The import of cement to Iraq was banned
Cement imports to Iraq banned; The Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday banned the import of foreign cement into the country.
The news site Euphrates News Agency, the news organ of the Iraqi Supreme Islamic Assembly, quoted an informed source in the Iraqi cabinet as saying that the cabinet has banned the import of cement to the country in order to support domestic production.
The statement stressed that cement will enter the country only with the consent of the Iraqi Prime Minister.
Experts predict that the Iraqi government’s unexpected decision to ban cement imports will affect Iranian cement companies, which are among Iraq’s most important cement suppliers.
Earlier, the sales manager of Saman Gharb Cement Company told IRNA that about 50 Iranian factories export between 9 and 10 million tons of cement to Iraq annually.
In the last two years, the Iraqi government has increased the customs tariff on Iranian cement from $ 2 to $ 10 to support domestic production.
The Iraqi government had previously decided to ban the import of cement, which was lifted a week later after negotiations and negotiations between the cement exporting countries to Iraq.