Iraq – Market overview

While the business environment is improving in Iraq, numerous challenges remain in place, such as heavy bureaucracy, high levels of corruption, a private sector that is only marginal and continuing insecurity. Nonetheless, Iraq presents a large potential for Canadian companies looking for new opportunities in the Middle East. 

Important points to know about Iraq

Trade and investment between Iraq and Canada

Canadian exports to Iraq: $146,680,440
Canadian imports from Iraq: $415,528
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $22 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Canada-Iraq fact sheet 


Contact a trade commissioner

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Contact our team – Embassy of Canada in Iraq 

Related links

Country facts – Iraq
General information about Iraq prepared by the Iraqi National Investment Commission.

Ministry of Trade - Iraq
Get information on Iraq’s trade and investment policies.

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