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Approved For Release 2000/09/11 : supplemented by inform-- from governmental a1 . North America 000 worth of goods from CaYI= ado during the first four months of 1958, fifteen times the pur- in 1957. Canadian sales of wheat' to the Soviet Union and Com- munist Gina are most import- nt in this trade; wheat sales to. ommunist China this year will have a value of $5,000,000. HAITI-Poland is becoming Haiti's. chief supplier of cotton goods. Czechoslovakia tried but failed to sell structural steel here. COSTA RICA-There is neg ligible trade with the Commu- nist bloc. CUBA-The Soviet Union has continued large-scale purchases of Cuban sugar this year, buy- ing 100,000 tons up to the end of May.. Czechoslovakia is the chief Communist trading part- ner of Cuba, supplying signifi- cant.gtantities of textiles, glass- ware and china. MEXICO--Mexico does very little trade with the Commu- nists, but Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister V. V. !Kuznetsov visit- ed Mexico in May, trying to arouse interest in Soviet ma- chinery for construction, road building and the petroleum in- dustry. There are some signs that Russia and Czechoslovakia are trying on a small scale to undersell the West in machin- ery. Central Americ GUATEMALA - Al LVADOR --No Approved Fc1Please 2000/091' Is= Emn2ne Pu? 5*9 01 q4 090140 2 or buyer of Urugua Most of the oil will ne purchasing mis1l& Communist bloc cif tries in January and purchase $27,000,000 worth of goods, mostly machinery and steel. Czechoslovakia has sold Argen- ttna a coal-washing plant for Rio Turbio deposits. A Soviet Argentine Chamber of Com- merce was formed last month and a recent big Soviet exhibit at ax Argentine oil industry fairs impressive. t'eedinicians was declined. BRAZIL-The Soviet Union has aroused interest with an of- fer to exchange 200,000 tons of crude oil for cocoa, cotton and other goods. Poland and Czecho- slovakia have undersold the West to get contracts to buildi ships and sell rails, and they are accepting Brazilian coin-i modities in payment. A Ru- manian mission is negotiating a trade agreement and offering oil by-products and oil produc- tion equipment. The Communist press has hinted that Moscow wants to buy much coffee and cocoa. The Russians have ex- pressed interest in buying Bra- zilian manganese ' and Commu- nist China sharply increased sugar imports from Brazil early this year. Chile's Situation CHILE-The drop in copper prices has stimulated Chile's in- terest in selling metal to Com- munist countries and last March Chile sold 1.5,000 tons of copper wire of under 6 mm. diameter to the Soviet Union. Communist China has expressed interest in buying over the next five years 500,000 tons of low-grade ni- trate fertilizer, but the form of, payment is an obstacle. COLOMBIA-Trade with the Communist bloc is very small, but 'Colombia recently bought $1,000,000 worth of Syrian wheat from the Soviet Union. ECUADOR -President Ca- .ilo Ponce Enriquez said in lay that Ecuador was besieged alyith Communist proposals for match factory. He said Ecuador ight have to consider these of ?ers unless she got more United ates aid. -PARAGUAY - No known trade with the Communist bloc. PERU-Very little trade with the Communists, but Left-wing .other products to the Iron Cur- tain lands. URUGUAY-Uruguay has be came the South American coun-