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Computer Firm Plans

Office in W. GermanyMUNICH, West Germany - Corporate Software Inc. of Westwood, Mass., a marketer of personal computer software and hardware, will open an office in Harr, West Germany, on April 1.

The firm already has a subsidiary in Britain and an office in Canada.

Corporate Software supplies more than 800 personal computer products to large organizations and also provides technical and related support.

Hughes to Be Tapped

For Commerce Post

WASHINGTON - President Reagan intends to nominate G. Philip Hughes to a new position at the Commerce Department as an assistant secretary of commerce in charge of export enforcement, the White House said.

Since 1986, Mr. Hughes has been a deputy assistant secretary for technology transfer and control at the State Department.

The nomination must be approved by the Senate.

Agricultural Exports

Forecast to Grow 10 percent

WASHINGTON - U.S. agricultural exports are forecast to grow at least 10 percent in fiscal 1988, rising $4.6 billion, to $32.5 billion, and totaling 142.5 million metric tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a summary of its agriculture situation and outlook report.

U.S. agricultural imports are estimated at $20.5 billion, about the same as the last two years.

With the higher export forecast, the U.S. agricultural trade surplus is projected to rise $4.7 billion to $12 billion - the second consecutive year that it has widened, the USDA said.