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Trade leads on this page are listed according to type of lead. Codes preceding each industry/product heading represent classifications according to the Harmonized System of tariff codes published by the Bureau of the Census. An accompanying box outlines section product classifications under the HS codes.



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481099 Moisture absorber material or

sweat paper or thermosoft

Product data: Paper that absorbs water or water vapor that is used to wrap frozen food/frozen food packaging. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, Purchase needed: NA. Payment: irrevocable sight letter of credit. End-users: freight forwarders.

Response data: From manufactures only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: amount of regular supply available, 1993 price list, delivery time, draft of purchase agreement system. Primary buying factor: price, delivery time. Purchase asap; delivery/investment 1-2 months; regular/long-term supplier; continual sales.

Company data: Private, direct importer/trading. Established: 1973. Employees: 250-1,000. Sales agents: 6-10. Annual sales: US$5,001-$50,000. Member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: Bank Niaga, Surabaya, Indonesia. Sales area: Indonesia.

Post remarks: Trading division established to support core business, corrugated paper manufacturing. Interested U.S. firms can also contact US&FCS in Surabaya, fax 62-31-574492. Post contact: Msumiasih.

Contact: Ms. Nofianti, P.T. Surabaya Mekabox, Jl. Bongkaran 66, Surabaya, Indonesia. Tel: 62-31 23274, 24041. Fax: 62-31 332582.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Jakarta, Box 1, APO AP 96520. Refer to: P0038.

Indonesia - Direct Sale for Resale

520821 Bed sheets

Product data: Sheeting, plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/sq m. Specifications/technical data: various sizes, designs, colors, materials including children's sets/accessories. Quantity: 50,000 sets/year. U.S dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price lists, catalogs having information on products (materials, sizes, etc.). Primary buying factor: prices, designs. Asap response needed; contact person planning to visit United States (probably in next month) after receiving U.S. company responses.

Company data: Meat importer; plans to go into different field. Established: 1992. Employees: seven. Annual sales: US$250,000. Member of business chamber: Izmir Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Garanti Bankasi, Kordon Subesi, Izmir, Turkey; Egebank Izmir Subesi, Izmir, Turkey. U.S. firms represented: NA.

Post remarks: Extension of another family-owned company involved in cold storage facilities business. Contact person/spouse established company nearly year ago. While primary business was to import meat/distribute in local market, they started seeking other business activities. After market research, they determined there is significant interest in bed sheets, especially of U.S. origin. Contact person is graduate of American Collegiate Institute in Izmir/wants to do business with U.S. companies. They are preparing to establish chain of stores to sell products they will import. After proving sales/market, may be interested in becoming distributor for foreign company. Post contact: Izmir/Berturk.

Contact: Caglayan Somer, Board Member, Amber dis Ticaret Ltd. Sti., Gazi Bulvari No 30/2, 35210, Izmir, Turkey. Tel: 90-232 4255463. Fax: 90-232 4890382.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consul- ate General, Izmir, APO AE 09821. Refer to: P0002.

Turkey - Direct Sales to End-User

720449 Ferrous waste & scrap

Product data: Specifications/technical data: steel scrap, steel billets, wire rod, used rail, steel deformed bar. Quantity: more than 10,000 mt. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Payment: at sight, letter of credit. Shipment: pending. End-user: steel manufacturers. End-use: raw material.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: mail, phone, fax. Information desired: price, payment, delivery terms. Primary buying factor: delivery, price, credit. Purchase asap; delivery 1-2 months; regular/long-term supplier; continual sales; irregular purchase based on best price/terms at time products needed.

Company data: Public firm, direct importer/trading. Established: 1993. Employees: 1-9. Sales agents: 1-5. Annual sales, U.S. firms represented: NA. Member of business chamber: Korea Foreign Trade Association; Agents of Foreign Trade Association Korea. Bank ref: Pusan Bank. Sales area: China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

Contact: Sang Young Park, Manager, K.C. Trading Co., 810 Hyundai Officetel, 76-5 Daeyun 3-dong, Nam-ku, Pusan, South Korea 608-023. Tel: 82-51 626-1691/4. Fax: 82-51 626-1690.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Officer (TOP), American Consulate, Pusan, Unit 15485, APO AP 96259-0002. Refer to: P0017.

South Korea - Direct Sale for Resale

7307 Hydraulic tube fittings

Product data: Jig fittings according to British and American industrial standards. Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: will advise. Purchase needed: asap. End-users: Finnish hydraulics industry. Payment: 30 days net.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: mail. Information desired: product literature, price, company profile, customer references. Primary buying factor: product technically optimal, price, delivery time. Purchase in short-term 2-6 months; regular/ long-term supplier; continual sales.

Company data: Importer/distributor. Established: 1890. Employees: 10-49. Annual sales: US$2,001-$10,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Union Bank of Finland, Aleksanterinkatu 30, SF-00100 Helsinki. U.S. firms represented: Buehler Ltd.

Post remarks: Importer/distributor of industrial accessories such as hydraulic components, machine building elements, tools, measuring equipment, scales. In addition to Finland, operates in Estonia. Due to increased demand by Finnish industry, seeks U.S. suppliers of hydraulic tube fittings to be used by Finnish hydraulics industry. Post contact: Tkunnas.

Contact: Christian Borenius, Managing Director, Knorring Oy Ab, P.O. Box 20, SF-00381 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: 358-0 56041. Fax: 358-0 565-2463.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Helsinki, APO AE 09723. Refer to: P0012.

Finland - Direct Sales to End-User

73083 Security iron doors for prisons

8301406 Security locks for prisons

8531100045 Prison high-security alarm


Product data: (a) available sizes/types; (b) manual, electric, electronically operated; (c) electric and electronic. Specifications/technical data: high quality, reliable products that meet U.S. security standards. Quantity, U.S.

dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: 11/30/93.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English or Spanish. Best way to respond: fax or air mail for delivery of brochures. Information desired: NA. Working on several security projects; has been requested to obtain quotations, catalogs, payment terms, guarantee period, delivery terms for this equipment to be installed in Colombian high security prisons. Primary buying factor: quality, prices, fast delivery.

Company data: Importer/distributor of construction materials/security products. Major clients: petroleum industries, multinational corporations. Established: 1991. Employees: five. Annual sales: US$70,000. Member of business chamber of commerce: NA. Bank ref: Banco Union Colombiano, Sucursal Chico, Carrera 15 No. 88-11, Bogota, Colombia. U.S. firms represented: Eers International, Miami, Fl.

Post remarks: Colombian Ministry of Justice is working on construction of high-security prisons and rehabilitation/improvement of all Colombian prisons. With financial support of U.S. government, Colombian government through Ministry of Justice projects modern/secure jail system in accordance with international standards. Firm has been awarded important contracts for installation of security materials in banks, multinationals, foreign embassies, etc., and is working toward having close contacts with U.S. manufacturers of security equipment to participate in jails program. Post contact: Salguero/Lenahan.

Contact: Mauricio Velez, General Manager, Amvp Internacional Ltda., Calle 90 No. 16-36, Ofc. 202, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia. Tel: 571 618-4413. Fax: 571 618-4239.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Bogota, Unit 5120, APO AA 34038. Refer to: P0001.

Colombia - Direct Sales to End-User

902211 Apparatus based on X-rays for

medical uses

90215 Pacemakers for stimulating

heart muscles

901811 Electrocardiographs

Product data: Hospital needs different instruments/parts/accessories for X-ray department; for gastroenterological lab (papillotome sets, lithotriptor, gastroscope, colonoscope, etc.), general hospital lab equipment; for eye, ear, gynecological surgery departments, incubators for babies. Specifications/ technical data: all products should suit European electrical, etc. standards. Quantity: detailed list can be obtained from hospital. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: ability to supply medical instruments in general. Details can be obtained from hospital directly. Primary buying factor: instruments needed to upgrade medical service.

Company data: Public hospital owned by local government. Established: late '50s. Employees, annual sales, member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: National Bank of Hungary. A 200-bed hospital, serving region of approx 50,000 people.

Post remark: City of Fehergyarmat (center of agricultural area) trying to establish contacts with U.S. cities interested in sister-city relationship. Post contact: Hughes/Romvari.

Contact: Zoltan Bakai, Medical Director, City Hospital of Fehergyarmat, P.O. Box 5, H-4901 Fehergyarmat, Hungary. Tel: 36-44 361-011. Fax: 36-44 362-373.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Budapest, APO AE 09213-5270. Refer to: P0062.

Hungary - Direct Sales to End-User

9303 Hunting weapons

Product data: Shotguns, hunting rifles, ammunition, weapon storage boxes, weapon accessories. Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: 300-500 pieces. U.S. dollar value: depends on price. Purchase needed: regular basis. End-user: hunters' societies, sports clubs, retail trade

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: specifications (catalogs); price lists. Primary buying factor: competitive price for same quality against other world manufacturers.

Company data: Research and development, trade. Established: 1990. Employees: 80. Annual sales, U.S. firms represented, member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Tveruniversalbank, 14 Ul. Medvedeva, Moscow, Russia. Interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. company/plans to set up specialized shop. Post contact: Moscow/Vmaximov.

Contact: Alexander Victorovich Drynkov, Chairman of Board, Uniservice Co., P.O. Box 391, 41 Ul. Chkalova, 140160, Zhukovskiy, Moscow Region, Russia. Tel: 7-095 556-4116. Fax: 7-095 556-4011.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Officer (TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0001.

Russia - Direct Sale for Resale

950699 Lacrosse sticks

950699 Protective equipment for


61052 Lacrosse uniforms and other


Product data: Any kind of lacrosse products, such as sticks, protection equipment, uniforms, T- shirts. Specification/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: buyer will start with small samples, if products meet market demand, purchases will increase in future. Purchase needed: asap. Long- term relationship desired.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: catalog, price list. Primary buying factor: delivery reliability, credit terms.

Company data: Importer/retailer of U.S. football goods (equipment/uniforms), cheerleading and basketball products. Established: 1973. Employees: 54. Annual sales: US$18.8 million, as of September 1992. Member of business chamber NA. Bank ref: Sumitomo Bank, Fukushima branch, 5-8-3 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553. U.S. firms represented: Rawlings Sporting Goods, Power Mfg. Co., Douglas Protective Equipment.

Post remarks: Well known as leading importer, wholesaler, retailer of U.S. football equipment/cheerleading products. Hoping to take advantage of lacrosse boom in Japan, firm expanding business to lacrosse goods. Seeks regular/long- term suppliers. Post contact: Mann/Taki.

Contact: Sheri Neal, Purchasing Assistant, QB Club Inc., 5-6-22 Fukushima, Naniwa Bldg. 6th Floor, Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. Tel: 011-81-6 451-8580. Fax: 011-81-6 458-1493.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Osaka-kobe, Unit 45004 Box 239, APO AP 96337. Refer to: P0001.

Japan - Direct Sale for Resale