Iraq has banned the import of certain agricultural goods from Iran in order to protect its own producers. The list includes 17 goods such as tomato, onion, pomegranate, date, corn, etc.
It has not been clear that how long the ban would last.
Iraq is the most important export market for Iranian goods, however, lately as the political tension has increased, several Iraqi users prefer not to buy Iranian goods.
“During the first 7 months of the year, the export to Iraq has been only 650 million USD. This figure a year ago for the same period was 1.15 billion USD”, explains Hamid Hosseini, a member of Iran – Iraq Chamber of Commerce to Iran Newspaper.
It has also been reported that while previously several Iraqi merchants vastly accepted Iranian Rial for their trade, recently they only accept US dollar or Iraqi Dinar.
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