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Will Iraq succeed in quest to join WTO?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq succeed in quest to join World Trade Organization? Iraq's 19-year-long push to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) is gathering pace. Baghdad initially submitted a request to join the international trade body […]

Youth Policy Dialogue to Improve Iraq's Business Ecosystem

Youth policy dialogue to improve Iraq's business ecosystem Youth entrepreneurs working in agriculture, business support organizations including start-up incubators, international organizations and government representatives convened in Baghdad to encourage informed policymaking for a stronger entrepreneurship ecosystem in Iraq. The Youth Policy Dialogue discussed the findings of the Youth Barometer Report published by the International Trade […]

Iraq Progresses Towards WTO Membership

The Chairperson of the Working Party on the Accession of Iraq to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ambassador Omar Hilale (Morocco), visited Geneva on 16-18 June. Building on his earlier visits, the purpose of the Chairperson's meetings in Geneva was to identify steps and mobilise support in relaunching Iraq's accession process which had been challenging […]

Discussions Continue on Iraq's Accession to WTO

By John Lee. Iraq's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Abdul Kareem Hashem Mustafa, met at the headquarters of the , the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xiang Chen, at the WTO headquarters. The two sides discussed the importance of completing the technical documents required for […]

Trade Ministry Seeks US Support to Join WTO

Iraq's Ministry of Trade has requested support and assistance from the United States to help his country join the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) reports that following talks with the Iraqi-US Commercial Committee, Minister Khayri-allah Babakir [Dr Khairallah Hassan Babiker] (pictured) said: "Iraq has a lot of opportunities that can […]

Arab League Sets Deadline for Customs Union

Iraq’s commercial attaché in Egypt said on Monday that the Arab League has set a 2012 deadline for the completion of a unified customs table in preparation for the 2015 launch of the Arab Customs Union. “The customs tables include all the goods that are traded in the world, and therefore rerquire enormous effort,” Ali […]

Iraq Seeks Permanent Membership of WTO

The director of economic relations in the Federal Trade ministry said on Monday that his ministry backed the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s decision to enter into a third round of negotiations over granting Iraq permanent membership. Hashem Hatem told AKnews that Iraq is working to a well-prepared plan to raise its status from observing member […]

Iraq Urges Creation of “Exclusive” Arab Trade Organization

An adviser to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Thursday that in the coming Arab League Summit in Baghdad, Iraq will push for the creation of an “exclusive” Arab trade organization, similar to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The organization is to boost trade and economic cooperation among the oil producing, industrial and […]

Iraq wants to join WTO

We reported last month that Iraqi Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Mahmoud al-Sheikh Radhi, had rejected the idea that Iraq should join the World Trade Organization (WTO); now a source in the outgoing Iraqi government said on Monday that Iraq is in negotiations to become a member. An Iraqi task force was established in […]