Iraq-Jordan Trade Deal stirs Iraqi Discontent

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Economic treaty between Iraq, Jordan stirs Iraqis' discontent

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and his Jordanian counterpart, Omar al-Razza, signed 14 economic agreements Feb. 2 between the two countries, during their meetings on the Iraqi-Jordan border, where a joint industrial city will be established.

The agreements include the transport, trade, health, agriculture, finance and energy sectors.

The recent economic agreements between the Iraqi and Jordanian governments have raised controversy in Iraq, as some Iraqi political and economic institutions believe these understandings favor Jordan and harm Iraq. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous), headed by Qais Khazali, said “the Iraqi citizens will pay the tax of these agreements.”

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One Response to Iraq-Jordan Trade Deal stirs Iraqi Discontent

  1. Steve 21st February 2019 at 04:21 #

    So, based on info about the implementation of taxes and tariffs at the boarders, the Citizens are now going to be hit with more expense and not much purchasing power, unless they do and no one knows about it