Exporting to Iraq (including the Iraqi Kurdistan region)

A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Iraq, including the Iraqi Kurdistan region.



A detailed guide on doing business in and with Iraq. The guide contains information on:

  • challenges of doing business in Iraq
  • growth potential of the market
  • trade between the UK and Iraq
  • opportunities in Iraq
  • start-up and market entry considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements
  • who to contact for more help

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Published 30 January 2015
Last updated 3 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Reviewed and updated page in full.

  2. Updated guide.

  3. 2015 updated to Exporting to Iraq guide.

  4. First published.