I believe you’ve studied our proposal for fertilizers.
Yes, Mr. Smith. And we’re very much interested.
It’s almost twenty years since we first supplied you with our products in 1984. To our regret, for one reason or another, business between us has failed to develop. I hope we’ll succeed in concluding some business this time.
As we’ve repeatedly stated, US does business on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and exchange of needed goods. If these principles are adhered to, I’m certain that mutually beneficial business will result.
I’m glad to hear that. With a view to expanding and further enhancing the bilateral relations between our two parties, and in particular, exchanging timely views on specific problems in the execution and enforcement of contracts, is it possible for us to
Basically speaking, yes, we welcome the establishment of repre- sentative offices by foreign companies in Washington D.C. Of course, there are more details to be attended to. We cannot settle it in a few words.
Yes, of course. I’ll call my home office tonight and let them know about it. When do we meet again?
How about tomorrow morning at 9?
Good. I’ll come back tomorrow, and we can then discuss it more specifically.
That still leaves a gap of 20 dollars to be covered. Let’s meet each other half way once more, then the gap will be closed and our business completed.
You certainly have a way of talking me into it. All right, let’s meet half way again.
I’m glad we’ve come to an agreement on price. We’ll go on to the other terms and conditions at our next meeting.
Yes, there’s one other point I wish to clear up.
What is it?
My friends in business circles all seem to be of the opinion that the U.S. import and export corporations have become more flexible in doing business recently.
Yes, they’re right. In fact, we have either restored or adopted international practices in our foreign trade.