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DIRECT SALES

15000 General trading and contracting activities

Product data: All kinds of consumer products; gift items; toys and games; telecommunications equipment; sporting products; safety and security equipment; access control equipment; real estate; investment projects and food products. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: unknown. Purchase needed: asap. Payment terms: letter of credit. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.n.f., f.o.b. End user: private sector.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: phone, fax, or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: brochures and price lists. Primary buying factors: quality and price. Intent to buy: to buy, invest and license. Type of buying or licensing relationship: agency representation/distribution.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1998. Employees: 15. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber: Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Bank ref: National Bank of Kuwait, P.O. Box 95 Safat, 13001 Kuwait. U.S. firms represented: none. Private. Sales territory: Kuwait. Company description and business activity: the company deals in security systems and equipment, telecommunications equipment, investments, real estate, and general trading activities.

Post remarks: Adnan Zaid al-Kazemi & Sons is a newly-established firm involved in diversified business activities. Zaid al-Kazemi, is a well-known and reputable Kuwaiti businessman, local agent for Mercedes Benz, Tiffany jewelery and ICI medical equipment. Zaid al-Kazemi has an excellent business reputation.

Contact: Loay Mustafa, General Manager, Adnan Zaid al-Kazemi & Sons, P.O. Box 39000, Dahiat Abdulla Al-Salem, Al-Dahia, KU 72259. Tel: 965 240 4033. Fax: 965 257 4059.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Adnan Zaid al-Kazemi & Sons, Unit 6900 Box 10, APO, AE 09880-9000. Ref: 513-01-000013-T. Prepared by: Abdulla Mejalli. Approved by: Robert J. Bucalo.

Kuwait - Direct Sale for Resale

630231 Retailer of bedspreads and covers

620449 Women's apparel

Product data: Bath accessories such as baskets, soap dishes, mats, shower-curtains, etc. Quantity: unknown. U.S. dollar value: $70,000. Purchase needed: asap. Payment terms: letter of credit. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: obtainable from the company. End user: private sector.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: phone, fax, or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: brochures and price lists. Primary buying factors: quality. Type of buying or licensing relationship: importing only.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1988. Employees: 10. Annual sales: less than $1 million. Member of business chamber: Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Bank ref: National Bank of Kuwait, P.O. Box 95 Safat, 13001 Kuwait. U.S. firms represented: none. Private. Sales territory: Kuwait. Company description and business activity: retailer of bed covers, sheets, towels, bath accessories and night gowns.

Post remarks: Le Reve, owned by Sheikha Maraheb Jaber Mubarek al-Hamad al-Sabah, member of the Kuwaiti ruling family, deals in bed coves, bath accessories, night gowns and women's apparel.

Contact: Sheikha Maraheb al-Sabah, Owner, Le Reve, P.O. Box 313, Hawalli, KU 32004. Tel: 965 573 3667. Fax: 965 573 3668.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Le Reve, Unit 6900 Box 10, APO, AE 09880-9000. Ref: 513-01-000012-T.Prepared by: Abdulla Mejalli. Approved by: Robert J. Bucalo.

Kuwait - Direct Sale for Resale

681019 Tiles for pool wall covering

Product data: Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, purchase needed: NA. Payment terms: letter of credit. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. End user: clients.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired, type of buying or licensing relationship: NA. Primary buying factors: quality and price. Intent to buy: 1-2 months.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1986. Employees: 12. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber, bank ref, U.S. firms represented: NA. Private. Sales territory: Spain and Portugal. Company description and business activity: construction machinery.

Contact: Agueda Capafons, Departamento Extranjero, Arnabat SA, Llobregat, S/N - Nave 3 P.I. el Pla, 08750 Molins de Rei. Tel: 343 688 2349. Fax: 343 688 2762.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Arnabat SA, PSC 61, BOX 0021, APO, AE 09642. Ref: 469-01-000043-T. Prepared by: Mariana Vega. Approved by: Steve Morrison.

Spain - Direct Sale for Resale

722880 Hollow drill bars

Product data: Rock drill steel supplied as hollow hot-rolled hexagon bars. Specifications/technical data: rated outer diameter 1 inch; hexagonal section. Quantity: for testing purposes. U.S. dollar value, purchase needed, payment terms, shipping terms: to be negotiated.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: chemical composition; thermal treatment conditions; dimensions, allowances, prices. Primary buying factors: price, quality. Intent to buy: strong. Type of buying or licensing relationship: long-term.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1989. Employees: 100. Annual sales: over $1 million. Bank ref: Incombank. U.S. firms represented: NA. Private. Sales territory: Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan. Company description and business activity: manufacturer of rock-drilling tools.

Contact: Irina Skumina, Manager, Stal-Trest Joint-Stock Co., 9 Stoleshnikov Per., Bldg 2, Moscow 103031. Tel: 7 095 203 1490. Fax: 7 095 202 6226.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Stal-Trest Joint-Stock Co., American Embassy/Moscow, PSC-77, APO, AE 09721. Ref: 462-01-000117-T. Prepared by: Vladimir P. Maximov. Approved by: James Sullivan.

Russia - Direct Sale End User

8417100 Equipment to melt and obtain magnesium metal

Product data: Melting furnaces to produce magnesium metal starting from magnesium oxide and coal. Also equipment to produce magnesium oxide from magnesium sulfate, agitators, tanks, press filters, spray dryer, rotative furnace 1000C. etc. Specifications/technical data: production capacity of 80 metric tons/day for magnesium oxide and 30 metric tons/day for magnesium metal. Quantity: one. U.S. dollar value: not provided. Purchase needed: 2-6 months. Payment terms: letter of credit at sight. Service contract needed: yes. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: company itself.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: technical details of the equipment, quotation of the equipment and accessories. Primary buying factors: to include in the quotation the chemical study to design a complete and economical plant to produce magnesium metal. Intent to buy: 2-6 month purchase. Type of buying or licensing relationship: one-time purchase.

Company data: Investment. Established: 1985. Employees: 5. Annual sales: less than $250,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref, U.S. firms represented, sales territory: NA. Private. Company description and business activity: company owns a magnesium mining concession of Epsom salt (Epsomite/magnesium sulfate), with re serves calculated at over 1 million of metric tons at 99.9 percent purity (USP grade).

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: Manuel Salaverry, President, La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda, Av. Del Parque Sur 236 Of. 402, Urb. Corpac, Lima 27. Tel/fax: 511 476 3863.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda, American Embassy/Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000045-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Carlos Robles.

Peru - Direct Sale End User

8419400080 Reactors for distilling magnesium metal

Product data: Reactors for distilling magnesium metal hydrogenization, high temperature and vacuum. Specifications/technical data: the plant should consist of the following basic equipment: agitators, tanks, press filter, spray dryers, high temperature reactors, condenser and equipment to produce hydrogen. Quantity: one. U.S. dollar value: not provided. Purchase needed: 60/180 days. Payment terms: letter of credit at sight. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: company itself.

Response data: Language: Spanish Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: technical details of the equipment and quotation of the equipment and accessories. Primary buying factors: to include in the quotation the chemical study to design a complete and economical plant to produce magnesium metal. Intent to buy: 2-6 month purchase. Type of buying or licensing relationship: one-time purchase.

Company data: Investment. Established: 1985. Employees: 5. Annual sales: less than $250,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref, U.S. firms represented, sales territory: NA. Private. Company description and business activity: company owns a magnesium mining concession of Epsom salt (Epsomite/magnesium sulfate), with reserves calculated over 1 million of metric tons at 99.9 percent purity (USP grade).

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: Manuel Salaverry, President, La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda., Av. Del Parque Sur 236 Of. 402, Urb. Corpac, Lima 27. Tel/fax: 511 476 3863.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000047-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Carlos Robles.

Peru - Direct Sale End User

842230 Juice packing machinery

842240 Soybean oil packing machinery

Product data: HS 842230: new or used, for production of fruit juices out of concentrate and vacuum packing; HS 842240: new or used, for packing in plastic bottles. Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: one set of each. Purchase needed: during 1998.

Response data: Language: Russian if possible. Best way to respond: fax or e-mail. From manufacturers only: NA. Information desired: price list and catalogs. Primary buying factor: terms of payment and delivery, price.

Company data: Trade. Established: 1992. Employees: 60. Annual sales: US$2.5 million. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: 51 Svetlanskaya St., Vladivostok, Russia. U.S. firms represented: no. Elga is a private company involved in retailing through three stores in Vladivostok.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States. Prepared by: S Kuzmichenko. Approved by: R Steffens.

Contact: Andrey Larchenko, Director, Elga, 12 Ulianovskaya St., Vladivostok, Russia 690000. Tel/fax: 7 4232 460 932. E-mail: elgalvl@gin.global-one.ru

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Vladivostok, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-5880. Refer to: 21.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

842541 Built-in jacking systems of a type used in garages

Product data: Boda es Sipos KFT would like to buy the license/know-how of a garage system that includes a light structure, steel-framed garage (easy to assemble and re-assemble) with hand or automatic operated built-in jacking system. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: product literature, price. Primary buying factor: the company would like to establish a joint venture to market and sell the products to Hungary and eastern European countries like Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Moldavia.

Company data: Established: 1989. Employees: none. Annual sales, member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: OTP (National Savings Bank). U.S. firm represented: none. Boda es Sipos KFT is a small consulting company active in the fields of environment protection, project/investment financing.

Post remarks: About 1 million cars travel through the city every day and approx. 90 percent of those need parking spaces. The number of legal street parking spaces in Budapest only satisfies about 3 percent of all cars. International copyright, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States.

Contact: Jeno Boda, Managing Director, Boda es Sipos KFT, Budapest, XII, Kekgolyo Utca 12. H-1123 Hungary. Tel/fax: 36 1 405 5280.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Budapest, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-5270. Refer to: P017.

Hungary - Direct Sale for Resale

843830 Equipment and technology for production of glucose

Product data: No technical specs. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: negotiable. Purchase needed: end of 1998. Payment terms: as specified by supplier. Service contract needed: yes. End use: correspondence courses, related to health management and healthy lifestyle.

Response data: Language: English/Russian. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: NA. Primary buying factors: courses available, prices, terms, requirements, etc. Intent to buy: not specified. Type of buying or licensing relationship: school providing correspondence course in health management, such as stress management, nutrition, etc.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1995. Annual sales: less than $1 million. Member of business chamber: none. Bank ref: Stolichny Bank Sberezheny, Cheliabinsk, 8, Mopra Ul. Private Sales territory: none. Company description and business activity: as specified by supplier.

Post remarks: Fuel specification of vehicles (if used a mechanical report is also required); used vehicles should be no older than three years; sports-type vehicles and motor cycles.

Contact: Dmitri Andreevskikh, Head of Marketing Department, Sobol Zao, 4, Brodokalmaksky Trakt, Cheliabinsk. Tel/fax: 7 3512 79 03 14, 73 6729. Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Sobol Zao, American Embassy/Moscow, PSC-77, APO, AE 09721. Ref: 462-01-000118-T. Prepared by: Maria Breiter. Approved by: James McCarthy.

Russia - Direct Sale End User

8477 Plastic working machinery

Product data: Full line of machinery for making plastic products including plastic bags, tables, chairs, pallets, air conditionre front covers, etc. Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: full line machinery for one plant. Purchase needed: asap. Payment terms: letter of credit. Service contract needed: yes. Shipping terms: ship or air cargo. End user: company itself.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: phone, fax, or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, prices and related technical information. Primary buying factors: quality and fair price. Intent to buy: joint venture or to buy. Type of buying or licensing relationship: direct purchase.

Company data: Joint venture. Established: 1996. Employees: 13. Annual sales: over $5 million. Member of business chamber: Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). Bank ref: Saudi British Bank, head office. U.S. firms represented: NA. Public. Sales territory: Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries. Company description and business activity: manufacturing papers and food services.

Post remarks Al-Malkiyah is the owner of Safar Factory for plastic products. The firm already built the plant on an area of 3,750 square meters, and has a government license for manufacturing plastic products. It seeks a U.S. joint- venture partner or a U.S. supplier for a full line of machinery for manufacturing all types of plastic products including plastic bags, pallets, desks, and chairs. Companies should contact Mr. Abdullah directly and copy the consulate in Jeddah.

Contact: Safar Abdullah, General Manager, Al-Malkiyah Group for Industry, P.O. Box 32329, Jeddah. Tel: 02 697 2518/0556 44337. Fax: 02 697 2518.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Al-Malkiyah Group for Industry, Unit 62112, APO, AE 09811-2112. Ref: 517-01-000039-T. Prepared by: Abdullah Noman. Approved bY: Joseph Kaesshaefer.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale End User

847810 Equipment for manufacturing of tobacco products

2401 Raw materials for manufacturing of tobacco products

Product data: Specifications/technical data: a government-sponsored company in a developing country. Quantity: one set of equipment. U.S. dollar value: $1 million-$2 million. Purchase needed: 1999. Payment terms: c & f Brisbane, Australia. Intends purchasing and advises that often the seller wants an equity in the project. If this is the case, will negotiate. Service contract needed: yes. Shipping terms: export of manufacturing technology on a turnkey basis, i.e. the complete establishment of a manufacturing factory. End use: letter of credit.

Response data: Language: English/Russian. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Type of buying or licensing relationship: description of plant & machinery, price, terms, availability, general condition of equipment, age of equipment.

Company data: Agent. Established: 1995. Employees: 457. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber: OSHA Trade and Industrial Association. Bank ref: Inkombank, Omsk Branch. U.S. firms represented: B&H, California. Private. Sales territory: second-hand plant and equipment to manufacture vehicle batteries. Company description and business activity: completeness of offer (turnkey), price.

Post remarks: Will also consider joint venture or licensing proposal.

Contact: Alexander Taran, Deputy Director, LVZ OSHA, 46, Lenina Ul., Omsk-10. Tel: 7 3812 31 16 45, 23 3481. Fax: 7 3812 31 81 81, 24 2881.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), LVZ OSHA, American Embassy/Moscow, PSC-77, APO, AE 09721. Ref: 462-01-000119-T. Prepared by: Maria Breiter. Approved by: James McCarthy.

Russia - Direct Sale End User

8543300 Electrolysis plant to produce magnesium metal

Product data: Electrolysis plant to produce magnesium metal starting from a saturate solution of fine magnesium sulfate. Specifications/technical data: the plant should consist of the following basic equipment: agitators, tanks, press filters, and complete electrolysis plant, production capacity of 30 metric tons/day for magnesium metal. Quantity: one. U.S. dollar value: not provided. Purchase needed: 2-6 months. Payment terms: letter of credit at sight. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Port of Callao. End user: La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: technical details of the equipment and quotation of the equipment and accessories. Primary buying factors: to include in the quotation the chemical study to designing a complete and economical plant to produce magnesium metal. Intent to buy: 2-6 month purchase. Type of buying or licensing relationship: one-time purchase.

Company data: Investment. Established: 1985. Employees: 5. Annual sales: less than $250,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref, U.S. firms represented, sales territory: NA. Private. Company description and business activity: company owns a magnesium mining concession of Epsom salt (Epsomite/magnesium sulfate), with reserves calculated over 1 million metric tons at 99.9 percent of purity (USP grade).

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: Manuel Salaverry, President, La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda, Av. del Parque Sur 236 Of. 402, Urb. Corpac, Lima 27. Tel/fax: 511 476 3863.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), La Balena de Ocucaje Ltda, American Embassy/Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000046-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Carlos Robles.

Peru - Direct Sale End User

8716400000 Trailers and semi-trailers

870120 Tractors

Product data: Used flatbed trailers for the transport of 40-ft. containers. Specifications/technical data: torton type, sleeping compartment, not older than 1993, double axis. Quantity: 200. U.S. dollar value: unknown at this time. Purchase needed: 60/180 days. Payment terms: credit. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. Callao End user: Association of Independent Transportation Drivers.

Response data: Language: Spanish. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: technical specifications and all necessary information for the purchase of used trucks. Primary buying factors: price and financial conditions. Intent to buy: immediate purchase. Type of buying or licensing relationship: regular supplier for a potential purchase of 200 used trucks.

Company data: Investment. Established: 1983. Annual sales, bank ref, U.S. firms represented: NA. Member of business chamber: no. Private. Sales territory: Lima. Company description and business activity: Company is an independent organization of transportation professional drivers.

Post remarks: International copyright, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States. Importation of used vehicles eight or more years old is prohibited in Peru.

Contact: Jose Luis Forzzani Ballardo, Secretario General, Sindicato de Transportistas Independientes de Carga del Terminal Maritimo del Callao y Afines, Agua Marina 160, Urb. San Antonio, Callao. Tel/fax: 511 465 8880.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Sindicato de Transportistas Independientes, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, Unit 3780, APO, AA 34031. Ref: 333-01-000044-T. Prepared by: Isabel Velez. Approved by: Carlos Robles.

Peru - Direct Sale End User

9021 Medical girdle

Product data: Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, purchase needed, payment terms: NA. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. End user: Cirujanos Plasticos.

Response data: Language: Spanish. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, prices, products. Primary buying factors: price, delivery dates. Intent to buy: 1-2 months. Type of buying or licensing relationship: NA.

Company data: Distributor. Established: 1990. Employees: 4. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: Banco Sabadell, Joan Prim, 16. Private. Sales territory: Spain. Company description and business activity: medical products.

Contact: Carmelo Serrano, Working Import, Norte 84 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona. Tel: 343 473 4148. Fax: 343 473 3001.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Working Import, PSC 61, Box 0021, APO, AE 09642. Ref: 469-01-000037-T. Prepared by: Jose R. Posada. Approved by: Steve Morrison.

Spain - Direct Sale for Resale

940320 Furniture for fast-food restaurants

Product data: Tables with hard polymer surfaces, metal chairs, chromium-coated, with artificial leather-covered seats. Specifications/technical data: 4-person tables, size: 75 x 75 cm; 2-person tables, size: 75 x 50 cm; round tables, dia.: 1-1.5 m; wide assortment of chairs. Quantity: 100 sets. U.S. dollar value, payment terms, shipping terms: to be negotiated. Purchase needed: within two months. Service contract needed: yes.

Response data: Language: Russian. Best way to respond: fax or mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factors: quality, shipping terms, price. Intent to buy: strong.

Company data: Distributor. Annual sales: less than $250,000. Bank ref: Bank Rossiyskiy Credit. U.S. firms represented: NA. Private. Sales territory: Moscow, Moscow region. Company description and business activity: development of a chain of fast-food restaurants.

Contact: Artur Garibov, Manager, Alexander ABC Ltd., 24/4, Ul. Vinokurova, Moscow. Tel: 7 095 719 0620. Fax: 7 095 129 2607.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Alexander ABC Ltd., American Embassy/Moscow, PSC-77, APO, AE 09721. Ref: 462-01-000114-T. Prepared by: Luba M. Savchenko. Approved by: James McCarthy.

Russia - Direct Sale End User

S726 Funeral accessories and equipment

Product data: Burial accessories and equipment. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, payment terms: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Service contract needed: no. Shipping terms: c.i.f. End user: company itself.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: mail. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: products, burial accessories and equipment, prefabricated burials. Primary buying factors: price/quality. Intent to buy: 1-2 months. Type of buying or licensing relationship: NA.

Company data: Commission sales agent. Established: 1990. Employees: 6. Annual sales: over $1 million. Member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: Caixa Galicia, Madrid. Private. Sales territory: Spain. Company description and business activity: funeral engineering services.

Contact: Javier Ruiz Gomez, Manager, Funeconsult, S.L., Arturo Soria, 330 - 12B, 28033 Madrid. Tel: 341 302 3180. Fax: NA.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), Funeconsult, S.L., PSC 61, Box 0021, APO, AE 09642. Ref: 469-01-000045-T. Prepared by: Mariana Vega. Approved by: Steve Morrison.

Spain - Direct Sale for Resale

S7379 Computer consultants

Product data: Turnkey call in technical support center. Teleservices manager needs the services of a consulting firm that can assist in the planning, design, furnishing, and implementation of a call in technical support center in Senegal. Teleservices has signed an agreement with Microsoft to establish a toll-free technical support center for Microsoft's West and Central African clients. Service needed: immediately; Teleservices management would like to bring the first countries on-line by June 1998. The center's layout should be ergonomically correct and should permit expansion. Teleservices plans to expand with activities such as nighttime 411 telephone service for Senegal and airline reservations for regional operators. The call center will be located in the Technopole, a high-tech business park on the outskirts of Dakar. Sonatel has already installed a switching center.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: e-mail, fax. From manufactures and consulting firms only: yes. Information desired: capability statement, cost, delivery terms.

Company data: Teleservices SA is Senegal's first services company specialized in teleprocessing. Other activities involve teletranslation and web-related services. The company tele- processes data for the French judicial courts. The company is 33 percent owned by Sonatel, and the major shareholder is a former Senegalese judge. For more information on Teleservices SA, please consult their web page at www.teleservices.sn. Market assessment: teleprocessing companies have a great potential for growth in Senegal. Senegal has a comparative advantage in telecommunications and internet services over other regional competitors. The telecommunications network is one of the best-performing in West Africa's internet usage and is growing quickly. Sonatel increasing the internet band width to T3's labor is relatively inexpensive.

Post remarks: Teleservices has an excellent reputation in Senegal. It can be considered as the pioneer in teleprocessing activities. M. Abdoulaye Seck is eager to make contact with U.S. companies that could evaluate, identify and implement the optimal technology and operations mix. According to Mr. Seck, U.S. companies have a worldwide expertise in setting up such call centers. Tele- services SA's agreement with Microsoft bodes well for the company's future. Please send a copy of your response to: Commercial Section, U.S. Embassy Dakar, fax: 221 822 29 91, e-mail: dakarcom@telecom-plus.sn International copyright, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States. Prepared by: Youhanidou Wane. Approved by: Whitney Baird.

Contact: Abdoulaye Seck, General Manager, Teleservices SA, 76 rue Mousse Diop, B.P. 7284 Dakar, Dakar, Senegal. Tel: 221 839 93 33. Fax: 221 829 93 32.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Dakar, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2130. Refer to: P36.

Senegal - Direct Sale End User

S9999 Equipment to produce fast-food containers

Product data: Equipment for manufacturing fast-food containers. Specifications/technical data: containers made of starch-like materials, for the protection of environment. Quantity: one unit. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: 1998. End-user: Kunming Green Field Biological Product Co.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax or e-mail. From manufacturers only: yes. Information desired: brochure and c.i.f. quotation. Primary buying factor: open.

Company data: Manufacturer. Established: 1994. Employees: 40. Annual sales: US$450,000. Member of business chamber: Yunnan Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment. Bank name: Agricultural Bank of China, 241 Kunming Branch. U.S. firms represented: NA. The buyer is expanding the production scope besides its Ganoderma (Lingzhi) series products.

Post remarks: U.S. Consulate contact: Ms. Chen Ling, Commercial Assistant, American Consulate General, 4 Lingshiguan Lu, Renmin Nanlu Section 4, Chengdu, Sichuan, China 610041, tel: 86 28 558 9642, fax: 86 28 558 9221. Consulate comment: Consulate Commercial Office would like to help an American supplier make this sale. Consulate would appreciate being informed by U.S. companies of their responses to this notice. International copyright, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State 1998. All rights reserved outside of the United States. Prepared by: Chen Ling.

Contact: Hong Qiang, General Manager, Kunming Green Field Biological Product Co., Ri-Xin Industry Zone, Kunming, Yunnan, China 650200. Tel: 86 871 718 6162. Fax: 86 871 718 6163. E-mail: liyu(AT)ynpu.edu.cn

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Chengdu, PSC 461, Box 85, FPO AP 96521 0002. Refer to: 85.

China - Direct Sale to End User