Trade Delegation From US Aims To Strengthen Commercial Ties With Malaysia

Trade Delegation From US Aims To Strengthen Commercial Ties With Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- A trade delegation comprising 40 businessmen from the United States (US) next year aims to help strengthen commercial ties between US and Malaysia by finding new suppliers of Malaysian products, a statement from the US Embassy said.

The delegation entitled "Opportunity Malaysia 2005 Trade Mission", which is in cooperation with the US Commercial Service and Digital Media Network Inc. (DMNI) also wants to explore partnership to invest in Malaysia or the US, and selling more US goods and services in Malaysia.

The delegations visit, to be led by the chief executive officer of DMNI, Bernard Schutte, would take place from Feb 27 till March 6 2005.

The mission, which also has the support of the Florida District Export Council and Enterprise Florida will visit Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kedah.

Joining the mission will be executive director of the Florida Space Authority, Capt. Winston Scoot seeking partnership and joint venture in the space industry, said the statement.

Also in the delegation would be representatives of DMNI, a leading US Information Technology company specialising in helping firms penetrate international markets using internet technologies.

DMNI has already established a sister company in Malaysia called Electronic Business Management (EBM) Sdn Bhd, headed by Rosnah Majid, chief executive officer of Malaysia and South East Asia.

Other mission members are International Warehouse Services, the largest freight forwarding and fulfilment company, Basic Food International, largest food importer to the US and a pharmaceutical wholesale company in Florida. They are looking for joint venture partners in South East Asia.

-- BERNAMA, Malaysian National News Agency