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.

FOR FURTHER

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.

For more information,

contact your local District

Office of the U.S. Department of

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AGENCY/REPRESENTATION

32129 Anti-corrosion pigments

701931 Fiberglass, mats

Product data: (a) non-hazardous. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S.

dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap 1-2 months.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: complete technical specifications, prices. Primary buying factor: quality/price ratio.

Company data: Agent/broker. Established: 1990. Employees: two. Annual sales, U.S. firms represented: NA. Member of business chamber: Italian Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Banca Commerciale Italiana, branch of Como.

Post remarks: Operates as agent/broker in chemicals, petrochemicals, minerals. Engaged in finding appropriate products on behalf of Italian clients. After assessing product's suitability, tend to promote establishment of direct exclusive distributor relationships between foreign suppliers/Italian clients. Post contact: Milan/Pbalois/Falberti.

Contact: Alberto Miatello, Director, Comtrex Import-Export, via Quarto Dei Mille 5, 22070 Albiolo Co, Italy. Tel: 39-31 800347. Fax: 39-31 800397.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Milan, PSC 59 Box M, APO AE 09624. Refer to: P0007.

Italy - Agency

6301 Blankets

6302 Bedspreads

5701 Carpets

5801 Fabrics

7013 Glassware

8516 Hair dryers

8301 Keys/lock systems

6912002 Tableware

8451 Labeling machines (clothes)

3922 Shower curtains

8451 Washers/dryers

8215 Cutlery

6302 Linen

Product data: Products/equipment for hotels, motels, restaurants. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, purchase needed: NA.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: delivery time, price lists for exports, ability to comply with local legal requirements. Primary buying factor: competitive price, delivery, quality, credit. Seeks long-term, regular suppliers with extensive product line.

Company data: Agent/importer. Established: 1973. Employees: nine. Annual sales: US$50,000 plus. Member of business chamber: American Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Citibank, branch Av. Paulista, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; Banco Sudameris SA, branch Berrrini, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; Banco Bamerindus SA, branch 1656, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. U.S. firms represented: NA. Opened to spearhead development of Holiday Inn hotels in Brazil. Over years, directors developed extensive experience in business activities between United States and Brazil. Given reputation in marketplace and structure, rep office well postured to become importer/distributor of U.S. products.

Post remarks: With market-opening policy implemented in Brazil in early '90s, hotel/restaurant equipment markets became available to U.S. products. United States is competitive in this segment; there are good prospects for U.S.-made goods. Post contact: Spaulo/Volker/Walser.

Contact: Steven Brown, Director, Rep Office of Brazil S/C Ltd., R. Guararapes, 1855 3 Andar CJ. 31, 04561-004 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Tel: 55-11 542-8056. Fax: 55-11 542-8056.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Sao Paulo, APO AA 34030. Refer to: P021.

Brazil - Agency

6309 Worn clothing

Product data: Used textiles, leather clothing, jeans. Specifications/tech. data, quantity: NA. U.S. dollar value: $1-$20/kg. Purchase needed: spring 1994. Should comply with European/German standards.

Response data: From manufacturer only: no. Language: German. Best way to respond: letter, fax. Information needed: company background data; price list; product information; conditions of delivery. Primary buying factor: distributor.

Company data: Small trading firm dealing with used textiles. Established: 1992. Employees: two. Annual sales: DM100,000. Bank ref: Berliner Bank. U.S. firms represented: NA.

Post remarks: Interested in expanding products to include used textiles from United States. Continuing relationship with U.S. supplier desired. Post contact: Mhagen/Jones.

Contact: Rene Eger, Owner, Rene Eger Textilhandel, Schwedter Str. 26, D-10119 Berlin, Germany. Tel: 011-49-30 494-6911. Fax: 011-49-30 494-6771.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy Office, Berlin, APO AE 09235. Refer to: P0010.

Germany - Agency

7002 Glass, ceramics, mineral

compounds

6903 Refactory, concentrates,

chemicals

Product data: Specifications/technical data: products for glass, ceramics, foundry, mineral processing industries. Quantity, U.S. dollar value, purchase needed: NA. Payment terms: to be advised.

Response data: From manufacturers only: manufacturers & agents. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: product details, specifications of applications, etc. Seeks regular/long-term suppliers.

Company data: Import-export agencies for minerals, glass, refactory, chemical, ceramics industries. Established: 1992. Employees: three. Annual sales: US$100,000-$150,000. Member of business chamber: Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industries; South Africa/Netherlands Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Trust Bank, Main Street, Johannesburg, South Africa. U.S. firms represented: NA.

Post remarks: Although firm established in 1992, Mr. Mulder was employed by

Impala Platinum Mines/has worked with metals, ceramics, glass, refactory products for 25 years. Wants to extend his product range/provide marketing service to U.S. manufacturers in glass, ceramics, refactory, mineral processing industries.

Contact: P.A. Mulder, Manager, Mar Quest International CC, 63 Norman Drive, Northcliff 2195, South Africa. Tel: 27-11 678-5596. Fax: 27-11 678-3678.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Officer (TOP), American Consulate General, Johannesburg, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2500. Refer to: P003.

South Africa - Agency

7110 Gold plated jewelry

7117 Fashion jewelry

Product data: Gold-plated 24 k, such as chain by inch, earrings, finger rings, pins, brooches, pendants. Specification/technical data: high quality, alcohol, perfume-proof against color change. Quantity: commercial. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax, mail. Information desired: catalogs, competitive prices, samples, related information. Primary buying factor: quality, fast delivery.

Company data: Sole proprietorship, fashion jewelry, gift items, perfumes, cosmetics, wearing apparel. Established: 1993. Employees, annual sales: NA. Member of business: Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Bank ref: Saudi American Bank, Jeddah. U.S. firms represented: NA. sales territory: Saudi Arabia. Post contact: Noman/McCallum.

Contact: Hajaj M. al-Thunayan, General Manager, Al-Atroha Trading Est., P.O. Box 32524, Jeddah 21438, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966-2 6659631, 6823771. Fax: 966-2 6672353.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Officer (TOP), American Consulate General, Jeddah, P.O. Box 149, Unit 62112, APO AE 09811-2112. Refer to: 004.

Saudi Arabia - Agency

8524 CUD or floppy disc graphics

85249 Library of medical symbols and

cartoons

Product data: Specifications/technical data: medically specialized graphics library of symbols/nuances of same idea moving from technically accurate to humorous. Quantity: negotiable, one, initially for evaluation purposes. U.S.

dollar value: depends on product. Purchase needed: asap. Payment: to be arranged with supplier.

Response data: From manufacturers only: manufacturers & agents. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: detailed verbal description of library of visuals, sample of visuals. Primary buying factor: price will be major factor in terms of weak South African rand.

Company data: Business presentation skills training/consulting with emphasis on visual support. Established: 1984. Employees: 12. Annual sales: more than US$250,000. Member of business chamber: Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industries; American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa; South African Association of Conferences. Bank ref: Standard Bank of S.A. Ltd., Sandton, South Africa. U.S. firms represented: NA.

Post remarks: Business presentation skills, do company training/consulting; wants to increase medical graphics library.

Contact: Barry Holley, Director, Business Presentation Skills Pty Ltd., P.O. Box 64, Wendywood 2148, South Africa. Tel: 27-11 444-3680. Fax: 27-11 444-3646.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Officer (TOP), American Consulate General, Johannesburg, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2500. Refer to: P0005.

South Africa - Agency

8703 Motor vehicles

Product data: Up to 2-1/2 tons. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S.

dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Should comply with European/German standards.

Response data: From manufacturer only: no. Language: German. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: company background data, price list, product information, conditions of delivery. Primary buying factor: distributor. End-users: customers in Germany/eastern Europe.

Company data: Medium-sized trading firm dealing with cars. Established: 1990. Employees: 25. Annual sales: DM10.4 million. Bank ref: Dresdner Bank. U.S. firms represented: GM.

Post remarks: Interested in expanding U.S. car imports. Continuing relationship with U.S. supplier desired. Post contact: Berlin/Mhagen.

Contact: Sanftleben, Managing Director, Mitteldeutsche Automobil Handelsgesellschaft GmbH, Friedrichstr. 180, D-10117 Berlin, Germany. Tel: 011-49-30 229-9073. Fax: 011-49-30 229-6478.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy Office, Berlin, Unit 26738, APO AE 09235. Refer to: P011.

Germany - Agency