Shipping to Iraq

Ocean Freight to Iraq

At DFreight, we provide a wide range of business sea freight services for a variety of commodities, including foods, fruits, electronicscosmetics, and furniture; offering transparent, effective, and reliable door-to-door cargo to Iraq from the UAE and vice versa. You can conduct business without being concerned about the challenges of shipping from the UAE to Iraq using our all-in-one digital freight solutions.

Our digital freight forwarding platform provides real-time monitoring of shipments, ensuring that you have complete visibility and control over your cargo. We offer end-to-end services tailored to your unique requirements, making shipping to and from Iraq a hassle-free experience. We help you ship business cargo to various cities in Iraq, including Baghdad, Karbala, Basrah, etc. in the easiest, fastest, and safest way possible.

You can rely on DFreight to assist you with all of your international cargo shipping to Iraq thanks to our FCL and LCL shipment ocean freight cargo services. With the help of our digital freight platform, you may submit your inquiry right away and receive the best competitive prices for shipping your cargo to Iraq.

Import to Iraq From UAE
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Major Sea Ports in Iraq
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Umm Qasr Port

Umm Qasr, located on Iraq’s Gulf Coast, is both the nation’s only deep-water port and its principal seaport. It manages the majority of export trade for the nation. Umm Qasr South Port, Umm Qasr North Port, and Umm Qasr Mid Port are the three distinct port zones that make up this port.

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Port of Basra

The Al Maqal Port, commonly referred to as the Port of Basra, is situated in the city of Basra, close to the Persian Gulf. The British, who were in control of Mesopotamia at the time, inaugurated the port in 1919.

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Abu Flous Port

The Abu Flous is a commercial port and deals with general cargo. On the western side of the Shatt al Arab river, it is a small harbor. It is close to the Iranian border and has a road connection to Basra. Three quays in the port are each 75 meters long and 18 meters broad. The port is around 520 meters long. Three forklifts are in use at each of the nine quays. Each of them has a 5 ton capacity. The port, which also includes a lighting tower, frequently welcomes small ships and boats with light cargo.

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Top Iraq Exports and Imports

The top exports of Iraq are Crude Petroleum, Gold, Refined Petroleum, Petroleum Coke, and Coal Tar Oil, exporting mostly to China, India, Turkey, South Korea, and United States.

The top imports of Iraq are Broadcasting Equipment, Refined Petroleum, Cars, Jewellery, and Packaged Medicaments, importing mostly from United Arab Emirates, China, Turkey, India, and Germany.

Market Update 2023

According to OEC, in 2020, Iraq was the number 52 economy in the world in terms of GDP, the number 44 in total exports, the number 51 in total imports, the number 117 economy in terms of GDP per capita and the number 90 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Iraq exported US$5.24 Million during 2016 to the United Arab Emirates and imported US$5.54 Billion during 2014 from the UAE, according to the Trading Economics database.

In 2023, the Iraq and UAE freight market is expected to be booming. The two countries have been working closely together to improve their infrastructure and facilities in order to accommodate the increasing amount of trade between them.

Banned Products

It is against the law to import products that have been banned by the Iraqi government. This includes products that are considered to be harmful to the health and safety of the people of Iraq. Some of the products that are banned from being imported into Iraq include: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, and any other products that are considered to be contraband. It is currently illegal to import any products containing pork or pork by-products into Iraq.

Documents & Customs Clearance

One thing to take into account when exporting cargo internationally is customs clearance. You must be aware of the customs clearance regulations of the destination countries when shipping cargo from Iraq.

The following documentation must be given to local customs for international shipments by the supplier, consignee, or intermediary:

A commercial invoice
A packing list
A bill of lading
A certificate of origin

Rules & Regulations

There are a few things to keep in mind when importing or exporting to and from Iraq.

1. All products must be declared at the port of entry.

2. A license is required for certain goods, including but not limited to: alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and weapons.

3. There are restrictions on the import of certain items, such as live animals, plants, and food products.

4. All products must be labeled in Arabic.

5. Iraq is a member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), so any trade in endangered species must be in compliance with CITES regulations.

6. Iraq is a signatory to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, so any trade in hazardous wastes must be in compliance with Basel Convention regulations.

7. Iraq is a signatory to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, so any trade in chemicals and pesticides must be in compliance with Rotterdam Convention regulations.

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End-to-End Supply Chain Management

Digital freight forwarding platforms provide air freight services that allow businesses to move their products and materials quickly and efficiently. These platforms offer a variety of services that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each business, and they provide a secure and efficient way to ship items.

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You know exactly what you’re paying for when you use our digital air freight platform. There’s no hidden fees or surcharges – just honest, transparent pricing.

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You can handle all your air freight shipments online from any device, which will reduce the amount of time needed for paperwork.

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Keep track of all your bookings in one place and get notified of any changes in shipment status.Digital freight forwarding can help streamline your communication and make it hassle-free. It can also help you streamline your documentation.