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al eEXPCORT BRIEFS
The following trade items have been gathered from Agricultural Atiache 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 Divison. FAS. (202) 447-7103.
JN .r 1983
June 6, 1983
I.F.A.S.- Univ. of Florida
Fruit juice (Saudi Arabia). Wants fruit juice (100% and fruit juice drink
(101 juice) incl, citrus and other fruit juices, four containers per month.
Best available. Packed in cases of 48 x 6 oz cans & 12 x 46 oz cans.
Delivery ASAP. Note importer prefers to deal with producer rather than
broker. Name of producer, name of contents, date of production and
expiration date on supplementary label in Arabic language on each can.
Quotations CIF Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Bank ref: Arab National Bank, Dammam.
CONTACT: Ali Moosa, Director, Owner, Ali Moosa International Corp., P.O. Box
4588, Danmam, Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 601741 BOSHRA. Phone: (03) 8332953 or
(03) 8337968. (WK: 20/TOFAS 0078)
Beef cattle, sheep (Saudi Arabia). Wants steers, 3,000 hd/monthly, rams or
ewes 50,000 hd/monthly. Any breed, 450-600 kg live wt, sheep 55-60 kg.
Require provisions for feeding/watering in route 4. Delivery ASAP. Note
diseases found in animals recently imported from regular sources may be
reason for importer's seeking alternate source of supply. Health cert.
stamped by Saudi Embassy or Consulate required. Quotations CIF Jidda, U.S.
exporter must arrange transportation from U.S. Inquirer is believed to be
.one of the largest importers of live animals. Bank ref: American Saudi
Bank. CONTACT: Hassan Ali Etaiwi, Ali Awad Etaiwi, P.O.,Box 4221, Jidda,
Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 401874 MAKAWY SJ. Phone: from 1200-1500 & 1900-2400
call 642-4508. from 0100-0800 call 647-6749. Prefers telephone contact but
caller must provide Arabic language interpreter. (WK: 20/TOFAS 0077)
Beef (Saudi Arabia). Wants chilled beef in quarters, 20,000 mt. Offer U.S.
Choice or Good. Packed in cloth stocking. Delivery ASAP, no later than June
12. Certificate of Islami Slaughter, USDA Inspection certificate visaed by
Saudi Embassy or Consulate required. Quotations CIF Jidda. Bank ref:
American Saudi Bank. CONTACT: Hassan Al Ataiwi, Ali Awad Ataiwi, P.O. Box
4221, Jidda, Saudi Arabia. Telex: 401874 MAKAY SJ. Phone: From 1200-1500
local time Phone: 642-4508. From 0100-0800 Call 647-6349. Importer prefers
telephone contact but caller must provide Arabic Language interpreter. (WK:
Inued weekly by the Export Promotion Division. Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Room 4945 South Building. Washington, D.C. 20250.
Onions (United Arab Emirates). Wants Red and Pink onions (not white) 2,000
mt per month, medium and small sizes. Packaging: 5/10 pound bags in open
top containers. Delivery ASAP. Quotations C&F and FOB. Bank ref: Emirates
National Bank, Emirates Commercial Bank. CONTACT: Firoze S. Dalal,
International Trade Linkers, P.O. Box 1184, Duabi, United Arab Emirates.
Telex: 45902 BADRI. Cable: INTRA LINK. Phone: 220271. (WK: 20/TOFAS
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets (South Africa). Wants 5,000 metric tons per month
for 4 months; 16% protein minimum. Packaging: Bulk-unbagged. Delivery:
Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov '83. Quotations: CIF Durban (Liner Terms); and FOB (State
Port). Bank ref: Volkskas, Pretoria (Client is Voersentraal, Pretoria).
CONTACT: Mrs. Loraine Clark, IMELCO (buying agent for Voersentraal), P.O.
Box 9130, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa. Telex: 4-24393. Phone:
Johannesburg 724-1525. (WK: 20/TOFAS 0113)
Calf milk replacer (Ecuador). Wants calf milk replacer, 200 mt, packed in
bags with 25 and/or 50 kilos net weight. Delivery August 1983. Quotations
C&F Guayaquil, Manta or Esmeraldas and for referential. Bank ref: Banco
Ecuatoriano Venezolano, Patria 740, Quito, Ecuador. Phone: 552-044.
CONTACT: Ing. Gonzalo Vorbeck, Apartado 9150 Sucursal 7, Quito, Ecuador.
Telex: 2634 BAOEVE ED. Phone: 552-020, 554-084, 552-842. (WK: 20/TOFAS
Carrots (Switzerland). Wants Oleoresin carrots pure. Quantity 10 mt.
Quality: containing 10 gr. per kg. of Beta carrots and 15-20% Alpha
carrots. Packed in plastic containers of 50 lbs. Wants 1 mt per month.
Quotations CIF European Port. Bank ref: Union Bank Switzerland, Basel.
CONTACT: Jules Chiquet, Chiquet Aromatics, P.O. Box 2545, 4002 Basel,
Switzerland. TELEX: 62 507. Phone: 061-50 04 04. (WK 21/TOFAS 0037)
Grass Pellets (England). Wants Lucerne grass pellets, Lucerne meal.
Quantity: 10,000 mt. Quality: best. Pellets packed in bulk, meal, should
be bagged. Delivery ASAP. Quotations C&F, Durban. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank
Ltd., Glasgow. CONTACT: Ms. Kathryn Smith, G.K.F. Management Ltd., 27
Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland, England. TELEX: 777317.
Phone: 031 557 4292. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0087)
Joint Venture (Bangladesh). Bangladesh Trading firm wishes to represent U.S.
suppliers of wheat, rice and soybean oil. Bank ref: RCCI Overseas, Dhaka.
Bank Telex: 65615. CONTACT: R.F. Rahman, Managing Director, Arenco
Limited, 26, Kakrail Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh. TELEX: 642481. Phone:
406332. (WK 21/TOFAS 0049),
Rice (Ireland). Wants long and medium grain milled rice. Quantity: 17-18
tons per week on a regular basis. Quality, U.S. No. 2. Packed in 100 pound
bags and container loaded. Quotations CIF Dublin. CONTACT: Mr. Friel, S.
Rabbitte & Company, Mabestown, The Ward, County Dublin, Ireland. TELEX:
31773 RABT EI. Phone: 342-266 or 341-846. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0070)
Peanut butter (Philippines). Wants peanut butter. Quantity will depend on
price. Packing should be in drums. Would like to be supplied on a monthly
basis. Bank ref: Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Buendia Avenue, Makati,
Metro Manila. CONTACT: Eping Ao, Portland Trade, P.O. Box 1086, MCC,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. TELEX: 45097. Phone: 852807, 852667.
(WK 21/TOFAS 0002)
Biodegrading enzyme (Philippines). Wants Biodegrading enzyme (used to hasten
sugar cane bagasse Into organic matter for use as fertilizer). Quantity -
sufficient to decompose up to 40,000 tons of sugar cane bagasse per year.
Time of delivery ASAP. Quotations FOB and/or Air Freight. Bank ref:
Traders Royal Bank, Paseo De Roxas, Makati, Metro Manila. CONTACT: Emilio
G. Jison, Jr., First Farmers Milling & Marketing Assn., Inc., Kalaya-An
Bldg., De La Rosa & Saleedo Streets, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Phone: 818-89-29. (WK 21/TOFAS 0001)
Dairy cattle tender (Korea). Tender for 250 hd registered Holstein heifers,
18-24 mo time of inspection, 3-6 mo. preg. & over 410 kgs; milk PD not less
than 13,000 Ibs at 305 days. Also wants 170 head open heifer, 8-12 mo. wt.
over 200 kgs. Quote C&F Kimpo Airport, shipment Sept-Oct, '83. Deadline
11:00 am, June 17, '83, Office of Nam Yang Dairy Products Co., Ltd. Bidder
shall establish/deposit to Nam Yang Dairy Products Co., Ltd. amount not less
than 31 total bid value in cash or Irrevocable Letter of Credit before June
16, '83. Must provide round trip air tickets with invitation letter for 2
inspectors at supplier's cost, U.S. dols 130/man per day for approximately 30
days. Performance bond 10% value. CONTACT: Planning Dept, Ham Yang Dairy
Prod. Co., Ltd., 18, 1-KA Hamdaemoon-Ro, Chung-Ku, Seoul, Korea. Phone:
724-1305 thru 9. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0062)
Corn tender (Egypt). Request bids for tender No. 7/1983 for 150,000 mt plus
or' minus 51 yellow or white corn latest crop. Shipment July 1983.
Purchasing Committee is entitled to increase or decrease quantity. Offers
deadline latest to 12 noon Wednesday, June 8, 1983. Conditions and specs to
be obtained against payment of L.E. 5 per each copy, which should be attached
,to offer. Ministerial Decree 1036/1978 concerning the commercial agency must
be complied with. A copy of the taxation card must be coupled with offer
showing latest taxation year. Offers must be made through Egyptian agent.
CONTACT: General Authority for Supply Commodities, Purchasing Committee for
Grain, Pulses & Their Products, 24, Gomhoria Street, Cairo, Egypt. TELEX:
92062 ESTRAM-UN. Cable: ESTRAM. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0162)
Vegetable shortening tender (Egypt). Request bids for tender No. 36/1983 for
2,000 mt plus or minus 51 vegetable shortening arrival Egyptian ports July &
August, 1983. Offer deadline latest 12 noon, June 13, 1983. Samples
delivered latest June 11, 1983. Conditions & specs to be obtained against
payment of due fees. A Copy of conditions and specs must be attached to each
offer. Ministerial Decree No. 1036/1978 concerning the commercial agency
must be complied with. A copy of the taxation card must be coupled with the
offer showing the statement of the latest taxation year. Offers must be made
through Egyptian agent. CONTACT: General Authority for Supply Commodities,
Purchasing Committee for Animal Products, 24, Gomhoria Street, Cairo, Egypt.
TELEX: 92062 ESTRAM-UN. Cable: ESTRAM. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0163)
'Grocery items (Portugal). Wants foodstuffs (groceries, canned or dried);
grains (wheat and corn meal for human consumption); pulses; meats (frozen
beef, lamb and poultry parts); seeds (for all grains and pulses). Inquirer
acts as a purchasing agent therefore no specifics in that area are
available. USDA Grade "A" for meat of equivalent in each case unless
otherwise stated. Packaging to be advised per requirement. Quotations FOB
or CIF Lagos, Nigeria and Sudan. Bank ref: UBS, 45, Banhofstrasse, Zurich,
Switzerland. CONTACT: Caxton Fatanmi, President, Universal Pacific Capital
Corp, 19, Filipe Folque, 1-ESQ, Lisbon 1000, Portugal. TELEX: 42633 JUMA
P. Phone: (01) 554849. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0108)
Corn oil (Spain). Wants corn oil, 2,500,000 liters. Packaging either
labeled or neutral packing. Quotation FOB. Delivery within 60 days upon
receipt of Letter of Credit. Bank ref: Exterior De Espana Elche.
CONTACT: Mr. Mergui, lorli, S.L., P.O. Box 259, Alicante, Spain. TELEX:
66552. Phone: (965) 22 23 43. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0135)
Corn (France). Wants white corn, 5 to 10,000 tons. Quality: premium.
Delivery ASAP. Quotations CIF West African Port. Bank ref: U.B.A.F., 190,
Avenue Du General De Gaulle, 92000 Noeuilly Sur Seine. CONTACT: Mr.
Tritsch, Coprefa, Route Nationale, 68510 Sierentz, France. TELEX: 88 1472F.
Phone: (89) 81 56 33. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0213)
Rice (Spain). Wants 5,000 mt rice, long grain, 5% broken. Packaging:
50-kilo bags. Quotation FOB. Delivery within 60 days upon receipt of Letter
of Credit. Bank ref: Exterior De Espana Elche. CONTACT: Mr. Mergui,
lorli, S.L., P.O. Box 259, Alicante, Spain. TELEX: 66552. Phone: (965) 22
23 43. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0136)
Tender for timber (Tunisia). Tender for a year's supply of timber. Deadline
June 30, '83. Suppliers should contact Forest Products Div. FAS, Phone:
(202) 475-3030 for complete tender document. Specs: rough timber, 47,000
cu.m for veneer peeling for the manufacture of ply-wood; 4,500
cu.m/cutting; 87,000 cu.m/cutting; 2,000 cu.m veneer boards for the
manufacture of reinforced packing crates. Must be newly felled, healthy and
free from foreign bodies. Delivery from July '83 to July '84. Time schedule
agreed upon w/ selected supplier Quotes FOB price, port of loading & C&F
price to the following ports in Algeria: Algiers, Bejaia, Skikda & Ghazaouet.
Terms of payment specified. CONTACT: Algerian State Company, ENATB, 1, Rue
Kaddour Rahim, Hussein Dey, Algiers, Algeria. TELEX: 52726. Phone: 70 05
00, 77 99 99, 77 52 20. (WK: 21/TOFAS 0086)
Flour mill joint venture (Nigeria). Nigerian company interested in joint
venture with U.S. partner (s) in establishing a flour milling industry at
Ijeda-Ijesha, Oyo State. Land has been acquired & surveyed. Feasibility
study is complete. Partner (s) will be required for equipment
recommendation, equity participation, technical assist, and raw materials
supply. Equity participation will be 60% Nigerian & 40% foreign. Total
equity investment envisaged will be about 8 million dollars. Bank ref:
Union Bank, Apapa/Lagos. CONTACT: Chief (Dr.) A.O. Fasheun, P.O. Box 21474,
Lagos/P.O. Box 6532, Agodi-Gate P.O. Ibadan, Nigeria. Phone: (01)
634208/631738. Cable: 21070 ATCO (Lagos). (WK: 21/TOFAS 0085)
Milk Tender (Jordan). Tender for 100,000 cartons dry powdered milk. Closing
date June 14, 1983. Bid specs purchased for a non-refundable fee of J.D. 5
(Note: U.S. dol 1.00 currently equals J.D. 0.358) from the address below. All
offers through Jordanian agents. Milk specs butterfat contents: 28% min;
lactose contents: 39% approx; protein contents: 26%; mineral contents: 6%;
moisture contents: 3% max; wettability: not to exceed 15 seconds milligram at
20 degrees; dispersability: 90% min at 20 seconds steering; solubility index:
3 millimeter max; acidity: max. 1.2% calculated as lactic acid; net wt. of
milk in each tin 1800 grams, filled under vacuum with production and expiry
dates marked on each tin. A certificate stipulating country of origin and
certifying that the milk is for human consumption must accompany milk
powder. CONTACT: Ministry of Supply, P.O. Box 830, Amman, Jordan. TELEX:
21278 MINSUP JO. Phone: 667141/661174. (WK: 22/STATE 4835)
Corn Tender (Jordan). Tender for 15,000-25,000 tons yellow corn (maize).
Closing date June 7, 1983. Bid specifications may be purchased for
non-refundable fee of J.D. 5 (Note: U.S. dol 1.00 currently equal 0.358) from
the address below. All offers through Jordanian agents. Specs: humidity:
max. 15.5%, broken and foreign materials: 3% max, test weight: 54 pounds per
bushel min, production: 1983 crop. CONTACT: Ministry of Supply, P.O. Box
830, Amman, Jordan. TELEX: 21278 MINSUP JO. Phone: 667141/661174. (WK:
Sugar Tender (Jordan). Tender for 10,000 tons of sugar. Closing date June
20, 1983. Bid specifications purchased for non-refundable fee of J.D. 5
(Note: U.S. dol 1.00 currently equals J.D. 0.358) from the address below. All
offers through Jordanian agents. Sugar specs: type: refined, or crystal
running, for human consumption not greater than 60 units ICUMSA, humidity:
not to exceed 0.001, ash: not to exceed 0.001, sucrose: not less than 99.8
degrees. CONTACT: Ministry of Supply, P.O. Box 830, Amman, Jordan. TELEX:
21278 MINSUP JO. Phone: 667141/661174. (WK: 21/STATE 4834)
Foreign Trade Developments
1984 IKOFA Trade Show
USDA has received an invitation from Munchener Messe- und Ausstellungsgesellschaft
mbH to exhibit at the upcoming IKOFA '84 to be held in Munich during September 21-26,
1984. Although USDA will not be officially exhibiting at this show, as in previous
years, U.S. firms, state and regional groups may be interested. If so, these
firms/groups must notify the fair authorities by March 31, 1984. They should contact
Peter J. Woelk, Project Leader, or his co-worker, Frau Otto, Munchener Messe- und
Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH, IKOFA '84, Postfach 12 10 09, D-8000 Muenchen 12, West
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, USOA Technical
Office, Room 5530, South Agriculture Building, Washington, D.C. 20250; or
phone (202) 382-1318. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposals
should include the TBT Notification Number in their communication.
Finland TBT Notification 83.100 The Finnish Technical Inspectorate has
proposed a directive concerning valves of beer containers (product covered -
valves of metal containers). The proposal prohibits the use of such valves
in beer containers, where the ascending tube is a1tached to a low groove
using a lock ring in such a way that if the lock iing gets loose the
ascending tube flies away. The objective and rationale for this proposal is
safety. Final date for comments is June 20, 1983.
Japan Additional information on TBT Notification 83.67 which appeared in
the May 9, 1983 edition of Export Briefs We have recently been informed of
Aspartame will be allowed for use in all foods as a replacement for sugar.
There are no tolerance restrictions for Aspartame.
Titanium Dioxide will be allowed for use as white base layer for other
colors which are allowed for use in foods in Japan provided that Titanium
Dioxioe complies with the usage restrictions as stated Not permitted for
use in following foods: beans, fresh fish (including fresh whale meat) and
fresh shellfish, fish "Tsukemono" (pickled fish), "Kinako" (roasted soy bean
flour). "Kobu" and "Wakame: (both laminariales), meat, meat "Tsukemono,"
marmalades, "Miso" (soy bean paste), noodles (including wonton), "Nori"
(porphyra), soy sauce, spongecakes (including "Castella" and other types),
tea, fresh vegetables, and whale meat "Tsukemono."
The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare has also advised that approval
of two additional food additives has been recommended. These are
(A) Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA), Calcium Disodium Salt and
(B) Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA), Disodium Dihydrogen salt.
EDTA, Calcium Disodium Salt and EDTA, Disodium Dihydrogen Salt will be
allowed for use only in canned and/or bottled products with maximum
tolerance of 250 PPM as residual EDTA, Calcium Disodium Salt when used alone
or in combination except in soft drinks for which the maximum tolerance will
be 35 PPM. These additives will not be allowed for use in powdered soft
Implementation date for these two items and the food additives in
TBT Notification 83.67 will be announced by Japan's Ministry of Health and
Welfare in late July or early August.
FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Japan Action on Standards and Certification Systems On May 18, 1983 the
Upper House of the Japanese Diet approved a oill to revise 16 Japanese
standards and certification laws. This completes legislative action on the
measure, which will take effect in three months. When implemented
(implementing regulations are to be drawn up over the next 90 days) the
revised laws should provide foreign suppliers with treatment equivalent to
that provided Japanese suppliers with respect to standards and certification
procedures applied to goods.
List of Laws Affecting Agriculture Included in Government of Japan Action:
Ministry of Health and Welfare
- Nutrition Improvement Law (Special Nutrition Foodstuffs)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
- Agricultural Chemical Regulation Law (Agricultural Chemicals)
- Fertilizer Control Law (Fertilizer)
- Agricultural Mechanization Promotion Law (Agricultural Machinery and
- Law Concerning Stanoaraization and Proper Labeling of Agricultural and
Forestry Products (Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Products such as
Foodstuffs and Plywood)
- Law Concerning Safety Assurance and Quality Improvemet of Feed (Feeds)
- Domestic Animal Improvement and Propagation Law (Animals for Propagation)
The following are some examples of additional benefits we expect for U.S.
exporters of agricultural goods: greater use by Japan of international
standards for food additives; Japanese acceptance of test data generated in
the U.S. for approval of food additives; improved input for U.S. firms into
the standards-making process in Japanese regulatory agencies.
we will be following closely the development of implementing regulations
over the next three months and encourage U.S. exporters to move to take
advantage of the opportunities made available by these changes.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact
Carolyn wilson at the USDA Technical Office, Foreign Agricultural Service,
5530 South building, Washington, D.C. 20250; or phone (202) 382-1333.
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