Mission and goals

The Russian-Iraqi Business Council was established on December 5th, 2012, under the auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Russian-Arab Business Council in order to assist with the following tasks:

  • Expansion and development of business relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between Russian and Iraqi business communities
  • Promotion of Russian business economic interests in the Iraqi market, and vice versa
  • Promotion of governmental regulation beneficial to wider trade and economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Iraq
  • Formation of clear info space where relevant information on current business opportunities in Russian and Iraq is readily available
  • Protection of rights and legal interests of businessmen in their relations with Russian and Iraqi governmental and commercial entities

The Russian-Iraqi Business Council

  • Monitoring and analysis of problem areas in business relations between the two countries, providing possible solutions and recommendations
  • Determination of potential opportunities for widening the Russian-Iraqi business relations, as well as promising projects in Russia and Iraq
  • Organization of discussion platforms for exchange of experience and opinions between members of the Russian and Iraqi business communities, forums and conferences for discussing specific proposals on improving the business climate between the two countries, as well as for working out a mutual strategy of business development and improvement of trade and scientific cooperation
  • Facilitation on interactions between the Russian and Iraqi business circles and the legislative and executive authorities; participation in preparation and execution of Russian-Iraqi treaties and joint programs related to trade and scientific cooperation; participation in development of laws and regulations; preparation of proposals for updating and expanding the contractual legal framework of trade and economic collaboration between Russia and Iraq
  • Provision of consulting services to Russian and Iraqi companies, participation in preparation of information resources and analytical data on relevant areas of cooperation