EAST-WEST TRADE: The New Marco Polos

Now that U.S. trade with the Soviet Union and most other Communist nations is running at the highest level since World War II, many well-known companies are getting into the act: Occidental Petroleum, Boeing, ITT, Tenneco, Texas Eastern Transmission and dozens of others. But there are smaller, independent toilers in Eastern vineyards who so far have remained relatively obscure. Sometimes acting as middlemen for big deals, sometimes hunting up products and processes to sell on their own, these new Marco Polos have perhaps done more to expand the frontiers of East-West trade...

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