Jordan exempts Iraqi trucks from border fines

Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi on Tuesday (September 19th) announced that Iraqi trucks parked on the Jordanian side of the border will be exempt from financial penalties, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

The move comes as part of the Jordanian government’s efforts to overcome obstacles facing trade with Iraq.

The exemption, which came in conjunction with the opening of borders between Jordan and Iraq, would encourage trade movement through al-Karama/Trebil border crossing.

It is expected to boost economic relations between the two countries and facilitate the movement of citizens and goods from both directions.

The decision also aims to accelerate the operation of the kingdom's truck fleet, which transports goods and commodities to Iraq, and revive shipping in the port of Aqaba.

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