samples to Iraq


We have client who wants to send some samples by air to Iraq
hazardous class 8 and 9 They are for use in the corrosion protection industry .The buyer in Iraq will be paying for them.
Will they be subject to inspection by Bureau Veritas?
Will they need Arab British certificate of origin + invoice to be certified and legalised by Iraqi embassy?
We understand that can this can take upto 3-4 weeks to pass the documents.
We look forward to receiving the replies


Hi Colin

You will require an Arab certificate of Origin certified and legalised and a Commecial invoice certified and legalised by the Iraq Embassy, The UK documentation you will need to provide will be
a, Original Invoice (has to be a UK invoice)
b. Photocopy of Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
c. If goods are going to an Iraq Government dept you will be required to provide a copy of the contract.
Conformity Inpsections can be carried out by Either BV or TUV in the UK and the goods will require a conformity certficate if they are on the regulated products list , and if they do not appear on the list they will require a Certificate of Inspection .

We can type the Arab COO and arrange the certfication & legalisation of the COO & Invoice and turnaround in about 10 -14 working days if that would help as we are a consular agent.

I hope this info helps


Hi Colin,

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

I would also suggest that you contact the Iraq Customs Authorities to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

Export Action Plan