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Trade Licences to be Written in Kurdish and Arabic

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade and Industry has said that import and export trade licences are to be written in both Kurdish and Arabic from now on. Aziz Ibrahim, Director General at the Ministry said: "The region's Ministry of Trade and Industry decided to implement the instruction of Iraq's Ministry of […]

Radiation-Contaminated Japanese Materials Seized in Umm Qasr

Umm Qasr port administration has announced the seizure of materials contaminated with radioactive isotopes imported from Japan, according to Aswat al-Iraq. A source told the news agency that an imported fork-lift, heading for the private sector, was discovered to have been contaminated by radiation. No information was given on the volume of radiation in the […]

Iraqi Govt to Tighten Importation Regulations

From the beginning of 2012 the Ministry of Trade will strictly control the importation of goods into the country, says the minister. Khayrullah Hassan told AKnews that the ministry will work according to a quota system based on need, and all imports must attain its prior approval. “We will not allow businessmen to trade in […]

Iraqi Import Tariffs Rise Sharply from March

AFP reports that Iraq will sharply raise tariffs in March in the first major reform of its customs regime since the US led coalition that ousted Saddam Hussein slashed duties. The new tariffs were detailed in 794 page document published by the Iraqi finance ministry's public commission of customs and will come in to effect […]

Are New Import Licences Strangling Iraqi Trade?

Iraq Business News is receiving reports of serious disruption to commerce in Iraq caused by new requirements for import licences introduced at the start of the year. According to the newspaper al Sabaah, the new requirements have led to major delays and backlogs of traffic at border crossings and ports, and as a result the […]