Iraq is preparing to export dates and barley
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Economy News - Baghdad
On Sunday, the Ministry of Agriculture announced that Iraq is ready to export the barley crop, in excess of the local market's need, with a quantity of 700 thousand tons through the public auction of exporters.
Minister Muhammad Karim revealed the mechanisms and details of the barley export that Iraqi exporters will "exclusively" carry out after fulfilling the conditions.
The public auction for the quantity of barley will be announced according to the cabinet directives for the purpose of exporting to all countries, according to the official Al-Sabah newspaper.
He added, "The auction will start next week at the ministry’s headquarters, for each quantity of 50 thousand tons," noting that
"the countries that have applied to Iraq to import barley are: Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar."
The Ministry's warehouses and silos also received the entire quantity of the wheat crop estimated at more than five million tons, which is a strategic storage for food security for Iraq after achieving self-sufficiency, as the Ministry of Trade grinds it and distributes it within the ration card after Iraq two years ago imported more than three from abroad. Millions of tons of wheat annually.
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