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Jordan, Iraq start studies to Create New Free-Zone

By John Lee. Jordan and Iraq have reportedly started studies to create a joint free industrial zone on their shared border. A Jordanian government official told Xinhua that an Iraqi delegation visited Jordan this week to check the capacity of factories that will benefit from a decision by Iraq to exempt commodities — including plastics, […]

Iraq Develops Industrial Zones

The successful completion of the project “Enhancing investments to Iraq through industrial zone development”, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was marked at an event in Amman today. Funded by the Government of Italy, the project assisted the Government of Iraq in developing industrial zones that provide a favourable business environment for […]

Basra Free Zone Still Tricky for Foreign Investors

By Murtada Taleb. 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. It was designed to attract investors to Iraq and although things are getting better in Basra’s duty-free zone, there are still many obstacles for foreign investors […]

BIOGH Masterplan Receives Planning Approval

BIOGH has announced that the Masterplan for the Basra International Oil and Gas Free Zone has been formally approved by the Consulting Bureau of the College of Engineering at the University of Basra, and by the Iraq General Commission for Free Zones. This planning approvals milestone represents an ongoing successful collaboration, notably with the efforts […]

Contracts at Khor al-Zubair Free Zone

Iraq’s General Commission for Free Zones, part of the Ministry of Finance, has announced the conclusion of a number of investment contracts in the Khor al-Zubair Free Zone. AIN reports that the local (Rashid) Trade Company concluded an investment contract involving a land area of “up to” 4000 sq meters, while another local investor concluded […]

Egyptian Free Zone for Kurdistan

Officials in Egypt have announced a new 2-million m2 free zone for Egyptian industrial projects in Iraqi Kurdistan. Following a meeting with the KRG’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Sinan Chalabi [Senan Jalabi], the Chief of the Egyptian Commercial Body, Anwar al-Sahrjty, said: “The two sides agreed to study the possibility of establishing Egyptian plants […]

Iraq Set to Expand Free Trade Zones

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq, with its privileged geographical location, plans to improve the performance of its three free-trade zones. It also intends to establish new free-trade zones as part of efforts to diversify its […]

Training on Management of Investment Zones

By John Lee. In collaboration with OECD and and National Investment Commission (NIC), a special two-day training course in the management of investment zones was held recently in Baghdad. On behalf of NIC chairman Dr. Sami Al-Araji, NIC advisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Bander welcomed participants representing several ministries, including Industry and Minerals, Communication, Finance and the […]

Baghdad Free Zone Approved

By John Lee. Iraq’s Free Zone Authority (FZA), an independent authority under the Ministry of Finance, has signed an agreement with the City Centre for Vehicles Services Company to approve a new free zone in Baghdad. The Director General of the Authority, Sabah Salih al-Qaisi (pictured), said the new free zone would be in the Awiridj […]