2004.05.30: May 30, 2004: Headlines: COS - Philippines: Business: Iraq: Crime: Iraq Reconstruction: Philippines RPCV Phil Bloom writes: There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq

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Philippines RPCV Phil Bloom writes: There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq

Philippines RPCV Phil Bloom writes: There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq

Iraq is an exciting opportunity for everyone. But, be aware that it's not safe.. be prepared. this is not for the weak. There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq. The first is with the coalition which is centered in the Presidential Palace in Bagdhad. Everyone from various US government agencies are represented and all are under military control. It reminds one of a mini Washington. These experts come from USAID and other groups including Treasury, Transport, et al and represent through committee (along with Iraq officials) the "New Iraqi Authority."

Philip Bloom was later implicated as co-conspirator in an indictment against Robert J. Stein, an employee of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. Stein was responsible for $82 million in CPA reconstruction funds. In February 2006 he pleaded guilty to five felony counts, admitting he stole more than $2 million and funneled $9 million in contracts to Bloom.


Philippines RPCV Phil Bloom writes: There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq

About the BUSINESS SITUATION IN IRAQ

Editorial article by Phil Bloom, president of Global Business Group (GBG)

The article describes the different approaches to the Iraq market, the role of the US government and the functioning of coalition led reconstruction projects as opposed to the civilian market. Outlines the services offered by GBG for businesses wishing to enter the Iraq market.

There are bascially two (2) way's to do business in Iraq. The first is with the coalition which is centered in the Presidential Palace in Bagdhad. Everyone from various US government agencies are represented and all are under military control. It reminds one of a mini Washington. These experts come from USAID and other groups including Treasury, Transport, et al and represent through committee (along with Iraq officials) the "New Iraqi Authority."

Each committee is headed by a US or coalition member along with selected Iraqis in every field ofreconstruction. Each group meets regularly to determine which improvements need attention such as, electrical power, water, etc. Once a determination is made, action is taken, but not without military approval. If there is not enough personnel to handle security, work slows down.

Through this system primary contractors have been chosen to implement the work required. They in turn sub-contract to local companies on the ground. Very few are chosen from the long list of companies signing up from a distance. It is very important to stress "being there." Contact Virgil Cimpoeru for specific information on how we can position your company in this very important new market.

The second is convoy through Jordan. This is an open border with hundreds of trucks passing through every day. These are the merchants and traders of the region. Everything from TV sets to food and water are transported into every major city in Iraq. The other major border crossing is from Kuwait. Most of what comes through this passage is destined to support the coalition with some humanitarian relief supplies as well.

One of the heavily targeted buildings was this ministry (information), along with it the vital information system.

Iraq is an exciting opportunity for everyone. But, be aware that it's not safe.. be prepared. this is not for the weak.

To assist in this matter our office in Amman can help. Contact office@iraq-reconstruction.ro for further information. He can tell you how to participate in direct sales into Iraq. We have a network of merchants interested in all consumer products.




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