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Investment Opportunity: Customs Check-point in Diyala

State Commission for Customs, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), has announced an investment opportunity to establish a customs check point in Al Safra Zone / Al Uthaim in Diyala Province, and provide all necessary requirements and services (logistic and security). Interested investors are entitled to present their wish to the customs commission […]

An Evil Plot? Basra Boycotts New Customs Tax

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An Evil Plot? Iraq's Most Industry-Savvy Province Refuses to Impose Baghdad's New Customs Tax A new customs tax came into effect in August. But in Basra, one of Iraq's busiest […]

Cmte Rejects Govt Request to Delay Customs Law

The economy and investment committee of the Iraqi Council of Representatives announced on Tuesday that it has rejected the government's request to delay the application of the customs law passed in 2008. Committee member Mahma Khalil said, "we fear that the government was put under pressure from traders and some states to reverse the application […]

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Duty Fees Cancelled at Iraqi Ports of Entry

Aswat al-Iraq reports that the Iraqi Ministry of Transport has decided to cancel land customs duties from sea ports of entry. The ports media director told the agency that Minister Hadi al-Ameri decided to cancel these customs in order to encourage merchants to transport their goods through Iraqi ports. Ports used to have land duty […]

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Iraq May Abolish Customs Charges on Syrian Goods

Iraq’s Finance Minister, Rafie al-Issawi (pictured), has discussed with a visiting Syrian delegation in Baghdad on Monday the issue of the abolition of customs charges on all Syrian goods entering Iraq, a Finance Ministry statement reported. “Issawi has received a high-level Syrian economic delegation, and both sides have discussed means for boosting economic and banking […]

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Adulterated Tea Seized by Iraqi Customs

The Customs Directorate of the Iraqi Finance Ministry announced that 11 vehicles were seized carrying 200 tons of tea mixed with wood shavings and sticks imported by an Iraqi trader through the Traibil [Tirbil, Tarbiel] border crossing (pictured). The Director-General of the Customs Directorate Nawfal Khalil told AKnews that the Directorate has opened an investigation […]