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AGENCY/REPRESENTATION

330499 Cosmetics

9506910000 Home exercise equipment and health-care products

Product data: Preventive medicine/health-care products, including home exercise/fitness equipment, body care products, cosmetics, health food, nutritional supplements etc. Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: to be negotiated. Purchase needed: not specified.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: mail. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: product information and price. Primary buying factors: price and quality.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1989. Employees: 6. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: listed in the Swiss Trade Register. Bank ref: Swiss Bank Corp., Ch-9500 Wil. U.S. firms represented: unknown. Sales territory: Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Company description and business activity: small trading company dealing with all kinds of products, particularly for the health care and building industry.

Contact: Helen Straessle, Miro Handels AG, Von Thurn-Strasse 39, P.O. Box 1226, Wil, SG CH-9500. Tel: +41 71 913 2033. Fax: +41 71 913 2039.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Miro Handels AG, U.S. Department of State (Bern), Washington, DC 20521-5110. Ref: 441-01-000002-T. Prepared by: Marianne Hubler. Approved by: James Joy.

Switzerland - Distributorship

848110 Pressure-reducing valves

848140 Safety or relief valves

848120 Valves for oleohydraulic transmissions

Product data: Specifications/technical data: pressure-reduce valves, safety or relief valves and valves for oleohydraulic valves for use in petrochemical industries, power plants and gas pipelines. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: 2-6 months. Payment terms: letter of credit. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: f.o.b. End user: electronic companies and electrical plants.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: technical information and U.S. firm contact data. Primary buying factors: shipping terms and prices.

Company data: Commission sales agent. Established: 1988. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber: Madrid Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Banco Central Hispano, Villapalacios, 34. U.S. firms represented: Gastech (gas detector equipment). Private. Sales territory: firm sells throughout Spain. Company description and business activity: firm acts as an importer and a sales commission agent of material for the petrochemical industry and the Spanish Ministry of Defense. They are interested in importing for resale or acting as an agent for different types of valves.

Contact: Montserrat Garcia, Sales Manager, Matego SA, Plaza de Los Pinazo 10, Madrid. Tel: 341 505 3772. Fax: 341 797 6711.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Matego SA, American Consulate General-Barcelona, PSC 61, Box 0005, APO, AE 09642. Ref: 469-02-000006-T. Prepared by: Beatriz Bazan. Approved by: Louis Santamaria.

Spain - Distributorship

9018 Medical & hospital equipment

S807 Laboratory equipment & supplies

Product data: Medical disposables (general), laboratory equipment, medical and hospital equipment, hospital ambulances, beds, stretchers, nutritional supplements, vitamins. Quantity: open. U.S. dollar value: depends on quantity. Purchase needed: asap. Payment terms: letter of credit or cash against document. Service contract needed: yes. Shipping terms: f.o.b. or c & f. End user: government and local hospitals.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: quantity, size, packaging, f.o.b. or c & f price list. Primary buying factors: price, delivery, quality. Intent to buy: immediate purchase, delivery/investment. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small or moderate quantities now, but plan on growing.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1996. Employees: 8. Annual sales: less than $1 million. Member of business chamber: Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Bank ref: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, P.O. Box 939. U.S. firms represented: Unico Holding Inc., FL; Johnson Scientific, NJ; Ethix Medical, Montreal, Canada; Medical Mart, Toronto, Canada. Private. Sales territory: GCC markets. Company description and business activity: High Standard Group is a newly formed company by a retired major general from the UAE defense, Hazza S. al Darmaky, Chairman and CEO. The company has four subsidiaries dealing in transportation, real estate, food stuffs and advertising. The company started importing medical disposable items to supply hospitals and local market. Nutritional supplements are also imported by high standard as well as other medical items.

Contact: Issa Khouri, Office Manager, High Standard Group, P.O. Box 6381, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: 971 2 711 740/971, 2 712 299. Fax: 971 2 711 741.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), High Standard Group, U.S. Department of State (Abu Dhabi), Washington, D.C. 20521-6010. Ref: 520-01-000010-T. Prepared by: Maeve Fatheldin. Approved by: Tapan Banergee.

United Arab Emirates - Distributorship

96 UV ray tubes

Product data: Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value, purchase needed, payment terms, shipping terms, end user: NA. Quantity: 5,000. Service contract needed: no.

Response data: Language: Spanish. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: yes. Primary buying factors: fluorescent (Bermuda gold). Intent to buy, type of buying or licensing relationship: NA.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 6. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: Citybank, account #01220051, account #005105500. Private. Sales territory: Spain. Company description and business activity: manufacturer of steam rooms and UV ray importer of Star Trac.

Contact: Mariano Verdugo Moral, Gerente, Saunas Avil, SA, Ronda de Segovia, 3, 28005 Madrid. Tel: 341 364 1771. Fax: 341 364 1799.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Saunas Avil, SA, PSC 61, Box 0021, APO, AE 09642. Ref: 469-01-000042-T. Prepared by: Mariana Vega. Approved by: Steve Morrison.

Spain - Distributorship

281511 Caustic soda, solid

280800 Nitric acid for water treatment

280920 Phosphoric acid

Product data: Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: not provided. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60 days or more. Payment terms: credit up to 90 days. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. port of Callao. End user: laboratories.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, products list with technical specifications; background of U.S. supplier. Primary buying factors: prices, payment conditions and delivery time. Intent to buy: in six months or more. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small quantities at the beginning, with possibility of increasing the number.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. Bank ref: Banco de Credito del Peru, Juan de Arona & Rivera Navarrete. U.S. firms represented: H.P. Schmid Inc., San Francisco, CA 94104-2304, contact: Fred McNear, tel: 415 765 5923, fax: 415 765 5922. Dairy Grain Trading LP, New York, NY 10007-2914, contact: Horacio Herzberg, tel: 212 285 1620, fax: 212 285 1826; Kemin Industries Inc., 2100 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50301, contact: Gary Ruebel, tel: 515 266 2111, fax: 515 266 1313; American Rice Inc., Houston, Texas 77060-3543, contact: Lee Adams, tel: 281 272 8800, fax: 281 272 8782. Private. Sales Territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA acts as a commissioner agent of agricultural commodities and fishmeal.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Walter Frank, Director Gerente, Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, Las Camelias 174, Of. 602, San Isidro, Lima 27. Tel: 511 442 4242; 440 0090. Fax: 511 421 7030.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000026-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Flora Muroi.

Peru - Agent

283311 Disodium sulfate

283620 Disodium carbonate

282720 Calcium chloride

Product data: Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: not provided. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60 days or more. Payment terms: credit up top 90 days. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: laboratories.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, products list with technical specifications; background of U.S. supplier. Primary buying factors: prices, payment conditions and delivery time. Intent to buy: in six months or more. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small quantities at the begining, with possibility of increasing the number.

Company data: Commission sales agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. Bank ref: Banco de Credito del Peru, Juan de Arona & Rivera Navarrete. U.S. firms represented: H.P. Schmid Inc., San Francisco, CA 94104-2304, contact: Fred McNear, tel: 415 765 5923, fax: 415 765 5822; Dairy Grain Trading LP, New York, NY 10007-2914, tel: 212 285 1620, fax: 212 285 1826; Kemin Industries Inc., Des Moines, IA 50301, contact: Gary Ruebel, tel: 515 266 2111, fax: 514 266 1313; American Rice Inc., Houston, Texas 77060-3543, contact: Lee Adams, tel: 281 272 8800, fax: 281 272 8782. Private. Sales territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA acts as a commissioner agent of agricultural commodities and fishmeal.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Walter Frank, Director Gerente, Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, Las Camelias 174, Of. 602, San Isidro, Lima 27. Tel: 511 442 4242; 440 0090. Fax: 511 421 7030.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000028-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Flora Muroi.

Peru - Agent

2847000000 Hydrogen peroxide

2907190000 Phenols

2922410000 Lysine

Product data: Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: not provided. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60 days or more. Payment terms: credit up to 90 days. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: laboratories.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, products list with technical specifications; background of U.S. supplier. Primary buying factors: prices, payment conditions and delivery time. Intent to buy: in six months or more. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small quantities at the beginning, with possibility of increasing the number.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. Bank ref: Banco de Credito del Peru, Juan de Arona & Rivera Navarrete. U.S. firms represented: H.P. Schmid Inc., San Francisco, CA 94104-2304, contact: Fred McNear, tel: 415 765 5923, fax: 415 765 5922. Dairy Grain Trading LP, New York, NY 10007-2914, contact: Horacio Herzberg, tel: 212 285 1620, fax: 212 285 1826; Kemin Industries Inc., 2100 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50301, contact: Gary Ruebel, tel: 515 266 2111, fax: 515 266 1313; American Rice Inc., Houston, Texas 77060-3543, contact: Lee Adams, tel: 281 272 8800, fax: 281 272 8782. Private. Sales Territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA acts as a commissioner agent of agricultural commodities and fishmeal.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Walter Frank, Director Gerente, Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, Las Camelias 174, Of. 602, San Isidro, Lima 27. Tel: 511 442 4242; 440 0090. Fax: 511 421 7030.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. response data Ref: 333-01-000027-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Flora Muroi.

Peru - Agent

293040 Methionine DL

283630 Sodium bicarbonate

292310 Choline chloride

Product data: Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: not provided. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60 days or more. Payment terms: credit up to 90 days. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. port of Callao. End user: laboratories.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, products list with technical specifications; background of U.S. supplier. Primary buying factors: prices, payment conditions and delivery time. Intent to buy: in six months or more. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small quantities at the beginning, with possibility of increasing the number.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. Bank ref: Banco de Credito del Peru, Juan de Arona & Rivera Navarrete. U.S. firms represented: H.P. Schmid Inc., San Francisco, CA 94104-2304, contact: Fred McNear, tel: 415 765 5923, fax: 415 765 5922. Dairy Grain Trading LP, New York, NY 10007-2914, contact: Horacio Herzberg, tel: 212 285 1620, fax: 212 285 1826; Kemin Industries Inc., 2100 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50301, contact: Gary Ruebel, tel: 515 266 2111, fax: 515 266 1313; American Rice Inc., Houston, Texas 77060-3543, contact: Lee Adams, tel: 281 272 8800, fax: 281 272 8782. Private. Sales Territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA acts as a commissioner agent of agricultural commodities and fishmeal.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Walter Frank, Director Gerente, Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, Las Camelias 174, Of. 602, San Isidro, Lima 27. Tel: 511 442 4242; 440 0090. Fax: 511 421 7030.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000029-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Flora Muroi.

Peru - Agent

294130 Oxitetracycline

293621 Vitamins

Product data: Specifications/technical data, quantity: NA. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60 days or more. Payment terms: credit up to 90 days. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: laboratories.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, product list with technical specifications; background of U.S. supplier. Primary buying factors: prices, payment conditions and delivery time. Intent to buy: six months or more. Type of buying or licensing relationship: small quantities at the begining, with possibility of increasing the number.

Company data: Commission sales agent. Established: 1979. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. Bank ref: Banco de Credito del Peru, Juan de Arona & Rivera Navarrete. U.S. firms represented: H.P. Schmid Inc., San Francisco, CA 94104-2304, contact: Fred McNear, tel: 415 765 5923, fax: 415 765 5922. Dairy Grain Trading LP, New York, NY 10007-2914, contact: Horacio Herzberg, tel: 212 285 1620, fax: 212 285 1826; Kemin Industries Inc., 2100 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50301, contact: Gary Ruebel, tel: 515 266 2111, fax: 515 266 1313; American Rice Inc., Houston, Texas 77060-3543, contact: Lee Adams, tel: 281 272 8800, fax: 281 272 8782. Private. Sales Territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA acts as a commissioner agent of agricultural commodities and fishmeal.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Walter Frank, Director Gerente, Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, Las Camelias 174, Of. 602, San Isidro, Lima 27. Tel: 511 552 4242; 440 0090. Fax: 511 421 7030.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Corporacion Ceres Peruana SA, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000031-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Flora Muroi.

Peru - Agent

3841 Equipment for production of inulin

Product data: Equipment for processing topinambur into inulin - white powder (used for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and dietary products). Specifications/technical data: production: 24 tons of inulin per year; the technology must exclude high temperatures and organic thinners. Quantity: one set. U.S. dollar value: up to $1 million. Purchase needed: within two months upon signing of contract. Payment terms: prepayment up to 20 percent and letter of credit. Service contract needed: yes. Shipping terms: documentation, set of equipment, installation, training of personnel, mini-lab for quality control.

Response data: Language: Russian. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: price list with specifications of the area needed for installation, rated production capacity, steam and water consumption. Primary buying factors: price, terms, specifications. Intent to buy: strong. Type of buying or licensing relationship: to be negotiated.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1994. Employees: 10. Annual sales: less than $1 million. Member of business chamber, bank ref, U.S. firms represented: NA. Private. Sales territory: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan. Company description and business activity: turnkey construction of storage and processing facilities for grain and other agricultural products.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Valery Podolskiy, Chief Expert, Strel Ltd., 23, Ul. Barklaya, Bldg 2, Moscow 121309. Tel: 7 095 145 2811. Fax: 7 095 145 2147.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Strel Ltd., American Embassy/Moscow, PSC-77, APO, AE 09721, Ref: 462-01-000101-T. Prepared by: Luba M. Savchenko. Approved by: Mark Weaver.

Russia - Agent

843420 Machinery for producing dairy products from milk

Product data: The equipment and machinery further described can be newly manufactured or refurbished and in excellent conditions. Equipment to implement 14 small diary barns including a wide range of machinery starting with the consolidation of recollected milk and including all necessary machinery to produce packaged milk, cheese, yogurt. This machinery includes: I. Raw milk reception equipment: cooling tank for raw milk reception with temperature recorder; receiving pump; pasteurizer; cream separator; skimmed milk tank and pump; cream production tank; butter churn; pasteurized milk cooling tank; plastic 1-, 1/2- and 1/4-liter bag filling machine; plastic 5-liter container filling machine, cartons 1-, 1/2-, 1/4-liter filling machine; milk dispenser refrigerated (for public self-service) including milk container and replacement containers; other elements or equipment that could be required. II. Salty cheese production equipment: insulated cheese tank; fermentation tank, single jacket for cheese production; cheese bag trolley; cheese bags; cheese vats. stainless steel (s.s.); cheese basket & trays trolley; plastic cheese baskets 5 lt.; plastic cheese baskets 10 lts.; cheese knife set 4; cheese cloth; cheese mixer; other elements or equipment as might be required. III. Optional: Two minutes holding pipe; milk test laboratory: fat content, SNF content, total count, coliforms count, pH measure, phosphatase test; stainless tank wheel mounted for cream; cooling tank for pasteurized milk, cooling and storage; cooling rooms; ice water bank unit with plate heat exchanger; temperature recorder; cup filling machine; cooling room door & compressor; air compressor; yogurt and milk pump; work table; milk reception system; cup leads sealing machine; assembly, operation and know-how. IV. Others: electric connections; water taps; drainage and other necessary elements. V. Cleaning agents: caustic soda (naoh); phosphoric acid (H3PO4); detergent. VI. Additional: spare parts set recommended by manufacturer; training, know-how for installation and operation as well as instructions and guidance throughout the trial period; 1 1/2 years guaranty starting on first day plant operates. Quantity: 14. U.S. dollar value: unknown. Purchase needed: asap. Payment terms: long-term (6 years) direct credit is requested by Servicios Integrados SA. They have received an offer from Israel, offering 1.5 percent plus labor, no commission starting payment one year after credit grant. Service contract needed: yes. End user: Mr. Moreno of Servicios Integrados intends to obtain agency from U.S. manufacturer or supplier of the mentioned dairy machinery and equipment. He would be the local agent supplying this equipment to the different regional dairy production cooperatives as well as private dairy cooperatives.

Response data: Language: English/Spanish. Best way to respond: mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: brochures with technical specifications, price and direct credit options. They would appreciate U.S. companies sending brochures through mail or courier sent directly to their offices. Primary buying factors: price and credit payment as well as delivery dates; this purchase should be completed asap.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1993. Employees: 7. Annual sales: less than $1 million. Member of business chamber: Cooperativa Agricola de Casablanca. Bank ref: Bank of America. U.S. firms represented: NA. Private. Sales territory: Servicios Integrados SA covers the entire national territory through regional agricultural cooperatives. Company description and business activity: this company provides a wide variety of agricultural services such as: harvesting, disinfection, preparation of soil for planting. Servicios Integrados SA owns machinery used to provide their complete services. They provide the know-how and necessary machinery and or infrastructure. Mr. Moreno lived in the U.S. for a long time and has experience using the latest technology and updated know-how.

Post remarks: Servicios Integrados SA is member of the Cooperativa Agricola de Casablanca. Mr. Moreno is an active member of the Agricultural Cooperative, and together with many other cooperatives throughout the country, are attempting to react to an imminent monopoly in the dairy industry. Their project consists in establishing small and medium-sized dairy barns producing packaged milk and a wide variety of cheeses, to market directly to the region's supermarkets and food stores. This monopoly will come together in August 1998 when the sale of Nestle Dairy Department to Soprole SA becomes effective. Small and medium-sized milk producers have to sell their milk production at a very low price to Soprole, due to the lack of alternative buyers. By establishing their own dairy operations yielding packaged milk, cheese, yogurt, and general dairy products, they expect to increase their income while providing the end user with competitive prices.

Contact: Oscar Moreno, Director & General Manager, Servicios Integrados SA, Cristobal Colon 4899, Dpto. 71-A, Santiago. Tel/fax: NA.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Servicios Integrados SA, Unit 4111, APO, AA 34033. Ref: 337-01-000004-T. Prepared by: Mary Lou Lathrop. Approved by: James Koloditch.

Chile - Agent