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[center][size="5"]Welcome to the International Trade Center in Providence[/size]

[i]The International Trade Center of J Andres in Providence[/i][/center]

Greetings Chief Executive Officers, Ministers of Trade, Bankers and Interns! Welcome to the International Trade Center of J Andres, constructed in 2053 and located in downtown [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Providence]Providence[/url] on the Woonasquatucket River. Below is a guide that covers everything that you will need to know if you wish to conduct business in J Andres, or with a J Andres Corporation.
The Economic Development Committee can assist you with any of the following, which are explained in detail below:
[b]Bringing your Products to the J Andres Market
Opening a Manufacturing Facility in J Andres
Bringing J Andres Products and Corporations to your Nation[/b]

[size="4"]Bringing your Products to the J Andres Market[/size]
J Andres is a growing nation with a population of over 11 million. Our citizens represent an untapped market for your company and your products. J Andres has low tariffs which make it a prime location to sell your products. Meet with members of the J Andres Economic Development Committee who can help you set up your business plan for success, and make the proper arrangements with the Boston Port Authority to receive your products at the [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Boston#Port]Mercton Port House[/url].

[size="4"]Open a Manufacturing Facility in J Andres[/size]
As J Andres is still a developing nation, manufacturing costs in our nation are lower than the world average. This makes J Andres a prime location for your next manufacturing facility. J Andres is located on the east coast of North America. This makes shipping your products to almost anywhere in the world a breeze! If your corporation is located in Europe or Asia, than a location in North America could expose a whole new world to your product! Speak with members of the Economic Development Committee to help you choose a location that is right for your business. Then the EDC will make the appropriate arrangements with the J Andres Foreign Affairs Department to get you the leased office space or land that you need.

[size="4"]Bringing J Andres Products to your Nation[/size]
While enjoying your stay in J Andres did you rent one of Rossingol Motors fine vehicles? Are you dreading the trip home because you can't imagine a warm summer day without Del's Frozen Lemonade? Fear not! J Andres Corporations have been known to go abroad! In the past our corporations have set up satellite locations in foreign nations for the harvesting of natural resources, or have established methods of selling Andrean products overseas. Once again, your contact in the Economic Development Committee will be able to tell you what companies are looking to expand their global reach.

[size="4"]Coming to Providence[/size]
Before arriving in Providence, please contact the Director of the Economic Development Committee. Contact information for the director can be found below. The Director will ensure that all the arrangements for your stay are made in advance of your arrival.
Once the arrangements are made your team can fly into the [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Donald_L._Carcieri_Airport]Donald L. Carcieri Airport[/url] in the city of Warwick. This is the primary airport within the Maritime Republic of J Andres and is a short drive to Providence, depending on traffic. Airport shuttles make frequent stops and can drop you off directly in downtown Providence.
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[i]The Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence[/i][/center]
Suites in the Biltmore Hotel will be reserved for all members in your party. The Biltmore is in a prime location downtown that will give you quick access to public transportation if you wish to travel, and is within walking distance of the International Trade Center. Any meetings with members of the EDC will take place in the International Trade Center. On rare occasions the Department of Foreign Affairs may attend your meetings and may request for them to take place in the Adrik Annan Governmental Center in Endor Cuidad, the capital of J Andres. If this is the case, the EDC will provide all transportation to and from the capital city.
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[i]The Mercton Port House in Boston was constructed in 2053[/i][/center]
During your stay in J Andres, you may wish to visit the Mercton Port House in Boston. Travelling to Boston will take around an hour via train from your hotel accommodations in Providence. The Mercton Port House was originally constructed during the Third Maritime Republic to serve as the center for the Boston (then known as Mercton) Port Authority. It was reconstructed in 2053 according to the original design plans. Boston is the largest harbor in the nation and the Mercton Port House contain small offices for many of the businesses that frequent the port. Depending on the nature of your business with J Andres, you may also desire office space within the Port House. This can be arranged through your EDC representative.

[center][b]The current Director of the Economic Development Committee is:[/b]
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[b]Isabella Grey[/b][/center]

Whatever the nature of your organization, J Andres will always be open for business. The Economic Development Committee is here to help your organization get a foothold in the desired J Andres marketplace or to help your citizens learn to love the joy of J Andres products and services. Please let the Director of the Economic Development Committee know how J Andres can assist you.

Listing of Business that have offices in the International Trade Center can be found in the post that follows.

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[b]Director of the Economic Development Committee:[/b] Isabella Grey

[b]Current J Andres Businesses with ITC Offices[/b]
[url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Anchor_Security]Anchor Security[/url] -- Security
Andrean Air -- Airlines, Travel
[url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/JTech]JTech[/url] -- Technology, Pharmaceuticals
Ocean Side Aluminum -- Aluminum
[url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Rossingol_Motors]Rossingol Motors[/url] -- Automobiles
Woonsocket Wheat -- Agriculture

[b]Current Foreign Businesses with ITC Offices[/b]

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Hershey's General Defense Systems, a subsidiary of the Hershey Corporation, is committed to delivering highly capable, relevant and affordable military products, equipment and services to our customers. As with the creation of any new nation, the government of J Andres probably lacks a great deal of military equipment to outfit its armed forces and that is a niche that Hershey's General Defense Systems would like to fill if given the opportunity. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the latest and most affordable military products ranging from small arms and ammunition to armored vehicles and fighter aircraft. If interested please contact us for a product catalog. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you the best from the folks at Hershey General Defense.[/quote]

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We are very interested in seeing the catalog your Product Catalog. The J Andres military has a need for artillery and armored vehicles and we would be curious to see the Hershey General Defense might carry.

[i]Anton Rasmussen[/i], Minister of War & Defense

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[quote][size="5"][b]HERSHEY DEFENSE SYSTEMS PRODUCT CATALOG[/b][/size]

[u][i][b]LAND SYSTEMS[/b][/i][/u]

[b]M16A4 Assault Rifle ($1,400)[/b]
The M16A4 is an improved variant of the ubiquitous M16 weapons line providing an affordable, effective and reliable weapon for military use. Utilizing the widely available 5.56 x 45mm NATO round it can be used fired in single or 3 round burst shots. Integral upgrades for the A4 derivative include the standard addition of full length quad picatinny rails for mounting optics and other ancillary devices.

[b]M249 SAW Light Machine Gun ($4,000)[/b]
The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon is a light machine gun designed for use at the squad level providing infantry with much more firepower than the average assault rifle is capable of. Using the same ammunition as the M-16 allows for simplified logistics if using 5.56mm ammunition. If desired, addition of picatinny rails to allow the use of mounted equipment is available for an additional $100 per unit.

[b]M240 GPMG ($6,600)[/b]
The M240 General Purpose Machine Gun is a robust and reliable medium machine gun that can offer devastating, sustained and effective fire support to any fight. The M240 is a very versatile weapon and is capable of being carried or vehicle mounted on a variety of systems. Using the heavy 7.62 x 51mm cartridge, it packs a bigger punch than the SAW making it ideal for supplementing lighter weapons.

[b]AT-4 ($1,500)[/b]
The AT-4 is a disposable unguided light anti-tank rocket launcher. While it lacks the punch to defeat a main battle tank head on, like most shoulder launched weapons, it is still very effective against medium and light armored vehicles as well as providing excellent bunker busting capabilities. Light, cheap and deadly the AT-4 is an excellent support weapon for infantryman.

[b]FGM-148 Javelin ATGM ($125,000-CLU/ $40,000-missile)[/b]
The FGM-148 is a shoulder launched heavy anti-tank guided missile system that is capable of defeating most known battlefield threats, especially main battle tanks and armored vehicles. While somewhat heavy it's infrared imaging and tracking capabilities allow it to be a true fire and forget weapon allowing the operator to move quickly after launching the missile. The missile tube itself is disposable with the command launch unit detached from a fired tube and re-attached to another. It is capable of being used against point targets and helicopters in direct attack mode and is lethal against heavy armored vehicles when utilizing a top-down attack mode. A tandem charge warhead ensures its effectiveness against targets utilizing ERA systems.

[b]M9 Berreta ($600)[/b]
The M9 Berreta is a widely used and reliable 9mm pistol commonly used by both military and police forces as a sidearm. Reliable and effective it uses widely available 9mm ammunition allowing for lowered costs and simplified logistics requirements.

[b]FIM-92E Stinger MANPADS ($40,000)[/b]
The FIM-92E Stinger is a man portable surface to air infrared homing missile that is capable of defeating low flying aircraft and helicopters. Possessing a range of 8km, it is intended for short range point defense against low flying aircraft. While primarily a shoulder fired weapon it is also capable of being vehicle and helicopter mounted, making it a versatile weapons system. The E model provides an upgraded seeker and software system as well as improved counter measure upgrades and a longer range than the original missile.

[b]M1 Abrams MBT ($6,500,000-$8,000,000)[/b]
The M1 Abrams main battle tank is an extremely effective armored vehicle offering the best available combination of firepower, defense and mobility. We currently offer several models of the Abrams at varying prices. Major variants offered include the base M1 model, the M1A1, the M1A2 and the M1A2 VEP. The most modern version we offer, the M1A2 VEP, includes an improved L/55 120mm cannon, upgraded armor, new digital fire control and stabilization systems, new communications gear and an improved engine among other things.

[b]M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle ($3,500,000)[/b]
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle is a heavily armed infantry transport designed to provide effective supporting fire for it's transported infantry on the battlefield. Recent models designed by Hershey Defense Systems have been upgraded to improve all round capabilities with a new stabilizer, digital control systems and optics and a new engine model. While reliable and proven it has recently been replaced by newer vehicles in the American Commonwealth military's inventory and as such refurbished units are available for discounts of up to 30%.

[b]M1 Infantry Combat Vehicle ($ 4,000,000)[/b]
The M1 Infantry Combat Vehicle is an newly designed infantry fighting vehicle based on the M1 Abrams chassis providing excellent protection and mobility for up to ten mechanized infantrymen. The engine has been moved to the front of the vehicle with additional armor plating to provide better protection while the turret has been removed and the saved weight redistributed as even more armor around the vehicle. Armament can vary from simple mounts with heavy machine guns to a remote weapons station mounting a 40mm auto cannon.

[b]M551B Sheridan Light Tank ($3,000,000)[/b]
The M551B Sheridan tank is a new design based on the ubiquitous M551 Sheridan Light tank of the Cold War era. The M551B seeks to remedy the problems of the older vehicle through a number of design changes. The hull is no longer aluminum armor but made of lightweight high strength steel capable of withstanding most medium anti-tank and cannon fire on its frontal arc. The problematic 152mm gun/missile system has been replaced with the conventional but reliable M68 105mm gun which comes with advanced fire-control and stabilization equipment. The engine has been upgraded to provide more power and better efficiency and hydro pumps have been added to improve the tank's amphibious capabilities. While it's not a heavy main battle tank it it is still, nonetheless, a capable combat vehicle.

[b]M113 Gavin Armored Personnel Carrier ($600,000-$350,000)[/b]
The M113 Armored Personnel Carrier, designated the Gavin by the Commonwealth military, is one of the most versatile and cost effective armored vehicles available in the world today. It is able to mount a variety of weapons and fullfill a variety of roles and Hershey Defense offers the full range of variants. The most recent model, the A4, is a new design with a new aluminum-titanium alloy hull, improved engine and upgraded communications and optical gear. All variants are light, 13 tons, and are capable of traversing small rivers without external aid. The baseline model is meant as an infantry transport and comes equipped with a mounted heavy machine gun for the comander and two medium machine guns on the sides of the vehicle to be operated by one of the eleven infantryman in the vehicle. Other variants include a mortar carrier, medical vehicle, reconnaissance track, ATGM vehicle, fire support track with a 105 or 120mm gun, and numerous others.

[b]M198 Howitzer ($400,000)[/b]
The M198 Howitzer is an older, but still effective 155mm artillery piece, that has been retired from service in the Commonwealth military. Even so all units are in good working condition and can be offered at a lower price to provide a more less costly but still very effective option for the equipping of artillery units.

[b]M777 155mm Howitzer ($900,000)[/b]
The M777 Howitzer is a new lightweight 155mm artillery piece that has just recently been brought into production. A very effective fire support weapon, it comes with a digital fire control and communications equipment that allow for the use of accurate artillery support quicker than before. It also supports a variety of 155mm ammunition ranging from traditional HE to smart munitions.

[b]M109 Paladin ($800,000-$1,200,000)[/b]
The M109 Paladin is a self propelled 155mm howitzer which is an excellent mobile artillery piece for any situation. It's mobility allows it to keep pace with armored and mechanized units on the battlefield and it is much better protected than normal towed artillery pieces. The newest model, the M109A6, offers the latest improvements to fire control, digital communications and overall performance.

[b]HMMWV ($65,000)[/b]
The The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, or better known as the Humvee, is an excellent all round wheeled multi-purpose utility vehicle that can perform a myriad of tasks whether on the battlefield or in a support role. Primarily a troop transport and cargo vehicle, it can also serve in numerous other purposes like as an anti-tank vehicle, air defense vehicle, ambulance, and others due to a durable chassis and the ability to mount a variety of weapons.

[b]M939 Truck ($80,000)[/b]
The M939 5 ton truck is an excellent and proven logistics vehicle that will be able to meet the logistics needs of any nations fighting forces. It is able to carry a large load of supplies and equipment or personnel over long distances with a reasonable speed. Improved safety measures are included and a new engine provides greater power and fuel efficiency, further lessening the strain on a military's logistics network.


[b]AH-64 Apache ($20,000,000-$38,000,000)[/b]
The famous AH-64 Apache attack helicopter is a lethal and effective aerial platform designed to provide close air and anti-tank support for military forces. It's quick, durable and can mount an incredible array of weaponry, making the Apache a formidable piece of equipment. Different models have different capabilities but the AH-64D Longbow is the most capable model possessing a millimeter-wave fire control radar and upgraded avionics and engines to further enhance it's effectiveness on the battlefield.

[b]UH-60 Black Hawk ($20,000,000)[/b]
The UH-60 Black Hawk is a very flexible medium lift utility helicopter that is guaranteed to meet the transportation needs of any military service. The standard Black Hawk can transport 14 fully armed troops and has two mounts on the side to utilize a wide array of weapons for self defense. It can also be modified to be used as a guship, medevac, special operations and command and control.

[b]UH-1 Iroquois ($5,000,000)[/b]
Even the the UH-1 Iroquois is an older helicopter it is still being utilized by the Commonwealth military today and is a cheaper alternative to more advanced helicopters but maintaining its great utility. Whether its troop and cargo transportation or providing gunship support the UH-1 has been historically proven to be an excellent multi-purpose helicopter platform.

[b]F-16 Fighting Falcon ($20,000,000)[/b]
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is multi-role jet fighter that is capable of day/night operations for a wide variety of missions. Originally an air-superiority fighter, it has since evolved into an excellent multi-role aircraft capable of carrying a wide array of munitions and equipment for nearly any purpose. Cheap, effective and versatile, the F-16 is a good starter aircraft for any air force looking to perform a wide array of missions.

[b]F-15 Eagle ($30,000,000)[/b]
The F-15 Eagle is an high performance air-superiority fighter with excellent air to air combat capabilities. While somewhat pricey the F-15 offers excellent air defense capabilities to any air force. Just recently retired from the Commonwealth Air Force, many advanced model F-15s are on hand upgraded with digital avionics, AESA radars, and advanced communications and data processing equipment. While new orders may be placed we do recommend the purchase of the retired aircraft as they are still in excellent condition and are being offered at a 30% discount, guaranteed to operate.

[u][i][b]ADDITIONAL INFORMATION[/b][/i][/u]
[i]We at the Hershey Defense Systems Customer Support Center hope you find this catalog to be helpful and informative in your decision making. If not satisfied with this listing, or if you are looking for something else, we are capable of, and would be happy to take a custom order for a different model of equipment or even a whole new product! If you have any questions don't hesitate to email the customer service department ([b]hersheydefense/cservice@hershey.net[/b]) or call us toll free at [b]1-800-HERSHEY[/b] to speak with a customer service representative. [/i]

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"Have you looked over the purchase order that I forwarded to you?" [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Anton_Rasmussen]Minister Rasmussen[/url] asked.

"Not yet, Anton. I saw the total price and thought it was a little expensive. What are we buying for that price?" the President, [url=http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Evan_McDowell]Evan McDowell[/url] asked of the minister.

"I'm most excited about the helicopter offerings. They offer older UH-1 Iroquois Helicopters at a very affordable rate of only 5 million Commonwealth dollars. I think we should be able to easily afford 20 of them for a nice round 100 million," the minister paused, allowing the large price tag to soak in with the President. "We've got nothing that can get off the ground at the moment. These helicopters may be old, but they will be able to give us some air capabilities, whether it be for air strikes or just troop transport."

The President nodded in agreement.

"I also think we should look into these M198 Howitzers. They are only 400 thousand each. I think we should invest in a large number of these to support our newly constructed forts. We can get 125 of them for another 50 million, which would give us plenty to spread around and fortify our defenses."

The President sighed loudly, considering the extreme cost of these military purchases. "Are these truly necessary? Do you really think we will have a real need to defend ourselves any time soon? We've just sent a lot of money with our compassion centers."

Minister Rasmussen needed only two words to convince the President, "Remember Providence." Those two words were all it took. The government of the fourth reformation was only just over a year old at that point.

The President nodded in agreement without hesitation, "Send the purchase order." He then turned and walked down the hallway towards his afternoon meeting.


The Department of War and Defense has approved the following expenditures:

M198 Howitzer, Quantity 125
UH-1 Iroquois, Quantity 20

An additional 5 million dollars has been apportioned for the secure delivery of the military equipment to Fort Farnum. Further inquiries may be directed to my office.

Warm regards,
[i]Anton Rasmussen[/i], Minister of War & Defense

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[quote][u][b]Purchase Review[/b][/u]

Items Purchased:
M198 Howitzer - 125 units x $400,000
UH-1 Iroquois - 20 units x $5,000,000
Total Cost: $150,000,000

The extra $5,000,000 is not necessary as all products have shipping costs integrated into the purchase price. All ordered products shall be transported to your designated location(s) of choice. Due to ordering primarily older products our support and warranty coverage is limited to one year. As an added token of our appreciation for your purchases we have included 10,000 bars of chocolate with the order. We thank you for choosing Hershey Defense Systems to provide for your national defense needs and we hope to hear from you again.

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A number of Arctican companies are looking to expand their business internationally, including Arctica Motor Works, a company that manufactures automobiles, farming equipment, industrial machinery, and parts, along with other related products; Denel SOC Ltd., a state-owned company that is the largest defense manufacturer in South Africa, having taken over the now-private AMW's defense division in addition to its own portfolio; and Springbok Lager, a brewery popular throughout former Transvaal and nearby regions.

Hourglass International, Inc., a PMC providing various services including combat, security, VIP protection, and training, among others, is always looking to expand its client base. It has such contracts as Republican Austria under its belt, along with a multitude of corporate clients. Hourglass especially is looking to open a branch in North America, a largely untapped market for any Arctican business interest.

Any of these companies would be willing to present their products and services in J Andres if they see it as profitable.

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TO: President of Hershey Defense Systems,
FROM: Anton Rasmussen, Minister of War and Defense, J Andres

The Maritime Republic of J Andres is extremely pleased with the service that we received from Hershey Defense Systems in regard to our recent purchase. The chocolate pars that were given in gratitude were a warm show of customer service. J Andres will certainly keep HDS in mind the next time it needs to make a military purchase. We welcome Hershey Defense Systems to open a permanent office in the International Trade Center, if it is desired.

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A number of Arctican companies are looking to expand their business internationally, including Arctica Motor Works, a company that manufactures automobiles, farming equipment, industrial machinery, and parts, along with other related products; Denel SOC Ltd., a state-owned company that is the largest defense manufacturer in South Africa, having taken over the now-private AMW's defense division in addition to its own portfolio; and Springbok Lager, a brewery popular throughout former Transvaal and nearby regions.

Hourglass International, Inc., a PMC providing various services including combat, security, VIP protection, and training, among others, is always looking to expand its client base. It has such contracts as Republican Austria under its belt, along with a multitude of corporate clients. Hourglass especially is looking to open a branch in North America, a largely untapped market for any Arctican business interest.

Any of these companies would be willing to present their products and services in J Andres if they see it as profitable.


To whom it may concern,

The Maritime Republic of J Andres is a large untapped market craving consumer goods that can be offered at the right price. Arctican products will be a good fit in the J Andres market. What is the nature of the business that you wish to perform in J Andres? Are you looking to simply bring your goods to market here and/or use the Port of Boston as your primary destination into America for shipping traffic? Or are you looking to manufacture and sell products in J Andres? My office will be glad to assist you, however, the Foreign Affairs Department strongly suggest that nations that will be conducting business with J Andres should establish an embassy in Endor Cuidad, to easily facilitate any issues that employees of corporations such as your own might face while abroad.

If you would like an Embassy in our capital, Endor Cuidad then please [url=http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=112880]read this guide to embassy establishment[/url]. If you wish, you can file your embassy request form with me and I can forward it on to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
[b]Nation Name:[/b]
[b]Embassy Selected:[/b]
[b]Ambassador Name:[/b]
[b]Continent Location:[/b]
[b]Special Requests:[/b] Optional
[b]Location of J Andres Embassy in your capital:[/b] Optional [/quote]

Thank you,
[i]Isabella Grey[/i], Director of the Economic Development Committee

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