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.

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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.

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AGENCY/REPRESENTATION

901800 Medical instruments, sundries

902190 Orthopedic supplies

401511 Medical rubber supplies

Product data: Blood glucose measuring instruments; blood pressure measuring instruments; dispensers and cases for medicaments (pharmaceuticals), including those with alarm system, and those with water container; drug/tablet/capsule separators/cutters; surgical rubber sundries; band-aids; sanitary articles; orthopedic supplies. Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: will depend on proposals received, marketability of U.S. products in Europe. U.S. dollar value: $500,000 (est). Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: preferably. Language: English/German. Best way to respond: fax/mail. Information desired: brochures, prices. Primary buying factor: quality, price.

Company data: Importer/distributor of medical supplies specializing in insulin and medicament dispensers, cases and cooler packs; security capsules; sanitary articles; blood measuring instruments. Established: 1979. Employees: 8. Annual sales: NA. Member of business chamber: yes. Bank ref: Kantonalbank Bern; Union Bank of Switzerland; Swiss Bank Corp.; all in CH-2560 Nidau-Biel, Switzerland. U.S. firms represented: none. Sales territory: Switzerland; traveling salesmen call on pharmacies, drug stores, sanitary article and orthopedic supply retailers, clinics, hospitals, etc.

Post remarks: Active, experienced prospect. Post contact: Dschaubacher.

Contact: Josef Johann Germann, Germann Medizinische Sanitaetsartikel, Hauptstrasse 20/22, CH-2560 Nidau, Switzerland. Tel: 41 32 51 31 68/69. fax 41 32 51 31 88.

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: P0/062.

Switzerland - Distributorship

902100 Implants

901800 Medical instruments

Product data: Orthopedic and traumatology implants; cardiovascular products; instruments, supplies and equipment used in cardiology and radiology. Specifications/technical data: NA. Quantity: will depend on U.S. proposals and product marketability in Europe. U.S. dollar value: $1 million (est). Purchase needed: asap.

Response data: From manufacturers only: yes. Language: English or German. Best way to respond: fax or mail. Information desired: brochures, prices. Primary buying factor: quality, price. Also interested in hearing in general from hospital supply companies, and companies specializing in health care equipment.

Company data: Importer/distributor of medical equipment. Established: 1995. Employees: 1. Annual sales, member of business chamber: NA. Bank ref: Union Bank of Switzerland, CH-8706 Meilen, Switzerland. U.S. firms represented: none. Sales territory: Switzerland, Europe.

Post remarks: Newly established distributor, with past professional experience in medical trade. Business recommended. Usual credit guarantees. Post contact: Dschaubacher.

Contact: Beat Brenner, Managing Director, Healthcare Innovative Technology, HIT, Bergstrasse 304, CH-8707 Uetikon-Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: 41 1 920 2538. Fax: 41 1 920 4054.

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: P0/061.

Switzerland - Distributorship