By John Lee.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) sees big future opportunities in Iran and Iraq.
Mathew Thomas, general manager for printing and personal systems at HP Middle East, told GulfNews:
“We are waiting for the green signal from the World Trade Organisation and HP worldwide to give us the direction of when ... As of now, we have permission to travel to Iran and do a feasibility of the market ...
“We are studying very closely to open an office in Iraq ... I am hopeful that something should happen this year. I am in touch with all the American companies and the rest of my partners to see if there is any movement.”
HP does not have a direct presence in Iraq, doing business through "second-tier resellers".