Published: 2019-02-02 15:12
Last Updated: 2019-02-03 09:39
The Jordanian and Iraqi sides agreed to activate the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers adopted in 2017 to exempt some Jordanian goods from customs duties after negotiations aimed at determining the list of goods which are not produced in Iraq.
The Jordanian government also decided to exempt Iraqi goods imported through the port of Aqaba from 75% of the fees charged by Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, so that the amount paid by the Iraqi importer is 25% of the handling fees.
This came at the end of the talks between Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz and his Iraqi counterpart Dr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi, in the presence of ministers and officials of both sides and ambassadors of the two countries on Saturday at the Tarbil Border Crossing.
A joint statement emphasized the strategic brotherly relations between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, after the visit of Iraqi President Barham Salih to Amman on 15 November 2018.