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One of the foremost mercantile houses of Samarang is that of Messrs. Jacobsen van Den Berg e Co. ; ranking among the oldest commercial houses in Samaranga for it was established in i860a this important firm of general importers and exporters, with branches at Soura-baya and Batavia, carries on an extensive trade with Europe and Eastern countries. Its European office is Rotterdam. All goods suitable for the Java markets, along the coasts and in the interior are imported by the firm, while local grown produce of all kinds, including coffee, kapok, hides and skins, cotton, tobacco, mace, nutmegs and tapioca are exported. Piece goods comprise the largest part of the imports, however, while teakwood, for which the firm finds a ready market in Europe, and kapok, which is shipped to Australia and America, are the chief articles of export. Imports of Australian butter and Australian flour are rapidiy gaining importance.
Messrs. Jacobson van den Berg e Co. are also leading importers of all kinds of provisions, wines, spirits, etc., and as such hold the monopoly for the goods of several important European and Australian establishments.
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