industry and agricultural production – Al-Manar TV website – Lebanon
The customs dollar, the role of protecting the local industry and agricultural production – Al-Manar TV website – Lebanon

Lebanon’s Caretaker Minister of Finance, Youssef Khalil, received on Monday the International Monetary Fund’s negotiating mission headed by Ernesto Ramirez, and they discussed the negotiating issues related to the Ministry of Finance, especially with regard to the overall framework and the 2023 budget.

After the meeting, Khalil said, “Our meeting today with the International Monetary Fund delegation focused on the 2023 budget as a basis and the difference between it and the 2022 budget, and they stressed taking matters very seriously, especially since the Fund’s support for third world countries or countries threatened by poverty has decreased due to the decrease in its capabilities to support it. .

Khalil stressed that “the 2022 budget is only to meet people’s basic needs of food, health and education, while the strategic steps will be the focal point in the 2023 budget.”

On the issue of the customs dollar, Khalil considered that “its main role is to protect the local industry and agricultural production,” and pointed out that “the state collects at the exchange rate of 1500 pounds, while spending on the basis of the market price, which generates a huge deficit.”

Source: National Media Agency


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