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Baghdad, 29 December 1958

The Government of India and the Government of the Iraqi Republic, animated by the desire to develop, extend and consolidate trade and economic relations between the two countries, have resolved to enter upon the following Agreement

Article 1

The trade and economic relations between the two countries shall be established on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Article 2

The two Contracting Parties shall accord each other mostfavoured-nation treatment, with respect to all customs matters, taxes and other charges.

Article 3

Each Government shall accord to the commerce of the country of the other Government treatment no less favourable than that accorded to the commerce of any third country.

Article 4

The provisions of Articles 2 and 3 shall not apply to the grant or continuance of any

(a) privileges which are or will be granted by either of the two Contracting Parties in order to facilitate frontier trade;

(b) advantages, favours, privileges or immunities accorded by India to any country existing on the date of this Agreement or in replacement of such preferences or advantages that existed prior to the 15th August, 1947;

(c) such privileges and advantages as are or may be accorded by Iraq to any Arab State or country.

Article 5

The two Contracting Parties shall take all appropriate measures

to promote trade between the two countries in all possible ways, in particul I ar with regard to items mentioned in Schedules 'A' and 'B' attached to this Agreement.

Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to preclude trade in goods and commodities not mentioned in the said Schedules.

Article 6

The two Contracting Parties undertake to grant import, export licences in accordance with their respective import, export and foreign exchange rules and regulations.

Article 7

Each Government shall.give full consideration to suggestions that may be made from time to time by the other Government with a view to the development and expansion of commerce between the two countries.

Article 8

The merchant ships belonging to either of the two Contracting Parties, together with their cargoes, shall enjoy in respect of all matters relating to navigation free entry into the ports open to foreign trade, use of ports and harbour facilities, loading and unloading dues, taxes and other facilities, a treatment in no way less favourable than the treatment accorded to ships of any other f6reign country, except that any concessions made to ships engaged in the coastal trade of either Party shall not be available under this Article to the other Party.

Article 9

The two Contracting Parties agree to accord, subject to their respective laws and regulations, reasonable facilities for the holding of trade fairs and exhibitiofis.

Article 10

The two Contracting Parties agree to consult each other, as and when need for such consultation arises, in respect of any matters arising from the implementation of this Agreement, or in connection with the export or import of goods thereunder.

Article 11

The Agreement shall take effect from the date on which Letters of Ratification are exchanged and shall remain in force for a period of two years thereafter, and shall, subject to such modifications as may be agreed upon, be extended by mutual agreement for a further period of one year.

DONE at Baghdad, on this twenty-ninth day of December, 1958 A.D., in six original copies in Arabic, Hindi and English languages, all of which are equally authentic.

For the Government of India,

Sd./- I.S. CHOPRA Ambassador of India.

For the Government of the Iraqi Republic,

Sd./- Dr. IBRAHIM KUBBA Minsiter of Economics.



1. Animals, live: Horses Mules 11. Cotton III. Dates

IV. Foodgrains Barley Millets Pulses Rice Wheat Other Foodgrains including Beans, etc.

V. Gallnuts.

VT. Hides and Skins.



Textiles: Cotton and woollen, such as: Cotton and woollen piecegoods, Cotton Dhoties and Sarees, Hosiery and knitted Garments-Woollen, Cotton and Rayon. Silk Art Silk and Rayon Fabrics; Cotton Twist and Yarn; other Cotton, Woollen and Silk manufactures; Jute Manufactures.

Food : Tea, Coffee, Spices including Pepper, Provision. and Oilman!s Stores.

Agricultural Products: Hydrogenated Oils, i.e., Vanaspati' or Vegetable Ghee, Vegetable oils and Oilseeds, Essential Oils;

Chemical Products and Soaps: Chernicals and Chemical Preparations, Pharmaceuticals, Drugs and Medicines, Naphthalene, Antibiotics, Sera and Vaccines, Toilet Requistes and Perfumery, Paints, Pigments and Varnishes.

Engineering Goods: Printing Machinery, Diesel Engines, Pumps Driven by Diesel Engines and Electric Motors, Sewing Machines, Bicycles and their parts, Textile Machinery, such as Carding Machinery and Weaving looms, Machine Tools, Hand Tools and Small Tools, Small River-Crafts, Sugarcane Crushing Machinery, Rice, Flour and Oil Crushing Machinery, Ball Bearings, Agricultual Implements, Automobiles and their parts, Gliders.

Electrical Goods: Electrical appliances and accessories such as, Conduit Pipes, Switches, Bells, Holders, Cut-outs, etc., Electrodes, Electric Bulbs and Tubes, Generators, Portable and Fixed, Radio Receivers, Electric Fans and their parts, Batteries (dry and wet), Electric Torch Lights, Electric Motors, Telephone Apparatus, Ebonite Sheets, Rods and Tubes, Cables and Wires.

Household and Building Requirements: Utensils including Stainless Steelw4re, Cooking Ranges, Heaters, Electric Iron, Toasters, Kettles, etc. Household Electrical Fittingi and Fixtures, Roofing Tiles, Linoleum, Sanitary ware, G. I. Pipes and Fittings, Manhole Covers and Plates, Hurricane Lanterns, Kerosene Stoves,

Incandescent Oil Pressure Lamps, Safes, Strong Boxes and Room Fittings, Crockery.

Hardware: Locks and Padlocks, Cutlery, Bolts, Nuts, Screws and Hinges, etc., Steel Furniture and Hospital Appliances, Scientific Instruments of all types, Weighing Machines, Surgical and Medical Instruments.

Rubber Manufactures: Tyres and Tubes, Other Rubber Manufactures, Artificial Leather Goods.

Handicrafts and Cottage Industry Products: Stationery and Paper.

Miscellaneous: Coir, and Coir Products, Dyeing and Tanning Substances, Lac and Shellac, Myrobalan and Myrobalan Extracts, Glassware including Tableware, Glass Bottles and B angles, Books and Printed Matter, Sports Goods, Plastic Goods, and such other items as may become available for export from time to time.

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Ministry of External Affairs, India

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