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e x EXPORT BRIEFS
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 firm originating the inquiry. You may also contact the Export
Promotion Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
I.F.A.S Univ. -ida ISSUE NO# 27, 1982
1093 Wheat Flour (Saudi Arabia). Wants wheat flour, about 2,000 tons quarterly.
Wishes contacts with U.S. wheat flour manufacturers and suppliers. Firm is
presently engaged in importation of wheat flour and other food grains.
Contact: M.A. Sawas, General Mgr., Al-Nour Establishment, P.O. Box 7588,
Jidda, Saudi Arabia. Telex: 403803 MISAN SJ. Phone: 643-4227.
1094 Joint Venture Orange Juice (Nigeria). Interested in joint venture with
U.S. partners) for production of fresh orange juice. Project located at
Sango Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Feasibility study in progress and partner
required for equity participation, raw materials supply, company
specialization and technical management. Equity participation would be 60%
Nigerian and 401 Foreign. Total investment envisaged 3 million dollars.
Company's products would be marketed throughout Nigeria and other West
African Countries. Contact: Mr. Murphy Agababiaka, Franco Ltd, 5, Olaide
Tomori Street, Ikeja/Lagos State, Nigeria. Telex: 26606 MURPHY NG. Phone:
1096 Sesame sticks (Netherlands). Wants sesame sticks, container loads, bulk
pack. Quote CIF Rotterdam or FOB. Bank ref: Anro Bank. Contact: D. Van
Megchelen, Koninklijke Fabrieken T. Duyvis JZ. B.V., P.O. Box 4, 1540 AA Koog
A/D Zaan, Netherlands. Telex: 19027. Phone: 75/127540.
.1097- Nuts, snack foods (Switzerland). Wants nuts, assorted, top quality,
preferably dry roasted, in jars. Swiss tolerance level: max. 1 PPB aflatoxin
B1, Max. 5 PPB total of aflatoxin B2/Gl/G2. Quote CIF European Port.
Importer also interested in snack items; food specialties, canned or in jars.
Supplies retail and HRI trade. Bank ref: Swiss Credit, Zurich. Contact: P.
Baldinger, Gustav Gerig & Co., Ag., Postfach, 8035 Zurich, Switzerland.
Telex: 55305 GERIG CH. Phone: 01-362 00.62/362 33 40.
1099 Feathers and down (Switzerland). Wants feathers and down, goose and/or duck,
25 mt., washed, grey or white in bales. Delivery soonest. Quote CIF
European Port. Bank ref: Swiss Bank Union, Geneva. Contact: Daniel Stern,
Case Postale 144, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland. Telex: 23748 STERN. Phone:
022/46 09 61.
lmued weekly by the Export Promotion Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
omn 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250.
1100 Rabbits (Hong Kong). Wants rabbits (A) Rex at 4-6 months; (B) New Zealand
white at 3-4 months of 3-3.5 kg; (C) Californian, chinchilla giganta at 3-4
months of 3-3.5 kg. Quantity: (A) 400, 130 male & 270 female; (B) 400, 150
male & 250 female; (C) 200, 75 male & 125 female; (D) 100, 25 male & 75
female. For Rex, require pure color in snow white, sapphirg, coffee, tiger
yellow or dense resilient even wool with fine sheen but without any hairy
wool, color of wool at back and belly should be same. Packaging at shippers
preference. Quote CIF Beijing, China; by sea to Kinkang Tianjin, China.
Bank ref: The Chartered Bank. Contact: Joseph Li, Hutchinson China Trade
Holdings Ltd., 22/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Rd, Central, Hong Kong.
Telex: 73176 HILHK HX. Phone: 5-212281.
1101 Cigaretts (Saudi Arabia). Rajab company wishes to import cigarettes under
its own brand name. Looking for contacts with U.S. cigarette producers which
have no representation in Saudi Arabia. Interested U.S. firms should telex
or write firm at the address. Contact: The Manager, Rajab N. Co., P.O. Box
8864, Jidda, Saudi Arabia. Telex: 402723 RAJICO SJ. Phone: 667-3692.
1102 Grocery items (Zambia). Manufacturing/packaging licensee wants food products
including canned vegetables & fruit, canned fruit juice, jams in jars, tomato
ketchup in bottles, tomato paste in cans, etc. Interested in being licensed
to manufacture various brands of food products by interested U.S.
manufacturers and wants to make direct contact with U.S. manufactures of
above products. Copper Harvest is a wholly owned Zambian firm which was
established in 1975. The Firm's present plant includes juice extractors,
pulping machines, boilers for making sauce, two retorts and a labelling
machine. U.S. suppliers should be aware that foreign supplier payments are
at present taking as long as 31 months due to shortage of foreign exchange in
Zambia. Suppliers considering extending credit to any Zambian firms should
exercise appropriate caution. Contact: P.B. Puta, Managing Director, Copper
Harvest Foods Ltd., P.O. Box 70126, Ndola, Zambia. Telex: ZA 34350 SUGAR.
Cable: SUGAR. Phone: 2402.
1103 Frozen Mexican foods (West Germany). Wants unspecified quantities of frozen
Mexican food, institutional. Firm supplies restaurants. Contact: Hans W.
Jany, In Der Ohe 17, 3016 Seelze 5, West Germany.
1104 Quarter horses (Italy). Wants quarter horses, 6 mares, 3-6 years old (to be
trained). Delivery ASAP. Photos and copy of pedigree required. Quote CIF
Italian Farm. Bank ref: Cassa Di Risparmio, Villafranca (Verona), Banca
Cattolica Del Veneto. Contact: Alberto Sbrana, Centro Allevamento -
Addrestramento Torneghiso, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 150, Villafranca, Verona,
Italy. Phone: 045-7900583.
1105 Beef livers (Netherlands). Wants select beef livers, frozen, container
loads. Quote CIF R'Dam/A'Dam. Bank ref: NMB-Amsterdam. Contact: P.J.
Hoestenburg, P.J. Hoestenburg Vleeswaren B.V., Jarmuiden 17, 1046 AC
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Telex: 18717 (MOCK). Phone: 020-114736.
1106 Hatching eggs (Netherlands). Wants hatching eggs for slaughter poultry,
11,000 eggs per week. Quote CIF Paramaribo Surinam air freight. Contact:
K. R. Wsterborg, Orteliuskade 65, 1057 AM Amsterdam, Netherlands. Phone:
1108 Natural foods (Venezuela). Wants processed natural foods in general, 5,000
to 10,000 kg. (need quotations), without chemical additives, family size
packages. Delivery approximately September 1982. Phytosanitary certificate
from country of origin required. Quote CIF La Guaira, FOB New York or Miami.
Bank ref: Banco Consolidado, Caracas, and Banco Provincial, Caracas.
Contact: Freddy Alvarado, Distribuidora Pelicano C.A., Apartado Correos
78239 La Urbina, Caracas 1070-A, Venezuela. Telex: 25262 COLUM VC (Telex).
1109 Walnuts (Spain). A Spanish Coop would like to receive, directly from
producers who export abroad, FOB and CIF quotations for walnuts. Coop is
interested in the purchase of some 10 containers to start with but needs to
have samples on various varieties/types prior to ordering. Bank ref:
Central. Contact: Juan Carlos Giuffrida, Tropics SDAD Coop Lda, Calle
Jaime Maria Buch, 2 (ENTLO.), Alicante-5, Spain. Telex: 66788 ODEC E.
Phone: (965) 12 11 00.
1110 Wines (Venezuela). Wants wines (from California), 10,000 boxes of 12 bottles
each, first quality, 12 bottles of 0.750 liters in carton boxes for shipment
in 20 ft. containers. Delivery within 60 days after irrevocable Letter of
Credit is confirmed. Brands must be registered in the Venezuelan Ministry of
Health and Welfare. Quote CIF & C&F La Guaira. Bank ref: Banco De La
Construccion Y De Oriente. Contact: Luis E. Martinez, Mgr. Director,
Representaciones Maolvi, C.A., Edificio. D'Ambrossio, Av Sur 4, Puente
Soublette, P.O. Box 3775, Caracas 1010, Venezuela. Telex: 22829 MAOLV VC.
Cable: MAOLVI. Phone: (02) 41-0453 or (02) 41-0918.
1111 Garlic (Venezuela). Wants dry garlic, 200 mt., best available. Pack in
cartons of 12 kg for delivery July 1982. Phytosanitary certificate from
country of origin required. Quote CIF La Guaira, CIF Maiquetia. Bank ref:
Banco Nacional De Descuento. Contact: Leonidas Mazuera P., Atica, P.O. Box
40821, Caracas 1040, Venezuela. Telex: 28019 ATICA VC. Cable: AGETRAIN.
1112 Cottonseed meal (Colombia). Wants cottonseed meal, 2,000 mt. to begin, state
protein content, bulk. Delivery ASAP, last half of July, 1982.
Phytosanitary certificates required. Quote CIF Cartagena, Colombia FOB -
Gulf Ports. Bank ref: Banco Ganadero, Principal Medellin.; Banco Comercial
Antioqueno, Medellin. currently has Letter of Credit from Banco Ganadero and
deposit with Banco Suiso New York City. Contact: Rodrigo Posada, Fadegan,
Calle 72 No. 64-155, Medellin, Colombia. Telex: 6681. Phone: 570288.
1113 Turkey tails (Ivory Coast). Wants turkey tails, 15-20 mt. one container,
packaged in 10 kg, cartons for delivery ASAP. Quote C&F, Abidjan. Bank ref:
B.I.C.O. Contact: Hotait Ghazi, Port De Peche, Rue Des Filets, 01 B.O.
3348, Abidjan 01, Ivory Coast. Telex: 3933 CONIM CI. Phone: 35-00
1116 Grains (Jordon). Jordanian Ministry of Supply recently announced opening of
a Tender No. 18/82 for procurement of 50,000 tons of grains. Closing date
for submission of Bids is 1100 local time (GMT plus 2 hours) on Monday, July
19, 1982. The announcement gives no further specifications. Specifications
may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of Jordanian Dinars (JD) 5
(approximately U.S. 14) from the Ministry of Supply, P.O. Box 830, Amman,
Jordan. Phone: 67141/61174. Telex: 21278 MINSUP JO. U.S. firms
interested in bidding on this tender should request specs. via telex. U.S.
firms submitting bids please inform Embassy Aman Commercial Office at telex
21510 USEMB JO. -Companies are reminded that they must submit offers through
1119 Corn (Netherlands). In need of No. 2 and 3 U.S. yellow corn, 200,000 mt.,
bulk shipment. Quote: FOB (destination: Middle East). Bank ref: Nmb
Hilversum. Contact: Mr. Zeinstra or Mr. Asasi, Food Speciality
Inter-Marketing A.G., Herenstraat 31, 1211 Bz Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Telex: 73497 (INTER). Phone: 035-13473.
1120 Chickens (Belgium). Wants 2,000 mt., Grade A chickens. Pack in plastic
bags. Quote GIF Antwerp. Delivery date ASAP. Bank ref: Kredietbank.
Contact: Mr. Van Hove, TEST, Rue du Brabant 8, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
1121 Bees (Poland). Mr. Jozef Jezierski, Ul. Gandhiego 8 M. 13, 91-012 Lodz,
Poland is interested in purchasing package bees including Queen, Gold
American Line. Contact Mr. Jezierski for further details.
1122 Dehydrated vegetables (Spain). The firm "Javier De Satrustegui" located in
Paseo De Colon Number 4, Jorsa-San Sebastian, Telex: 36233 JORSA E, Phone:
(943) 28 45 00, would like to receive quotations (CIF Barcelona and/or
Bilbao) for unspecified quantities of dehydrated vegetables, such as
asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, leeks, peas, onions (in
powder and in flakes) and diced potatoes. Bank ref: Credito Comercial.
1123 Dried fruits (Hong Kong). Dried fruits wanted, minimum quantity, Grade A.
Packaging: loose/bottled/tin packed. Need ASAP. Quote: FOB USA or CNF Hong
Kong. Bank ref: Chartered Bank. Contact: Mr. Gus Erany, Douceur Limited,
Room 915, Star House, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telex: 53038
DOCER HX. Phone: 3-686147.
1124 Wheat (Yemen). An established Yemeni businessman, Al-Haj Ali Mohammed
Al-Habari, wishes to contact American companies in order to participate in
future wheat Tenders. The Yemen Arab Republic presently imports about
300,000 mt. of wheat, Tendered by the Ministry of Supply and Trade
Quarterly. For the past few years, all wheat has been supplied by
Australia. Al-Habari, who has a large food stuffs import business, feels he
can effect a change in suppliers, provided that U.S. wheat prices are
competitive. Interested wheat suppliers should contact: Al-Haj Ali Mohammed
Al-Habari, CHM, Al-Haj Ali Mohammed Al-Habari and Sons, P.O. Box 2680, Sanaa,
Yemen Arab Republic. Telex: 2488 HABARI YE.
Foreign Market Developments.
Notice of Foreign Proposals Concerning Standards in Agriculture. As required of all
signatories to the GATT Standards Code, the following notifications of foreign
proposed standards-related rules have been provided for the 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 5530-South Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20250; or phone (202) 382-1318.
Switzerland. The Switzerland Federal Bureau of Public Health has proposed to update
their Foodstuffs Ordinance, Chapter 16 concerning eggs in particular, as it regards
the definition of quality classifications and weight categories, as well as the
package and labeling provisions. The relevant ECE standard has been largely taken
Ivory Coast Desires Mixed Container Loads
The Agricultural Attache, U.S. Embassy Abidjan, reports Ivory Coast importers would
like contact with U.S. exporters that are able to assemble and ship mixed container
loads of processed foods. Similarly, contact with U.S. exporters of bulk commodities
that are capable of exporting mixed containers loads, such as corn and soybean meal,
is sought. Names of importers and product/commodity interest can be obtained by
writing Mr. Walter A. Stern, Agricultural Attache, American Embassy, 5 Rue Jesse
Owens, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Japanese Trade Package.
On May 28, 1982, the Japanese government announced an "Eight-Point Trade
Liberalization Package." The May trade package included the elimination of tariffs
on 96 items along with the reduction of tariffs on 119 products including 17
agricultural items (chocolate confectionary, pastry, lemon juice, etc.)
In addition to tariff reductions, the Japanese government also announced the increase
of import quotas on four agricultural items which included herring, processed pork,
canned pineapple and hi-test molasses. The number of tobacco retailers selling
imported products is also to be significantly increased. This new program will take
effect at the beginning of Japan's next fiscal year, April 1, 1983. Anyone wishing
additional information on this matter should contact the Agricultural Department,
Japan Trade Center, 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601, phone:
Two Food Additives Restricted in Japan.
The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare has restricted two food additives. The
additives Butyl Hydroxy Anisole and Potassium Bromate are being restricted because
laboratory tests have indicated they may be carcinogenic.
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