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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
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C


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Produce trade -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Export marketing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )


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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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The foowing ade items have been ptered from Ariculiurl Attache and other government reports as 4
moe to U.S. exporen of food and amriculral products. In applying the trade leads the Department of
Auicauh does nol guanme redibility of the oreneas quier. Your best source for further information on
m twade lads is sdue Hied former rm onigmating the inquiry. You may lso contact the Export Trade
Sacas Dinion. FAS. (202) 47-7103.


January 29, 1982

0107- Shellfish soups, dietetic foods (Spain). Wants unspecified quantities of
0108 canned shellfish soup concentrates, dietetic cereals, low-calorie beverages,
and dietetic foods. Bank ref: Banco De Sabadell, Rambla De Cataluna 115,
Barcelona 8. Contact: Isidre Segura, President, Barcelona International
Service, S.A., Entenza 332-334, Barcelona 29, Spain. Telex: 50847 RTMA E.
Phone: 34/3/2391239.

0109 Fruit and Vegetable seeds (Saudi Arabia). Wants agricultural fertilizers,
vegetable seeds, fruit seeds, castor oil seeds, fruit and vegetable plants.
Requests offers from U.S. Agricultural firms and seed exporters concerning
prices and samples of different varieties of seeds, and fertilizers. Mr.
Lilhayani is a fanner. If the prices and samples are approved, he will open
a Letter of Credit from any local commercial hank. Contact: Saleem Bakheet
Lilhayani, Cambridge School, Shobda, Al-Zahid, Makkah, (Shoabat Bin Omer),
Saudi Arabia.

0110 Grocery items (United Arab Emirates). Interested in direct sale for resale
for canned specialities, canned fruits and vegetables, food products dried
and dehydrated, and a general grocery line. Firm was established in 1981.
Acts as wholesalers only supplying to local market. Contact: The Manager,
Honnuz International, P.O. Box 280, Pas-Al-Khaimab, UAE. Telex: 99285

0111- Canned fruits and vegetables (Saudi Arabia). Wants canned and bottled
0112 preserved fruits and vegetables. Firm seeks contacts with large U.S. canners
to compare prices competitiveness with its current sources of supply.
Initially requests full product description with price and packing
information. Contact: S. K. Maqsood, Manager Int'l Business, Saleh i
Abdulaziz Abahsain Co., Inc., P.O. Box 209, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. Telex:
670026 BASAIN SJ. Phone: 864-2026. Cable: BAHSAIN ALKHOBAR.

0113 Vegetable seeds, fertilizers (Saudi Arabia). Needs vegetable seeds and
fertilizers Large firm, engaged in various business activities, wishes to
contact American firms to import above products for greenhouses. Contact:
Eng. Magdy Negem, Kara Est., P.O. Box 1359, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Telex:
440027 Kannec SJ. Phone: 556-5004/556-5478.

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0114 Health Foods (England). Wants health foods. Firm established 1981, Employs
5. Bank ref: National Westminister Bank Ltd., 95 Church Road, London NW4
1st. Contact: P. Press, Managing Director, Interhealth Limited, Maytree
Hourse, Tenterden Grove, London NW4 1st., England. Telex: 25106 PAYNER G.
Phone: 01-203 153?.

0115 Milk (Honduras). Wants milk-canned, whole, concentrated, evaporated, dried,
and powdered. This firm operates an agency for representation and
distribution of foreign firm products in Honduras. Wishes quotes CIF Puerto
Cortes against Letter of Credit including catalogs, price lists, terms of
delivery, etc. The firm enjoys a good reputation in local banking circles.
Contact: Raul Torres Lazo, Manager, Distribuidora Itsmania, P.O. Box 713,
Tegucigalpa, D.C., Honduras. Phone: 325272. Cable: ITSMANIA.

0116 Wines (Honduras). Wants Californian wines, complete line. This firm
operates a large store and distributorship in Tegucigalpa. Wishes ouotes CIF
Puerto Cortes, against Letter of Credit including catalogs, prices, terms of
delivery, etc., The firm enjoys an excellent reputation in local banking
circles. Contact: Joaquin Salvador Quan Jr., Manager, Julian Ouan A Cia
Sucs, P.O. Box 98, 3A Calle Y 7A Ave., Teoucigalpa, D.C., Honduras. Phone:
220074. Cable: OUAN.

0117- Canned meats, fruits, vegetables and fish (Honduras). Wants canned meats
0120 except baby foods, canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish and crustacea
and mollusks. Firm operates supermarket in Comayaguela. Wants quotes CIF
Puerto Cortes against Letter of Credit including catalogs, prices, terms of
delivery, etc. Local banking circles report good reputation for this firm.
Contact: Ms. Ana Julia De Sanchez, Manager, Supermercado Karnessa, 2A Ave Y
10A Calle, Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras. Phone: 227686. Cable: KAPNESSA.

0121- Canned beer and milk (Honduras). Wants canned beer, 8, 12 and over sizes and
0122 canned irilk, evaporated, whole, condensed, powdered, etc. Firm operates the
largest supermarket in Tegucigalpa. Wishes quotes CIF Puerto Cortes against
Letter of Credit including catalogs, prices, terms of delivery, etc. The
firm enjoys an excellent reputation in local banking and commerical circles.
Contact: Leonel Kafti, Managager, Supermercados La Colonia, Blvd. Suyapa,
P.O. Box 118-C, Tegucigalpa, D.C., Honduras. Phone: 322328. Cable:

0123- Canned meat, fruits, vegetables, fish, milk (Honduras). Wants canned meat,
C127 canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish, crustacea and mollusks, and
milk-canned, concentrated, condensed, dried, evaporated, powdered and whole.
Firm operates one of the largest distributorships in Honduras. Wishes quotes
CIF Puerto Cortes, against Letter of Credit including catalogs, price lists,
terms of delivery, etc. The firm enjoys an excellent reputation in local
banking and commercial circles. Contact: Pedro Cubas Gross, Manager,
Compania Distribuidora, Final Ave Los Proceres, P.O. Box 564, Tegucigalpa,
D.C., Honduras. Phone: 321685. Cable: CODIS.
0128 Skim milk powder (Banaladesh). Wants skim milk powder, 2,000 mt. per year,
max. fat 1.5%; moisture 3.5%; yeast and mold count less than 10 per gram;
plate count less than 50,000 per gram; acidity 0.15% max, coliform negative.
Packaging: 25 kg. multi-ply paper bag. Quotations FOP or C&F Chittagong.
Delivery 2,000 mt in 500 mt lots beginning March, 1982. Bank ref: BCCI and

Charter. Contact: S.F. Pari, Director, Globe Enterprises & Aaencies Ltd.,
D.I.T. Avenue, Motijheel C/A, Dacca-?, Bangladesh. Telex: 65636 GLOB BJ.

0129 Seed potatoes (Costa Rica). Wants seed potatoes, 100 mt., Kennebec or Sebago
varieties, packed in cartons or wooden cases. Delivery March or April 1982.
Sanitary Certificate from country of origin requested. Quotations CIF Puerto
Limon. Letter of Credit. Contact: Helmuth Hempel, Apartado 391, San Jose,
Costa Rica. Telex: 2101 COSTA RICA. Phone: 23-61-33. Cable: PINTICA.

0131 Corn gluten meal (Taiwan). Wishes to import 1000 tons of corn gluten meal
per month. Estimated annual purchase about U.S. $5.4 million. Bank ref:
The Chang HWA Commerical Bank, South Taichung Branch, Taichung, Taiwan and
Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation, Head Office, Taipei, Taiwan. Contact:
Patrick Cheung, Vice President, Veyland Merchandise Co., Ltd., 16C Ta Teh
St., Taichung, Taiwan. Telex: 51302 YECTZER, ATTN: "KL". Phone: (042)
210099 or 292422. Cable: KEYLAND TAICHUNG.

0132- Health foods, snack foods, cereal, dried fruits (Portugal). Interested in
0135 health foods, vitamins, supplements, natural snacks, breakfast cereals, dried
fruits and nuts, soy protein, textured soya, algae. Importer and distributor
of health food products under a Swiss brand is interested in sales agency for
above products. Also interested in a joint venture type operation to
introduce American products into Portugal. Bank ref: Banco Totta 8 Acores,
Coimbra. Contact: Dionisio Gomes, Desimbra Sociedade Comercial De Prod.
Alimentares LDA., Pua Das Parreriras, 22, Celas, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal.
Telex: 16799 ACIC P. Phone: 26319.

0136 Beef cuts (Sweden). Wants boneless beef cuts, approximately 400 tons per
year. Bank ref: S-E Banken. Contact: Tore Niklasson, Brostrom Trading
Co., Box 7163, S-402 33 Goteborg, Sweden. Telex: 2521 PPOTPAD S. Phone:
031/fl 6000.

C137- Canned fruits, vegetables, and snack foods, cereal (Iceland). Wants canned
C(.'- fruits, vegetables, cereal preparations and snack foods. Partnership is
interested in importing/distributing American foodstuffs. Interested firms
are asked to quote FOP Portsmouth, VA. or New York, N.Y. Contact: Vidar
Petursson, Vanager, ISIS SF. Box 5230, 125 Reykjavik, Iceland. Phone:
91/240P7; 2075 Index Is.

0141 Chewing gum base (Germany). Wants chewing gum base. Anticipated purchase
(for resale in EEC countries) 20 metric tons. Bank ref: Commerzhank Ag,
4660 Gglsenkirchenhuer. Contact: Guenter Murmann, Import-Export Pealconmerz
Id, Zum Ehrenmal 24; a660 Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany. Telex: 824667.
Phone: 209-593602.

0142 Confectionary products (Finland). Wants confectionery products, bar goods
(except solid chocolate bars). Low priced specialties (other than bars and
cough drops). Package goods (except solid chocolate). Bulk goods (except
solid chocolate), and penny goods (including all goods other than bars). The
confectionery products identified above are desired in unmistakable American
wrappings (star-and-stripe patterns, in red-blue-white for lollipops,
peppermints etc.) in cor.iunction with an American week promotion. Estimated
sales volume: US dollars 125,000. Contact: Paul Muller, Mgr. Dir.,
Karkimies Ky, SF-02460 Yantvik, Finland. Phone: 90/29851F3.

0143 Palm olein (Sri Lanka). Tenderino for 400 metric tons refined, bleached and
deodreized palm oleiin n hulk. Tenders should be submitted on forms obtained
from below address. Tenders should be supported by an analysis certificate
from General Superintendence Company or its approved agents. Sealed samples
in duplicate item should be furnished. Original & duplicate sample should be
packed separately and labelled and included in one parcel, indicating the
tender ref. and the name and address of tenderer. Offers not accompanied by
samples will not he accepted. Specifications of palm olein as in schedule A
of page 6 in the tender document. Prices to be quoted should be C.I.F. per
metric ton Colombo and also F.O.B. payment by means of Letter of Credit.
Tender should be forwarded to Chairman, Tender Board. Contact: Susil C. De
Z. Guneratne, Supplies Mgr., Govt. of Sri Lanka, Hultsdorf Mills, P.O. Box
281, Colombo 12, Sri Lanka.

0144 Flowering bulbs (England). Needs flowering bulbs. Quantity: open. Quality:
top grade only. Packaging: various. Delivery date: ASAP. Other
requirements: price lists and catalogs requested. Contact: Director, Ewen
Nurseries, Ewen, Cirencester, Cotswolds, England. Phone: 0285 77476.

0145 Rice (England). In need of long grain parboiled rice. Quantity: Max 4%
broken 10,00 tons in one shipment. Best quality. Packaging in 50 kilo
bags (poly lined hessian). Quotations C&F Lome (in transit) Full liner
terms. Delivery date February/March. Bank ref: Standard Chartered Bank
Ltd. Contact: P.T. Heal, T.H. Watson (Merchants) Ltd., 11 Old Hall Street,
Liverpool L3 9HT. Telex: 627621 TPADER G. Phone: 051 236 8294.

0146 White pine (England). Wants to hear from suppliers of American white pine.
Quantity: full container loads. Quality: No. I and II shop kiln dried from
Cascade Mountain area (Washington) 2-3 inch thickness. Packaged in
containers. Delivery date: ASAP. Samples requested. Bank ref: Midland
Bank Limited, Birmingham, England. Contact: R. P. Seaman, R.G. Horton
(Engineers) Limited, Delph Poad, Brierley Hill, W. Midlands, England.
Phone: 0384 77722.

0147 Royal jelly (England). In the market for fresh natural royal jelly
(non-freeze dried). Quantity 300 kg. Premium quality. Packaging in bulk.
Quotations CIF London. Delivery ASAP. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Limited, 263
Tottenham Court Road, London W1. Contact: Ms. Irene Stein, Wardglen
Holdings Limited, 242 Ballards Lane, London N12, England. Telex:
21879/25247 G ATTN: WAPDGLEN. Phone: 01 446 4416.

0148- Vegetable oils, meat and chicken, animal feeds (England). Desires soya bean
0150 oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, meat and chicken (hallal killed),
fishmeal and stock feed for animals and chicken. Quantities to be
discussed. First Quality. Packaging 18 OK drums. Quotations CIF and FOB
prices to Alexandria, Egypt. Delivery ASAP. Please telex all responses.
Bank ref: Bank of Credit & Commerce Int., 29 Sloane Street, London SW1,
England... Contact: Mr. Fsmail, Ducane Exports Ltd. Telex: 893718 KBC G

0151 Chicken (Saudi Arabia). Buyer for a Saudi firm is interested in purchasing
2000 metric tons islamic slaughtered frozen chicken, 900 to 1800 crams each,
wrapped in poly bags. Ouote Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Bank ref: Security
Pacific National Bank. Contact: Victor Warda, Mgr., Fxpo
International P.O. Box 566, Walnut California, 91789. Telex: 194634 BVHL

0152 Dairy and non-dairy products (Japan). Wants to establish contacts with
suppliers of whole milk powder, skim milk powder, cream powder, butter,
butteroil, infant diet supplement (dry milk), cream (milk substitute) and
other non-dairy products. Quantities open. Contact: Kenten Co., Ltd.,
Yokokawa Bldg., 16, Kanda Matsunagacho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Phone:
251-0931. Cable: KENTEN CO. TOKYO.

0153 Oilseeds (Colombia). Colombia likely will be purchasing 20,000 m.t. of
soybean meal, whole bean equivalent and/or cottonseed meal. Three firms in
the market for a total of 20,000 m.t. high protein soybean and/or cottonseed
meal, or equivalent in soybeans. Bulk shipment. Delivery last week in March
or early April. Phytosanitary certificate plus protein content certificate
required. Quote FOB Gulf. Contact: Almirante Alberto Ramirez, (10,000
m.t.), Foreign Trade Division, IDEMA, Carrera 10 No. 16-82, Piso 7, Bogota,
1, Colombia. Telex: 044-315; Mr. Fernando Bagez (5,000 m.t.), Federal
(Federation of Feed Manufacturers), Calle 31 No. 6-42, of. 301, P.O. Box
16916, Bogota 1, D.E., Colombia. Phone: 287-9464 or 232-1915; Mr. Roberto
Pinzon (5,000 mt), Executive President, Asohuevo (Colombian Association of
EGG Producers and Distributors), Carrera 35 No. 24-26, Bogota, D.E. Colombia,
Phone: 269-1478 or 268-3392.

0154 Grass seeds (Greece). Desires high quality forage seeds. Quantity open.
Quote FOB or C&F Port of Piraeus, Greece. Bank ref: Credit Bank, Athens
Tower Branch. Contact: Mr. John G. Phostiropoulos, 40 Alexandras Ave.,
Athens, Greece. Phone: 8830-352. Cable: JOPHOSTIR.

0155 Cheese Tender (Egypt). General authority for supply commodities, purchasing
committee for animal products, 24, E1-Gomhouria Street, Cairo, Egypt, Cable
address ESTRAM, Telex: 92062 ESTRAM. Request bids for Tender No. 21
(1981/1982) for the supply of 1,000 tons dry cheese different kinds. To be
shipped at rate 250 tons per month. Representative samples to be presented
no later than February 19, 1982. Offers to be submitted no later than 1300,
February 23, 1982. Conditions and specifications available above address
against payment due fees taking into consideration Ministerial Decree No.
1036/1978. A copy of the taxation card must be coupled with the submitted
offer showing the statement of the latest taxation year. Offers must be made
through an Egyptian agent.

0156 Pet food (Japan). Desires pet food, estimated annual purchase US dollars
20,000. Bank ref: Daiwa Bank, Nagoya Ekimae Branch, Nagoya, Japan.
Contact: M. Kato, President, Y.M. Kato & Co., P.O. Box 224, Higashi, Nagoya
461-91, Japan. Telex: 446-3170 ATTN: Y.M. KATO. Phone: 052-722-2300.

0157 Canned goods, soft drinks (Saudi Arabia). Looking for new U.S. sources of
canned fruits, vegetables, & juices; bottled and canned soft drinks.
Quantities open. Product literature and price information requested.
Contact: John F. Tobin, Purchasing Mgr., Saleh Saeed Batook, P.O. Box 25,
Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. Telex: 670097 BATOOK SJ. Phone: 864-1084 OR
864-F684. Cable: BATOOK ALKHOBAP.

0158 Dairy products (Qatar). Needs cream milk powder and skim milk powder for
newly established ice-cream and dairy factory. Initial medium size order may
develop into a constant supply arrangement. Language of correspondence:
English or Arabic. Send brochures, and C&F Doha price list. Contact: Saif
Bin Nasr Al-Musallam, Owner, Sweet Gulf Ice-Cream and Dairy Factory, P.O. Box
006, Doha, Oatar (Arabian Gulf). Telex: 4583 SEEET DH. Phone: 810891.

0159 Hides and skins (Spain). Desires hides and skins plus finished cattle hide
and kip side leathers. This firm also desires to act as representative on
exclusive basis. A FPFSDEC executive can travel to U.S. to meet with
interested parties. Bank ref: Banco De Bilbao, P1. Dr. Vic 1, La Garriga
(Barcelona), Banco Espanol De Credito, PI. Primero De Febrero 9, La Garriga
(Barcelona), and Banco Hispano Americano, P1. Iglesia 7, La Garriga
(Barcelona). Contact: Francisco Picamoles, Managing Director, FPESDEC -
Franco Espanola Del Cuero, S.A. Doma, 3, Apartado De Correos 8, La Garriga
(Barcelona), Spain. Telex: 52057 FPES/E. Phone: 93/8714308.

0160 Fruit juices (England). Recently established company wishes to act as agent
for fruit juices. Bank ref: National Westminster Bank Ltd., Littlehampton,
Sussex, England. Contact: R. L. Dowdell, Managing Director, KRD
Enterprises, Timberleys, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England. Phone:

0161 Seeds (Sierra Leone). Wants corn, peanut, and soybean seeds, high oil
varieties, plus vegetable seeds. Need before start of planting season, which
is April. Bank ref: Barclays Bank (SL) Ltd., Siaka Stevens St., Freetown,
Sierra Leone. Contact: M. L. Swallow, General Mgr., African Commercial &
Agricultural Enterprises, Ltd., 18 Wallace Johnson St., P.O. Box 1058,
Freetown, Sierra Leone. Phone: 26109 or 26244. Cable: AFROCOM.

0162 Tea (Indonesia). Desires tea bags plus tea hlendings. Quantity not
specified. Payment to be funded by Letter of Credit. Interested firms
should contact Mohamed Rafiq Akbani, Pes. Rep., Endurance Enterprises, Jalan
Prantas 10, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia. Phone: 353455 or 630869. Cable:

0163 Specialty foods (West Germany). A company which specializes in the
distribution of specialty foodstuffs is interested in adding U.S. products to
its line. Brochures and general price list requested. Interested firms
should contact Mr. Troendle, Handelsagentur Kimik, Post Fach 1250, D-7803
rundelfingen, W. Germany. Telex: 07 724 74. Phone: 0011-49-761-58 10 15.

0164 Canned meats, salted nuts (Austria). Interested in canned meats and salted
nuts. Contact: Mag. Barisic, Tarek K.G., Leinerstrasse 1, A 9065
Ebenthal, Austria. Telex: 42125 TAR. Phone: (4222) 32676.

0165 Dairy products, vegetable oils, canned fish and meats (Cyprus). One of the
largest supermarkets in Cyprus is interested in fresh butter and cheddar
cheese, refined corn oil, shortening, table oils, margarine and other edible
fats and oils in tins or in plastic containers, canned fish and other seafood
(except soups, stews, and chowders) and canned lunchmeat, chopped ham, and
bacon. Contact: Demos Galatakis, Managing Director, Demos Galatakis Ltd.,
132 Strovolos Ave., P.O. Box 4606, Nicosia 105, Cyprus. Telex: 2326 CY.

0166 Canned foods, flour, chocolate (Greece). Wishes to receive product catalogs
and price lists for canned sea food, canned fruits and vegetables, canned
specialties, blended and prepared flour, and chocolate and cocoa products.
Contact: N. Kontis, Dir., Intertrag Co. Ltd., 10 Troizinias Street, Nea
Liosia, Athens, Greece. Telex: 22116?. Phone: 01130/1/5737579. Cable:

0167 Grocery line products (Abu Dhabi). Interested in full grocery line items.
Contact: Mgr., Hormuz International, P.O. Box 280, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Abu
Dhabi, United Arab Republic. Telex: 992P5 HORMUZ EM.

0169 Honey (Netherlands). Wants honey, with comb, in container loads. Packaging:
retail pack. Quote CIF Potterdam. Bank ref: Amro-Bank Potterdam.
Contact: R.A.H. Van Hertzeeld, Hilmaro B.V., P.O. Box 25160, 3001 HD
Potterdam, Netherlands. Telex: 27209. Phone: 010-772644.

Foreign Trade Developments

Food Exhibit Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Gulf Fast Food, Catering Services &
Equipment Exhibition will take place at the Dubai International Trade Centre 1 5
May, 1982. The Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to new and established
exporters to promote themselves and their products in a market where:

-Per Capita income is one of the highest in the world.

-Local supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and chain stores face a
growing demand for a wide variety of food and drink products to
service the indigenous and expatriate communities.

-The Governments of all of the Gulf states are continuing to expand
schools, universities, airports, hospitals and hotels, all of which
require catering infrastructure and equipment.

It will feature a comprehensive range of products including spices, bakery and
dairy products, fresh fruits and canned food, meat, poultry and frozen meat
products, coffee, tea and soft drinks. In addition, there will be an extensive
display of catering equipment and catering services. For further information contact
Fairs and Exhibitions Limited, 21 Park Square Fast, London NW14LH., England,
Phone: 01-935 8200, Telex: 299708 Efanee G or Fairs and Exhibitions, Level 19,
Dubai International Trade and Fxhibition Centre, P.O. Box 9209, Duhai, U.A.E.,
Phone: 470701/2, Telex: 47474 DITCEM

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 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 Building,
Washington D.C. 20250; or phone (202) 382-1318.

Japan. The Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare has proposed an amendment to
the Food Sanitation Law. This amendment proposes (1) to prohibit the use of

of nicotinic acid and nicotinamide with respect to meat, fresh fishes, shellfishes
and whale meat, and (2) to establish a maximum permissible level (2,000 PPM as
sLlfur dioxide) for the residues of sulfur dioxide where the following chemicals
are used for dried fruits (except for raisins): sodium bisulfite, sodium sulfite,
sodium sulfur dioxide (sic), sodium hyposulfite, sulfite acid (anhydrous) (sic), or
potassium metabisulfite.

Japan. The Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare has proposed an amendment to the
standards and specifications on soft drinks and fruit juice ingredients of the
Food Sanitation Law. This amendment will (1) revise specifications of composition
of soft drinks; (2) revise standards of manufacture of soft drinks; (3) revise
standards of storage concerning soft drinks as well as standards of soft drink
packages; and (4) establish specifications of composition and standards of
manufacture concerning fruit juice ingredients.

Japan. The Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare has proposed an amendment to
the standards and specifications of food, food additives, etc. of the Food
Sanitation Law. This amendment will establish the standards on dissolution of
arsenic, lead, cadmium, antimony, phenol, formaldehyde epichlorohydrin, vinyl
chloride monomer and residue on evaporation concerning cans used for packing
of food.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. A compilation of
information received from our overseas Attache and Trade offices shows that
the main items of interest to foreign buyers who might attend the National
Association of State Departments of Agriculture, sponsored show to be held
in Atlanta, Georgia, May 17-19, 1983 are:

Meats including variety meats Dried fruits Health & dietetic
Fresh fruits and vegetables Confectionery items food
Canned fruit and vegetables Nuts Soft drinks
Frozen foods Fruit juices Snack items
Wine Rice
Fish and Seafood (incl. canned) Bakery products

Other iters are:

Dairy products, pet foods, coffee, spices, drink bases, vegetable oils,
dehydrated foods, whiskey, dried dairy products, beans, corn/soya blend,
sweeteners, specialty items, soups, jams, alcohol, sauces, cereals, tobacco,
turkey products, citrus, essential oils, peanut butter, popcorn, honey, freeze-
dried fruits and vegetables, and potatoes.

For additional information or a participation agreement contact: NASDA Food and
Agriculture Exposition, 1616 H Street, W.W., Washington, P.C. 20006.
Telephone (202) 62P-1566.

New Publications

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

Weekly Roundup of World Production and Trade, WP 2-82, January 13, 1982.

The Current USSR Grain Situation, FG-2-82, January 18, 1982.

World Crain Situation/Outlook, FG-1-82, January 20, 1982.

World Toffee Situation, FCOF 1-82, January 1982.

World Tobacco Situation, FT-1-82, January 1982.

U.S. Seed Exports for the Marketing Year Through November and Comparisons with
Previous Year, FFVS 1-82, January 1982.

Global Crop Prospects Change Little, WCP-1-8?, January 15, 1982.

J'te and Kenaf market Situation In Major Producing Countries, FVF 1-82, January 1982.

World Cotton Trade in 1980/81 Props 14 Percent, FC 1-82, January 1982.

Vegetables: Trade Statistics In Selected Countries, FVEG 1-82, January 1982.

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