DBT provides trade and investment services and practical support. We help UK companies succeed in Iraq, and Iraqi companies set up and invest in the UK.

We offer expertise and contacts through our extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British Embassy in Iraq which covers trade in the centre and south of the country – including Basra, and in the British Consulate in Erbil, covering trade in the Kurdistan region.

Set up a business and invest in the UK

Discover investment opportunities and learn how your business can expand to the UK on great.gov.uk.

Buy from the UK

Find exceptional and creative UK trade partners with DBT’s Find a Supplier service on great.gov.uk.

Export to Iraq from the UK

UK companies can increase their sales, growth and stability by selling to Iraq.

Our export guide to Iraq provides essential information for new and established exporters.

On great.gov.uk, DBT provides:

Export licensing and special rules for Iraq

Information on products or services which require licences for supply outside of the UK.

Arms embargo and other restrictions on Iraq

Details of any arms embargoes, trade control restrictions, defence export policies and restrictions on terrorist organisations which may apply to Iraq.

Financial sanctions on Iraq

Information on any financial sanctions imposed in the UK towards Iraq.

Contact us

Department for Business and Trade Baghdad

James Gallagher, Director, DIT Iraq
British Embassy
International Zone


Department for Business and Trade Erbil

British Consulate-General
Kurdistan Region


+964 751 228 7359

Office hours:
Sunday to Wednesday: 8am to 4pm; Thursday: 8am to 2pm