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Message from the Prime Minister of Iraq: Nouri Al-Maliki

Nouri Al Maliki

 

"...Amongst the many potential investors, we look to see active participation from American business. The unique ties that we have cultivated over the last few years, and the leading character of many American corporations, mean they are well-placed to participate in the building of the new Iraq..."

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A Message from the Iraqi Commercial Consular: Mr. Al-Hassan

"...On behalf of everyone at the Iraqi Commercial office here in Washington, D.C., I welcome you to our web portal. The Embassy of Iraq's Commercial Office endeavors to serve as a critical link between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America focused squarely on increasing trade and commerce between our two nations..."

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News From Iraq

 The Iraqi Commercial Attache’ Mr. Naufel Alhassan has Spoken on the opening session of the training  program  held  by the CLDP for Iraqi officials headed by Dr. Ali Alrufaiaai Dean of collage of Law in Baghdad University. The program focuses on IP laws and regulations.


Iraq Commercial Attache Mr. Naufel Alhassan met with Mr. David hamood president of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce.


Iraq Commercial Attache Mr. Naufel Alhassan met with officials from CLDP, US Chamber of Commerce and the vice chairman of USIBD.

 

Seminar at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Naufel Al Hassan, the Iraqi Commercial Attache in Washington attended a presentation by the Department of International Relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Commercial attaches and economists from over 40 countries were in attendance. The round table event was directed by Martin Regalia, Ph.D, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Regalia gave a detailed description of the current economic crisis facing the United States and the world as well as a policy proposal to raise the U.S.’s debt ceiling.

 

USA Today Article

the Iraqi Commercial Attache in Washington Mr. Naufel Al Hassan’s statements appeared in an article by Jim Michaels for USA Today on 7/20/2011 titled, “Foreign Investment Begins to Pour Into Iraq.” In the article, Michaels detailed a situation in which US companies are not taking advantage of great opportunities to invest in Iraq’s emerging market. Mr. Al Hassan was quoted, “Iraq’s market is growing fast and that U.S. companies risk missing opportunities.”

 

Click here to read more: http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2011-07-19-foreign-investment-iraq-investors-business_n.htm

 

 

National Press Club Conference

            On July 13, 2011 Susan Hamrock-Mann: director of the Iraq Reconstruction Task Force at the Dept. of Commerce, Amb. Patricia Haslach: Iraq Transition Coordinator at the State Department, Lionel Johnson: vice president of Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Naufel Alhassan: Iraqi Commercial Attaché, along with Eng. Abdullah A. Jiburi General Contracting Company and George Heinlein: CEO of 360 Architecture (Partners in the Basrah Sports Complex) sat together on a panel at the National Press Club to discuss the abundant opportunities in post-war Iraq that are being missed by American companies. The panel discussed the reasons why American companies are not taking advantage of such a grand opportunity to invest abroad. These reasons included but were not limited to, perceptions of security and corruption that are often misrepresented in the media. The panel concluded by stating that challenges to investing in Iraq should be seen as opportunities to find solutions for U.S. Companies.

 

Click here to read more: http://press.org/news-multimedia/news/security-concerns-legal-system-weaknesses-confront-us-business-iraq


Weekly Photo From Iraq

The thirty eighth session of Baghdad International Fair will began on 1-10 of November 2012. Iraqi Commercial Attache’ in Washington DC invite all US and international companies to participate in this important event. For more information

Iraqi Visa Process

 

For a detailed explanation of the most current Iraqi visa registration process, or to download Visa Application Form and  Visa Instructions please visit  VISA SECTION   in the webpage of the Iraqi embassy in Washington D.C. or call the Consulate @ (202) 483-7500