CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII), is a U.S.-based company that sources and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides business and management corporate consulting services. For more information about CD International, please visit http://www.cdii.net.
CD International Enterprises, Inc.
431 Fairway Drive, Suite 200
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
CD International Enterprises, Inc. (OTCQB: CDII) is a U.S. based company that sources and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides international business consulting services. Our mission is to provide a platform to support, develop, and nurture these international businesses opportunities which will play a vital role in the ongoing globalization of economic activity. We offer business solutions which foster growth and the ability to compete successfully on a global scale. As a result, our organization serves as a vehicle to allow investors to participate directly in the rapid growth of emerging markets in China and the Americas.
We currently operate our business in two segments. Our Mineral Trading Segment sources and distributes industrial commodities to China, and our Consulting Segment provides business consulting services to American and Chinese companies that operate primarily in China and the Americas.
Our corporate headquarters are based in Deerfield Beach, Florida which houses the U.S. executive and administrative team that guides our overall operations. Our U.S. office employs English, Spanish and Chinese speaking business and accounting staff and our other executive management. These professionals focus on due diligence, business development, marketing, accounting and compliance with the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and other applicable laws in the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).
James Wang, Ph.D. Dr. Wang has served as our CEO and Chairman of the Board since August 2006. Dr. Wang, a co-founder of CD International Enterprises, has served as its CEO and Chairman of its Board since its inception in January 2005. Dr. Wang has also been a member of the Board of CIIC Investment Banking Services (Shanghai) Company, Limited from June 2004 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, he was President and Chairman of the Board of Genesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Genesis Technology Group, Inc.). From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Wang was President, Chief Operating Officer and director of China Net & Technologies, Inc., a technology firm. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Wang was Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and director of Ten Sleep Corporation, a California-based integrated Internet company that acquired and licensed technology, identified, acquired and developed developmentstage technology and service entities and focused on the internet infrastructure market-PC, applicationready devices. From January 2000 to November 2000, Dr. Wang was President of Master Financial Group, Inc., a St. Paul, Minnesota-based company which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ten Sleep Corporation that provided consulting services for small private and public entities in the area of corporate finance, investor relations and business management. Between 1997 and 2000, Dr. Wang was a research scientist, Assistant Professor and Lab Director at the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in He Fei, China in 1985, a Master of Science Degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai, China in 1988, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona in 1994.
Shirley Xu, Controller. Ms. Xu has served as our Controller since January 2013. Ms. Xu is responsible for all internal control, overseeing general ledger accounting, monthly-end closing, taxation, banking, consolidation and financial reporting over all our subsidiaries. Ms Xu is also responsible for SEC financial reporting for our clients of our Consulting Segment. From February 2011 to December 2012, Ms. Xu served as the Company’s Associate Controller. From October 2007 to January 2011, Ms. Xu served as senior accountant in our US headquarter. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Xu was an accountant with Dayton Granger Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, FL and also served as financial consultant with ING Group in Hong Kong. Ms. Xu received a BA Degree in Accounting from Ramapo College in New Jersey in 1999 and she also had a BS Degree in Engineering from Tongji University in China in 1991.
Katie Zhao, MBA, Vice President of Business Development. Ms Zhao has served as Vice President, Business Development of our company since January 2012. Her responsibilities include corporate development, leading due diligence for merge and acquisitions as well as in charge of internal operations at our US headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Ms Zhao has strong leadership skills and analytical skills and has over 8 years of experience in marketing, business development and project management. Ms. Zhao served as Senior Account Executive from January 2010 to December 2011 and established US distribution channel for our clients in China. From May 2007 to December 2009, Ms Zhao served as our Project Manager and implemented network between our offices in China and the US. Ms Zhao has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
We operate our Mineral Trading Segment under our wholly owned subsidiary of CDII Minerals, Inc., which was incorporated in June 2010 in Florida. CDII Minerals has a multi-tier operational structure in South America, which includes aggregation, procurement, exportation, and oversight of mining operations. Beginning operations under its predecessor CDII Trading in 2008, CDII Minerals is strategically positioned throughout several countries in South America and has developed the foundation and relationships to expand rapidly. In fiscal year 2013 and 2012, we purchased iron ore in Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile and exported to China. Currently, we are working on expanding our trading business in South America and also looking into various business opportunities with local companies that have good business in South America.
In order to fulfill a niche market and facilitate smooth transactions, we have strategically placed ourselves between our suppliers in North and South America and our buyers in the PRC. CDII Minerals arranges all required logistics and processing from the point of production through its final destination including the documentation and permits necessary to export and import the material.
In our Consulting segment, we operate under our wholly owned subsidiary named China Direct Investments, Inc., which provides a suite of consulting services to American and Chinese companies that operate primarily in China and the American. We currently have service contracts with clients who conduct business in China or seek to conduct business within China. We generate revenues by providing consulting services in the areas of capital structures and arrangements, mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions, identifying potential areas of growth, translation services, managing and coordinating all necessary government approvals and licenses in the PRC, marketing services, investor relations services, and coordination of the preparation of required SEC filings.
Our Consulting segment revenues primarily consist of consulting and advisory service fees we received from certain publicly traded U.S. companies with their primary business operations located in the PRC. Our consulting fees vary based upon the scope of the services to be rendered. Historically, a significant portion of the fees we earned have been paid in the form of our clients’ securities. We classify these securities as investments in marketable securities available-for-sale or investment in marketable securities available for sale-related party. We receive a fixed number of shares of their marketable securities or fees from those client companies, including both recurring and one-time transaction fees for services provided to clients. Consulting segment revenues vary from period to period depending upon the timing, nature and scope of services we provide to a particular client. In addition to potential transaction fees, we also anticipate receiving additional client fees generated from our ongoing annual service contracts. We will keep our current clients and look for good candidates for IPO in the coming years.
The scope of CDII Mineral services include purchasing, financing, logistics, quality control, in addition to conducting comprehensive legal, financial, and technical due diligence on suppliers. In order to fulfill a niche market and facilitate smooth transactions, we have strategically placed ourselves between our suppliers in North and South America and our buyers in China. CDII Minerals arranges all required logistics and processing from the point of production through its final destination including the documentation and permits necessary to export and import the materials. We continue to strengthen our sources of supply and distribution networks by sourcing materials from independent producers in various regions of North and South America to help meet the growing demands of our customers in China.
CDII Minerals diverse presence throughout Latin America allows its partners and clients access to key developing markets. Taking advantage of local expertise and partnerships in each country, CDII Minerals is able to offer unique comprehensive solutions for each commercial transaction that we manage.
The scope of our Consulting Segment is to offer a comprehensive suite of services tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. A significant component of our competitive advantage lies in the quality of our personnel. Members of our team possess a working knowledge of the unique characteristics of business operations in Americas, and China. Our function is to provide the necessary resources for Chinese entities invest in the Americas or oversea clients to invest in China.
Our greatest strength lies in the quality of our personnel. Our success in a variety of cross border transactions is proof of our experience and ability to accomplish our goals.
Our organization has the unique ability to identify emerging market opportunities and provide comprehensive solutions or services relevant to conducting international business. Our knowledge of the innate practices of Chinese commerce blended with our experience within the U.S. and the Americas offers a compelling advantage to capitalize on the growth of the Chinese economy as well as other emerging markets such as Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.
Our culturally diverse team has the critical edge in generating global commerce opportunities to these small to medium sized emerging companies. We seek to help navigate through what are often confusing cultural and legal challenges. Our team members have strong working knowledge of the unique characteristics of business operations in the U.S., China, and South America. By employing a multicultural team, through our offices in the U.S. Shanghai, and various locations in South America, we possess numerous advantages critical to international business success.
In July 2014, our partner, EM Resource successfully brokered the sale of 100,000 metric tons per month of iron ore from the INCOBE iron ore mine located in Honduras to a major steel company.
CDII Minerals delivered copper concentrate from Chile and Bolivia to China in 2014.
CDII Minerals delivered iron ore from Chile and Mexico in 2012 and 2013 to China.
CDII Minerals was the first exporter to successfully ship iron ore from Bolivia and Ecuador to China in 2013.
In the Mineral Trading Segment, we have been working with several major iron ore producers in South America to complete both spot transaction and long-term supply contracts to our buyers in China. The completion of these transactions will bring up to $10 million per year in profits and hundreds of millions in revenues to the company. We expect to start shipments in the second half year of 2015. In addition, the company is sourcing other minerals such as copper concentrate and zinc concentrate to diversify the company mineral offer.
In the Consulting Segment, we are working on three major projects. First, we introduce a Chinese steel mill to invest in the Miami area to build a steel mill. The total investment will be around $65 million and the company expects to close the transaction in the first half of 2015 and to receive $6.5 million as a finder fee over the next two years.
We introduced APM Terminal, one of the largest of port owners in the world to two port construction projects in Chile and Peru. We expect to close one transaction in the first half of 2015 and the second one in the second half of 2015 and to receive consulting fee up to $5 million in the next 12 months.
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