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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

283620 Sodium carbonate, (soda ash)

Product data: Sodium carbonate NA2 C03, (soda ash). Specifications/technical data: product specs available from National Chemical Industries Corp. Quantity: approx. 15,000 m/t per year. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: specification, price, delivery. Primary buying factor: reliable delivery, price.

Company data: Manufacturer. Established: 1994. Employees: 44. Annual sales: US$7 million. 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. National Chemical Industries Corp. (NACIC) is a Bahraini company engaged in manufacturing sodium sulfite and sodium metabisulfite with a capacity of 18,000 tpa. NACIC is looking for American supplier of soda ash (chemical name: sodium carbonate NA2 C03) for their annual requirement of approx. 15,000 m/t per year. Post contact: Khouri.

Contact: Ahmed al Zayed, Plant Manager, National Chemical Industries Corp., P.O. Box 10245, Bahrain. Tel: 973 735 757. Fax: 973 730 435.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Manama, FPO AE 09834. Refer to: P00043.

Bahrain - Direct Sale to End-User

330306 Perfume

Product data: Perfume for men and women of inexpensive brands for customers with low income. Specification/technical data: stock. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: depending on price. Purchase need: on regular basis.

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: FDA certificate, catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factor: low price, terms of delivery, Payment.

Company data: Trade (perfumery and cosmetics wholesale). Established: 1982. Employees: 16. Annual sales: US$500,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Russian National Commercial Bank. U.S. firms represented: none. Company is interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. agency and manufacturers; it has a developed network of its shops in many regions of Russia. Post contact: Akaraseva.

Contact: George D. Novichikhin, Joint Stock Co., Trade-Industrial Fund, 8, Room 312, Novoperevedenovskaya Str., Moscow, Russia. Tel/fax: 7 095 267 4897.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0022.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

330400 Cosmetics

Product data: Creams, lotions, tonics, masks, make-up removers, hand creams of inexpensive brands for customers with low income. Specification/ technical data: stock. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: depending on price. Purchase need: on regular basis.

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: FDA certificate, catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factor: low price, terms of delivery, payment.

Company data: Trade (perfumery and cosmetics wholesale). Established: 1982. Employees: 16. Annual sales: US$500,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Russian National Commercial Bank. U.S. firms represented: none. Company is interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. agency and manufacturers; it has a developed network of its shops in many regions of Russia. Post contact: Akaraseva.

Contact: George D. Novichikhin, General Director, Joint Stock Co., Trade- Industrial Fund, 8, Room 312, Novoperevedenovskaya Str., Moscow, Russia. Tel/fax: 7 095 267 4897.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0022.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

330510 Hair care products

Product data: Shampoos, conditioners of inexpensive brands for customers with low income. Specification/technical data: stock. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: depending on price. Purchase need: on regular basis.

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: FDA certificate, catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factor: low price, terms of delivery, Payment.

Company data: Trade (perfumery and cosmetics wholesale). Established: 1982. Employees: 16. Annual sales: US$500,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Russian National Commercial Bank. U.S. firms represented: none. Company is interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. agency and manufacturers; it has a developed network of its shops in many regions of Russia. Post contact: Akaraseva.

Contact: George D. Novichikhin, Joint Stock Co., Trade-Industrial Fund, 8, Room 312, Novoperevedenovskaya Str., Moscow, Russia. Tel/fax: 7 095 267 4897.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0022.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

330610 Toothpaste

Product data: Inexpensive brands for customers with low income. Specification/ technical data: stock. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: depending on price.

Purchase need: on regular basis.

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: FDA certificate, catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factor: low price, terms of delivery, Payment.

Company data: Trade (perfumery and cosmetics wholesale). Established: 1982. Employees: 16. Annual sales: US$500,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Russian National Commercial Bank. U.S. firms represented: none. Company is interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. agency and manufacturers; it has a developed network of its shops in many regions of Russia. Post contact: Akaraseva.

Contact: George D. Novichikhin, Joint Stock Co., Trade-Industrial Fund, 8, Room 312, Novoperevedenovskaya Str., Moscow, Russia. Tel/fax: 7 095 267 4897.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0022.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

330730 Toiletries

Product data: Shower gels, bath foams, soaps, deodorants of inexpensive brands for customers with low income. Specification/technical data: stock. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: depending on price. Purchase need: on regular basis.

Response data: From manufacturer only: yes. Language: Russian/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: FDA certificate, catalogs, price lists. Primary buying factor: low price, terms of delivery, payment.

Company data: Trade (perfumery and cosmetics wholesale). Established: 1982. Employees: 16. Annual sales: US$500,000. Member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Russian National Commercial Bank. U.S. firms represented: none. Company is interested in establishing close long-term relationship with U.S. agency and manufacturers. It has a developed network of its shops in many regions of Russia. Post contact: Akaraseva.

Contact: George D. Novichikhin, Joint Stock Co., Trade-Industrial Fund, 8, Room 312, Novoperevedenovskaya Str., Moscow, Russia. Tel/fax: 7 095 267 4897.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Moscow, APO AE 09721. Refer to: P0022.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User

842481 Spraying equipment

Product data: Automatic car wash equipment. Specifications/technical data: available from company. Quantity: 1. U.S. dollar value: $200,000. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price, catalogs, cif Bahrain. Primary buying factor: competitive price, quality.

Company data: Trading. Established: 1989. Employees: 12. Annual sales: US$350,000. Member of business chamber: Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, P.O. Box 597, Manama, Bahrain. U.S. firms represented: Creative Development (tire seal), Fl; R & G International (electronics), Ala. Company's activities are waterproofing, bathroom renovation, windshield repair, stationary and hair salon. Company is currently expanding its activities, and anxious to establish contacts with American manufacturers of automated car wash. Prepared by: Comm/Manama/Khouri/ Kiriakou.

Contact: Naif Rajab, Manager, Al Khaleej Waterproofing, P.O. Box 20093, Manama, Bahrain. Tel: 973 400 307. Fax: 973 400 310.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Manama, FPO AE 09834. Refer to: P00041.

Bahrain - Direct Sale to End-User

847191 Personal computers

847193 CD-ROM disks

852490 PC software

Product data: Personal computers, incl. notebooks and pentium-based computers; PC peripherals/accessories, all kinds, incl. Datacom devices; multimedia and video computer-based systems, incl. games; PC software for educational, scientific, commercial, office and personal use; CD-ROMs. Specifications/ technical data: NA. Quantity: NA (importer/agent inquiry). U.S. dollar value: $250,000 (est.) Purchase needed: asap.

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

Company data: Importer/agent/retailer of PCs, hardware, software, accessories; offers computer support and educational services. Established: 1995. Employees: 2. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: yes. Bank ref: Credit Suisse, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland. U.S. firms represented: reseller of IBM, Macintosh and other PCs, peripherals and accessories; Microsoft software. Sales territory: Ticino (Italian-speaking part of Switzerland), and neighboring provinces of north Italy (maintains shop in Luino, Italy).

Post remarks: Newly-established, competent computer vendor, eager to import directly from U.S. Credits against usual guarantees. Post contact: Dschaubacher.

Contact: Lucia Pignatiello and/or Sacha Pedroia, Infopoint, via Carrale

Soleggio 7A, CH-6500 Bellinzona 4, Switzerland. Tel/fax: 41 92 26 37 41.

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: P0/053.

Switzerland - Direct Sale for Resale

854449 Conductors

Product data: Thermocouple extension alloy pair wires type E. Specification/ technical data: conductor diameter 0.81 mm; conductor diameter 1.29 mm. to meet ANSI/MC 96.1 standard. Quantity: 65-330 kg. U.S. dollar value: NA.

Purchase needed: immediate (1-2 months). Payment: to be negotiated. Shipping: fis, Sydney.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price, availability. Primary buying factor: price, delivery. Immediate purchase.

Company data: Private cable manufacturer. Established: 1988. Employees: 12. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: Australian Chamber of Manufacturers. Bank ref: CBA Bank, Toongabbie. U.S. firms represented: no. Sales territory: Australia. Number of sales agents: 6-10. Post contact: B. Williams.

Contact: Fred Varda, Marketing Manager, Euro-Tech Cables Pty Ltd, 33 Lisbon St., Villawood NSW 2163 Australia. Tel: 61 2 725 6066. Fax: 61 2 725 7066.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Sydney, Unit 11024, APO AP 96554. Refer to: 0180.

Australia - Direct Sale for Resale

901800 Laproscopic equipment

Product data: Appliances/devices for laproscopic surgery. Specifications/ technical data: NA. Quantity: 1-2 units each product/month. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: within 30 days.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax or phone. Information desired: price quotation cif St Petersburg, terms of delivery, specifications. Primary buying factor: Terms of delivery, price.

Company data: Distributor of medical equipment. Established: 1992. Employees: 15. Annual sales: approximately US$250,000. Member of business chamber: no. Bank ref: acct no 461010894, St Petersburg branch, Vensheconombank, 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, Russia. U.S. firms represented: Mednis International. NIMB is a small private company trading in medical equipment. Clients are hospitals in St Petersburg and northwest Russia. In addition, firm provides maintenance services. In 1994, NIMB purchased medical equipment from western suppliers, totaling approximately US$77,000. Firm is seeking to purchase specified equipment from U.S. manufacturers. Post contact: Ekuzmina.

Contact: Anna A. Sokolova, General Director, NIMB Ltd., 61 Polustrovsky Prospect, St Petersburg 195108, Russia. Tel: 7 812 248 5239. Fax: 7 812 541 2479.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, St. Petersburg, PSC 78, Box L, APO AE 09723. Refer to: P0068.

Russia - Direct Sale to End-User