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Export briefs
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United States -- Agricultural Information and Marketing Services
United States -- Foreign Agricultural Service. -- Export Promotion Division
United States -- Foreign Agricultural Service. -- Export Trade Services Division
Export Trade Services Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
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Washington, D.C


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Vols. for <Feb. 2, 1979>-Jan. 15, 1982 issued by: Export Trade Services Division; Jan. 22, 1982-19 issued by Export Promotion Division; <July 4-10, 1985-> by: Agricultural Information and Marketing Services.
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Description based on: Feb. 2, 1979; title from caption.

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Issued weekly by the Export Trade Services Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250


The following trade items have been gathered from Agricultural Attache and other government reports as a
service to U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. In supplying the trade leads the Department of
Agriculture does not guarantee reliability of the overseas inquirer. Your best source for further information on
these trade leads is the listed foreign finarm-arlnyting the inquiry. You may also contact the Export Trade
Services Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.

October 9, 1981

2343- Soybean meal and feed additives (Thailandl77 Quenf~~tity 500-1,000 tons for
2344 soybean meal and 50-100 tons for feed additives. Quality: feed grade.
Quotation: C6F Bangkok. Delivery: 20 days after receipt of L/C. Bank
ref: Head Office of Bangkok Bank Ltd. Contact: Miss Usa Sandet, Asia
Domestic Animals (1973) Co., Ltd., 39 Sukha 1 Road, Bangkae Phasicharoen,
Bangkok, Thailand.

2345 Feed additives (Thailand). Wants vitamin and feed additives. Quantity:
to be negotiated. Quality: feed grade. Quotations: CIF Bangkok.
Delivery: 4 weeks after receipt of L/C. Bank ref: Bangkok Bank Ltd.
Ayudhya Bank and Asiatrust Bank. Contact: Vijai Visuthikaisee, Vicchi
International Co., Ltd., 1154 Rama Vi Ext Chareonphol Bangkok, Thailand.
Telex: TH81155 SIAM INTER, ATT. VICCHI. Phone: 2141963, 2143250, 2141297.

2346 Wheat flour (Syria). Requires offers for 90,000 at wheat flour plus/minus
5% at sellers option. Shipment: 30,000 mt plus/minus 5% in Dec 1981 and
similar-amounts in January and February 1982. Offer deadlines: A) For
technical offers October 24, 1981. B) For quotations: October 28, 1981.
Offer should be valid until October 31, 1981. Full details from address
below. Contact: The General Establishment for Cereal Processing and Trade
Esteereal, Sahet Youssef Al-Azmeh, Hilal Al-Ahmar Bldg, Damascus, Syria.
Telex: 11027 SY.

2347 Dairy heifers (Algeria). Tender with Oct 31 deadline for 2,000-3,000 dairy
heifers. Animals must be registered in herd books. Firms responding to
offer must be producers and not dealers or wholesalers. Offers and all
correspondence must be in French; all specs metric. Full details from
address below. Contact: Tutelle Generale Des Sap, Chemin Hassan
Benaamane, Les Oliviers, Bir Mourad Rais, Algiers, Algeria. Telex:
52296; 53060. Cable: DGSAP ALGER DZ. Phone: 56.21.15 and 56.19.47.

2348 Butter oil (England). Quantity: 10,000 tons (2 consignments). Quality:
99.8%. Packaging: 5kg tins, 190 kg drums. Quotations: C&F, Chittagong,
Bangladesh and C&F Tehran. Delivery: ASAP. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Ltd.
Contact: Chris Boardman, Pieterman Intermark Ltd, Yorkshire Bank Chambers,
Accrington, Lanes, England. Phone: 0254 396730. Telex: 635562 CRIFIN G

2349- Fruits and vegetables (England). Wishes to buy garlic, ginger, citrus
2351 fruits, paw-paw, pineapples, mangoes, litchi, sweet-corn, honey-dew melons,
asparagus, yams, avocado, onions (red and white). Quantity: 250-1500
metric tons per annum of each product. Quality: Grade One. Packaging:
Cartons. Quotations: CIF, UK Port. Delivery: ASAP. Payment by
confirmed Irrevocable transferable Letter of Credit. Bank ref: Clydesdale
Bank Ltd, 31 St. James's Street, London SW1A. Contact: Trilok Handa, Handa
Consultants Ltd., P.O. Box 164, London SW1, England. Phone: 01 235 0421.
Telex: 291744 HANDA G.

2352 Peanuts (Malta). Interested in obtaining quotations for 5,000 sacks X 25
kilos of peanuts (fancy) in shell. Samples of different grades of 1981
crop is requested. The firm is a large importer of wines, spirits,
tobaccos, food, confectionery and washing liquids. Bank ref: Mid-Med Bank
Ltd., Lascaris, Valletta, NWlta. Interested companies should contact:
Joseph Sullivan, Director, Tessons Ltd., G.P.O. Box 541, 73-75 Liesse Hill,
Valletta, Malta. Cable: TES-MALTA. Telex: MW 352 METRAS.

2353- Pulses, lentils, birdseed, popcorn, raisins (Colombia). Chants 200 tons
2355 whole yellow peas, U.S. 1; 300 tons whole green peas, U.S. 1; 500 tons
lentils, U.S. 1; 100 tons birdseed, top quality; 200 tons popcorn, top
quality; and 500-1000 boxes seedless raisins, top quality U.S. NO. 1.
Pulses, lentils and birdseed in jute bags with interior polypropilene,
covered, 100 pounds each. Usual export packaging for others. Depending on
quotes orders will be placed. Phytosanitary certificate quality certified
by general superintendence is required. Suitable for human consumption.
Quote FOB Pacific ports (samples required). Firm acts as agent for small
importers. Bank ref: Banco Nacional, Sucursal Calle 14. Contact:
Lorenzo Cuellar Vargas, Mgr., Lorenzo Cuellar, Calle 18 No. 6-56, Of. 1002,
P.O. Box 4709, Bogota, D.E., Colombia. Phone: 284-6685 BOGOTA.

2356 Corn (France). Wants yellow corn, 2,000 tons, for animal feed. Quote CIF
Benin (Africa). Bank ref: Banque Nationale De Paris; 101, Rue Aguste
Blanqui, Paris and Banque Hervet 15, Rue De Quatre Septembre, 75002 Paris.
Contact: Mrs. Renault or Mr. Barbary Saghmet, International Development
Service (I.D.S.), 42, Boulevard Arago, 75013 Paris, France. Telex: 201370
IDS F. Phone: 707.53-84.

2357- Corn, wheat flour (Nigeria). A. No. 3 yellow corn, 10,000 at, B. No. 1
2358 yellow corn, 10,000 at, and C. wheat flour, 10,000 at, best available, FDA
specification. Purchases will be repeated every other month. Packaged in
50 kg. reinforced polythelyne bags. Shipment as soon as proforma invoice
is received. Labels in metric measures. Quote C&F Lagos/Apapa. Bank
ref: Allied Bank of Nigeria (formerly Bank of India) Ilupeju Bank (Account
NO. 312). Contact: Alhaja A.0. Ashiru, Nicanar Food Co. Ltd., 15,
01oruntoyin St., Isolo Ind. Estate, P.O. Box 2615, Lagos, Nigeria.

2359 Canned corn (Germany). Wants canned corn, whole kernel, 15,000 cartons per
month in container, fancy grade, 24 cans per carton, vacuum packed,
delivery March/April 1982, 340 graps net weight. Quote C&F Hamburg. Bank
ref: Commerzbank Hamburg Freihafen, D-2 Hamburg W Germany. Contact:
Michael Dockhorn, Dockhorn and Co., Carl Cohn Str 81, D-2 Hamburg 60 W
Germany. Telex: 021 733 93 MIDO D. Phone: 040 511 50 65.

2360 Dried foods (Germany). Dehydrated foods, container loads, bulk or consumer

packs. Quote FOB US port. Bank ref: Deutsche Bank Ag, D-7800 Freiburg W
Germany. Contact: Martin Sauerborn, Mattern Und Sauerbaord International
Handelsagentur, Flaunserstr 11, 09/5628, D?-7800 Freiburg, W Germany.
Telex: 7721524 MS D. Phone: 0761 22963.

2361 Lettuce (Germany). Iceburg lettuce, 20 to 30 tons per month, cartons,
about 125 cartons per air container. Quote CIF German airport. Bank ref:
Kreissparkasse Starnberg, D-8130 Starnberg West Germany. Contact: Franz
Gauser, Salado,'Weissenfelderstr 4, D-8011 Kircheim Heimstaetten, Germany.
Phone: (089) 903-80-76.

2362 Calf feed (Colombia). Milk substitutes for calves, 50 mt per month,
polypropilene bags, 100 or 50 lbs each. Phytosanitary certificate
required. Quote C&rF Barranquilla. Bank ref: Banco Popular Bogota,
Banco Ganadero Bogota. Contact: Armando Ardila, Compania Colombiana De
Alimentos Lacteos, S.A., Calle 67 NO. 12-35, Apartado Aereo 3939, Bogota,
D.C., Colombia. Telex: 44783. Cable: CICOLAC. Phone: 255-6655.

2363 Pulses (Egypt). Horsebeans favaa beans, foul or broadbeans). Following
tender announcement was published In Cairo's English language newspaper,
The Egyptian Gazette, on October 1, 1981. Request bids for Tender No.
3/1981 for supplying 10,000 at plus or minus 5 percent dry horsebeans
latest crop. Committee has the right to increase or decrease the quality.
Shipment 5,000 at during November and 5,000 at during December 1981.
Offers to be submitted below address in sealed envelopes 12 noon, Saturday,
October 17, 1981. Offers must be made through an Egyptian agent.
Contact: General Authority for Supply Commodities, Purchasing Committee
for Grain and It Products, 24, E1-Gomhouria Street, Cairo, Egypt. Cable:
ESTRAM. Telex: 92062 ESTRAM.

2364 Frozen cherries (Netherlands). Individually quick frozen cherries,
container loads, Grade A. Quote CIF Rotterdam. Contact: P.J. Carels,
Carels B.V., Fruitlaan 24, 4462 EP Goes, Netherlands. Telex: 55355.
Phone: 01100/ 28820.

2365 Frozen currants (Canada). Wants black currants, truckloads, grades to be
specified, bulk pack approximately 30-50 lbs, each, whole, frozen. Bank
ref: Upon request. Company is an established food broker and traditional
importer. Contact: A. Newland, C.B. Powell Co., Ltd, 93 Judge Road,
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5B3, Canada. Telex: 06967680. Phone: (416)

2366 Apple concentrate (Canada). Chants apple concentrate (syrup form), 100,000
gallons per year, syrup concentrate to be mixed in a 1:4 ratio of syrup to
water, 1 gallon retail jars, no additives, no sugar. Bank ref: on
request. Contact: D.S. Lewis, Apple Cide Co., 11 Rundelsonway, N.E.
Calgary, Alberta, PlY 3P8, Canada. Phone: (403) 280-1575.

2367 Lumber (Italy). Italian firm, headed by U.S. citizen is seeking direct
contact with U.S. lumber mills to work together on exclusive basis.
Looking for all Northern hardwoods including red elm and birch, as well as
yellow pine, fir, hemlock. Mills must have telex communications. Bank
ref: Banco Commerciale Italiana, Milano. Contact: P. Hoffmann, Via della
Moscova, 20121 Milan, Italy. Telex: 311392.

2368 Apple juice concentrate (Canada). Chants container load, minimum brix 69.1
degrees at 20 degrees celsius, malic not less than .35 percent or more than
.50 percent, lead should not exceed .2 ppm. Packaging: bulk in drums.
Bank ref: on request. Contact: Art Newland, C.B. Powell Co., 93 Judge
Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5B3, Canada. Telex: 06967680. Phone: (416)

2369 Sterilized whole fresh milk (Belgium). Nants 300,000 liters per month, 3
1/2 percent butterfat, pve bottles of 1/4 litre each, 12 or 24 bottles per
carton. Prices not to exceed $0.11 per bottle. Quote CIF Singapore. ~Bank
ref: Ambrobank, Breda. Contact: Mr. Vliers, Invest, E. Fahylaan 32-34,
B-2100 Deurne Antwerpen (Belgium). Telex: 71247. Phone: 031/25.86.00.

2370- Chester White, Yorkshire, Landrace (Venezuela). Wants 10 of each,
2372 purebred. Delivery January 1982. Health certificate required. Quote CIF
Maiquetia. Bank ref: Banco Del Centro Consolidado (Valencia) Banco Union
(Valencia). Contact: Manuel R. Luna Sucre, Palma Bonita, Calle Rangel
Cruce Con Calle Escalona, Repuestos HC, Edf. Central, Local 7-8, Valencia.
Estado Carabobo, Venezuela. Phone: (041) 50618.

2373 Pulses (Portugal). White beans 60 tons; red beans 56 tons; butter
beans 45 tons. Standard quality in sacks. Quote FOB Lisbon. Bank ref:
Banco Tota E Acores Moita Do Ribatejo, Praca Republica 5, 2860 Moita.
Contact: Fernando Lopes Da Costa, Tocan Sociedade Do Tomate De Canha,
Sarl., Qunita Da Saudade Talpadas Canha 2985 Pegoeg Valhos, Portugal.
Telex: 16367 P. Phone: 57-14-1/2/3.

2374 Turkey eggs and poults (Panama). Wants 2,000 turkey poults, white breed,
and 250 dozen of fertilized turkey eggs. Quote CIF Panama .City, Rep. of
Panama. Contact: Mrs. Leyda de Bartoli, Servicio y Agendias Panamex S.A.,
Apartado 157, Panama 1, Panama. Telex: 2856 SYAPSA PC. Phone: 23-6694

2375 Chocolate Easter eggs (Australia). Wants exclusive distribution for solid
milk chocolate, egg shaped, each piece weighing from 1.5 to 1.75 oss
wrapped in coloured foil and packed in transparent plastic display
container (500 pieces each). The company distributes to retail and
wholesale outlets Australia wide. Required for'sale as Easter eggs. Needs
immediate quotations and samples. Business would be ongoing each year.
Contact: E. Mciver, National Sales Manager, Edwilkham Pty Ltd., Boda
Place, Dee Why West NSW, Australia. Phone: 981-2155.

2376 Ducks and geese (Costa Rica). Ducks for breeding, breed Pekin, 100 females
50 males; geese for breeding, breed Embden, 60 females, 40 males. Best
available. Health certificate from country of origin required. Quote CIF
port of Limon. Bank ref: Banco Nacional De Costa Rica. Contact: Juan
Antonio Arias Castro, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Phone: 24-55-27.

2377 IHeats and seafoods (England). Interested in all sausages & other prepared
meat products, all frozen meat, fish, poultry products, all canned meat,
fish, poultry products, all canned & cured fish & seafood, and all fresh or
frozen packaged fish & seafoods. Company established 20 years, employs
103. Bank ref: Barclays Bank Ltd, Victoria St., ILiverpool. Contact:
M.J.T. Brown, Managing Director, Edward Billington (Meats) Ltd., Cunard

Building, Liverpool L3 IEL, England. Phone: 051-236-4424. Telex: 627502.

2378 Naxes for candles (Guatemala). Interested in waxes for the manufacture of
candles. Wishes to start manufacturing candles. Paraffin will be imported
in quantities of 25 to 50 tons per shipment. Paraffin has to have 140 to
150 degrees melting point. Firm is well established dealer in lubricating
greases and oils. Contact: Manfredo Wagner Henn, Gerente, Distribuidora
De Aceites Y Repuestos S.A., Diarsa, 1 Calle 1-14, Zona 9, Guatemala City,
Guatemala. Phone: 313485. Cable: DIARSA.

2379 Grocery line (Honduras). Interested in canned fruit cocktail, in all size
cans for retail; canned vegetables, such as sweet peas, asparagus, mixed
vegetables; milk caramels, packaged in 1/2 and 1 lb bags; candy bars;
cookies, machine made, hard and soft sweetened cookies and wafers; dried,
seedless raisins, packaged all size boxes. Buyer wants supplier responses,
quote CIF Tegucigalpa, against L/C or suppliers' terms; also catalogs and
price lists. Bank ref: Pan American Bank, Miami, Fla; and Banco De El
Ahorro. Contact: Donaldo Valladares, General Manager, E11ka
Distribuciones Y Representaciones, S.A., Apartado Postal 166, Tegucigalpa,
D.C., Honduras. Cable: ELIKA. Phone: 227144.

2380 Dried milk (Honduras). Dishes to buy non-fat dry milk. Firm operates an
agency for distribution and covers all the country. Quote CIF Puerto
Cortes, against L/C including catalogs, price lists, terms of delivery,
etc. Contact: Mrs. Bishara J. Kawas, Manager, JTuan N. Kawas Sucs., S.A.,
4A. Calle Y Ave. San Isidro, La Ceiba, Honduras. Cable: KAWAS. Phone:

2381- Dried vegetables and soup mixes (Colombia). Chants to buy dehydrated
2382 vegetables and soup mixes. Firm established in 1969. Importers of spices
and food products for packing on its own processing plant. Contact:
Ricardo Calvo R., Fabrica De Productos Sasoned Ltds., Apartado Aereo 995,
Barraneuilla, Colombia. Cable: SASONED.

2382 Canned foods (Honduras). Supermarket wishes to buy canned meats, canned
milk products, canned fruits and vegetables, and canned specialties. Quote
CIF Puerto Cortes against L/C including catalogs, price lists, terms of
delivery, etc. Contact: Rene Rivas M~elendez, Manager, Supermercado
Melendaz, Ave. San Isidro Y 12 Calle, La Ceiba, Honduras. Cable:
MELENDEZ. Phone: 420505.

2384 Dried potatoes, canned slamon, rice flour, starches (Fngland). Interested
in undisclosed quantities of starches, edible & industrial, rice flour,
salmon, canned, and dehydrated potato products. Company established 1903
and represents several U.S. food companies. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Ltd.,
27 High St., Ware Hertfordshire. Contact: K.H.JT. Fletcher, Managing
Director, Potters Hall Farm, Potters Green, Dane End, Ware Hertfordshire
SG12 OTU, England. Phone: 092-084-611/2/3. Telex: 817862 HELIAS G.

2385 Sorghum (Senegal). Needs offers for 10,000 at of sorghum, white flour, to
be delivered immediately. Price quotations should be CIF Abidjan, Ivory
Coast and Lome, Togo. 10,000 mt should be in one shipment, and in bags of
50 or 100 kgs. Would appreciate receiving samples of sorghum offered for
sale. Payment will be by a confirmed and Irrevocable Letter of Credit
through a local bank in favor of H7.S. bank. Contact: Baboucar Bop, 14,

Rue De Denain, B.P. 2545, Dakar, Senegal. Telex: 671 SG CABINE PUBLIQUE.

2386 Grocery line (England). Interested in a general line of food products
including meat products, dairy products, canned fruits & vegetables, grain
mill products, bakery products, sugar & confectionery products, fats &
oils, beverages, and miscellaneous food preparations. Bank ref: Lloyds
Bank Ltd., 72 High St., Witton, Middlesex. Contact: Eric Robey, Director,
Ikebond Ltd., La Tudor Parade, London Rd., Hounslow, Middlesex TN3 1PQ,
England. Phone: 01-570-9944.

2387 Dried milk, juice and flavoring concentrates (Honduras). Largest dairy
plant in San Pedro Sula wants dry whole milk, concentrate flavorings
(citrics), and concentrate frozen fruit juices. Quote IlF Puerto Cortes,
against L/C including catalogs, price lists, samples, etc. Contact: Jose
A Castellanos, Productos Lacteos Sula, S.A., Barrio Bermejo, San Pedro
Sula, Honduras. Cable: SULA. Phone: 540005.

2388 Grocerry line (Spain). Importer and distributor of a wide variety of foods
requests CIF quotes for canned specialties, canned fruits and vegetables,
pickles, sauces, and salad dressings, confectionery products, malt
beverages, and wines. Contact: Jose Navarro-Moner, Director General,
Namosol De Espana S.A., Alcalde Munoz, 13, Almeria, Spain. Phone:
951/230181 and 951/300184.

2389 Canned foods (Honduras). Largest food distributor in La Ceiba is
interested in canned fruits and vegetables, canned seafood, and canned
meats. Quote CIF Puerto Cortes, against L/C including catalogs, price
lists, terms of delivery. Contact: Bader Dip, Manager, Dip & Cia, 4A
Calle Y Ave. Atlantida, La Celba, Honduras. Cable: DIP. Phone: 420043.

2390 Baby chicks (South Africa). Three thousand and over for egg production,
suitably crated for airfreight. Delivery soonest. Define death loss -
maximum & minimum on arrival. Quote CIF, Jan Smuts Airport,
JTohannesburg. Bank ref: Standard Bank, Yeoville, Johannesburg. Contact:
D. Amiras, Libra Programming S.A., P.O. Box 794, Johannesburg 2000, South
Africa. The firm is an agency working on commission. Representative of
Libra Programming Inc., Utah. Phone-: Johannesburg 648-9896.

2391 Pecans (England). Wants pecan nuts, estimated 10 tons, whole halves and
large pieces. Packaging: bulk cartons and pre-packed (4oss).
Quotations: FOB and CIF UKc Port. Delivery ASAP. Time of harvests
requested. Bank ref: National Westminster Bank. Contact: Ken Spencer,
Ken Spencer (Consultants) Ltd., 14a Copthorne Road, Richmansworth, Herts,
England. Phone: 01 877 2280.

2392 Beef cattle (Colombia). Wants Beefalo and beef masters initially: 50 open
heifers, 4 young bulls, purebred. Delivery within 3 months. Health
certificate required. Quote CIF Colombia Port. Bank ref: Banco De
Bogota, Teusaquillo Carrera 13 No. 33-01. Phone: 245-1932. Contact:
Frollan Mahecha, Carrera 48 No'. 67-13, Bogota, Colombia', S.A.7. Phone:
250-6019 BOGOTA.

2393 Duck eggs for hatching (Chile). Duck eggs for breeding of broiler type
ducks, 1,000 eggs. Quote CIF Santiago, Chile. Bank ref: Banco DE Talca,
Parral, Chile. Contact: Nicolas Correa Larrain, A. Vespucion Norte 380,
Depto. 31, Santiago, Chile.

2394 Rice (France). Wants 5,000 tons long grain not more than 5 percent
broken. Quote CIF Gabon (Africa). Bank ref: Banque Nationafe De Paris,
Rue Auguste Blanqui-Paris and Banque Hervet 15, Rue Du Quartre Septembre,
75002 Paris. Contact: Mrs. Renault or Mr. Barbary Saghmet, International
Development Service (1.D.S.)F, 42, Boulevard Arago, 75013 Paris, France.
Telex: 201370 IDS F. Phone: 707.53-84.

2322 Ducklings (Trinidad). Wants 50,000 live ducklings for rearing. Quote CIF
Port-of Spain, Trinidad. Contact: Kenneth Roopchansingh, 26 Valsyn
Avenue, Valsyn, Trinidad, West Indies.

Foreign Market Development

TORS/Export Briefs Accomplishments 1980. Attache followups from July 1,
1980 thru June 30, 1981 documented 85 sales totaling $48,247,712 that had
resulted from trade leads they had submitted for the TORS/Export Briefs
program in calendar year 1980. This was based on 1,050 attache followups
or 28.5 percent of the 3,675 trade leads submitted from all sources during
the year. A projection of this sales figure would indicate that total
sales may have been as much as $170 million.

Agricultural Counselors, Attaches and ATO's did followups for 44 percent of
the 2415 trade leads they had submitted during the year. Commerical
officers at posts not covered by FAS submitted 1,006 trade leads and 254
came direct to FAS from foreign firms. There was no followups for the
trade leads submitted by commerefal officers and private firms. The total
number of trade leads was 1,200 above the 2,475 trade leads submitted in

Minneapolis/St. Paul Agri-Business Exposition. Foreign buyers will be at
the Minneapolis Auditorium & Convention Hall, September 10-12, 1982 for the
initial United States Agri-Business Exposition. The exposition will
showcase the total spectrum of the industry from agricultural machinery,
livestock supplies and equipment, seeds, fertilizers and plant materials td
processed foods. A conference featuring the latest in agri-business
technology will be held in connection with the exposition. Inquiries about
the show should be directed to USABE '82, Gabriele Valenti, P.O. Box 8657,
Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, Mn. 55408. Phone: (612) 824-0751.

Venezuela frees import of many fresh vegetables and black beans. The
Government of Venezuela has announced the free importation of black beans,
olives and garlic, requiring only a phytosanitary certificate from the
exporting country and Venezuela. A number of products previously reserved
for importation by the Government will be passed to the private sectors
through a licensing system. The products include onions, tomatoes,
peppers, carrots, and a variety of tropical root crops such as yuca, name,
apio and ocumo.

1ll18I~llANIIIl~l~iXI 8
3 1262 08536 7448

Notice of Foreign Proposals Concerning Standards in Agriculture. As
required of all signatories to the GATT Standards Code, this notification
of foreign proposed standards-related rules has been provided for the 1
information and comment of interested agencies and firms. The Technical
Office invites inquiries from anyone who believes that any of the proposed
regulations notified under this heading could cause a trade problem.
Questions can be referred to Thomas O'Connell, USDA Technical Office, Room
5528, South Agriculture Boilding, Washington, D.C. 20250; or phone (202)

Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry of Public Fealth and Environmental
Protection has proposed (1) the Cigarettes and Cigarette tobacco (trade
descriptions) Decree (commodities act), and (2) the Decree Implementing
Article 1(2) of the Cigarettes and Cigarette Tobacco Decree. The
Cigarettes and Cigarette Tobacco Decree lays down that the tar and~nicotine
contect must be stated on the packaging of cigarettes and cigarette
tobacco. The Decree Implementing Article 1(2) relates to the method of i
establishing the tar and nicotine content of cigarettes.

New Publications

Single copies of the following are available by writing the Information Service
Staff, FAS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Brazil: Agricultural and Trade Policies, FAS M-305 ,

Norld Almond and Filbert Situation 1981, FN 3-81, September 1981. i

U.S. Seed Exports, Quantity, Value, and Destination July 1980/81 and 1981/82
Marketing Years, FFVS 9-81, September 1981.

U.S. 1980/81 Cotton Exports by Customs Districts, FC 21-81, September 1981.

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