Tag Archives | Imports

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 […]

Iran's Exports to Iraq up 47%

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran exports to Iraq totaled $3.8 billion in past 6 months Iran's foreign trade reportedly increased by 47 percent in the past six months compared to the same period last year, to a total […]

Iraq is Iran's 2nd Biggest Non-Oil Export Destination

By John Lee. Iraq was reported to be Iran's second biggest non-oil export destination for the period from 21st March to 21st May. Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, is quoted as saying that Iran exported $2 billion worth of non-oil exports to China over that time, and $953 […]

German Firm "the Only Certification Body" for Imports into Iraq

By John Lee. Germany's TÜV Rheinland has said it has been named as the only certification body for Iraq's new "Certificate of Registration (CoR)" procedure. In a statement, the company said all manufacturers and suppliers who export goods to Iraq will in future require a registration certificate, which was issued in accordance with the new […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Exporting to Iraq in 2020

Advertising Feature If you're an exporter looking to ship goods into Iraq, you'll need to get a Certificate of Conformity (COC) or Certificate of Inspection (COI). But what exactly does that mean and why are they important? International exporters around the world are taking advantage of Iraq's increasing demand for imports. The country took in […]

Iran to buy more Basic Commodities from Iraq

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) unveiled plans for using a joint mechanism with Iraq to purchase basic commodities and items excluded from the list of anti-Iranian sanctions. Iran's top banker Abdonnaser Hemmati, who is on a visit to Iraq with a ranking economic delegation, held a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Ali […]

Local Businesses get Boost from Iraq Lockdown

By John Lee. Iraq's national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reportedly given a boost to local businesses. According to a report from AFP, local businesses no longer have to compete with imports from countries such as Turkey, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. It quotes the owner of an ice-cream […]

Iran's Non-Oil Exports to Iraq Increase

By John Lee. Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq are reported to have increased by 0.7 percent. For the Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19), non-oil export to Iraq hit $8.9 billion, according to a deputy with the country's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO). Tehran Times reports that medicines and medical equipment, plastic products, ceramic […]

Iran-Iraq Border Open for Trade

An Iranian official denied the “fake” reports about the closure of the common border with Iraq, saying Iranian trucks are exporting commodities to the Arab country via all border crossings without any problem. In an interview with Tasnim, chairman of the Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce, Yahya Al-e Eshaq, said Iranian trucks are exporting shipments […]

Iraq is Turkey's Fourth Biggest Customer

By John Lee. According to statistics from Turkey's official statistical office, TurkStat, the country sold $20 million more to Iraq in January than it imported. In January 2020, Turkey's main partner country for exports was Germany with $1.415 billion, followed by Italy with  $888 million, the United Kingdom with $869 million, Iraq with $816 million,s […]