Jordan’s First Industrial Exports to Iraq Cross ‘Tureibil’ Monday

تم نشره في Sun 1 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
  • The Karamah-Tureibil crossing with Iraq, East of Jordan - (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad—The first of Jordan’s industrial exports to Iraq are expected to make it through the Trureibil border crossing tomorrow Monday, according to the head of the Iraq exportation follow up committee, Hasan Smadi.

Mr Smadi told AlGhad that preparations are currently underway to dispatch another convoy of 20 freight trucks, bound for Iraq, next Thursday.

The member of the Amman Chamber of Industry’s general assembly told AlGhad that the first shipment of fruits and vegetable produce has already made it across last week.

Jordanian exports to Iraq over the first half of the year, H1-2017, have reached JOD161.2 million, while imports from Iraq have not exceed JOD1.7 million.

In 2013, exportation to Iraq peaked at JOD882 million, whereas in 2016, it stumbled to JOD330 million.

Despite the closure of Tureibil, industrial exportation to Iraq continued through Saudi and Kuwait, as well as via Aqaba.