The emergence of e-commerce in Iraq is very promising and has the potential to create jobs, diversify the economy, stimulate domestic demand and increase exports. As the country continues to rebuild after years of conflict, e-commerce can provide a boost to many existing industries and create new opportunities for young people, women and aspiring entrepreneurs. The policy barriers outlined in this report are complex and interconnected. As such, the Government should take an integrated and holistic approach to policy action, with a clear focus on creating an enabling environment that makes it easier for businesses to take risks and innovate. More trust will also need to be developed among consumers, merchants and investors, before they fully embrace the digital economy.

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