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“.