The duty and tax exemption can be initiated with a copy of the shipping documents (HBL, invoice, packing list). These documents need to be sent to the respective Embassy, they will process them through Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MOFA approves the exemption and forwards it to Ministry Of Finanance. Since the point of entry is in another directorate the final diplomatic note issues by Ministry of Finance will be sent through government channels to Basrah Regional Customs. Basrah Regional Customs confirms the diplomatic status of the shipments and issues instructions to Customs at Umm Qasr Port to release the shipment without collecting customs duty. Move One collects the letter issued by Basrah Regional Customs by presenting the LOA from the Embassy and a copy of the letter sent to BRS from Baghdad.
Tax exemption request needs to be submitted by the Embassy to the Central Tax office in Baghdad, the tax exemption is sent directly from Central Tax Office to the tax office at the point of entry. Move One requires a copy of the Tax Exemption Letter.
It can take 20-30days until we receive the final approval issued by Basrah Regional Customs