Via Ibrahim Khalil crossing
Kurdistan Region refused entry for 20,000 tons of imports from Turkey in 2023
DUHOK, January 18 — Approximately 20,000 tons of goods were denied entry into the Kurdistan Region via the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing in 2023, resulting in the items being sent back to Turkey.
The Ibrahim Khalil border crossing lies between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey and sees a daily influx of hundreds of trucks laden with goods, predominantly comprising food, medical supplies, and furniture.
A source at the border revealed to 964media, “All of the items failed to adhere to our standards, leading to their rejection.”
“Food items will not be permitted unless they bear expiration dates and instructions written in Arabic,” the source further explained.