Ministry to Announce New Pre-Import Inspection Contracts
A spokesman for Iraq’s Ministry of Planning and Development has said the ministry will announce the three contracts pre-import inspection next week.
The Ministry has completed the final touches on the contracts for the international companies from France, Switzerland and Denmark, said Abd Al-Zahra al-Hindawi.
Bureau Veritas of France, and Swiss company SGS, had been contracted to perform the pre-importation inspection, but the contract of the latter was reportedly cancelled in February due to performance issues.
In addition to the pre-import companies, six laboratories created by the Ministry of Industry and Mines as well as some other centers established by the Central Inspection and Quality Control Foundation inspect imports before they are introduced to Iraqi markets.