By John Lee.
The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade and Industry has said that import and export trade licences are to be written in both Kurdish and Arabic from now on.
Aziz Ibrahim, Director General at the Ministry said: "The region's Ministry of Trade and Industry decided to implement the instruction of Iraq's Ministry of Trade regarding granting licenses."
The new licenses will be valid in the rest of Iraq's crossing points, according to Ibrahim.
Iraq’s Trade Minister, Kheirullah Hassan [Khayri-allah Babakir, Khairallah Hassan Babiker] (pictured) said: “Unified instructions between the Kurdistan Region and rest of Iraq will benefit the movement of trade in the country."