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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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030371 Frozen sardines

030749 Frozen squid

Product data: Specifications/technical data: frozen in 20 kilo blocks on board processing vessel. Quantity: 1,000 to 2,000 mt. U.S. dollar value: no specific request, make offer on fob U.S. or cif Japanese seaport basis. Purchase needed: through October 1995. Export/import contract is required. Payment: letter of credit.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. From manufacturers only: no. Information desired: fishing conditions, market prices. Primary buying factor: quality, prices, delivery terms. Firm plans to import product based on price, quality, service conditions.

Company data: Frozen food importer/wholesaler. Established: 1980. Employees: 8. Annual sales: 4.5 billion yen (US$52 million; 86 yen=US$1). Member of business chamber: National Cooperative Association of Squid Processors. Bank ref: Hokkaido-Takushoku Bank, Tsukiji. U.S. firms represented: none. End users: retailers, food services. Paid-in capital: 15 million yen (US$ 174,000). Post contact: T. Asakawa.

Contact: Akiyoshi Okubo, Gulf Foods Co., 1-15-14 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104. Tel: 03 3553 5191. Fax: 03 3553 5388.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Tokyo, Unit 45004, APO AP 96337. Refer to: P0062.

Japan - Direct Sale for Resale

480100 Newsprint paper

Product data: 45 gr/m2 newsprint paper. Specifications: roll o.d.: 84 cm and 168 cm, spool o.d.: 10 cm i.d. 7.4 cm. gage 45 gr per square meter. Quantity: 4,000 tons. U.S. dollar value: to be determined. Purchase needed: short term. Tricontinental is a Quebec incorporated finance/trade service company operating at two locations in Montreal with a corresponding office in Dakar, Senegal. Firm seeks a supplier of regular quality newsprint. Percentage content of recycled material should not be considered as a critical element. Payment: to be determined. Price to be established cif nearest Atlantic sea port.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: French/English. Best way to respond: tel/fax. Information desired: specifications, price, delivery. Primary buying factors: price. Company seeks regular quality newsprint paper.

Company data: Finance/trade services. Established: 1991. Employees: 5. Annual sales: C$1 million (C$1=US$0.71). Member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Bank ref: Royal Bank of Canada, 5185 Queen Mary Road, Montreal H3W LYL. Tricontinental has developed an extensive network of contacts over years. Company specializes in providing financial/trade services to businesses active in North African market; is also involved in sourcing U.S. suppliers of other commodities such as textile and food products. Post contact/prepared: Pricher.

Contact: Nabil Salem, President, Tricontinental Inc., 426 Elm Ave., Westmount, Quebec H3Y 3JL. Tel: 514 989 8290. Fax: 514 989 8339.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Montreal, P.O. Box 847, Champlain, NY 12919-0847. Refer to: P0022.

Canada - Direct Sale for Resale

54020 Synthetic fibers

Product data: Quantity, U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Firm reports increased demand for synthetic fibers in their sales area and urgently requests offers from U.S. suppliers.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax/letter/tel. Information desired: detailed product information, prices. Primary buying factor: price, quality, delivery time.

Company data: H.O. Schuebeler, a distributor of raw materials in Germany, is interested in finding U.S. supplier. Established, annual sales, member of business chamber, U.S. firms represented: NA. Employees: 4. Bank ref: Bankhaus Neelmeyer Ag. Post contact: Salama.

Contact: F.W. Heuer, H.O. Schuebeler Rohstoffhandels GmbH, Postfach 10 17 26, 28017 Bremen. Tel: 011 49 421 328 8320. Fax: 011 49 421 328 8331.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Bonn, Unit 21701 Box 370, APO AE 09080. Refer to: P0023.

Germany - Direct Sale to End-User

84289000 Machinery

Product data: Asphalt finishers, equipment for preparing/mixing asphalt for road building/paving. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value: unknown.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: Chinese/English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: contact information on U.S. suppliers, price offers. Primary buying factor: price, quality, reputation.

Company data: Wholesaling/retailing of trucks, cars/car components, motorcycles, other types of equipment/machinery. Established: 1961. Employees: 2,116. Annual sales: US$100.8 million. Member of business chamber: China Council for Promotion of International Trade. Bank ref: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. U.S. firms represented: unknown. To evaluate effectiveness of trade opportunity program in China, embassy would appreciate being informed by U.S. companies of their responses to this notice. Post contact: Mwu.

Contact: Hunan Diesel Trading Co., Xin Zhong Road, Changsha 410004, Hunan Province, China. Tel: 867 31 558 7210. Fax: 867 31 558 2390.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Beijing, PSC 461 Box 50, APO AP 96521. Refer to: T821.

China - Direct Sale for Resale

853110 Alarm system, burglar


081783 Security systems

951929 Security alarms

Specifications/technical data: quality equipment in medium/high price range; provide security guards, consultation for different security issues. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap. Payment: letter of credit. Buyer will arrange shipment.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: price, product literature. Primary buying factor: price, delivery, quality.

Company data: Rajab and Silsilah is a limited liability partnership company. It was established in 1938 to import, wholesale and retail electrical/ electronic equipment such as radios, recorders, televisions, videos, antennas, detergents, hospital supplies, safety/security equipment, security guards/consultation for different security issues, electrical products, general contracting. Firm has executed several contracts for government and private sectors such as security equipment, traffic lighting, street and airport lighting and security equipment. Firms represent several U.S. and international companies. Employees: 500. Annual sales: over US$15 million. Member of business chamber: Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeddah. Bank ref: Saudi American Bank, P.O. Box 490, Jeddah 21411; National Commercial Bank, P.O. Box 3555, Jeddah 21481. U.S. firms represented: Leonard, Union Carbide Corp., Intex Inc., Phillips, Holland. Company is well-established, diversified and organized. Is very well known and enjoys an excellent reputation. Head office is in Jeddah with branches in Riyadh and Dammam. For more information, U.S. firms should contact address below. Post contact: Fattah.

Contact: Ali Amin, Sales Manager, Rajab and Silsilah Co. (Security & Telecommunication Div.), P.O. Box 203, Jeddah 21411, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966 2 661 0006 ext. 307. Fax: 966 2 661 0558/0164.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Jeddah, Unit 62112, APO AE 09811-2112. Refer to: 0070.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale for Resale