A: Good morning. My name is Mr. Brown. I’m from Australia. Here is my card.
B: Thank you. I’m pleased to meet you, Mr. Brown. My name is Kathy Perless, the representative of Green Textile Import and Export Corporation.
A: Pleased to meet you too, Ms. Perless. I travel a lot every year on business, but this is my first visit to your country. I must say I have been much impressed by your friendly people.
B: Thank you for saying so. Have you seen the exhibition halls? On display are most of our products, such as silk, woolen knitwear, cotton piece goods, and garments.
A: Oh, yes. I had a look yesterday. I found some of the exhib its to be fine in quality and beautiful in design. The exhibition has successfully displayed to me what your corporation handles. I’ve gone over the catalogue and the pamphlets enclosed in your last letter. I’ve got some idea of your exports. I’m interested in your silk blouses.
B: Our silk is known for its good quality. It is one of our tradi- tional exports. Silk blouses are brightly colored and beau- tifully designed. They’ve met with great favor overseas and are always in great demand.
-- 谢谢。布朗先生，见到您非常高兴。我是凯茜·佩利丝，是格林纺 织品进出口公司的代表。
-- 佩利丝小姐，见到您我也很高兴。我每年出差跑很多地方,但是,到 中国来还是头一次。你们这里的人非常友好给我留下了深刻的印象。
-- 哦，对，昨天我去看过。有些产品质量好，设计又美观。展览会成功向我介绍了贵公司所经营的各种产品。我已看过你上次在信中所 附的目录和小册子，对贵公司的出口产品有了一些了解。我对你们 的丝绸女衫颇感兴趣。
A: Some of them seem to be of the latest style. Now I’ve a feeling that we can do a lot of trade in this line. We wish to establish relations with you.
B: Your desire coincides with ours.
A: Concerning our financial position, credit standing and trade reputation, you may refer to Bank of Hong Kong, or to our local Chamber of Commerce or inquiry agencies.
B: Thank you for your information. As you know, our corporation is a state-operated one. We always trade with foreign countries on the basis of equality and mu- tual benefit. Establishing business relations between us will be to our mutual benefit. I have no doubt that it will bring about closer ties between us.
A: That sounds interesting. I’ll send a fax home. As soon as I receive a definite answer, I’ll make a specific inquiry.
B: We’ll then make an offer as soon as possible. I hope a lot of business will be conducted between us.
A: So do I.