Import/ Procedure

Procedure

For clearing the shipments in Iraq, Customs requires the below four additional documents (in Addition to the standard requirements) where it is recommended to start preparing the documents within placing the shipment to avoid delays & additional charges:

1) Import license

2) Quality certificate

3) Certificate of Origin

4) Original Invoices

  • Acceptance into Iraqi port is to Umm Qasr (Dry and Reefer both) while inland delivery option is ONLY available for dry cargo. Please contact local Safmarine representative for more details. (jorsaldir@maersk.com)
  • The two gate-ways open for final destination Iraq are Umm Qasr in Iraq and Aqaba in Jordan.
  • Once the booking is made, the shipper or the consignee can not change the shipper / consignee details and same details will be used in the manifestation with Iraqi customs.
  • All charges for imports to Iraq are to be settled at origin except IMP which would be collected at Umm Qasr port.

Merchant may arrange for haulage on account and risk of cargo, subject to deposit and conditions as listed below:

  • All costs, risks and responsibilities until return of containers to the carriers stack will be on account of Merchant.
  • Merchant undertakes to return empty containers to Safmarine in good condition.
  • Safmarine has the right to claim all costs which are incurred on containers damaged while under the care and responsibility of Merchant.
  • These charges will be based on Safmarine’s claim, which will have to be paid by Merchant prior to return of deposit.
  • Containers not returned to Safmarine’s possession within 60 days will be deemed as lost and Maersk is authorized to realize the proceeds from the security deposit.

Additionally, Merchant agrees to pay Demurrage and Detention charges as applicable as per Safmarine tariff.

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Safmarine Container Lines

5th Floor Al Hijaz Tower 158
Mecca Street
Amman Jordan
+962 (6) 5524685
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