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[casi] Any suggestions??

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Dear all

The best way to overcome this "stupid" problem is to write the the name and the street address and 
then try one of the two alternatives 1) write on the box Baghdad, Jordan (not Iraq) probably the 
postal service will look at the "Jordan" and let it through if this does not work then 2) write the 
name and the street address then write Amman Jordan and have some Arab writing on the box saying 
"please pass to baghdad" in Arabic.
This is the only stupid way to defeate this STUPID sanctions
Best regards
Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar
Baghdad, Iraq
 Subj: [arabmediawatch] Books to Iraq
Date: 07/03/03 12:55:38 GMT Standard Time
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I wonder if anyone can help.  I work in a language school in Oxford as
Director of Studies.  A couple of months ago I received a letter from an
Iraqi school teacher asking for help with books and general school
resources. As we had just had a few changes at school, I had some books
which I no longer needed. I packed them up and took to the PO.  I had left
the parcel open so that the PO assistant could see that what I was sending
were simply books.  I was told by the PO Asst that I was not allowed to send
any parcels to Iraq without a licence from the DTI.   I could send letters,
but not parcels.  I tried to contact the DTI, first by e-mail, then by
telephone and finally by snail mail.  The written communiaction I sent was
not indignant at all - all very polite.
As I have received no reply from the DTI, I am wondering if anyone at AMW
has any idea how I might get these books to Iraq.
Paul Harvey, The Annex, 540, Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EG.

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