CHICAGO - When searching for a Mexican business partner, processors may make use of the services of Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior. The organization, Mexico's equivalent of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, promotes foreign trade through a number of financing programs. It also can arrange visits to Mexican companies seeking foreign partners.
In screening potential can-didates, Bancomext tries to find companies that have the interest and capability to produce export-quality goods, said Rosa Villanueva, a trade adviser in the Monterrey, Mexico, office. Bancomext's services are free.
In Chicago, Bancomext's plas-tics industry representative is Kelly Michaels at tel. (312) 856-0316, fax (312) 856-1834. In Monterrey, contact Villanueva at tel. (011) 528-369-2100, fax (011) 528-369-2155.