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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 […]

Building Market Opportunity and Women’s Networks in MENA

By Madeleine White Reflections on Trade+ Impact summit, in Ifrane, Morocco 19-23rd September 2016 Madeleine is co-founder of Nina magazine, Impact director of Enterprise development NGO Challenges Worldwide (a founder member of the Access to Finance for Rural Enterprise (ACRE) consortium). Madeleine contributed to discussions around the importance of impact investment and social enterprise within wider economic […]

Jordanian Truckers Lament Trebil Closure

By Simon Kent. Last Summer, the Jordanian government closed the Trebil border crossing with Iraq as fighters from the so called "Islamic State," also known as Daesh, took control of huge areas of Anbar in Iraq. Jordan's Ministry of Transport subsequently forbade truckers to transit into Iraq, causing over 300 million Jordanian Dinars worth of […]

Iraq-Turkey Trade 'to Hit $15bn' in 3 Yrs

AKnews reports that trade between Turkey and Iraq should hit US$15 billion [18 trillion Iraqi dinars] within the next three years, the  said today. Speaking at the inauguration of the first flight between Istanbul and Najaf, Turkish ambassador to Iraq, Murad Aozglic, said that the strategic cooperation agreement signed by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep […]

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Iraq to Merge Industrial and Trade Ministries

The economic commission of the Iraqi parliament has proposed merging the Ministries of Trade and Industry to support the Iraqi economy through improving the local production and enhancing Iraq's abilities. Ahmed al-Alwani, Chairman of the Committee told AKnews that the integration of these ministries is done in all international economically and commercially developed countries. In […]


Trade Ministry to Issue 2011 Trade Guide

The Iraqi Trade Ministry is preparing to issue the Iraq Trade Guide of 2011. “The guide will include a database of more than 46,000 local, Arab, and international firms officially registered in Iraq,” a source from the ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He noted that the project highlights investment, economic, tourist, and cultural aspects […]

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Iraqis' Trade Volume in Free Zones Reaches Around JD222.2 Million

Iraqis' trade volume in the free zones went up to around JD222.2 million during the last year, out of JD1.64 billion in total investments in goods and vehicles' trade. According to the Free Zones Corporation Director General Iyad Qudah, the Jordanian trade investment volume was over JD1.37 billion, while the remaining amount accounted for trade […]