Tag Archives | food imports

Iraq buys U.S. Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly bought U.S. hard red winter wheat in a direct deal outside the tender process. Sources told Reuters that the product will be supplied by Cargill (300,000 tonnes) and ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) (150,000 tonnes). Separtely, private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric […]

Iraqi Farmers fight against Imported Goods, Corruption

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Tureibil crossing, or more commonly known as the Karameh border crossing, between Jordan and Iraq reopened in early September in tandem with the opening of another border […]

Cherkizovo Group Receives Permission to Export to Iraq

By John Lee. PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, today announces that its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq. The Vasilyevskaya poultry farm, which is Cherkizovo Group’s largest poultry production facility, was granted the right to export to Iraq. The permit […]

Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

Kurdish Farmers call out Foul Play by Importers

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive. Poultry farmers in the northern region […]

Corruption Blamed for Imports of Bad Food and Medicine

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Probe blames corruption for imports of bad food, medicine in Iraq Iraq’s parliament is investigating allegations that corruption and fraud at border crossings involving “influential entities” have led to […]

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world’s fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Avangardco Iraq Business falls by half

By John Lee. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco has said that its exports of shell eggs decreased by 50 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, due to what it described as “the unstable situation in Iraq“. In the period, the company sold 59 mln units to Iraq, down from 119 mln units in 3Q […]

Iraq bans Jordanian Food Imports

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Trade has banned the import of some food products and beverages from Jordon due to what it describes as “health and safety concerns.” Local media reports say the Ministry identified genetic modification and the excessive use of food additives as the reasons for the ban on some products. The […]

Iraq Agrees to Buy US Rice

On July 13, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart E. Jones and Iraq’s Minister of Trade Salman al-Jumayli signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the purchase and supply of U.S. rice for the Iraqi public distribution system. Millions of Iraqis will benefit from the high-quality and competitively-priced rice from the United States, said a statement […]

Iraq becomes Largest Middle-East Sugar Importer

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly overtaken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to become the largest raw sugar importer in the Middle East. GulfNews quotes an analyst at Platts Kingsman as saying that Iraq imported 210,000 metric tons of raw sugar in the first quarter, compared with 156,600 tons imported by the UAE. Iraq’s only […]

Iraq becomes Turkey’s Biggest Market for Citrus Fruit

By John Lee. Iraq has taken over from Russia as Turkey’s biggest market for citrus fruits. In 2015, Russia took $90.52 million worth of the product, while so far in 2016 Iraq has taken citrus fruit to the value of $84.54 million. (Source: Fresh Plaza) (Picture Credit: Layth Mahdi)