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New Delhi, 13 December 1962

The Government of the Republic of Iraq, and the Government of the Republic of India,

ANIMATED by the desire to develop, extend and consolidate trade and economic relations between the two countries on the basis of the equality and mutual benefit,

HAVE agreed as follows

Article 1

The two Contracting Parties shall accord to the commerce of the other party most-favoured-nation treatment with respect to all customs matters, taxes, and other charges.

This provision shall not apply to the grant or continuance of any

(a) privileges accorded by either of the Contracting Parties to facilitate frontier trade.

(b) advantages resulting from any Customs Union or free trade area to which either of the Contracting Parties is or may become a party.

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

(d) privileges and advantages, favours or immunities accorded by the Iraqi Republic to any Arab Country.

(e) advantages accorded in virtue of a multilateral economic agreement designed to liberalise conditions of international commerce.

Article 2

Subject to their respective laws and regulations, the two Contracting Parties shall take all appropriate measures to promote trade between the two countries in all possible ways, in particular with regard to the items listed in Schedules A and B annexed to this Agreement.

Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude trade in goods and commodities not mentioned in the said schedules.

Article 3

All payments and charges in connection with the import and export of goods between the two countries shall be made in any convertible currency agreed upon by both Parties.

Article 4

The two Contracting Parties agree to grant each other, subject to their respective laws and regulations, reasonable facilities for holding trade fairs and exhibitions in their respective territories.

Article 5

The two Contracting Parties agree that goods imported by either country from the other may not be re-exported to a third country without prior approval of the country of origin of the goods.

Article 6

The merchant ships and sailing vessels 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 foreign country, except that any concessions accorded to ships engaged in the coastal trade of either Party shall not be available under this Article to the other Party.

Article 7

The two Contracting Parties agree to set up a Joint Committee that shall meet at the request of either Party to review the implementation of this Agreement and to ensure proper fulfilment of its provisions.

Article 8

The Agreement shall take effect from the date on which Instruments 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 in New Delhi on this Thirteenth day of December, 1962 in six original copies in Arabic, Hindi and English languages, all of which shall be equally authentic.


Leader of the Iraqi Trade Delegation
For the Government of the
Republic of Iraq.


Minister of Commerce and Minister of International Trade
For the Government of the Republic of India.



I. Animal and Marine Products
1. Leather manufactures excluding shoes
2. Finished leather
3. Animal casings

II. Agricultural Products
1. Cigars and cigarettes
2. Hemp
3. Palmyra fibre
4. Tapioca flour (Manioc meal)
5. Sago
6. Fresh fruits including bananas
7. Fruit products
8. Cotton seed oil
9. Plywood (commercial and tea-chests)
10. Henna powder
11. Cashewnuts and other dry fruit-almond, walnuts, rasins, figs,
pistacho nuts etc., dry ginger and apricots.
12. Coir and coir products
13. Tobacco
14. Tamarind
15. Turmeric
16. Castor oil
17. Groundnut oil
18. Linseed oil
19. Salad oil
20. Vanaspati
21. Cotton seed cake
22. Deoiled cake (Rice bran)

III. Drugs Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Allied Products
1. Calcined Magnesite
2. Bichromates
3. Alumina Ferric
4. Ferro Manganese
5. Pigments, paints and varnishes
6. Printing Inks other than black
7. Fountain pen ink
8. Myrabolam and extract
9. Nux Vomica, Alkaloids and preparations
10. Soaps, toiletries, Hair oil and perfumes
11. Glycerine
12. Hydraulic Brake Fluid
13. Pharmaceuticals, drugs, medicines, vaccines, serums, etc.
14. Safety matches and fireworks
15. Fire extinguishers
16. Crockery
17. Magnesium chloride.
18. Ethyl alcohol and Industrial alcohol
19. Rubber products including bicycle tyres and tubes other than those types of tyres and tubes export of which is banned
20, Asbestos products
21. Liquid Glucose
22. Benzene
23. Surgical cotton
24. Strychine
25. Morphine
26. Bromides (Sodium and Potassium and Calcium)
27. Liquid Bromine
28. All antibiotics
29. All alkaloids
30. Synthetic drugs
31. Tetracyclins
32. Hamycin
33. Anti-tubercular drugs (P.A.S. and Salts)
34. Anti Dysentry drugs (Idochlaro and di-iodoquinoline)
35. Bleaching powder
36. Hydrochloric acid
37. Hydrogen peroxide
38. Sodium perborate
39. Liquid chlorine
40. Anti-leprotic drugs (D.S.S. and derivatives)
41. Amodiaquin
42. VitaminsA'
43. Vitamins'C'
44. Emetine
45. Santonine
46. Quinine
47. Brueine
48. Synthetic hormones
49. Aspirin
50. Calcium gluconate and other calcium salts
51. Ferro gluconate
52. Nikethamide
53. Insecticides pesticides, fungicides (formulations only)
54. Dentiffices
55. PVC/leather cloth

IV. Engineering Products
1. Aluminium and ACSR conductors
2. Insulators
3. Distribution transformers
4. Transmission line poles and towers
5. Air conditioners, water coolers and refrigerators
6. Public address equipment
7. Radio receivers
8. Electric lamps (GLS)
9. Fluoroscent lamps
10. Rubber and plastic insulated house wiring cable
11. Electric motors
12. Bicycles
13. Storage batteries
14. Electricity House service motors
15. Agricultural implements if tractor drawn
16. Cotton and hair belting
17. Pressure lamps and stoves
18. Stationery
19. Coated abrasives
20. Diesel engines
21. Duplicators
22. Zip fasteners
23. Buckles
24. Eyelets
25. Vacuum bottles and flasks
26. Collapsible tubes
27. Pumps (coupled with prime movers or not) (Centrifugal pumps).
28. Pumps driven by diesel engines and electric motors
29. Railway materials
30. Precision and scientific instruments; survey instruments
31. Paper and pulp making machinery
32. Grey iron castings, forgings and cast iron pipes
33. Rolled steel products
34. Steel castings and forgings,
35. Foundry castings for machine parts
36. Crown corks
37. Cutlery
38. Nuts, bolts etc.
39. Sewing machines
40. Electric fans
41. Steel furniture
42. Tin plate containers
43. Household utensils of iron and steel, brass and aluminium
44. Kerosene stoves
45. Weighing machines
46. Scientific instrument of all types
47. G.I. Buckets
48. Welding electrodes (are welding electrodes)
49. Enamelled copper wire
50. Sand paper
51. Locks -
52. Steel structurals and fabrication
53. Conduit pipes and fittings

V. Mining products
1. Mica bricks
2. Micanite
3. Ground Mica
4. Sillimanite
5. Ilmenite
6. Magnesite
7. Iron ore
8. Manganese ore.

VI. Plastics and Sports Goods
I. Spectacle frames
2. Fountain pens
3. Plastic and moulded goods, including umbrella handles
4. Linoleum
5. Leather cloth
6. Bangles
7. Decorative lamina
8. Sports goods

VII Textiles, Cotton and Woollen such as:

1. Cotton piece goods
2. Cotton dhoties and sarees
3. Hosiery and knitted garments-cotton and rayon
4. Silk, art silk and rayon fabrics
5. Cotton twist and yarn other than cotton, woollen and silk
6. Jute manufactures
7. Handloom fabrics

VIII. Food
1. Tea
2. Coffee
3. Spices including pepper
4. Fish--dried and salted
5. Fish prawn & dried
6. Preserved fruits and vegetable products
7. Cane jaggery
8. Cane jaggery powder (Indian gur)
9. Processed food
10. Sugar

IX. Others
1. Biscuits
2. Confectionery and chocolates
3. Portable spirits and beer
4. Red Earthen tiles
5. Agarbathies
6. Pencils
7. Carbon paper and typewriter ribbons
8. Books (Printed and others)
9. Brass artware and other handicrafts
10. Bees wax
11. Paraffin wax
12. Opium, raw
13. Exposed cinema to graphic films
14. Records
15. Clocks and watches
16. Umbrellas and umbrella parts
17. Handicrafts and cottage industry products
18. Artificial dentures
19. Stationery articles
20. Ball point pencils
21. Sandalwood chips
22. Cigarette paper
23. Cycle rims
24. Printing inks
25. Guar gurn.



Dates and Dates Products
1. Dates
2. Dates Syrup

Food and Feed Grain
3. Wheat
Duruin Wheat
5. Barley
6. Millet
7. Lentils
8. Green Grams
9. Maze
10. Rice
11. Other Grains

Other Agricultural Products
12. Cotton
13. Cotton Seeds
14. Linseeds
15. Gall nuts
16. Walnuts, almond and Pistacho nuts
17. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Live Animals and Animal Products
18. Mules
19. Donkeys
20. Arab Horses

21. Casings
22. Wool
23. Animal fats
24. Other animal by-products

Hides, Skins and Leather Products
25. Hides and Skins
26. Leather
27. Leather shoes
28. Other leather goods

29. Cotton textiles
30. Woollen textiles
31, Woollen blankets
32. Silk textiles
33. Hosiery and knitted wear

Building and Construction Materials
34. Cement
35. Bricks and stones
36. Asbestos and Asbestos Products
37. Tiles
38. Metal and wooden blinds and windows
39. Other building materials

Petroleum and Petroleum Products
40. Crude Oil
41. Benzene and Kerosene
42. Bitumen
43. Lubricating oils
44. Asphalt

Other Goods and Articles
45. Vegetable oil
46. Tobacco and Cigarettes
47. Soaps and detergents
48. Wooden and Metal furniture
49. Aluminium articles
50. Nails
51. Beer and Arak
52. Confectionary, Biscuits and Juices
53. Plastic tubes
54. Rubber shoes
55. Books and magazines
56. Cinematographic films
57. Silver and Copper handicrafts
58. Village handicrafts
59. Salad Oil
60. Deoiled cake
61. Grain bran and Rice bran
62. Surgical cotton



The Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of India,

ANIMATED by the desire to develop and strengthen the trade relations between the two countries and to promote closer economic relations,

HAVE reviewed the working of the Trade Agreement signed by the two Governments on 13th December 1962 and

HAVE agreed as follows :

(1) The Trade Agreement referred to above expiring on 3rd July 1965, shall be extended till the 30th September 1966. Thereafter, it shall remain in force till it is modified or terminated by either party on giving three months notice.

(2) The Joint Committee referred to in Article 7 of the said Trade Agreement shall hold periodic meetings in the months of January and July of each year to ensure the fulfilment of the provisions of the said Trade Agreement and this Protocol alternatively at Delhi and Baghdad as may be mutually agreed upon by both the parties from time to time.

(3) For the purpose of promoting greater contacts between the trade in the two countries, the two contracting parties shall endeavour to exchange delegations of businessmen and representatives of Government organisations.

(4) The two Contracting Parties shall cooperate to the utmost possible extent in technical fields to their mutual advantage and for the purposes of economic development, including the establishment of Joint Ventures and expansion of trade.

(5) This Protocol shall be read together with the Trade Agreement of 13th December 1962 and shall form an integral part thereof.

(6) This Protocol shall come into force from the date of exchanging notes confirming the approval of both Governments.

DONE and signed, in duplicate, in English, both documents being authentic, in Baghdad on the 22nd of November, 1964.


Minister of Economics For the Government of the Republic of Iraq.


Ambassador of India in Iraq
For the Government of the Republic of India.

India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India

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