IRAQI BORDERS

JORDANIAN/IRAQI BORDERS Al-Karameh/Trebil
August 27, 2017
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IRAQI BORDERS

JORDANIAN/IRAQI BORDERS ( Al-Karameh/Trebil )
Despite the reopening of the Jordanian/Iraqi borders crossing, the commercial exchange between the two countries is still weak. This is due to security reasons, although no incidents have been reported from both sides of the borders since the recent reopening. The authorities at both sides expect that the activities will increase and come to normal within the coming month. For the time being trucks are escorted by security forces from Trebil in numbers of 20 to 40 trucks per convoy to the checkpoint of Skour, a secure area 40 km west of Baghdad. From there they are in secure areas to final destinations.
Talks between the two countries on the feasibility of establishing a joint zone at the borders is currently going on.
Another important phase in the talks between the two countries is to find a system to how to exempt some of Jordanian products from the 30% that the Iraqis impose on exporting countries.
Will revert with more information in due time.

TURKISH/IRAQI BORDERS
After the referendum vote in the Northern Kurdish Region for independence, the political situation and tension between the government in Baghdad, the KRG in the north and neihbouring countries have intensified. The impact and consequences to the region are difficult to foresee. For the time being, movement of shipments at the borders from the Turkish side is open while shipments from the Iraqi side are stopped.
We are following up and will keep you updated.

AIRPORTS OF SULAIMANIAH AND ERBIL
Flights to both airports are stopped until further notice.
Delegations are sent to Baghdad for negotiations searching for common solutions. Situation in the region is tensed.
We are following up and will keep you updated.

SAUDI/IRAQI BORDER ( AR´AR )
After more than 27 years, the crossing border Ar´ar between Saudi Arabia and Iraq has reopened. Offices at both sides of the border are fully equipped with the necessary man-power and security needed for smooth operations.

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