Following a request by the government of Iraq, the Jordanian ministry of industry and commerce began inspecting local factories and firms that export to Iraq, reported the UAE-based Al-Bayan newspaper.
The ministry’s supervisors want to assure that the factories satisfy three key Iraqi requirements, based on the provisions of the trade protocol signed between the two countries.
The Iraqis require that the exported merchandise be of Jordanian origin, that the added value of the exported merchandise does not exceed 40 percent, and that the exporting company has neither direct nor indirect relations with Israel. — (MENA Report)
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