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Customs requirements of Iraq
Iraq Customs Information
Iraqi Ministry Of Trade
Address: Baghdad International Fair, Baghdad, Iraq
Iraq is a country situated in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. The country is a member of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Arab League, Arab Monetary Fund, Customs Cooperation Council, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, International Monetary Fund, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries and World Bank.
Customs tariffs on imports vary from 0% to 50 % and are based on the goods value. For example, duties applied on meat range from 10% to 30%, on fish and crustaceans – 20%-30%, on dairy products – 3%-30%.
The importer will also have to pay a reconstruction tax of 5 % of the total customs value of the imported goods, except from food, medicine, clothing, books, and humanitarian products.
Product certification packaging and labelling
Product certification must correspond to Iraqi standards. The imported goods must correspond to all health and safety parameters. Certification is performed by the Pre-Import Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq (ICIGI).
Packaging and labelling
The country of origin, the date of manufacture and expiration date should be printed on the packaging.
The ingredients of pharmaceuticals has to be clearly printed on the package.
Labels on pesticides must be in Arabic and English.
Documents for import/export
- Commercial invoice (legalised by the local chamber of commerce and public notarised, and legalised by the secretary of state)
- Bill of lading ( indicating name and address of beneficiary, quantities, weights and values)
- Packing list
- Certificate of origin
- Other necessary licenses and permits
A more detailed information about customs tariffs for all categories of products can be found here: