IRAQ-Kurdistan - New CBCA-ICIGI programme implemented on December 20th, 2017

Dec. 20 2017

"The border entry point at Bashmakh have subcontracted a third party “Razga Co” to control the shipments entering Kurdistan region through the following points of entry: Bashmakh, Siran Band, Tawella and Kelleh.


“Razga Co” has appointed Bureau Veritas for the implementation of the Verification of Conformity (VOC) programme “Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) & Pre-Import Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq / Kurdistan (ICIGI)”.

The programme requires that goods exported to Kurdistan region through these points of entry have to comply to applicable standards (IQS, Iraqi/Kurdish Technical regulations, International and EN standards/regulations/directives) and national deviations, shall be verified in exporting country and shall be accompanied with a Certificate of Conformity “IQR” issued by Bureau Veritas.

The Certificate of conformity shall be required from December 20th 2017, with a grace period of one month till January 20th 2018 (date of arrival of shipment at the above points of entry). All regulated products arriving after January 20th 2018without the related COC , shall be rejected by Customs.

Further information to come and inquiries:, ".