COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Sam Whitfield
(on behalf of the Ministry of Trade)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Trade Contact: Mike O’Shea
Exportation of Iraqi Scrap Metal
As previously announced, the Minister of Trade has granted a General License
to Export Scrap Metal from April 30, 2004 until December 31, 2004 on payment of
a Scrap Metal Export License Fee currently set at ID 50,000 per metric ton. No
physical license is required.
To better clarify the process in which scrap metal can be exported from Iraq the
following conditions are as follows:
1. Any Iraqi or foreign company can export scrap metal from Iraq.
2. Any quantity can be exported.
3. Payment for export license. The license fee can be paid at any one of the
bank branches listed below. The banks may charge a small bank fee for this
service. Additional banks will be added to this list over time. This information
will be published in the Official Gazette and on the Ministry of Trade website
4. Procedure for exporting scrap – after paying the fee and receiving the bank
receipt, the exporter should take the original receipt to the Iraqi Customs
Service on the border to complete the procedures for export. Exporters must wait
five (5) days before proceeding to the border with shipments.
A separate payment must be made for each shipment. It is not possible to use the
same receipt for more than one shipment.
5. Iraqi Customs Service will assess the weight of the shipment based on a
6. Iraqi Customs Service has the right to re-weigh shipments.
7. Iraqi Customs Service will check that your receipt is valid and will check
the amount that you wish to export against the amount that you have paid.
8. An exporter has the right to export any additional quantity of scrap upon
payment of an additional fee.
9. The bank receipt will remain valid until December 31, 2004. No refunds will
10. Border Crossing Points - scrap metal can be exported via the following
Turkey Ibrahim Khalil
Saudi Arabia Ar Ar
Rest of World Umm Qasr
11. Changing the nominated border crossing point is not permitted once payment
has been made.
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