EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

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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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DIRECT SALES

251612 Granite cut into blocks/slabs

251512 Marble cut into blocks/slabs

Product data: Rough blocks and finished slabs of granite, min. size 2.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 mts; rough blocks and finished slabs of marble, min. size 2.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 mts. Specifications/technical data: product specs available from address below. Quantity: NA. U.S. dollar value: $600,000 per year. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price list, background of manufacturer, samples. Primary buying factor: quality, price, reliable delivery.

Company data: Manufacturer. Established: 1993. Employees: 20. Annual sales: US$2.5 million for phase one. Member of business chamber: Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: National Bank of Bahrain, P.O. Box 106, Manama, Bahrain. U.S. firms represented: NA. Company was established with a paid-up capital of US$2.6 million, to set up a factory to cut and polish granite and marble. Total project value is estimated to reach US$26.4 million with a production capacity of 360,000 sq. m. of granite and marble. This project will be executed in two phases. Total cost of phase one, currently under construction, will be US$7.9 million with a production capacity of 125,000 sq. m. Second phase will be in operation 1997. Castle Rock Industries is anxious to establish contacts with American granite processors and dealers. Prepared by: Comm/Manama/Khouri/Kiriakou.

Contact: Mohammed A. al-Qasim, Vice President, Special Projects, Castle Rock Industries W.L.L., P.O. Box 54658, Manama, Bahrain. Tel: 973 537 383. Fax: 973 536 684.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Manama, FPO AE 09834. Refer to: P00040.

Bahrain - Direct Sale to End-User

3920 Polyester film, in reels

Product data: Specifications/technical data: reel width 830 mm, thickness 12 microns. Quantity: 100 mt per month. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Payment: letter of credit. Shipping: cif. Service contract: no.

Response data: From manufacturers only: agents and agency acceptable. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price, delivery information, specifications. Primary buying factor: delivery schedule. Immediate purchase, delivery/investment (1-2 months), regular/long- term supplier, continual sales.

Company data: Private, trading company. Established: 1988. Employees: 10-49. Annual sales: over $250,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref: Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, 306 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong. U.S. firms represented: Westvaco, Federal Paper. Sales territory: China. Number of sales agents: 25 plus. Hong Kong based international trading company dealing with spare parts, machinery, paper, and other industrial products such as aluminum foil and plastic films. Prepared by: Cmyung.

Contact: Marybeth Krumm, Asst. Manager/

Sales, Yanlord Industrial Ltd., Room 3803, 38th Floor, Far East Finance Centre, 16 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 852 2861 0608. Fax: 852 2529 8799.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Hong Kong, PSC 464 Box 30, APO AP 96522. Refer to: P0024.

Hong Kong - Direct Sale for Resale

5208 Textile fabrics

7418 Kitchen utensils

3304 Cosmetics

3303 Perfumes

9504 Indoor games

Product data: Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: to be determined. Purchase needed: 3 to 6 months.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price, product literature. Primary buying factor: price. Local firm also considers delivery time and payment facilities as important factors in its purchasing decision.

Company data: Private importer/distributor. Established: 1969. Employees: 20. Annual sales: US$50,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref: Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd., Sir William Newton Street, Port Louis, Mauritius. U.S. firms represented: none.

Post remarks: Company, established by Sadhu Hassamal, imports and distributes a wide range of consumer goods including textile fabrics, kitchen utensils, brassware and imitation jewelry. Main source of import are Europe, Far East and India. Mr. Hassamal is interested in sourcing such products as textile fabrics, kitchen utensils, cosmetics, perfumes, indoor games and gift items

from U.S. for local market as well as Indian Ocean islands and African market. Firm is recommended as a good trade contact for U.S. firms.

Contact: Sadhu Hassamal, Managing Director, B. Hassamal & Co., Moorgate House, 29 Sir William Newton St., Port Louis, Mauritius. Tel: 230 212 0978. Fax: 230 212 0994.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Port Louis, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2450. Refer to: P0011.

Mauritius - Direct Sale for Resale

820320 Hand tools for watchmakers

Product data: Hand tools, such as tweezers, for jewelers/watchmakers, related applications (e.g. semiconductor production/testing). Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: depends on marketability of offered products. U.S. dollar value: $100,000 (est.) Purchase needed: asap.

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

Company data: Agent, stocking distributor. Established: 1926. Employees: 40. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: yes. Bank ref: Credit Suisse, Place Pury, CH-2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland. U.S. firms represented: none. Leading distributor of tools, spares and supplies to watch and jewelry industry and trade, and to related industries (semiconductor, medical, etc.). Sells principally in Switzerland, but also all over Europe; maintains subsidiary, Froidevaux Co., Lenexa, KS 66215.

Post remarks: Good prospect. Business recommended. Post contact: Dschaubacher.

Contact: R.H. Clark, Director, Albert Froidevaux et Fils SA, Promenade 2, CH- 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Tel: 41 39 23 96 23. Fax: 41 39 23 88 96.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Bern, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-5110. Refer to: P0/057.

Switzerland - Direct Sale for Resale

841800 Cold storage systems for

processing of potatoes and

vegetables (industrial type)

Product data: Cold storage equipment of 5,000 mt capacity for processing/ storing potatoes/vegetables. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Payment: letter of credit.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: detailed prices, delivery time, product literature. Primary buying factor: price, delivery time. Immediate purchase, long-term supplier relationship sought.

Company data: Large scale agricultural operation (Parastatal), firm is located in Tabuk, northern Saudi Arabia. Established: 1983. Employees: 1,200. Annual sales: over US$25 million. Member of business chamber: Tabuk Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Bank ref: Riyadh Bank Ltd., Tabuk; Al-Rajhi Bank, Tabuk; Arab National, Tabuk. U.S. firms represented: none. Client is large- sized, publicly owned company established with a capital of US$55 million (200 million Saudi riyals).

Post remarks: Farm occupies an area of 35,000 hectares (35 sq. km). It played a significant role in achieving self sufficiency in major food crops such as wheat, barley, other forage crops, particularly alfalfa. TADCO established one of largest orchards with more than 500,000 trees able to produce a wide variety of peaches, apricots, apples, grapes, pomegranates, plums, citrus fruits, olives, figs kaki, almonds. In addition, farm has 203 tunnel houses (greenhouses) to produce tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, hot and sweet pepper, squash. TADCO owns a large cold storage plant for storing vegetables/ fruit; enjoys good business reputation and is financially sound. Post contact: Mfarooqi.

Contact: Saad M. al-Swatt, Tabuk Agricultural Development Co. (TADCO), P.O. Box 808, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966 4 422 0966/423 4146/422 9995. Fax: 966 4 422 2312.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Riyadh, Unit 61307, APO AE 09038 1307. Refer to: P0042.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale for Resale

903031 Electrical measuring

instruments

903039 Electrical measuring

instruments

Product data: Electrical nanovolt, pico ampmeters; 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 digit multimeters, bench type; RF test equipment. Specification/technical data: high precision, sensitive test equipment. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: short term (2-6 months). Payment: letter of credit. Shipping: air.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: product description, specifications, pricing, annual revenue. Primary buying factor: quality, price, delivery, credit. Short term purchase.

Company data: Direct importer. Established: 1920. Employees: 65. Annual sales: US$12 million. Member of business chamber: Electrical Industry Assn. Bank ref:

Anz Bank, Melbourne. U.S. firms represented: Data I/O; EG&G Instruments; Emulation Technology; Keithley Metrabyte. Sales territory: Australia. Number of sales agents: 11-25. Firm sells and supports electronic test and measurement equipment and signal recovery equipment.

Post remarks: Nilsen is a well known and respected company in electrical and electronics markets in Australia. Firm is seeking to expand its range of products in noted and related products. Post contact: B. Williams.

Contact: Vince Stafrace, Product Marketing Manager, Nilsen Technologies, P.O. Box 30, Concord, NSW 2137, Australia. Tel: 61 2 273 2888. Fax: 61 2 736 3005.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Sydney, Unit 11024, APO AP 96554. Refer to: 0170.

Australia - Direct Sale for Resale

S56 Apparel and accessory stores

392620 Apparel articles/clothing

Product data: Men's jeans, casual and underwear. Specification/technical data: cotton. Quantity: commercial. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: immediately.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English/Arabic. Best way to respond: fax/write. Information desired: write directly to Mr. Alsilani. Primary buying factor: reputation, unique styles, quality, competitive prices.

Company data: Privately owned with a series of eight branches in Jeddah and Riyadh company deals in wholesale/retail. Established: 1972. Employees: 40. Annual sales: over US$4 million. Member of business chamber: Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeddah. Bank ref: Saudi British Bank, P.O. Box 109, Jeddah 21411. U.S. firm represented: NA. Sales territory: Saudi Arabia. Firm imports from Italy and Far East and U.S. jeans from local agents such as Lee and Wrangler. Firm woulld like to import directly from U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of men's casual and underwear. Post contact: Mazhar.

Contact: Ibrahim Alsilani, General Manager, Alsilani Est. for Trading, P.O. Box 16881, Jeddah 21474, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966 2 648 3807. Fax: 966 2 647 1691.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Jeddah, Unit 62112, APO AE 09811-2112. Refer to: 068.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale for Resale