Iraq Bans White Cement from Iran

By John Lee.

Global Cement reports that Iraq has banned imports of Iranian white cement from the Iranian border towns of Shalamcheh and Chazabeh.

Sadeq Sava’edi, the deputy head of Khuzestan’s Cement Exporters Union, told the ISNA news agency that Iraq is still importing grey cement and other construction materials, adding that Iran exports 8000 t/day of construction materials from the Chazabeh border area and 6000 t/day from Shalamcheh to Iraq.

Iraq banned imports of cement of Iran completely in June 2013 but trade resumed shortly afterwards.

(Source: Global Cement)

(Picture: Kirkuk Cement Factory)

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