Tag Archives | Import tariffs

Iraqi Govt approves Protectionist Measures Against Imports

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Ministers has approved a list of additional import taxes aimed at protecting domestic producers: Imposing an additional customs fee of 65% on "epoxies and modern dyes" imported into Iraq from all countries and manufacturers for four years without reducing it and monitoring the local market while applying the additional […]

Farmers "Face Difficulties Competing with Imports"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Local farmers face difficulties competing with imported goods Local farmers in the Kurdistan Region struggle to make profit with their produce as the markets are flooded with imported goods. Click here to read the […]

Iraq Extends Suspension of Customs Duties on some goods

By John Lee. Iraq has extended its suspension of customs duties on basic commodities such as foodstuffs, construction materials and essential consumables from two months to three months. It has also similarly extended its suspension of the import ban on some goods, including foodstuffs, consumables, and medicines from two months to three months. The initial […]

Iraq to target Import Tariffs

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it is taking action to "end exemptions for some goods from import duties to increase income from border crossings". In a statement on Twitter, Minister of Finance Ali Allawi said: "Iraq is facing a dangerous situation; oil revenues are not enough to cover state expenditure, including the […]

Cabinet agrees Government Programme 2018-2022

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It discussed the Iraqi government programme for 2018-2022, and adopted a covenant committing the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet to implementing the programme and to be held accountable for its delivery before parliament. […]

Outgoing Abadi signs blow to Turkish Imports

By Fehim Tastekin for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Turkey was eagerly anticipating a new government in Baghdad to sort out many problems with Iraq, a last minute decision by the outgoing prime minister has added a fresh item […]

New Import Tariffs Causing Port Chaos

By John Lee. A new 30-percent customs tariff in Iraq is reported to be slowing business at the port of Umm Qasr (pictured), which handles 80 percent of the country's imports, choking the port with thousands of uncollected cargo containers. But according to the report from Reuters, the new rate does not apply in Iraqi […]

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has been undertaking "a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey." The chairman of the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group, Müjdat Sezer, part of the country’s Ministry of Economy, told GlobalMeatNews: "Iraq decided to stop all imports of full chickens from Turkey. We don’t know […]

The Mystery of Kurdistan's Border Taxes

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. Missing Millions? The Mystery of Iraqi Kurdistan's Border Taxes Money collected at Iraqi Kurdistan’s borders with Iran and Turkey should amount to hundreds of millions of dollars for the cash-strapped […]