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Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Iraqi Insurance Industry

Synopsis

Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Iraqi Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Iraq.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Summary

The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Iraq, including:

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Iraq.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Iraq.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.
Scope
  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Iraq.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.
Reasons To Buy
  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Iraq.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Iraqi insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.
Key Highlights
  • The IID is the government regulatory body responsible for supervising and regulating the Iraqi insurance industry.
  • A composite insurance license is not issued by the IID. However, the license to practice long-term insurance business automatically authorizes the insurer to practice health insurance and personal accident insurance.
  • The government permits 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Iraqi insurance industry.
  • Insurance policies issued in the country are exempt from premium taxes.
  • The placement of non-admitted insurance is not permitted.


  • Introduction
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
    • Table Iraq - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
    • Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
    • Latest Changes in Regulation
    • Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
      • Life insurance
        • Table Iraq - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Property insurance
        • Table Iraq - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Motor insurance
        • Table Iraq- Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Liability insurance
        • Table Iraq - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Marine, aviation and transit insurance
      • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Compulsory Insurance
      • Social security system
      • Motor third-party liability insurance
    • Supervision and Control
      • International Association of Insurance Supervisors
      • The Iraqi Insurance IID
    • Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
      • Overview
      • Intermediaries
      • Market practices
      • Fines and Penalties
    • Company Registration and Operations
      • Type of insurance organization
      • Establishing a local company
      • Foreign ownership
      • Types of license
      • Capital requirements
      • Solvency margin
      • Reserve requirements
      • Investment regulations
      • Statutory return requirements
      • Fee structure
    • Taxation
      • Insurance premium or policy taxation
      • Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
      • Corporate tax
        • Table Iraq - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2017
      • VAT
      • Captives
    • Legal System
      • Introduction
      • Access to court
      • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

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