We would like to inform you that as per new regulations from Iraq Customs, below mandatory requirements needs to be adhered to with immediate effect for all shipments to Iraq, as follows:
Mandatory requirements for Iraq Imports:
1) Bill of Lading should read the actual name of the commodity; accordingly “General Cargo” as a commodity-description is not acceptable. Exact cargo/commodity should be mentioned on the Bill of Lading.
2) The consignee and notify party on the Bill of Lading should be Iraq parties only and no foreign parties are allowed. The consignee should have a valid import license in Iraq.
3) Upon berthing of vessel at Umm Qasr Port, amendments to the manifest is prohibited by customs.