Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Industry and Minerals revealed its export plans to activate the marketing activity of its companies.
The ministry's spokesman, Mortada Al-Safi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), "The Ministry of Industry and Minerals, within the plan it prepared to activate the marketing activity of its companies, has exported large quantities of some products, and including asphalt produced in the General Company for Mining Industries in its various governmental plants, in addition to the factories." Other created in partnership with the private sector. "
He added, "The products (Prime Coat) and (Prime and Cat Pack) were exported to the United Arab Emirates for use in road and main street cladding operations and for other purposes related to waterproofing."
He added, "The Ministry seeks to export other products to neighboring countries, including wires and electrical cables produced in the Ur General Company in Dhi Qar Governorate, which will be exported to Syria during the next few years," noting that "there are efforts and future plans to export other products that have achieved self-sufficiency in the country and will be announced later.”
He noted, "There is a great demand from the Gulf countries and neighboring countries for the Iraqi product, because they protect the product and are subject to standardization and quality control and contain a certificate of origin."
He continued, "The materials that are desirable for export, such as cement of all kinds, resistant and ordinary, which carry American specifications, and construction materials such as stone, crushed stone, gravel, crushed gravel, sand and knocking sand called spices, as well as bricks, manufactured leather and cigarettes of all kinds."
He pointed out that "Iraqi exports have been stopped since the year 2003 and this continued until the end of the year 2017 until the issuance of a decision 40 by the Council of Ministers to cancel the decision to stop the export and allowed the ministry to export its surplus products."