Examples of Iraq Boycott-Related Requests

Following are recent examples of boycott requests that have been reported to the Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC). These examples are illustrative and not exhaustive. Companies should call the OAC advice line (202) 482-2381 with questions concerning these or any request to comply with restrictive trade practices or boycotts.

Prohibited Boycott Condition in a Questionnaire

  1. Do you have or ever have had a branch or main company, factory or assembly plant in Israel or have sold to an Israeli?

  2. Do you have or ever have had general agencies or offices in Israel for your Middle Eastern or international operations?

  3. Have you ever granted the right of using your name, trademarks royalty, patent, copyright or that of any of your subsidiaries to Israeli persons or firms?

  4. Do you participate or ever participated or owned shares in an Israeli firm or business?

  5. Do you render now or ever have rendered any consultative service or technical assistance to any Israeli firm or business?

  6. Do you represent now or ever have represented any Israeli firm or business or abroad?

  7. What companies in whose capital are you shareholders? Please state the name and nationality of each company and the percentage of share of their total capital.

  8. What companies or shareholders in your capital? Please state the name and nationality of each company and the percentage of share of their total capital.

  N.B. The above questions should be answered on behalf of the company itself and all of its branch

  companies, if any.


Prohibited Condition in a Contract

The Contractor shall, throughout the continuance of the Contract, abide by and comply in all respects with the rules and instructions issued from time to time by the Israel Boycott Office in Iraq.


Prohibited Condition in a Trademark Application

Requirement for the registration of pharmaceutical companies:

  • Certification letter regarding the boycott of Israel (i.e., do not comprise any parts, raw materials, labor or capital of Israeli origin).


Requirement for the Registration of Medical Appliances, Disposables producing companies, and Laboratory diagnostic kit manufacturers:

  • Certification letter regarding boycott of Israel.


Prohibited Condition in a Purchase Order

Supplies of our purchase order should never be consigned or shipped by steamers included on Israel Boycott list.


Prohibited Condition in a Contract

The bill of lading shall bear a note that the vessel delivering the cargo is not on the "Black List" and does not call at Israeli ports.



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