Export to Iraq:

The ministry of trade is responsible for formulating the import policy and the annual import program.

All the imports of the private sector require a license except basic products for some development projects; special licenses are issued for imports financed by foreign exchange obtained by non-resident Iraqis.

Export Documents:

Commercial invoice: There is no special form of invoice required, but generally it should state a detailed description of the merchandise, the full name and address of the manufacturer and the country of origin.

Certificate of origin: Generally not required, but a country of origin statement must appear on the commercial invoice, but if requested, it must be certified by a recognized chamber of commerce.

Packing list: Two copies of a packing list are requested. It should specify the contents of each shipping container.

Bill of lading: Three copies must be prepared. A bill of lading customarily shows the name of the shipper, the name and address of the consignee, port of destination, description of goods, listing of the freight and other charges, the number of bills of lading in the full set, and the date and the signature of the carrier’s official acknowledging receipt on board of the goods for shipment;

HALAL Certificate: For all Meat products ( to get more details about HALAL Certification visit HALAL Section in the Irish Islamic Chamber of Commerce Website).

Other formalities and documents:

In compliance with the export regulations, the following documents must be prepared:

Certificate of analysis: an English copy is required for all imports of antibiotic products, compounds and preparations.

Blacklist certificate: This document is issued by an Iraqi consular representative and should state that the steamer carrying the goods is not on the Iraqi government’s blacklist.

Goods destined for Iraq are permitted  to transit neighbours countries.