Major changes to Duty Exempt shipments to Iraq.
Iraq Tuesday November 24th 2020
Iraqi Government suspends all Tax Exemption statuses across all sectors in the country.
The Iraqi Customs authorities have Suspended tax exemption approvals for Diplomatic, Government, Humanitarian and Military shipments destined for all areas across Iraq.
Announced by the Head of General Customs Legal Department on late 22nd November 2020 all customs duty & levy exemption applications will be rejected and all cargo imported into the country will be considered as commercial imports with standard duties and taxes applied.
The customs authorities have said shipments in transit which already have tax exemption approvals in place will be processed as usual upon arrival to Iraq but Move One staff are currently noticing severe delays in actual clearance processes at the various southern entry points. The majority of tax exempt shipments which have arrived to Iraqi ports are being placed on hold until further notice.
However, The new law is currently not being implemented at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing in the north of the country .
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