Iraq has long term potential for foreign investments and its economy poised for expansion. Iraq offers lucrative business prospects for international investors as the government is committed to providing security, improving regulations of foreign investment, fighting corruption and promoting transparency.

Current Investment Needs

In addition to investing in infrastructure, the following sectors are in great need of rebuilding and development, with significant investment opportunity:

  • Banking
  • Energy: Electricity, Oil, Gas
  • Natural Resources (Oil, Lime, Kaoline, Phosphates, Sulphur, Bentonite, Construction Raw Material (brick clay, aggregates))
  • Education
  • E-Government
  • Healthcare
  • Religious – Cultural Tourism
  • Internet Shopping
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Industrial
  • Water, Sanitation, Solid Waste
  • Landfills
  • Recycling

Reasons to Invest in Iraq

  • Strategic location
  • Low corporate tax rates
  • Local partnerships services to facilitate your investment
  • Talented, educated and skilled labor force
  • Strong investment incentives, tax exemptions and guarantees
  • Vast reserves of oil and natural gas, and one of the most promising, still largely undeveloped sources of hydrocarbon resources in the world
  • Post-conflict Iraq has immense infrastructure development and housing rebuilding investment opportunities
  • Numerous investment opportunities across various sectors such as energy, environment, construction, healthcare, agriculture, and telecommunication sectors

Iraq Investment Map 2017
(Source: Iraq National Investment Commission)

Investor Guide
(Source: Iraq National Investment Commission)

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