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Iran Resolved to Boost Exports to Iraq: President

The president of Iran voiced the country’s readiness to expand trade ties with Iraq and increase exports to the neighboring state. “We are ready to have our tradespeople more active in Iraq and supply the required goods so that we can reach a good balance,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at the Economic-Trade Forum of […]

Iraq Emerges as Iran’s Top Export Destination

Iraq has emerged as Iran’s top export destination in the current Iranian year, an official announced. The director of the export bureau of Iran’s Customs Office, Ali Akbar Shadmani, said the value of the country’s exports since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2018) has surpassed $30 billion, with Iraq being the […]

Outgoing Abadi signs blow to Turkish Imports

By Fehim Tastekin for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Turkey was eagerly anticipating a new government in Baghdad to sort out many problems with Iraq, a last minute decision by the outgoing prime minister has added a fresh item […]

6,000 Jordanian Trucks ready to use Trebil Crossing

The head of the Jordanian truck owners Mohammed Khair al-Daoud said on September 7 that about 6,000 trucks are currently at high readiness and are ready to transport goods to Iraq through the Trebil crossing. Al-Daoud said in a statement to the Jordanian newspaper “Al-Rai”: “… the Association of truck owners held several meetings with […]

Jordan Border Crossing to Re-Open

By Simon Kent. Iraq is set to reopen its border with Jordan near the town of Rutbah, a remote settlement over 200km from Baghdad that was liberated from ISIS control last week. Around 200 militants were thought to have been present in the town, with most fleeing and some fighting to the death. When the […]

Cheap Imports Mean “Made In Iraq” Is Disappearing

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. The End of An Industrial Era: Cheap Imports Mean “Made In Iraq” Is Disappearing Almost half of Basra’s smaller manufacturers have closed in the face of a market flooded with […]

An Evil Plot? Basra Boycotts New Customs Tax

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. An Evil Plot? Iraq’s Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad’s New Customs Tax A new customs tax came into effect in August. But in Basra, one of Iraq’s busiest […]

Imported Goods Crowd Out Local Production

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Qasim al-Rubaie, a teacher from Babil province, told Al-Monitor in front of a grocery store, “You will not find any Iraqi grown vegetables and fruits. Instead you’ll find imported goods from Jordan, […]