The following business missions are scheduled to arrive in the United States. The Journal of Commerce assumes no responsibility for companies or individuals whose name it furnishes. Interested parties are asked to reconfirm scheduled dates.

TO THE UNITED STATESSOUTH KOREA. Korean Buying Mission. Through May 14. To buy grains,

machinery, components of home appliances, machinery, auto parts, machine tools, softwood logs, coking coal, water treatment equipment, communication equipment and electrical equipment.

May 4: Philadelphia; May 4-7: Cincinnati; May 7-10: Kansas City, Mo.; May 10-12: Memphis, Tenn.; May 12-14: Washington, D.C.

Contact Karen James Chopra, Commerce Department. (202) 377-4957.

NEW ZEALAND. Senior Executives Food Industry Mission. Twenty-six-member delegation to meet with leading U.S. companies and institutions involved with

innovative technology in the food processing and packaging equipment industries. May 28-June 18.

May 28-June 1: San Francisco; June 2: Minneapolis; June 3-4: Chicago; June 4-9: Boston; June 9-14: New York; June 14-15: Washington, D.C.; June 16-18: Dallas.

Contact William D. Spitler, U.S. Department of Commerce. (212) 264-0603.

SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Medical Equipment Buying Mission. Tentatively scheduled for June 1-15.

June 1-2: Trenton, N.J.; June 3-7: Boston; June 8-11: Minneapolis; June 12-15: Los Angeles.

Contact William D. Spitler, U.S. Department of Commerce. (212) 264-0603.

TAIWAN. Two Buy-American Missions expected in August and September. One of them will be buying environmental protection equipment. Details to follow shortly.


SPAIN. Machine Tools Trade Mission. May or June. All expenses paid by the sponsors, which includes the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Machine Tool Builders. This trade mission is open only to members of the American Tool Distributors' Association.

Contact Ralph Nappi, AMTDA. (301) 654-1200.

SCANDINAVIA. U.S. Exporters Trade Mission. May 28-June 10. Sponsored by New York Board of Trade, New York Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Scandinavian Airline Systems.

May 28-31: Oslo, Norway; May 31-June 4: Stockholm, Sweden; June 4-7: Helsinki, Finland; June 7-10: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Contact John Saunders, New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (212) 561-2015.

PUERTO RICO & ST. THOMAS. Seafood and Fishing Gear Trade Mission. May 30- June 3. Sponsored by the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Group and Shoreline Marketing Trade Missions.

May 30-June 1: Puerto Rico (San Juan and the ports of Cabo Rojo and Mayaguez); June 2-3: St. Thomas.

Contact Kenneth Proudfoot, Shoreline Marketing Trade Missions, P.O. Box 50, Wakefield, R.I. 02880. (401) 783-3730.

CHINA. Telecommunications Executive-Level Seminar Mission. June 10-24. The mission is part of an industrial and technological cooperation agreement between the United States and China to introduce U.S. companies to business opportunities in China. Sponsored by the Office of Telecommunication s, U.S. Commerce Department.

June 10-16: Beijing; June 17-20: Wuhan; June 21-24: Guangzhou.

Contact Richard Paddock, U.S. Commerce Department. (202) 377-4466.

JAPAN. A Commerce Department-sponsored mission of U.S. suppliers of health care services to visit Tokyo and Osaka, July 10-20.

The executive-level mission will be headed by Charles E. Cobb Jr., assistant secretary for trade development.

Contact Simon Francis, Office of Service Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room H-1110, Washington, D.C. 20230. (202) 377-4775.

CHILE & PERU. Fisheries and Seafood Equipment Mission. Tentatively set for

December. Sponsored by Shoreline Marketing Trade Missions. Contact Kenneth Proudfoot, Shoreline Marketing Trade Missions, P.O. Box 50, Wakefield, R.I. 02880. (401) 783-3730.