Private Sector Development Workshop at Swedish Embassy

The Private Sector Development Centre (PSDC) in Iraq in partnership with Chamber Trade Sweden and the support of The World Bank and SIDA carried out a 2-day workshop at the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2013.

Presentations were made by Swedish experts on:

  • Labour Market Regulations – Good Practices.
  • Sweden as an Example for Economic Development.
  • Economic Data & Market Intelligence.
  • Women Economic Empowerment.

Participants included members of the Iraqi private sector and business associations, Iraqi public servants, representatives from leading Chambers of Commerce as well as notable international experts in their respective fields, amongst others.

A Working Group will be formed to review the current draft labour law in Iraq. With participation from Iraqi and Swedish subject matter experts, it will present its’ recommendations to the Iraqi parliament.

One pilot project, in collaboration with Iraqi Business Associations including the Babylon Chamber of Commerce, will be to initiate a web portal to provide market information targeting EU exporters interested in the Iraqi market.

Visits will be organised to take Trade Delegations between Iraq and Sweden in order to galvanise interest in Iraqi markets and help foster a growing dialogue between the respective business communities.

(Source: PSDC)

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