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Iraq alternative for Jordan transit

[ January 9, 2012   //   ]

The Iraqi government is expected to agree to a Jordanian request for an alternative road freight transit route to Turkey, bypassing the continuing turmoil in Syria, according to a report in The Jordan Times on 9 January. The paper added however that it could take a month to complete the necessary customs, security and legislative procedures and approval is not expected until late January or early February. Normally, around 3,000 Jordanian trucks a month use Syria as a transit route to Turkey and Europe and the number increases in winter, a peak period for Jordan’s vegetable exports to Europe. However, tight security on the Syrian border has been holding up traffic from Jordan.