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Progress on Free Trade Zones between KRI and Iran

By John Lee. Iran is reportedly ready to start technical negotiations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over the opening of two important free trade zones. Mehdi Shushtari, Iran's Consul-General in Sulaimani, told Rudaw the preliminary work at Parvizkhan and Bashmakh border crossings has already been completed. Click here to read the full story. (Source: […]

Trade Increases after Automation of Border Crossings

By John Lee. Cross-border trade has increased 20 percent in the first three months of this year after authorities installed automatic electronic system in the main border stations in January. The manager of the Kurdistan Region Customs Service told Rudaw: “The automation process has had an immediate and relatively large impact on the overall revenues […]

Bashmakh Border Crossing 'Closed Until Friday'

The director general of the Bashmakh border crossing in Kurdistan said the crossing will be closed down until Friday following a request by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Some Kurdish news websites reported that the border between Kurdistan and Iran will be closed due to a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Kurdistan. Mohammed […]