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fl^ 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 Trade
Services Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
EB '' I : November 27, 1981
2814- Barley, corn, soymeal, chicken I4LgS. I PMm0t, AQ rAl @ (Saudi Arabia). Needs
2817 U.S. No. 2 feed barley, 10,000 sMr m/tons for feed; U.S. No. 2 yellow
corn, 1,000 m/tons per month for animal feed; soybean meal, 500 m/tons for
feed per month; and fresh frozen chicken, up to 5,000 m/tons, 900-1200 gms,
must be Islamic killed; 10,000 to 20,000 cartons of fresh table eggs 50-55
gms; fresh apples, pears, oranges, and lemons; corn oil and pure vegetable
oil. Quote should be C&F Jeddah. Bank ref: Riyadh Bank. Contact: Zakaria
Jamjoom, The Modern Commercial Est., P.O. Box 2352 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Telex: 401842 MODCO SJ. Phone: 6432000 ext. 288.
2819 Beer (Israel). Wants 1 container per month, tins or bottles, immediate
delivery. Labelling requirements to be given by importer. Quote CIF Haifa
or FOB U.S. East Coast. Bank ref: Arab-Israel Bank Haifa. Contact: David
E. Faraggi, Eli Faraggi & Company, P.O. Box 1441, Haifa, Israel. Telex:
45181 ARAN IL ATT 212. Phone: 04-668042.
2820 Prunes (Algeria). Tender with December 11 closing date 400 to 500 metric
tons of prunes, 1981 new crop; quality should be agen, Santa Clara, other
varieties are acceptable. Goods must be packaged in cases of net 24 kilogram
and/or cellophane bags of one net kilogram contained in cases of net 24
kilograms. Correspondence must be in French, all specs metric, samples
required. Full details from address below. Contact: Onaco-Dap, 29, Rue
Larbi Ben M'Hidi, Algiers, Algeria. Telex: 53236; 52850. Phone: 64 02 75
and 64 02 77. Cable: ONACO A ALGER.
2821 Pastrami (Sweden). Wants 1-2 tons per year. Bank ref: Sparbanken.
Contact: Conny Udring, Chef Food AB, Noravagen 43, S182 64 Djursholm,
Sweden. Phone: 08/51 38 56.
2822 Honey (Belgium). Liquid honey, one container per month, 450 gram glass jars
with piece of bee comb in the jar. Payment by Letter of Credit. Quote CIF
Antwerp. Bank ref: Caisse Generale D'Epargne Et De Retraite. Contact: A.
Peker, Sprl Trakya, Boulevard De Dixmude, 65, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Telex: 64315. Phone: 02/217 69 60.
2823 Fast foods (Denmark). Mexican fast foods for restaurant use: taco's,
tortillas, chile con care, etc. Approx. 20,000 units annually.
Issued weekly by the Export Trade Services Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250
suitable for fast food restaurant, similar to "burgers". Delivery March
1982. Quote FOB U.S. Port & CIF Copenhagen. Bank ref: Amager Bank,
Amagerbrogade, DK-2300 Copenhagen S., Denmark. Contact: Lars Buhl Jensen,
L.B.J. Trading, Gunloegsgade 60, DK-2300 Copenhagen S., Denmark. Phone:
(01) 57 83 89.
2825 Dates (Malaysia). Wants 100-500 mt, off Grade, in bulk, prompt delivery.
Quote C&F Penang. Bank ref: UMBC, Beach St. Branch,.Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: Cher Yeong How, Teik Senn (M) SDN BHD, 34-35 Weld Quay, Penang,
Malaysia. Telex: MA 40685 CFSPEN. Phone: (04) 361-702, (04) 364-720.
2826 Hatching eggs (Egypt). Hatching eggs for broilers 3,500,000 eggs/year, Grade
A, in cases each containing 12 trays, each tray containing 30 eggs. Delivery
starting from January 1982 65,000 eggs weekly. Quote C&F Cairo Airport.
Bank ref: Principal Bank for Credit & Agricultural Development. Contact:
Khaled Ahamed Nasar, Nasar Food Security Company, 27 Dr. Ahamed Mhroky
Street, Ebrahimia, Alexandria, Egypt. Phone: 76568, 75573.
2827 Ice cream (Malaysia). One container load, First Grade, minimum 12%
butterfat, two-liter and one-liter packs. Quote FOB or C&F Port Klang. Bank
ref: Algemene Bank Nederland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact: Edward Lim,
Fitzpatrick's Food Fair SDN BHD, P.O. Box 2274, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telex: FOODS MA30681. Phone: (03) 489-233.
2828 Sugar (Denmark). Wants cane sugar/beet sugar, 100-500 mt annually, First
Grade, 50 kg poly bags. Quote C&F Scandinavian Port. Bank ref: Den Danske
Bank Copenhagen. Contact: Mr. El-Kher, Scandinavian & Middle East,
Nyelandsvej 33, 2., 2000 Copenhagen F, Denmark. Telex: 16600 FOTEX DK,
ATTN: Scandeast. Phone: (01) 10 03 50.
2829- Wheat flour, corn (Nigeria). Wants wheat flour, $300,000 worth, 50 kg bags,
2830 for bread; corn, $300,000 worth, 50 kg bags, No. 2 yellow. Quote C&F Lagos.
Bank ref: African Continental Bank, Ltd. (ACB), Ijora Lagos, Nigeria.
Contact: Jerom Daraogbuehi, Jara Ogbuehi & Sons Enterprises (Nig.), 106 Bale
Street Ajegunle Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
2831 Joint venture (Saudi Arabia). Saudi Contracting & Trading Company wishes to
diversify its current operations into the Agricultural sector on a joint
venture or other basis with U.S. firms. Owns three pieces of land some 100
kilometers North of Dhahran totalling eleven square kilometers (one of 9 and
one each of 1 sq. km.). Plans to utilize all this land for Agricultural
Development which may include mixed crop farming, cattle and sheep raising,
poultry and even fish breeding. Precise areas of farming or ranching not yet
determined but are subject to consultation and agreement with those
expressing interest in such Agricultural Enterprises in Saudi Arabia.
Contact: Nuhad Kakhi, Commercial Manager, Abdul Mohsen Tamimi Est., P.O. Box
1206, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. Telex: 670450 HUREST SJ. Phone: 894-8576.
2832 Grocery line (Bahrain). Firm in Saudi Arabia expanding its foods division to
service the growing supermarket industry and wishes to contact U.S. exporters
that are searching for established representatives in Saudi Arabia who are
buying for their own account and for distribution to other retail outlets.
Products of interest to firm are canned fruits, or basically all prepared,
non-refrigerated food items. Firm's name is Saudi Universal Enterprizes in
Riyadh but owner has requested all contacts be made through his wholly owned
subsidiary in Manama, Bahrain. Contact: John W. Walker, Rebla Trading,
P.O. Box 5164, Manama, Bahrain. Telex: 9492 AUTOTC BN. Phone: 271086.
2833- Chicken, rice, flour (England). Wants (a) frozen chicken, 5,000 tons, export
2835 cartons; (b) U.S. long grain, 500 tons per month, 100 kg new jute bags; (c)
wheatflour, 5,000 tons, 240 lb new jute bags. Chicken should be Grade A
eviscerated, slaughtered according to Islamic religion. Quote C&F Hodeida.
Delivery ASAP. Bank ref: Banque Belgolaise. Contact: N. G. Patel, Foodex,
York House, 8th Floor, Empire Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 OPA, England.
Telex: 886545. Phone: 01 903 3431.
2836 Wheat germ (England). Quantity: full container loads (approx. 19 tonnes).
Quality: No: 1 for human consumption either fresh or stabilised.
Packaging: in bags. Quote CIF, UK. Delivery ASAP. Other requirements:
small samples required. Bank ref: A. P. Bank Ltd., 21 Great Winchester
Street, London EC2N 2HH. Contact: H. Wolff, Shingleton & Company Limited,
187 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 2RG, England. Telex: 896210. Phone:
01 464 0225.
2837- Rice, dried milk (England). Wants (a) long grain rice (white), 5 tons, 5%
2838 broken; (b) basmati rice, 5 tons, 5% broken; (c) powdered milk, one container
load, 1.3% butterfat. Quote CIF Mozambique. Delivery ASAP. Bank ref:
National Westminster Bank Ltd., 521 Threadneedle Street, London, England.
Contact: Ms. Margie Mirken, A. I. Supply Co., Ltd., 289 Crofton Road,
Orpington, Kent BR6 8JF, England. Telex: 897748.
2839 Margarine (England). Wants low cholesterol margarine. Quantity to be agreed
when package sizes known. Quality Al high quality. Packaging: 1 oz.
protein packs, approx. 200 portions per box divided into 10 x 20 portion,
wrapped in trays. Quote price per portion. Delivery ASAP. Bank ref:
National Westminster Bank. Contact: T. J. Riggs, BP Oil Limited, BP House,
171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NJ, England. Telex: 8811151. Phone: 01
2840 Dark red kidney beans (England). Quantity: one container load. Quality:
Michigan No. 1. Packaging: 100 lb sacks. Quote CIF UK Port. Delivery
ASAP. Bank ref: Midland Bank Ltd., Bermondsey Street, London SE1.
Contact: G. Costa & Co., Ltd., Staffordshire Street, London SE15 5TL,
England. Telex: 884762. Phone: 01 639 3456.
2841- Corn, soymeal, wheat bran (England). Quantity: 10 tons each product every
2842 month. Quality: good. Packaging: 100 lb bags or equivalent or nearest
standard packing. Quote CIF, St. Kitts, W.I. Delivery ASAP. Bank ref:
Barclays Bank Ltd. Contact: B. E. Trotman, Anski, 6 Harebell Road, Oxford,
OX4 5RH. Phone: 0865 386291.
2843- Beef, veal, lamb (England). Frozen beef, veal, lamb (boneless and bone-in).
2845 Quantity: 1,000 tons (plus). Quality: 1st Grade. Quote FOB. Delivery
ASAP. Bank ref: Barclays Bank Ltd. Contact: J. M. Dilks, Humberside
Meats, 26 Uppingham Road, Leicester LE5 OQD, England. Phone: 0533 763370.
2846 Frozen sweet corn (England). Wants IQF sweet corn off the cob. Quantity:
full container load shipments. Quality: USDA No. 1 preferred. Packaging:
flexible must be of high quality and suitable for export. Quote CIF
preferred. Delivery 1981 crop material. Bank ref: Coutts & Co., Lombard
Street, London. Contact: John W. Yoemans, Universe Foods Ltd., 52 Queens
Road, Weybridge, Surrey, England. Telex: 261451. Phone: 01 974 0151.
2847 Live beffalo (Egypt). Quantity: 50 head. Delivery ASAP. Quote CIF
Alexandria. Contact: Hanna Magar, Hanna L. Magar & Co., 65, Avenue
El-Horreya, Alexandria, Egypt. Telex: 54785 MAGCO UN. Phone: 32970 and
800106. Cable: CHEVOTEX, Alexandria.
2848 Joint venture (Nigeria). Nigerian businessman with 5,000 hectares virgin
farmland is interested in a joint venture with U.S. firm. Total investment
requirements approximate $7.5 million with equity participation of 60% by
foreign partner. Anticipate three crops per year. U.S. partner expected to
provide technical expertise. Property located in Kwara State, close to Niger
River. Bank ref: Union Bank, Lokoja. Contact: J. O. Olutunmogun, Managing
Director, Bashdollar, General Agencies, 82, Aiyeteju Street, P.O. Box 107,
Kabba, Kware State, Nigeria. Telex: Lagos 21667 ATMIL NG. Phone: 662580
and 664473 Lagos, Nigeria. Cable: SOPLAIN Lagos.
2849 Beef (Greece). Portion controlled meat (beef), 5 mt (trial run), USDA prime
and choice, individual retail packaging (622 to 747 gr). Delivery Port of
Piraeus, Greece. Send information pamphlets. Quote C&F Port of Piraeus.
Bank ref: Commercial Bank, Lycourgou Branch, Athens, Greece. Contact:
Athanasios Sarros, A. Sarros & Co. O.E., 21 Sophocleous St., Athens (111),
Greece. Telex: 216316 ASAR GR. Phone: 3240961, 3459478.
2850 Semolina (Colombia). Wheat gluten (Semolina) for pasta, 800 tons, top
quality 11% protein, 100 Ibs. bags, usual packaging for exports. Delivery
January, 1982. Phytosanitary certificate for human consumption required.
Quote FOB New York of Gulf. Bank ref: Banco Del Comercio, Autopista Del
Sur; Banco Popular, Avenida Carcas; Banco Del Estado Calle 67. Contact:
Otto Banos Cardozo, Fabrica De Pastas Alimenticias La Reina, Calle 16 No.
28A-50, Apartado 042427, Bogota, Colombia. Telex: 45275. Phone: 237-2170
2851 Corn (Nigeria). Wants 2,000-4,000 tons, No. 2 yellow, 50 kilo bags. Quote
C&F Lagos. Bank ref: Cooperative Bank of Eastern Nigeria, 17A, Nnamidi
Azikwe Street, Lagos. Contact: G. A. Olayiwola, G. A. Olayiwola
Enterprises, 25, Onitire Street, Itire Lagos, Falomo, Ikoyi, P.O. Box 51038,
Lagos, Nigeria. Telex: 26373 PETTEL NG. Cable: GAOLAYEN, Lagos.
2852 Milled rice (Italy). First shipment 15,000 mt, long grain, with broken
between 20 & 40%, preferably in bags of about 50 kilos. Quote CIF Leghorn or
other Tirrenian Coast Ports (final destination from Italy to third
countries). Bank ref: Cassa Risparmio E Depositi, Prato and Cassa Di
Risparmio, Pistoia and Pescia. Contact: Alberto Montagni, Mantellassi, Via
Montalbana 173, Quarrata (Pistoia), Italy. Telex: 571652 MAFAMO. Phone:
0573/73101 or 739186.
2853 Flower seeds (Greece). Seeds for interior decoration plants, 100,000 seeds
of different varieties, the best (germination more than 95%, clean, free of
diseases). Delivery Hellinikon Airport, Athens. Compliance with Greek
phytosanitary regulations. Quote CIF Hellinikon Airport, Athens. Bank ref:
Ionian & Popular Bank of Greece, Omonia Branch, Athens. Contact: Mich.
Argirakis, Mng. Dir., Anthokipouriki Ltd., 1, Pireos St., Athens (112),
Greece. Telex: 219830 ANTH GR. Phone: 5237607, 5240494.
2854 Seafoods (Greece). Fish (Porgy, Pike, etc.) and Mollusks (Boston type
squid), two containers (of 15 mt). Best quality, cartons. Delivery Port of
Piraeus, Greece. Frozen, no more than 3 months lapse time from catch to
delivery. Quote C&F Port of Piraeus. Bank ref: Commercial Bank, Lycourgou
Branch, Athens, Greece. Contact: Athanasios Sarros, A. Sarros & Co., O.E.,
21 Sophocleous St., Athens (111), Greece. Telex: 216316 ASAR GR. Phone:
2855 Caladium bulbs (France). Wants 30 to 50,000 bulbs, No. 1 "Jumbo", in
cartons, delivery January 1982, air plane shipment. Bank ref: Banque
National De Paris (B.N.P) 49000 Angers. Contact: Service Graines D'Arbres,
Ets. Villemorin Andrieux, La Menitre 49250 Beaufort-En-Vallee, France.
Telex: 720 850 F. Phone: (41) 43 12 21 extension 400.
2856 Flour (England). Wheat flour as used in East Africa. Quantity: 4,500
tons. Quality: all Grades. Packaging: all retail sizes and wholesale sack
sizes, 1 cwt sacks. Also bulk container size. Quote CIF Zanzibar. Delivery
January 1982. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Ltd. Contact: B. B. Smith, M. & B.
Distributors, 76 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois, Essex, England. Telex: 987562
2857 Corn grits and soyflour (Malaysia). Wants (a) corn grits, sample lot; (b)
textured vegetable protein and soy flour, 1,000 packets of 100 and 400 g to
test the market. Products should be in consumer packs of top quality. Quote
C&F FOB Port Klang. Bank ref: Chartered Bank, JLN Raja Branch, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact: S. Subramaniam, Syarikat Sri Eswari, 99L Jalan
Tandok, off Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 22-03, Malaysia. Phone: (03)
2858 Canned and frozen foods (United Arab Emirates). Wishes to establish contacts
with U.S. suppliers. Send brochures, price list. Contact: Yusuf Franjieh,
Managing Director, The Food Centre, P.O. Box 976, Dubai, United Arab
Emirates. Telex: 47782 ALPHA EM.
2859 Frozen berries (Japan). Wants (a) Blueberries, 400 mt annually; (b)
Raspberries, 400 mt annually; (c) Strawberries, 100 mt annually. The
products must be frozen and suitable for making jam. Specific information
required. Appropriate packaging for export by surface shipment. Delivery
January 1982. Quote C&F. Bank ref: Bank of Tokyo Ningyo-Cho Branch,
Tokyo. Contact: Shinobu Nishu, Foodstuff Department, Inabata & Co., Ltd.,
6, 2-Chome, Nihonbashi-Hon-Cho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Telex: 252-2177
INABATA J. Phone: (03) 667-1111. Cable: "ATABANI TOKYO".
2860 Semolina flour (Togo). Wants 60 mt per month. Quote CIF Lome. Bank ref:
Union Togolaise De Banque (UTB). Contact: Madame De Medeiros, Societe Des
Produits Alimentaires (SPAL), B.P. 3214 Lome, Togo. Telex: 5252 ATTENTION
2861 Specialty foods (South Africa). Interested in Chinese specialty foods:
Bamboo Shoots, Water Chestnuts, Chop Suey, Chili Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce,
Sweet & Sour Sauce, Oyster-Flavour Sauce, Soya Sauce, Hoi Sin Sauce, chinese
mixed pickle, Lychees in syrup, Ginger in decorated jars. Container load
quantities. Top Grade for retail and catering. Delivery soonest. Metric
weights. Need replies from manufacturers only, not brokers. Quote CIF & C&F
Durban & Cape Town. Bank ref: Standard Bank, Northcliff, Johannesburg.
Contact: Patrick L. Lewis-Enright, Standard Bank, Northcliff, Johannesburg,
P.O. Box 48153, Roosevelt Park 2129, Johannesburg, South Africa. Telex:
4-24074. Phone: Johannesburg 46-6457. Cable: STAFFBRO.
2862 Corn (Nigeria). Wants 100,000 mt 10,000 mt each delivery, No. 2 yellow, in
50 kilo bags. Quote C&F Lagos. Bank ref: Bank of The North, #4 Creek Road,
Apapa/Lagos, Nigeria. Contact: Francis Nsaka, Messes Board Seas (Nig.) Co.,
16, Nathan Street Suru-Lere, P.O. Box 2309, Apapa, Nigeria.
2863 Canned meats (Egypt). Interested in trial order of one container load each
of canned corned beef, canned beef, canned luncheon meat, and canned
sausages. Grade A quality. Packaging: in carton boxes. Quote CIF
Alexandria. Contact: M. Mounir El Menshawi, M. S. El Mensshwi Sons, 85 El
Midan Street, P.O. Box 961, Alexandria, Egypt. Telex: 54345 MESJID UN.
Phone: 805501 and 801754.
Foreign Trade Developments
Suspension of Label Clearance Program. Due to reduced staff, it is necessary for FAS
to suspend the Label Clearance Program. Labels already submitted and being processed
will be cleared and the companies advised. However, no new labels will be accepted
for processing until further notice. However, labels for new-to-market items for
participants in FAS-sponsored events overseas, will continue to be processed as in
Japanese approval of calcium caseinate. The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
is now approving imported food products with calcium caseinate with no restrictions
on usage either as a food ingredient or an additive. This is a preliminary decision
pending further review by the Food Sanitation Investigation Council.
Food Labeling requirements in Egypt being enforced. Egyptian authorities are
increasing their enforcement of existing food labeling regulations, which in the past
have not been strictly enforced. The Minister of Supply and Home Trade has announced
that all imported packaged or canned items not conforming to Egyptian labeling
requirements will not be cleared from customs. Violators (Egyptian importers,
customs officials, etc) will be jailed for 6-24 months and fined from $595 to
$1,190. Although labeling requirements differ from one product to another, in
general each food consignment must be accompanied by a certificate of analysis,
health certificate, and a certificate indicating that the product is used in the
country of origin for human consumption.
UAE Food labelling laws being enforced. A dozen major supermarkets in Dubai were
shut down for several days this November because the cans and bottles on the shelves
did not have the proper dates of manufacture and expiration on the labels. The action
by the Dubai municipality health authorities was precipitated by a spot investigation
of a major supermarket where the inspector found an employee moving expired tabs of
butter into new boxes with unexpired dates. Fines up to $15,000 and jail terms are
being handed out, bringing the Dubai regulations into closer line with those being
enforced in Abu Dhabi. A label reading "Better to use before..." is unacceptable to
local authorities, who are insisting on date of manufacture and expiration.
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