Iraq was founded in 12,000 B.C. and was originally called Mesopotamia. Iraq was granted independence on October 3, 1932.
~Desert ~Vast Central Plain~Mid-Cool Winters ~Mountains in West~Dry/Hot/Cloudless Summers ~Hills/Low Mountains in East~Extensive Floods Caused By ~Mostly Temperate Near-By Mountains ~Low Winter Temperatures
Iraq Average Age America Average Age 3.10% 0 13.10% 20.10% 38% Ages 0-14 Ages 0-14 Ages 15-64 Ages 15-6458.90% Ages 65+ Ages 65+ 66.80%
ETHNICITY REGLIGION Ethnicity Religion 3% Christiani ty 5% Arab 97% Muslim20% Kurdish 75% Religion Within The Turkoman Muslim Religion /Assyrian 30% Shia 70% Sunni
Greeting – Hand Shake and kisses on Greeting – A simple “hello” or handshake Cheeks Time – 5 Minutes early is on time. “time Time – Half hour late is acceptable is money” Eye Contact – Little is OK, Too much is Eye Contact – Valued and is seen as a rude or hostile sign of respect and interest Meetings – attendee ends the meeting Meetings – Short and to the point, host Negotiations – Value personal ends the meeting relationships. Negotiations – Only cares about getting the deal/contract.
Prime Minister: President: Deputy President: Deputy President: Nuri Kamil Jalal Talibani (Vice President) (Vice President) al-Maliki Adil Abd al-Mahdi Tariq al-Hashimi
EXPORT COMMODITIES IMPORT COMMODITIES Exports Imports Crude Oil8% 5% Food Crude Materials Medicine Excluding 84% Oil Manufact Food & There is no clear data on how much urers Live Each of these items are imported. These are the three items in HIGH DEMAND. Animals Which leads to the most imported.
EXPORT PARTNERS IMPORT PARTNERS Exports Imports Other… 25.20% Other 36.20% Countries Japan 6.60% United States 6.60% Italy 6.90%South Korea 8.20% Exports China 14.40% Imports China 12.10% Syria 18.60% India 16.70%United States Turkey 24.20% 24.30%
Thank you Iraq, forexporting Oil to theU.S, so I can take my
Remember To….. Remember NOT To…….• Remain patient throughout all • Criticize or highlight simple errors orbusiness dealings mistakes your Iraqi colleagues may make in a direct manner, but try to hint or offer• Show respect and courtesy at all indirect advice and solutions.times, as this is the most importantelement of Iraqi culture and takes • Use high-pressure tactics during businessprecedence over all other customs. negotiations• Try to learn a few simple Arabic or • Forget to dress in a formal andKurdish words and phrases conservative manner. Women, in particular • Hello (Marhaba salam alekom) should wear modest clothing and cover • Thank you (Shukran) their hair when necessary • You’re welcome (Afwan) • Please (Men Fadlak)