The federal authorities shall preserve the unity, integrity, independence, sovereignty of Iraq, and its federal democratic system.
The federal government shall have exclusive authorities in the following matters:
First: Formulating foreign policy and diplomatic representation; negotiating, signing, and ratifying international treaties and agreements; negotiating, signing and ratifying debt policies and formulating foreign sovereign economic and trade policy;
Second: Formulating and executing national security policy, including creating and managing armed forces to secure the protection, and to guarantee the security of Iraq's borders and to defend Iraq;
Third: Formulating fiscal and customs policy, issuing currency, regulating commercial policy across regional and governorate boundaries in Iraq; drawing up the national budget of the State; formulating monetary policy, and establishing and administering a central bank;
Fourth: Regulating standards, weights and measures;
Fifth: Regulating the issues of citizenship, naturalization, residency and the right to apply for political asylum.
Sixth: Regulating telecommunications and mail policy.
Seventh: To draw up the general and investment budget bill.
Eighth: Plan policies relating to water sources from outside Iraq, and guarantee the rate of water flow to Iraq and its fair distribution, in accordance with international laws and norms.
Ninth: General population statistics and census.
Oil and gas are the ownership of all the people of Iraq in all the regions and governorates.
First: The federal government with the producing governorates and regional governments shall undertake the management of oil and gas extracted from current fields provided that it distributes oil and gas revenues in a fair manner in proportion to the population distribution in all parts of the country with a set allotment for a set time for the damaged regions that were unjustly deprived by the former regime and the regions that were damaged later on, and in a way that assures balanced development in different areas of the country, and this will be regulated by law.
Second: The federal government with the producing regional and governorate governments shall together formulate the necessary strategic policies to develop the oil and gas wealth in a way that achieves the highest benefit to the Iraqi people using the most advanced techniques of the market principles and encourages investment.
(Antiquities and antiquity sites, traditional constructions, manuscripts and coins are considered part of the national wealth which are the responsibility of the federal authorities. They will be administered in cooperation with the regions and governorates, and this will be regulated by law.)
The following competencies shall be shared between the federal authorities and regional authorities:
First: To administer customs in coordination with the governments of the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region. This will be organized by law.
Second: To regulate the main sources of electric energy and its distribution.
Third: To formulate the environmental policy to ensure the protection of the environment from pollution and to preserve its cleanness in cooperation with the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region.
Fourth: To formulate the development and general planning policies.
Fifth: To formulate the public health policy in cooperation with the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region.
Sixth: To formulate the public educational and instructional policy in consultation with the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region.
Seventh: To formulate and organize the main internal water sources policy in a way that guarantees fair distribution. This will be organized by law.
All powers not stipulated in the exclusive authorities of the federal government shall be the powers of the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region. The priority goes to the regional law in case of conflict between other powers shared between the federal government and regional governments.