- March 21, 2018
Iraq | Amendments to the prior informed consent (PIC) procedure for hazardous chemicals
Amendments as regards customs valuation, the prior informed consent (PIC) procedure for hazardous chemicals, the scope of goods subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI) and Iraq's adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) have been brought to the import documentation for Iraq. The following changes have been made:
Customs Valuation - A new paragraph on the assessment of the Customs Value of goods has been incorporated into this overview. Please turn thereto for specifics.
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Hazardous Chemicals - As Iraq joined the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, commonly known as the Rotterdam Convention, in mid-2017, the chapter on Further Chemicals and Hazardous Goods has been enhanced with additional details of the Rotterdam Convention. More information may be obtained from the quoted section and the document entitled Export Notification for Goods Coming under the Rotterdam Convention.
Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) - The scope of commodities subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI) has been amplified to include the putty for use on window glass and plastic boxes for preserving packaged foodstuffs or beverages, amongst others. Hence, the importation of the newly listed goods now requires a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and a Release Note for Customs Clearance to be issued in the framework of the Pre-Import Inspection, Testing and Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq (ICIGI). Further particulars on the programme may be viewed in the quoted documents as well as in the chapter on Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) below.
Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) - This overview has been enhanced with information on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, i.e. the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), to which Iraq is a party. For additional details regarding this matter, please refer to the paragraph on Further Chemicals and Hazardous Goods available here.