500 Iraqi companies established in Jebel Ali

Published February 24th, 2005 - 01:11 GMT

Iraqi merchants affirmed the importance of Dubai as a central hub for Iraqi imports. According to them, 60% of the Iraqi needs from abroad come through Dubai, reported <i>Al-Bayan</i> newspaper. As for the Iraqi imports of electronics, electrical equipment, cars, construction materials and foodstuff, 80% of them are re-exported to the country through Dubai.

 

Dagher Mohammad Mahmud from "Firfar" international company for foodstuff commerce said that approximately 500 Iraqi companies have been established in Jabel Ali Free Zone, dealing with re-export to Iraq, especially from China and south-eastern Asia countries.

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