Support for Exports to Iraq | We Want Your Feedback | Weather Boosts Retail

Posted on 25/04/2019 by DHL Express

Support for British firms exporting to Iraq

The International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, met with the Iraqi Prime Minister during his visit to Baghdad to discuss our bilateral trading relationship. Dr Fox announced a £1 billion increase in support available to British businesses operating in Iraq. This will provide more jobs and help to promote stability in the region.

This support is available to UK companies selling to Iraq or investing in the country and will help the Government of Iraq access finance for projects that source goods and services from the UK. Dr Liam Fox also spoke to young Iraqi entrepreneurs who are working to support the long-term stabilisation of Iraq.

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