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Seven Power Plants For Oil Refineries In Iraq

By John Lee. The Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) and Kunz have been selected to contract and design seven power plants (14 gensets) for several oil refineries in Iraq. The generated power contributes to the start and back-up process of these refineries and is independently generated by two gensets on each site. The complete gensets were […]

IMF Report into Iraq's Customs and Tariffs

By John Lee. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a new report into Iraq's customs and tariff arrangements. This report summarizes key findings and recommendations from a remote technical assistance (TA) assignment performed by a short-term expert (STX), Mr. Djamel Bouhabel, from January 17 to February 4, 2021, to the General Customs Authority of […]

Privy Innovations to represent Edmundson Export in Iraq

By John Lee. A newly incorporated company called Privy Innovations (PI) is to be the sole representative of UK-based electrical wholesaler Edmundson Export in the Iraqi market (including Iraqi Kurdistan). The new business is headed by Aziz Shwan Ahmed, previously Chief of Staff to Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, and currently a member of the Advisory […]

KRG starts 27 Projects over Past Year

The ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) started 27 multisectoral projects from March 2020 to June 2021, as it reaches the 2nd anniversary since its foundation. The KRG invested $332 million on housing projects, developed a $250 million wheat marketing project, distributed $2.56 billion worth of business licenses, and completed the MED Steel […]

Enhancing Agricultural Development will Facilitate Accession to WTO

Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq's accession to WTO A workshop on "WTO Accession and Agriculture" was organised from 4th to 7th July 2021 in Baghdad. Agricultural development consistent with WTO standards needs enhancement in Iraq for facilitating the negotiations leading to the accession process. The workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the agriculture sector […]

Work Starts on £340m Erbil Steel Factory

By John Lee. Construction has reportedly begun on a $340-million steel factory in Erbil. According to Kurdistan24, the plant will produce 750,000 tons of steel annually, some of which will be produced from scrap. It is expected to open in February 2022. More here. (Source: Kurdistan24)

Discussions Continue on Iraq's Accession to WTO

By John Lee. Iraq's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Abdul Kareem Hashem Mustafa, met at the headquarters of the , the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xiang Chen, at the WTO headquarters. The two sides discussed the importance of completing the technical documents required for […]