Exports to Iraq climb by 32%

Department of Statistics
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AMMAN — Exports to Iraq increased by 32 percent to JD111.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared with JD84.5 million during the same period in 2021, according to data by the Department of Statistic, Al-Ghad News said.اضافة اعلان

The data showed that the exports were geared towards Iraq’s industrial sectors, mainly food, engineering and electrical industries, clothing, paper and cardboard, and chemical industries.

Ihab Al-Qadri, who oversees the export file, said the increase is attributed to the recent agreements signed by the two countries, which constituted an incentive to increase export quantities to Iraq, in addition to facilities offered for obtaining visas and the continued exemption of 344 Jordanian products from Iraqi customs duties.

Qadri pointed out that the establishment of a specialized exhibition for Jordanian industries in Baghdad at the end of 2021 contributed to the promotion and the opening of new horizons for Jordanian products within the Iraqi market. He said another reason was allowing trucks to enter the two countries’ territories and load directly from the country of origin.

He explained that the Iraqi market is one of the important traditional markets for Jordan. He stressed that there were great opportunities for the national industry to enter the Iraqi market and compete in it in light of the special relations that bring the two countries together at various levels.

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