Iraq bans white cement imports from Iran

Iraq bans white cement imports from Iran
Published: 17 September 2013

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Iraq has placed a ban on imports of Iranian white cement from the Shalamcheh and Chazabeh borders, Sadeq Sava'edi, the deputy head of Khuzestan's Cement Exporters Union said on Tuesday.

"The ban has been in effect for three months now," the ISNA News Agency quoted Savaedi as saying.
"This while the Iraqis are importing white cement from other borders," Savaedi said.

However, he noted that Iraq is still importing regular cement, construction stones, tiles and other construction materials.

"Iran daily exports 8000t and 6000t of construction materials from the Chazabeh and Shalamcheh border, respectively, to neighbouring Iraq," Savaedi added.

Iraq had banned all imports of Iranian cement in June, but trade was later resumed.