From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraq and Iran are neighbours: Around $25m worth of Iranian goods enter Iraq every day.
But a US deadline that allows Iraq to trade with Iran is set to expire in three months, and Tehran and Baghdad are trying to find a way around it.
Iraqi traders are worried, as Iranian goods are much cheaper.
Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid has this report from Baghdad: