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Iran, Iraq Customs to facilitate trade

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

At a meeting held on the sidelines of the Iranian first vice-presidents visit to Iraq, head of Customs Administrations of Iran and Iraq agreed on seven clauses to expand and facilitate trade between the two countries.

(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- Iran and Iraq’s Customs agreed to form a joint working group to resolve some border problems.

Furthermore, in order to solve the problems and traffic flow of goods and passengers, Iran and Iraq agreed on seven clauses, as follows:

1) Increasing customs hours and, if necessary, increasing the number of shifts as well as customs activities during holidays;

2) Applying the standards accepted by the two sides in accordance with the agreements signed between the two countries;

3) Establishing health, quarantine and laboratory units at each country’s border terminals;

4) Accelerating the movement of automobiles on both sides in accordance with the memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries;

5) Announcing any prohibition or restriction on imports at least 10 days before the date of application to different departments and relevant authorities;

6) Transferring border exchanges to the zero point of the border between the two countries to prevent violations and abuses sometimes occurred by Iraqi workers and drivers as well as creating more job opportunities;

7) Developing the necessary measures to prevent drug trafficking by passengers.

The report adds that the working group meeting will be held quarterly in one of the two countries.


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