Does your company produce mining, agricultural, telecommunication, electric power generation railway construction or construction equipment, computers and peripherals, auto parts or medical supplies?
If so, you have a good chance of exporting these items to Bolivia, according to a study completed by Salt Lake County's Division of Job Training and Development.Of course, you also could export some of these items to other foreign countries, depending on the list of the most exportable items for 49 foreign countries determined by the survey, said Larry Bernaski, business development specialist for the division.
Bernaski said the survey was an attempt to show that Utah companies can export their products and services to foreign countries and identify those items that have the best chance for export.
"We are trying to get more Utah businesses involved in exporting," said Bernaski. "They have a perception they can't compete in the world marketplace because of many unknowns, but statistics show that 82 percent of businesses have profits in their first year of exporting" he said.
In putting the survey together, Bernaski said he targeted international markets having the most export potential, products or technologies in demand in those markets, Utah companies that can provide those products or technologies and Utah businesses interested in international markets.
In 1989, U.S. businesses exported products or services to 179 foreign countries, but that list was reduced for the study to 49 where the export possibilities are the greatest. That year, 93 percent of all U.S. exports went to those countries.
More information on the study can be obtained from Bernaski by calling 468-3246.