TRADE MISSIONS

TRADE MISSIONS

The following business missions are scheduled. The Journal of Commerce assumes no responsibility for companies or individuals whose names it furnishes. Interested parties are asked to reconfirm scheduled dates. Trade Missions appears every Tuesday.

TO THE UNITED STATES/CANADASOUTH KOREA. June 5-6: Chicago. June 6-9: Washington. June 9-13: Santa Clara, Calif. (semiconductor industry). June 9-13: Columbus, Ohio (electronics). A 12-member delegation from the Electronic Industries Association of Korea comprised of Korea's leading companies, including Goldstar, Daewoo, Samsung and Hyundai, will visit the United States to promote trade in electronics and semiconductors. Contact Valerie Ploumpis, Commercial Section, Korean Embassy. Telephone: (202) 939-6474. Fax: (202) 797-0595, 265-1556.

SOUTH KOREA. June 11-14. New York. Twelve Korean companies will visit New York seeking manufacturers and importers of general consumer goods. Contact Mr. S.W. Jeon, Korea Trade Promotion Center, 460 Park Ave., Suite 402, New York, N.Y. 10022. Telephone: (212) 826-0900. Fax: (212) 888-4930.

FROM THE UNITED STATES/CANADA

MEXICO. June 6-9. Merida, Mexico. The World Trade Center of New Orleans, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, is sponsoring a multi- industry business mission to Mexico. Representation will include the following products: machine tools; machinery; consumer goods; food processing and packaging equipment; canned goods; corn, wheat, soybeans and fish meal; ports and harbor equipment; sporting goods; computer hardware and software; hand tools; automotive spare parts; and air conditioners. Contact World Trade Center Executive Office. Telephone: (504) 529-1601. Fax: (504) 529-1691.

BELGIUM AND NETHERLANDS. June 11-15. The International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is holding a matchmaker conference for U.S. companies interested in doing business in Western Europe. June 11-12: Brussels; June 13-15: Amsterdam. Matchmaker participants meet with business and government officials and hold individual appointments tailored to their business interests. Contact Yvonne Jackson, Commerce Department, (202) 377-2675.

JAPAN. June 14-16. The City of New York Department of Ports and Trade will sponsor a mission to the Japan Fashion Goods Fair in Chiba City. The mission is for New York City manufacturers and designers of apparel-related products and home accessories. Contact Elena Prato, ports and trade department, (212) 806-6858.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. June 17-23. The Private Sector Relations Division, Office of InternationalCooperation and Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is sponsoring a mission to match Dominican companies with American businesses and entrepreneurs interested in joint ventures and partnerships in areas such as natural rubber, tropical fruits and other foodstuffs, and cut flowers. Contact Maria Nemeth-Ek, agricultural marketing specialist, Private Sector Relations, Office of International Cooperation and Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. (202) 653-7873.

THAILAND. Sept. 27-30. Bangkok. The Illinois Department of Commerce is recruiting Illinois manufacturers of food processing and food packaging equipment to attend ProPakAsia '90 trade fair. Deadline for registration is mid-July. Contact John McManus, (312) 814-4953.

CANADA. Nov. 12-15: Toronto. Feb. 17-21, 1991: Montreal. May 1-2, 1991: Montreal. The Illinois Department of Commerce will lead three trade missions and offer financial assistance to Illinois manufacturers that exhibit with the state of Illinois at the following trade shows: Canadian Computer Show, Nov. 12-15, Toronto; Canadian Sporting Goods Show, Feb. 17-21, Montreal; Canadian High Technology Show, May 1-2, Montreal. Deadline for registration is mid- July. Contact Tom Hagle, Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, International Business Division, State of Illinois. Telephone: (312) 814-4959. Fax: (312) 814-6581.