EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Trade leads supplied by:

US Department of CommerceU.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

Room HCHB 3804, Washington, D.C. 20230

HOW TO USE:

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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ASSISTANCE:

U.S. firms should be aware that the listing here of opportunities to trade in specific commodities and technical data does not necessarily imply approval of their export by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of information included in this list, the Department of Commerce cannot assume responsibility for any erroneous data. Additionally, the government and its officers cannot assume responsibility for any transactions with the firms or individuals listed.

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OTHER TENDERS

3822 Laboratory reagents

690911 Laboratory ware

841911 Laboratory equipment

Product data: Lab analyzers/other equipment. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, service contract: NA. Wants most advanced models with standards similar to those applicable in United States. Purchase needed: as soon as Qatar government issues tenders for products. Payment: letter of credit. Shipment: sea/air, depends on volume of shipment. End-user: Qatar, Ministry of Public Health, Hamad General Hospital, others.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: mail, fax. Information desired: brochures, c&f Doha price lists. Primary buying factor: price, timely delivery. Procurement will be made when Qatar awards tenders to foreign suppliers through their local agents. All foreign suppliers wishing to market products/services in Qatar required by law to appoint local firm as agent.

Company data: Proprietorship. Established: 1975. Employees: 25. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P.O. Box 402, Doha, Qatar. Bank ref: Doha Bank Ltd., P.O. Box 3818, Doha, Qatar; Al Ahli Bank of Qatar QSC, P.O. Box 248, Doha, Qatar. U.S. firms represented: Mortara Equipment (monitors), 1993.

Post remarks: Wants to establish business contacts with U.S. suppliers/ manufacturers of wide range of lab equipment, lab analyzers, etc. Medical division heavily involved in supplying medical equipment to state-owned Hamad General Hospital and Rumaillah Hospital (1,000 beds) and medical centers (20) located in Doha/suburbs. Qatar's procurement policy (including that of Ministry of Public Health) based on standard tender practices. Foreign firms required by law to go through local agents. In this trade opportunity, firm offers to play role of local agent for U.S. firms (suppliers/manufacturers of above products) not yet represented in local market. Firm well established/ known to have made good progress in recent years. Embassy recommends firm/ contracting establishment as good trading partner in Qatar for U.S. firms. Post contact: J. Khoury.

Contact: S. Viqar Haider Zadi, Commercial Manager, Al-Haramain Trading & Contracting Est., P.O. Box 2952, Doha, Qatar. Tel: 974 323416. Fax: 974 440063.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Doha, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-6130. Refer to: P0005.

Qatar - Other Investments

840721 Outboard marine engines

840729 Inboard marine engines

Product data: For various kinds of boats. Specifications/technical data: 50-1,000 hp. Also welcomes suggestions. Quantity: about 20 engines/year for Qatar; another 500 engines/year for other GCC countries. U.S. dollar value,

purchase needed: NA.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English or Arabic. Best way to respond: mail, fax. Information desired: brochures, c&f Doha price lists. Primary buying factor: price, timely delivery. Payment: letter of credit. Shipment: New York/Dubai (American President Lines) with transshipment terms to Doha, Qatar. Service contract: no.

Company data: Proprietorship. Established: 1960. Employees, annual sales, U.S. firms represented: NA. Member of business chamber: Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P.O. Box 402, Doha, Qatar. Bank ref: Bank of Oman Ltd., P.O. Box 173, Doha, Qatar.

Post remarks: Wants to establish contact with U.S. manufacturers/suppliers of inboard/outboard marine engines with different capacities. Wants to market engines in Qatar/United Arab Emirates market, where it maintains sizable engineering outfit. Local agent in Qatar for Swedish motor vehicles Volvo, Japanese motor vehicles Honda. Financially capable of expanding marine engines division by representing foreign manufacturers/suppliers of engines not already represented in Qatar. Post contact: J. Khoury.

Contact: Mohammed H. Hassan, Sales Representative, Hamad and Mohamed al- Futtaim, P.O. Box 1427, Doha, Qatar. Tel: 974 428785. Fax: 974 438903.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Doha, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-6130. Refer to: P0008.

Qatar - Other Investments

9018 Electrodiagnostic apparatus

901811 Electrocardiographs

Product data: Incubators, cardiac monitors, respirators, other equipment. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, service contract: NA. Wants to purchase most advanced models with standards similar to those applicable in United States. Purchase needed: as soon as Qatar issues tenders for products. Payment: letter of credit. Shipment: sea/air, depends on volume of shipment. End-user: Qatar, Ministry of Public Health, Hamad General Hospital, others.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: mail, fax. Information desired: brochures, c&f Doha price lists. Primary buying factor: price, timely delivery. Procurement will be made when Qatar awards tenders to foreign suppliers through their local agents. All foreign suppliers wanting to market products/services in Qatar required by law to appoint local firm as agent.

Company data: Proprietorship. Established: 1975. Employees: 25. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P.O. Box 402, Doha, Qatar. Bank ref: Doha Bank Ltd., P.O. Box 3818, Doha, Qatar; Al Ahli Bank of Qatar QSC, P.O. Box 248, Doha, Qatar. U.S. firms represented: Mortara Equipment (monitors), 1993.

Post remarks: Wants to develop business contacts with U.S. suppliers/ manufacturers of variety of medical equipment/supplies, including incubators, cardiac monitors, respirators, etc. Medical division heavily involved in supplying medical equipment to state-owned Hamad General Hospital and Rumaillah Hospital (1,000 beds) and medical centers (20) located in Doha and suburbs. Qatar's procurement policy (including that of Ministry of Public Health) based on standard tender practices. Foreign firms required by law to go through local agents. In this trade opportunity, firm offers to play role of local agent for U.S. firms (suppliers/manufacturers of above products) not yet represented in local market. Firm well established/known to have made good progress in recent years. Embassy recommends firm/contracting establishment as good trading partner in Qatar for U.S. firms. Post contact: J. Khoury.

Contact: S. Viqar Haider Zadi, Commercial Manager, Al-Haramain Trading & Contracting Est., P.O. Box 2952, Doha, Qatar. Tel: 974 323416. Fax: 974 440063.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Doha, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-6130. Refer to: P0006.

Qatar - Other Investments