EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Trade leads supplied by:

U.S. 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 on

trade leads, call (202) 482-6246.

For more information on

exporting, contact your local

District Office of the U.S.

Department of Commerce

(listed in the Blue Pages of the

telephone book), or call (800)

USA-TRAD(E) and ask for the

phone number of the nearest

office.

DIRECT SALES

1301900 Chewing gum base

Product data: Chewy acid and natural, bubble acid and natural. Specifications/ technical data: chewing gum base to be used in manufacturing chewing gum. Quantity: 100 tons. Purchase needed: asap. End-user: gum factory.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: specifications, price, production/expiry date. Primary buying factor: quality, price. Firm is interested in purchasing small/moderate quantities now, but plan on growing.

Company data: Manufacturers of chewing gum. Established: 1988. Employees: 17. Annual sales: US$350,000. Bank ref: Commercial International Bank, El- Merghany, Roxy, Cairo; Misr Exterior Bank, Almaza, Cairo. U.S. firms represented: none. Firm is privately owned.

Post remarks: Firm manufactures/exports chewing gum, tomato paste; imports foodstuffs. Firm is financially sound and meets obligations promptly. Post contact: Heba Abdel Aziz.

Contact: Ekram Abdel el-Samad, General Manager, Egyptian Center for Trade, 14 El-Obour Building, Salah Salem Street, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. Tel/fax: 20 3 283 8215.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Alexandria, Unit 64904, APO AE 09839 4904. Refer to: P0143.

Egypt - Direct Sale to End-User

47073000 Paper stock

Product data: Specifications/technical data: paper stock: magazines, newspapers etc. Quantity: 50,000 mt. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: asap.

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

Company data: Import/export. Established: 1982. Employees: 160. Annual sales: 90 million RMB in 1994. Member of business chamber: Afic, Ccpit, Chinca. Bank ref: Bank of China, head office. U.S. firms represented: NA.

Post remarks: To evaluate effectiveness of trade opportunity program in China, embassy would appreciate being informed by U.S. companies of responses to this notice. Post contact: Hallford.

Contact: Song Dongfenf, Business Manager, China Agricon, 56 Zhuanta Hutong, Xisi, Beijing 100810. Tel: 86 10 605 2031 ext. 387. Fax: 86 10 602 4548.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Beijing, PSC 461, Box 50, FPO AP 96521 0002. Refer to: P295.

China - Direct Sale for Resale

5212 Woven cotton

58023 Tufted carpet

Product data: Specifications/technical data: quality equipment in medium and high price range. Quantity, U.S. dollar value: not applicable. Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax. Information desired: timely reply, price. Primary buying factor: payment terms by letter of credit.

Company data: General trading and business development. Established: 1967. Employees: 15. Annual sales: US$1.2 million. Member of business chamber: Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeddah. Bank ref: National Commercial Bank, P.O. Box 5888, Jeddah 21481. U.S. firms represented: NA. Al-Hatlani Co. is well established, diversified and organized. Firm is very well known and enjoys a good reputation. Head office is in Riyadh with a branch office in Jeddah. For more information, U.S. firms should contact Saeed H. al-Hatlani. Post contact: Fattah.

Contact: Saeed H. al-Hatlani, General Manager, Al-Hatlani Co., P.O. Box 19064, Jeddah 21435, Saudi Arabia. Tel/fax: 966 2 682 8705.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Jeddah, Unit 62112, APO AE 09811-2112. Refer to: 0072.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale for Resale

730700 Steel straight concrete

delivery pipe

Product data: Steel straight concrete delivery pipes (6 meters in length able to withstand 70-100 bar pressure), and concrete delivery pipe elbows, flanges and couplings. Specifications/technical data: all pipes are of steel; straight delivery pipes (6 meters); concrete delivery pipe elbows; concrete delivery pipe couplings; concrete delivery pipe welding rings. Quantity: in excess of 100 mt/year, to be delivered on a quarterly basis. 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, specifications. Primary buying factor: price, delivery, quality. Immediate

purchase; long-term supplier relationship sought.

Company data: Wholesaler/distributor. Established: 1970. Employees: 120. Annual sales: over US$20 million. Member of business chamber: Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Bank ref: Riyadh Bank, P.O. Box 22609, Riyadh 11416. U.S. firms represented: none. Client is a large, Saudi-owned private company serving as an importer, wholesaler, distributor of construction equipment.

Post remarks: Company serves as an after-sales agent on behalf of world- renowned manufacturers of construction equipment. It opened branches in Riyadh and Al-Khober to cater sales and services close to construction sites. Firm is well-respected in construction field throughout kingdom. Is local agent in Saudi Arabia for Putzmeister Concrete Pump. Management of firm is local for U.S. suppliers who can supply straight delivery pipes (6 meter), concrete delivery pipe elbows, concrete delivery pipe couplings, concrete delivery pipe welding rings. For more information, U.S. firms should contact address below. Post contact: Habeeb Saeed.

Contact: Mohammed N. Dayekh, Branch Manager, Express Contracting and Trading Co., P.O. Box 3758, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966 1 231 3375. Fax: 966 1 231 5092.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Riyadh, Unit 61307, APO AE 09038 1307. Refer to: P045.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale for Resale

842230 Filling machines for bottles

842220 Bottle sterilizing machines

Product data: mineral water bottling and capping machines with zonation system. Specifications/technical data: to be specified by supplier. Quantity: one filling machine, one zonation machine. U.S. dollar value: NA. Purchase needed: within 3-5 months.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: English. Best way to respond: fax and/or mail. Information desired: catalogs, prices. Primary buying factor: price, quality, delivery terms/conditions.

Company data: Mainly in agriculture, real estate, manufacturers and investors. Established: 1975. Employees: 120. Annual sales: US$ 3 million plus. Member of business chamber: Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P.O. Box 1519, Hofuf 31982, Saudi Arabia. Bank ref: National Commercial Bank and Saudi French Bank, both Hofuf City. U.S. firms represented: none. Firm is owned by a reputable business family in Hofuf City in eastern province of Saudi Arabia. They are in process of adding a mineral water filling line to their existing water producing and purification system. Firm presently produces and sells bulk purified water. Post contact: Jsheil.

Contact: Munther M. al-Afaleq, General Manager, Munther Trading Est., P.O. Box 10412, Hofuf 31982, Saudi Arabia. Tel: 966 3 592 9863. Fax: 966 3 592 4987.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Dhahran, Unit 66803, APO AE 09858 6803. Refer to: P0080.

Saudi Arabia - Direct Sale to End-User

S7538 Auto repair service franchise

Product data: Company is interested in franchising auto body repair shops. They will require auto repair equipment and management expertise. Specifications/technical data, quantity, U.S. dollar value, primary buying factor: NA.

Response data: Language: English. Best way to response: fax. Information desired: company profile, business proposal. Primary buying factor: NA.

Company data: Manufacturer/exporter of agriculture products, venture capital. Established: 1986. Employees: 50-249. Annual sales: US$12.2 million. Member of business chamber: none. Bank ref: Bangkok Bank, Silom branch, Silom Road, Bangkok 10500. U.S. firm represented: none. Company exports to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway. As a capital venture, company also has other business investments. Post contact: Lambertson.

Contact: Mr. Sermsuwan C., Manager, Nithi Venture Corp., Public Company Ltd., 52 Silom Road, Thaniya Plaza, 29th Floor, Bangkok 10500, Thailand. Tel: 662 213 2431. Fax: 662 231 2892.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Bangkok, APO AP 96546. Refer to: 045.

Thailand - Direct Sale for Resale