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Agility Iraq receives ISO Certification

By John Lee. Agility’s GCC Services subsidiary in Basra has received the ISO 9001 certification, making it the first integrated remote site services company in the city to receive the certification. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation certificate was given following a site audit conducted by Bureau Veritas. TradeArabia reports that the Iraq unit […]

German Company to Inspect Iraqi Imports

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning has reportedly signed a technical contract with a German company to inspect imports into Iraq. The Ministry said that the aim of the contract is "to limit the importation of bad goods or expired commodities and foodstuffs". According to a report from Aswat al-Iraq, the contract was signed with the […]

Ministry to Announce New Pre-Import Inspection Contracts

A spokesman for Iraq's Ministry of Planning and Development has said the ministry will announce the three contracts pre-import inspection next week. The Ministry has completed the final touches on the contracts for the international companies from France, Switzerland and Denmark, said Abd Al-Zahra al-Hindawi. Bureau Veritas of France, and Swiss company SGS, had been […]

SGS Loses Iraqi Import Inspection Contract

Iraq’s Ministry of Planning has reportedly canceled its contract with Switzerland's SGS after the company allegedly failed to respond to Iraqi authorities about what they described as “sluggish work”. SGS and Iraq signed a contract in January 2011 whereby the Swiss company provides product conformity assessment services for qualifying products allowing their importation into Iraq […]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Governments have many responsibilities, but one of the main requirements of government is not to get in the way. If an economy is to grow, the administration must facilitate, or at the very least not hinder, people who are trying to create value, satisfy demand, and serve customers. But the new inspection regime at Iraqi […]

Pre-Importation Inspection Program for Goods to Iraq

Starting May 1, 2011, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) has implemented the Pre-Importation Inspection, Testing, and certification of Goods into Iraq (ICIGI), relative to the COSQC Law No. 54 of 1979 (Article 3/Clause 8). Under this programme, COSQC requires that regulated imported products whose standard specifications were declared compulsory under the […]