Sommaire: 1 August 2012, Brussels - Trade and sectoral cooperation components of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed by the EU and Iraq on 11 May 2012 enter into force today, pending ratification of the Agreement as a whole.
Part of the first ever contractual relationship between the EU and Iraq, the key provisions include cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, human rights, science and technology, energy and the environment. As part of the Agreement, both sides have accepted World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, which include granting each other 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status. The PCA also provides for regular political dialogue on bilateral, regional and global issues in areas where the EU and Iraq have a shared interest in working together.
EU-Iraq trade relations: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/creating-opportunities/bilateral-relations/countries/iraq/
EU-Iraq Energy Relationship: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/international/bilateral_cooperation/iraq_en.htm
EU-Iraq Cooperation and Development assistance: http://www.eeas.europa.eu/iraq/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/where/gulf-region/country-cooperation/iraq/iraq_en.htm
EU Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/eeas/security-defence/eu-operations/eujust-lex?lang=en