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Contracts being drafted for Iraq-Jordan Free Zone

By John Lee. Iraq and Jordan are to appoint a consultant to draw up terms of reference and other documentation for the new "economic city project" to be established along their joint border. Following a meeting of the Iraqi-Jordanian Company for Industry in Amman on Wednesday, which was attended by the Jordanian Minister of Industry, […]

Land Allocated for Iraq-Jordan Free Zone

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Industry and Minerals has reportedly finalised the details of an "Economic City" between Iraq and Jordan. According to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), USID has carried out a comprehensive study of the project, and land has been allocated for the Industrial Cities Commission, It says the aim is to […]

PM Pushes Economic Cooperation with Egypt

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has received a delegation from the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, headed by Counselor Mohamed Abdel-Wahab. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of cooperation and economic ties between Iraq and Egypt, and expedited the completion of the integrated industrial zone that was agreed to be […]

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: […]

IBBC joins World Free Zones (FZO) as Observer Partner

IBBC joins World Free Zones (FZO) as observer partner The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to announce a new partnership as observers with FZO, the international association of World Free Zones. World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is the strongest, most active free-zone organization in the world. IBBC and its members can access […]

Jordan, Iraq start studies to Create New Free-Zone

By John Lee. Jordan and Iraq have reportedly started studies to create a joint free industrial zone on their shared border. A Jordanian government official told Xinhua that an Iraqi delegation visited Jordan this week to check the capacity of factories that will benefit from a decision by Iraq to exempt commodities -- including plastics, […]

Iraq Develops Industrial Zones

The successful completion of the project “Enhancing investments to Iraq through industrial zone development”, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was marked at an event in Amman today. Funded by the Government of Italy, the project assisted the Government of Iraq in developing industrial zones that provide a favourable business environment for […]

Basra Free Zone Still Tricky for Foreign Investors

By Murtada Taleb. 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. It was designed to attract investors to Iraq and although things are getting better in Basra’s duty-free zone, there are still many obstacles for foreign investors […]

BIOGH Masterplan Receives Planning Approval

BIOGH has announced that the Masterplan for the Basra International Oil and Gas Free Zone has been formally approved by the Consulting Bureau of the College of Engineering at the University of Basra, and by the Iraq General Commission for Free Zones. This planning approvals milestone represents an ongoing successful collaboration, notably with the efforts […]

Contracts at Khor al-Zubair Free Zone

Iraq's General Commission for Free Zones, part of the Ministry of Finance, has announced the conclusion of a number of investment contracts in the Khor al-Zubair Free Zone. AIN reports that the local (Rashid) Trade Company concluded an investment contract involving a land area of "up to" 4000 sq meters, while another local investor concluded […]