IRAQ ASSOCIATION FOR BARCODE (IAB) is a non-governmental non-profit organization that has the independent legal personality recognized as being competent to perform legal acts and direct official communications with all departments and institutions of the country.
It was established 2017 based on Constitution and the Non-Governmental Organizations Law No. (12) of 2010, and Article (47, 48) of the Iraqi Civil Low No. (40) of 1951; Hence it was granted Certificate of Incorporation No. (ID1701020), Ref. (3055) dated 30 -1-2017.
Thus it became the only organization on the national level specialized in applying the barcode system and the party concerned with submitting membership file to the International Standards Organization “GS1” – headquarters in Brussels-Belgium – to acquire national barcode number for Iraq products.
Thereby, as a local member of GS1, it can provide barcode services to all economic sectors (retail and producers and others in addition to Iraqi state institutions and ministries). Consequently it would be able to contribute in enhancing and empowering local Iraqi products by opening the gates wide for accessing international markets, which in turn will raise Iraqi product reputation, increase production capacity, lift export and improve economy as a whole.