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Iraq Extends Ban on Export of Agricultural Feeds

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has voted to delay the issuing of export licenses for a variety of agricultural feed produce until October 1, 2022. The ban on exports applies to fodder barley, hay, and bran from corn residues, and was recommended by the Ministerial Council for the Economy. The decision is to enable […]

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 […]

KRG "Bans Tomato Imports from rest of Iraq"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan's unemployed youth blame the government The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has banned imports of tomatoes from Iraq, following protest from farmers because of the low price of their fruit. Click here to read […]

KRG to tackle Cost of Bread

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government has said it is working on addressing the rising costs of bread and other basic commodities. In a statement, it said that the relevant ministries and administrative authorities will aim to assist bakeries in the near term, and address the reliance on imported flour in the long term […]

Checkpoints Prevent Kurdish Traders from Exporting Produce

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi checkpoints bar Kurdish traders from exporting vegetables, fruits Checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and southern Iraq prohibit regular exports for Kurdish produce farmers. Several domestic produce items are in season but do not […]

Video: Iraq Govt Bans Imports to Support Farmers

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is banning some food imports in an attempt to support its own farmers. But there are doubts over whether the move will help local production. Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad:

Iraqi Govt to Favour Local Firms for Procurement

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has directed state institutions to give priority in their procurement to Iraqi industrial firms. A Cabinet Spokesperson said Iraqi firms would be favoured, whether in the private or public sectors. He added that this is part of a wider strategy to support Iraqi industry. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraq Bans Import of 29 Agricultural, Animal Products

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday banned the import of 29 agricultural crops and animal products due to their abundance in the local markets. The list of […]

KRG Bans Grape Imports

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly banned the import of grapes into the Kurdistan Region. Rudaw quotes Hussein Hama Karim, KRG's Agriculture and Water Resources spokesperson, as saying: "The ban is to protect our domestic product ... We will continue our efforts to completely ban the illegal import of products into […]