Philippine Firms Eye Iraqi Opportunities

Philippine companies are looking at opportunities for trade and investments in Iraq.

Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. (pictured), President of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), the umbrella organization of Philippine exporters, told Philippine Star:

Iraq has expressed interest in importing raw and finished products from the Philippines, including electronics, auto parts, polypropylene granules, furniture, processed foods, fresh and frozen agricultural products, garments, raw and refined sugar, vegetable oil, coconut oil, dairy products, baby milk formulas, tobacco leaves, and yellow corn.

Iraq is seeking technical assistance and partners for the production of fertilizers, petrochemicals, cigarettes, sugar, automobile tyres, raw rubber, and cement.

“The nation needs providers of training courses in strategic planning, data gathering, and preparing statistical reports,” Philexport said, adding that there are exploratory talks on opening a commercial center in Baghdad to showcase Philippine products.

(Source: Philippine Star)

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