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and other U.S. government officers serving abroad. The USDA does not guarantee the reliability of Agricultural
the overseas inquirer. For further information, contact the foreign firm originating the inquiry. Service
Products Sought by Foreign Buyers
1.F.A.S.- Univ. of F1- rid August 8 14, 1985
A) AMERICAN GINSENG B) FRUIT PLANTS (TAIWAN). QUAN1111, QUALI1m, PACKAGING &
DELIVERY: 10 BE NEGO'lAlED. QUOIE: FOB OR CIF A1IWAN. BANK REF: ThE CHANG HWA
LOMMERICAL BANK, 1UNG MEN BRANCH, 1AIPiE. CONIACI: ZENIJH LIU, ZENIN AGRO SUPPLY
COMPANY, P.O. BOX 53-905, 1AIPE1, 1AlWAN. PHONE: (02) 752-4488. 1ELEX: 13445
ZENAGRO. (WK 33/10FAS 0125)
CALIFORNIAN WINES (WEST GERMANY). Quantity, Quality and Packaging not specified.
Delivery: ASAP. Quote: FOB U.S. Port or CIF Hamburg. Bank Ref: Commerzbank,
D/2070 Ahrensburg. CONIAC1: Mr. Wilke, Agritec Agro Consulting & technical Service
GmbH, Lohe 2, D/2070 Ahrensburg, West Germany. Phone: (04102)51491. Telex:
2182802. (WK 33/10FAS 0074)
CANNED AND/OR BOTTLED BEER (JAPAN). Specific quantities are not determined,
however, expected to be substantial. Best quality. Retail packaging. Immediate
delivery by surface shipment. Quotations: CIF. Bank Ref: Mitsui Bank, Umeda Branch,
Osaka. CONTACI: Mr. loshio lasuda, Osaka Kinoshita Shoji Co., Ltd., 2-4-41, Nakasaki
Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Japan. lelex: 523-6820 KSLOSA J. Phone: (06)371-9334/5.
(WK 33/10FAS 0254)
CANNED FRUITS, DRIED FRUITS; FRUIT PASTE, PULP AND PUREE JAPANN). Specific
quantities and delivery schedule to be decided later. Best quality. Institutional
and/or retail packaging. Quotations: LIF. Bank Ref: Dai-ichi Kangyo Ban, Muro-machi
Branch, Tokyo. CONTACI: Mr. Yoshiyuki Itoh, Ogawa & Co., Ltd., 4-15, Nihonbashi
Hon-cho, Chuo-ku, lokyo, Japan. lelex: 2222595 OGAWA J. Cable: AROMA TOKYO. Phone:
(03)270-1541. (WK 33/10FAS 0258)
CANNED GRAPEFRUIT SECTIONS, FROZEN CONCENTRATED POMEGRANATE JUICE AND HEALTH FOODS
(JAPAN). Specific quantities are not determined, however, expected to be
substantial. Best quality. Institutional and/or retail packaging. Immediate
delivery by surface shipment. Quotations: LIF. Bank Ref: laiyo Kobe Bank, Yaesudori
Branch, lokyo. CONTACL: Mr. Saburo Ishii, lakara Isusho Co., Ltd., c/o Suzuwa Bldg.,
3-4, Nihonbashi Hon-cho, Chuo-ku, lokyo, Japan. lelex: 2223647 TAKARA J. Cable:
REDONWELL 1OKkO. Phone: (03)241-3121. (WK 33/TOFAS 0257)
Issued weekly by the Agricultural Information and Marketing Services, Foreign
Agricultural Service, USDA, Room 4645-S, Washington, D.C., telephone (202) 447-7103.
CORN (EGYPT) 1NVIA11ON FOR BID NO. GCSW/72-85/ARE FOR 150,000 M1 OF U.S NO. 2 OR
BE11ER YELLOW CORN 10 BE SHIPPED BETWEEN SEP1 20 OL2 15, 1985. COMMODIlY TO BE
FINANCED UNDER A.1.D. GRAMN 263-K-610. BID OPENING: ALGUS1 21, 1985, 3:30 P.M. WASH,
D.C. 11ME Al EMBASSY OF 1HE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPI. COPY OF IHE INVITAIION FOR BID,
INCLUDING SPECS, TERMS &ND LONhDIiONS, MAY BE OBTAINED BI WR11TEN REQUEST ACCOMPANIED
BY A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IN THE AMOUNt OF $20.00 PAYABLE 10 iHE EMBASSY OF IHE
CONIACI. REQUEST SHOULD BE ADDRESSED 10 CONIACt. COMPLETE BUSINESS ADDRESS, CITY,
SIAIE, ZIP CODE, TELEX, AND PHONE # SHOULD BE INCLUDED. PURCHASER IS GENERAL COMPANY
FOR SILOS & WAREhOUSING, 10 ZAK1 Sl, IAWFIKIA, CAIRO, A.R.W. CONIALI: EMBASSY OF 1HE
ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYP1, COMMERICAL & ECONOMIC OFFICE, 2232 MASSAChUSE1ES AVENUE,
N.W., WASHINGO1N, D.C. 20008. PHONE: (202) 265-9111 (WK 33/LET1ER)
FISH MEAL (TAIWAN). QUANIIIY: 18 IONS PER SHIPMENT. QUALITY: FIRSt GRADE.
PACKING: 25 KGS PER SACK. DELIVERY: 10 BE NEGO11AIED. QUO1E: CIF OR FOB. BANK
REF: KAOHSIUNG, IAlWAN. COhlACI: MR. C. 1. hSU, CHARMWAkS CO., LID., RM 8, 6F, 2
1U YU ROAD, KADHSIUNG, IAIWAN. PHONE: (07) 321-9124. 1ELEX: 73606 CHACO. (WK
FRESH FROZEN WHOLE FRYERS JAPANN). One container per month. USDA Grade A. Packed
in even weight export cartons, 33 lbs or 36 lbs to a carton. Quotations: FOB or
C&F. Bank Ref: Bank of America, Robe Branch, Robe. CON1ACI: Mr. Seiji Isubakihara,
Bond & Co., 1-4, Shimagami-cho 1-chome, hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Japan. Telex: 5623662
BONDCO J. Cable: BONDKOBE. Phone: (078)671-6001. (WK 33/10FAS 0261)
FROZEN BEEF OFFALS AND FROZEN SERUM JAPANN). 70 containers for offals and one
container for serum per year. Best quality. Appropriate packaging for export.
Immediate delivery by surface shipment for offals and by air shipment for serum.
Quotations: L&F. Bank Ref: Sanwa Bank, Umedashin-machi Branch, Osaka. CONIAC1: Mr.
ladashi Serifu, Fushioka & Co., Ltd., c/o Juraku Bldg., 9-23, logano-cho, Kita-ku,
Osaka-shi, Japan. lelex: J. 63654 FUSH1OkA. Cable: FUSHlOKA OSAKA. Phone:
(06)313-3041. (WK 33/10FAS 0259)
FROZEN CONCENTRATED POMEXGANA1E JUICE JAPANN). One metric ton. Best quality.
Institutional packaging. Immediate delivery by surface shipment. Quotations: FOB
and/or L&F. Bank Ref: Tokai Bank, harajuku Branch, Tokyo. CONIACI: Mr. kaoru
Fujimura, San Corporation, 4-28-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. lelex:
242-2663 SANKF J. Phone: (03)479-6288. (WK 33/10FAS 0255)
HERBS AND SPICES, DEHYDRATED VEGETABLES, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, DEHYDRATED ONION
(AUSIRALIA). QUAN2111: FULL COhNAINER LOIS. QUAL11Y: AS1A. PACKAGING: 25 KG BOX
OR BAG PREFERRED, MAXIMUM 50 KG. QUO1E: C&F SYDNEY. BANK REF: COMMONWEALTH BANK,
RYDE, NSW, 2112. COhIACI: MR LAWRENCE M. LONERGAN, WATERS 1RAI1NG CO. PIY LID, 100
BELMORE SIREEI, RYDE, NSW, 2112, AUSTRALIA. IELEX: AA25216. PHONE: (02) 8074544
(WK 33/10FAS 0238)
A) HOP PELLEIS B) LUPULIN-ENRICHED HOP PELLES (1AIWAN). QULAN, I : A) 220 MI
B) 110 1M. QUALITY: A) HOP POWDER IN PELLFIS, FREE FROM HOP S'?ES AND LEAVES,
1985 CROP, MAINTAINING ALL NATURAL CHARACTERIS11CS OF THE FRESh HOPS. STANDARD
PACKAGING. DELIVERY: A) 110 M- BEFORE NOV 30, 1985; REMAINING FEB 1986. B) 55
M1 BEFORE DEC. 31, 1985; RIEMAINNG FEB 198b. QUOTE: L&F 1AIWAN. NOTE: THIS IS A
IAIWAN TOBALCO & WINE MONOPOLY BUREAU PURLhASING PROJECT. AS SUCH, ANY PURCHASE WILL
BE MADE THROUGH OPEN TENDER UNDER THE DIREL11ON OF IHE lAIWAN SUPPLY BURiAL (1SB).
IF SUPPLIERS ARE ALSO MANUFACTURES, IHEY SHOULD PROVIDE VERIFICAllON ENDORSED BY ANY
OFFICE OF THE COORDINATION COUNCIL FOR NORTh AMERICAN AFFAIRS (CCNAA) IN THE U.S.
DETAILED BID INFORMA4lON IS AVAILABLE 1TROUGH TSB. U.S. SUPPLIERS ShOULD SUBMIT
THEIR OFFERS BEFORE AUG. 23, 1985. COhlNAC: TRADING DEPAR'IMEN, IAIWAN SUPPLY BUREAU
(ISB), 6F, 46 KWANCh-EN ROAD, IAIPEl, 1AlWAN. (WK 33/'iOFAS 0123)
JOlNT VENTURE OPPORTUNITY (SAUDIA ARABIA). Seeks American firms to participate
with capital and know-how in development of agricultural projects in Saudi Arabia.
Four tracts of land owned by members of the royal family are located in developed
agricultural areas and said to be suitable for production of wheat, vegetables, dairy
and poultry. Subsidies for purchase of much equipment and supplies are available
from the Saudi government for approved projects. Bank Reference: Saudi British
Bank/Saudi American Bank, Jeddah. lelex: 401878 MAJEED SJ. Phone:
651-1896/651-7038. Wk 33/10FAS 0037)
JOINT VENTURE (SINGAPORE). Wants to purchase technology with companies dealing
with biotechnological products in Agro and Livestock industry. Bank Reference:
Overseas United Bank Head Office. LONLALl: Dr khoo Teng huat, Primary Industries
Enterprise (Pte) Ltd, 51B Jalan Buroh, Jurong, Singapore 2261. lelex: 23936. Phone:
2657700. (WK 33/10FAS 0015)
LEA1HERFERN, SWORDFERN, BEARGRAS (WESI GERMANY). Quantity: 50 cartons per week.
Quality: medium size. Packaging: 25 per carton. Delivery: ASAP. Quote: Florida
airmail. Bank Reference: Commerzbank, D-8510 Fuerth/Bay. LONIAti: Mr. Vanderwerft,
Welu Blumen Import Cmbh, Steinacherstr. 101, D-8500 Nuernberg, West Germany. Phone:
(0911)301042. lelex: 6123013. (WI 33/10FAS 0075)
LIVE AND FROZEN SHRIMP, PRAWN AND LOBSTERS JAPANN). Four containers per month.
Best quality. Appropriate packaging for export. immediate delivery by air shipment
for live ones and surface shipment for frozen products. Quotation: C1F. Bank Ref:
Hyogo Sogo Bank, Head Office, Robe. CONIAL1: hr. Kent K. Sugiyama, Marusan Trading
Co., Ltd., c/o Daiko Bldg., 45, Harima-cho, Chuo-ku, kobe-shi, Japan. lelex: J.
78905 SANYO. Cable: SANIYONIER. Phone: (078)391-8636. kWk 33/10FAS 025b)
MILLED RILE (IRAQ). QUAN11I1, PACKAGING AND DELIVERY: 37,500 Ml BAGGED RICE l
LhREE ShlPMEhiS, OC1. NOV. AND DEC. 1985. ADDITIONAL 15,000 KILLED RICE IN BULK FOR
SHlPMENL WllhlN NEXI IhREE MONTHS. QUALtlY: NO. 2 LONG GRAlN 4 PERLENI BROKEN.
QUO'IE: FOB AND C AND F AQABA, JORDAN, 1URKISh PORI OF kbWAll QLOTE FRIEGhi CHARGES
SEPARATELY. FINANCING UNDER GSM-102. BANK REF: RAF1DAIN BANK, BAGHDAD. CONIACI:
DIREClOR GENERAL, IRAQI GRAIN BOARD, P.O. BOX 2202 BAB AL MUAhDhAM, BAGHDAD, IRAQ.
IELEX: 212225 SLLOWA'i. PHONE: 4168121 SQ. (WK 33/'iOFAS 068)
ORANGE JUICE CONCENTRATE (SWIIZERLAND). QUALITY: USDA GRADE A, 100 PERCENT PURE,
HIGH RA1iO, 52 DEGREE BRIX READY 10 USE, WT1h FLOA1lNG CELLS. PACKAGING: IN 6 LITER
ASEP11C BAG-IN-BOX W11h IUBE, PACKED IN SMALL/LARGE CAR10NS/OR lN DRUMS. BANk REF:
SWISS BANK CORPORATION, Ch-9400 RORSCHALh. CONIACI: MR. REIO PEIERHANS, W. PEIERHANS
AG, BRUGGMULELESIRASSE 24, Ch-9403 GOLDACH, SWi'lZERLAND. ELEX: 77453 PE1AG CH.
PHONE: 071-41 33 92. (WK 33/10FAS 0008)
PASTEURIZED COW BUITER (WEST GERMANY). Quantity: 2,400 tons. Quality:
pasteurized. Packaging: in greasy paper or polyethylene bags into
cardboard-containers of 15-25 kilos. net each. Delivery: ASAP. Quote: FOB Sea
Port, in U.S.$/ton. Bank Reference: Commerzbank, D-3550 Marburg-Wehrda. CONTACI:
Mr. Rehling, EX1M mUbH & Co. KG, P.O. Box 1406, D-3550 Marburg-Wehrda, West
Germany. Phone: (06421) 81001. lelex: 482389. (WK 33/10FAS 0076)
PONY, FEMALE (TAIWAN). QUAN11:: 10-20 hEAD/ShlPMEhM. QUAL11Y: AGE 4-6 YEARS:
PREGNANT 3-6 MONTHS: HEIGHT 100-110 CM; CHARACTER: GOOD TEMPER AND EASY 10 RIDE;
COLOR WHlIE, BROWN Al BUYER'S CHOICE. PACKAGING: WOODEN LRAIE BY AIR FRE1Gil.
DELIVERY: ASAP. QUOTE: CIF IAIWAh. BANK REF: RAINIER NA11ONAL BANK, 1AIPEl
BRANCH; Ci1Y BANK OF AIPEl, SUNG ChlANG BRANLh. CONIACL: JEFFREY 'SENG, MGR.
TRADING DEP1, WE1 LHUAN FOODS CORP., 125 SUNG CHIANG ROAF, IAIPE1, 1AlWAN. PHONE:
(02) 541-8221. 1ELEX: 11403 WE1ChUAN. (WK 33/10FAS 0124)
POTATOES, FRESH (VENEZUELA). QUANTITY: 160,000 KG/MONTh. QUAL11Y: FRESh.
PACKAGING: CONTAINERS OR LRANKASE. QUO'E: FOB EASI LOASI. BANK REF.: BANLO DE
VENEZUELA. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: PHYO1SAN1IARY PERMIl FROM LOUNIRY OF ORIGIN.
LON1ACT: MR. M1LOS S. SYKORA, MONIEJAQUE, APARIADO 61235, CARACAS, VENEZUELA. TELEX:
25184 AV1LA. PHONE: 34.75.01 AND 34.75.02. (WK 33/10FAS 0077)
RAW HIDES AND LEATHER (KOREA). Quantity: minimum 40-foot container per order.
Quality: Raw hides 1. cow hides 2. steer hides 3. dairy cow hides. Leather 1.
full grain leather 2. split leather. Packaging: standard packing. Delivery:
September, 1985. Other Requirements: Quarantine Certificate. Quote: ClF Pusan
Port. Bank Reference: Seoul Irust Bank, Apkujungdong Branch. CONIACL: Mr. Y.S.
Hou, Leehwa Corporation, KPO Box 1196, Seoul, Korea. lelex: K28953 HOUHANN. Phone:
546-7712/1558. (WK 33/10FAS 8549)
RICE (BELGIUM) Wants rice milled. Quantity: total of 10,000 Ml. Quality: Grade
A and B; broken. Packaging: plastic 1 kg, 25 and 50 kg. Delivery: ASAP.
Quotation: FOB/USA. Bank Reference: Caisse hypothequaire Anversoise- 1070
Brussels. LONIACL: Mr. Iroonen, Francq/Vande kerckhove, 51, Avenue Marius Renard,
Box 47, 1070 Brussels, Belgium. lelex: 82184-1WAUL. Phone: 2/523.02.18. (Wk
SEEDS OF CARROTS AND BRASSICA (JAPAN). Specific quantities ana delivery schedule
to be decided later. Best quality, institutional packaging. Quotations: FOB. Bank
Ref: Mitsubishi Bank, Shichijyo Branch, Kyoto. CON'ACT: Mr. Minoru Nakamura, Marutane
Co., Ltd., Nishi-lru, Shin-machi, Shichiban-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan.
Cable: MARUIANE K1010. Phone: (075)371-5101. kWK 33/10FAS 0260)
VEGETABLE SEEDS, TREE SEEDS AND FLOWER SEEDS (YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC). Requirements:
Labels in Arabic. Bank Reference: Yemen Bank for Reconstruction & Development,
Sana'a. Other req: contact requests catalogs and other information. CONTACL: Irena
Knethel, Yemen Development & Trading, P.O. Box 1126, Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic.
Telex: 2214 PD1ESI YE. Phone: 72254/76821. (WK 33/10FAS 0038)
WHEAT (CANADA). QUAN111Y: 35,000 Ml. QUALTI: U.S.#2 hRW, MAX. MO1SIURE 13.5%,
MIN.PROIEIN 11%. PACKAGING: B01H BAGS AND BULK. DELIVERY: 9/30/85 FOB EAS1 COASI
PORI. OT1ER REQ: BROKER MUSIC BE REGISILRED WlIh CCC. CONIACL: PAUL RICE, CANADEX
LIMITED, 3360 MIDLAND AVENUE, SCARBOROUGH, ONIARIO M1V 2W8, CANADA. IELEX: 06525498
CANEDEX 1OR. CABLE: CANEDECS iORONIO. PHONE: 416-292-8512. (Wk 33/10FAS 8520)
WHEAT (SYRIA). QUANTIr': 120,000 TONS PLUS MINUS 5 PERCENT. QUALITY: U.S. NO. 2
OR BETTER SOFT MILLING WHEAl. LATEST CROP. SPECIFIC WEIGHT 77 KGS PER HECTOLITER.
PROTEIN 10.5 PERCENT ON DRY MATTER BASIS (N X 5.7): IMPURITIES (ALL MATTER EXCEPT
WHEAT) THROUGh 1 MM SIEVES PLUS CHAFF. WEEDSEED AND OTHER FOREIGN MATTER 1 PERCENT
MAXIMUM: DEFECTS: 4 PERCENT MAXIMUM AND CONSIST OF SHRUNKEN AND BROKEN GRAINS THROUGh
SIEVE 0.064 X 0.375 INCHES FOR 30 SECONDS. UNSOUND GRAINS (FROSTED, SCORCHED FUNGAL,
HOLED, GERM, DISCOLORED, SPROUTED GERM, WORM-EATEN OR INFESTED, GREEN GRAINS AND
GRAINS OTHER THAN WHEAT: TOTAL DEFECTS AND IMPURITIES: 5 PERCENT MAXIMUM: SMUTTY
GRAIN OR DAMAGED BY URGOT: NIL: FALLING NUMBER: 250 MINIMUM, MOISTURE: 13 PERCENT
MAXIMUM. GRAINS SHALL BE SOUND AND FREE FROM LIVE INSECTS AND BAD ODOR; SPECIES.
VARIETY, AND GRADE SHOULD BE SPECIFIED ACCORDING TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE COUNTRY
OF ORIGIN, WHILC HAS 10 BE SPECIFIED ALSO. PACKAGING: IN BULK. SHIPPING: IN
OCTOBER 1985, 20,000 TONS TO LAT1AKIA AND 100,000 TONS 10 TARTOUS, TIME PERIOD
BETWEEN ARRIVING VESSEL AND THE SUBSEQUENT ONE AT THE PORT OF DISCHARGE SHALL NOT BE
LESS THAN ONE WEEK AT TARTOUS AND 10 DAYS AT LATIAKIA. QUOTE: A) C AND F FREE OUT
LATTAKlA OR TARTOUS (IN LATTAKIA, VESSEL DRAFT SHALL N01 EXCEED 28 FT AND DISCHARGE
RATE IS 2,000 IN TARTOUS VESSEL DRAFT SHALL NOT EXCEED 33 FT AND DISCHARGE RATE IS
4000 MT PER WWD) B) FOB PORT OF LOADING, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (PORT OF LOADING HAS 10 BE
SPECIFIED). OTHER CONDITIONS: 5 PERCENT BID BOND REQUIRED WITH OFFER. BB SHOULD BE
ISSUED AND CONFIRMED BY THE COMMERICAL BANK OF SYRIA, BRANCH NO. 4 DAMASCUS BY 14:00
HRS DAMASCUS LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1985. BIDDER SHALL DECLARE HIS CHOSEN
DOMICILE IN SYRIA. SUCH A DOMICILE SHALL NOT BE AN EMBASSY, HOTEL, P.O. BOX OR
TELEPHONE. BANK REF: COMMERICAL BANK OF SYRIA, BRANCH NO. 4 DAMASCUS. CONTACT:
DIRECTOR GENERAL, GENERAL ESTABLISHMENT FOR CEREAL PROC. & TRADE, P.O. BOX 4106,
DAMASCUS, SYRIA. TELEX: 411027 AND 411391 SY. CABLE: HOBOOB. PHONE: 428500
AND 428502. (WK 33/TOFAS 0088)
WHEAT FLOUR (EGYPT). Quantity: 20,000 metric tons 10% more or less. Quality: any
origin except Greek and Turkish, extraction 70-72. Shipment to be shipped during
November/December 1985. Payment: for the offers presented through facilities should
be (Banks-suppliers or Governmental) facilities with declaring the payment manner of
these facilities. Offers to be submitted in sealed envelopes addressed to the
Chairman of the Committee from the contact latest 12 noon (local time) on Saturday,
August 17, 1985. Conditions and Specifications to be obtained against L.E. 100 per
copy which should be attached with each offer. Ministerial Decree No. 1036/1978 must
be complied with. CONTACT: Chairman/Purchasing Committee for Grains, Legumes and
their Products, General Authority for Supply Commodities, 24, Gomhouria Street,
Cairo, Egypt. Telex: 92062 ESTRAM UN. Phone: 924488. (WK 33/TOFAS 0064)
MARKET DEVELOPMENT AL11VII1ES
USDA, WESTERN GROWERS ASSOClAl1ON SE1 SECOND TRANSPORIAIION CONFERENCE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Iransportion and the Western Growers
Association will hold an Agricultural transportationn Conference at the Piccadilly
Inn-Shaw, Fresno, California, on September 12 and 13, 1985.
The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and conclude friday at 12:30 p.m.
according to Martin F. Fitzpatrick, Director, Office of Iransporation.
"Following a similar successful conference held in Washington, D.C., in January,
several participants suggested that another conference be arranged at a location more
convenient for West Coast growers, shippers and exporters," Fitzpatrick said.
The agenda will include rail and truck deregulation, highway cost, exports and other
current issues that affect the transport of agricultural commodities for both
domestic and foreign markets.
Deputy Secretary John R. Norton will deliver the keynote address, and many industry
and government executives are expected to participate.
The conference contact is Ronald P. Vail, Office of Iransportation, Room 1405,
Auditor's Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20250. Phone: (202) 447-6793.
Importation of Frozen Chicken to Iraq
It has been reported that Rajai Mouasher, Minister of Supply, Industry and trade has
issued ubstructions to stop importing and distributing frozen chicken until further
notice. This step has been taken in order to protect the domestic poultry industry,
the production of which is sufficient to satisfy local demand.
FAS SPONSORS FOOD EXhlBlI Al MEFEX '86, MANAMA, BAhRAIN
FAS will sponsor a U.S. pavilion at MEFEX 86, the 4th biennial Middle East Food and
Equipment Exhibition, the leading show of its kind in the Gulf States region.
Scheduled for February 22-2b, 1986, at the Exhibition Centre, Bahrain, MEFEX 86 will
coincide with opening of the causeway linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia's Eastern
Province, the largest industrial area in the Middle East. Exhibits will cover a full
range of foods and beverages, hotel and catering equipment, food processing
equipment, packaging machinery and materials, and shop fitting and equipment.
Increasing development and industrialization in the area have led to massive growth
in fast food, restaurant and hotel chains which are seeking the latest food and
equipment form overseas. In addition, hospitals, schools, factories, work camps, and
construction sites are demanding mass catering facilities and supplies. Food
products in high demand include staples, especially wheat, meat, sugar and rice;
quality processed, frozen and convenience foods; raw materials for local processing.
Food imports are estimated to be 342 billion annually in this region of the world.
Details concerning participation in the FAS-sponsored pavillion may be obtained from
Fred R. Kessel, Export Programs Division, foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Room 4944 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250
(telephone: (202) 447-3031).
Notice of Foreign Proposals Concerning Standards in Agriculture. As required of all
signatories to the GAI1 Standards Code, the following notifications of foreign
proposed standards-related rules have been provided for the information and comment
of interested agencies and firms. Ihe technical Office invites inquiries from anyone
who believes that any of the proposed regulations notified under this heading could
cause a trade problem. From time to time we also receive information through our
embassies in foreign countries, as is the case this week. Request for copies or
questions can be referred to Carolyn Fillmore Wilson, USDA technical Office, Building
1070 BARC East, Beltsville, MD. 20705; or telephone (301) 344-2651. Anyone
interested in commenting on the proposals should include the 1BI Notification Number
in their communication.
lunisia IBT Notification 85.124 The lunisian National Institute for
Standardization and Industrial Property issued Decree no. 85-665 (product covered -
all products having approved lunisian standards) on April 27, 1985. The Decree
establishes a national mark of conformity with standards. The objective and
rationale for the action is to establish a certification system for conformity with
standards for reasons of quality control and improvement. All products covered by
approved lunisian standards will be covered by the Decree. The Decree entered into
force one working day after its publication.
Sweden IB' Notification 85.127 The Swedish Products Control Board has issued a
proposal (product covered chemicals) for a list of substances which should be
labelled with regard to cancer risk. According to the Ordinance on Classification
and Labelling of Products hazardous to health, products which may cause cancer should
be included in the risk category "very dangerous products" unless the probability for
the products to cause cancer is considered to be very low. In the latter case the
product should be included in the risk category "dangerous products." Criteria for
the classification of substances "which may cause cancer" have been detailed in the
guidelines published by the Products Control Board concerning application of the
Labelling Ordinance. the Products Control Board now proposes to publish a
recommendation list of chemicals associated with a risk of cancer and which the Board
considers, at the time of issue, as relevant to be labelled. 1he list principally
includes substances which have been classified with "sufficient evidence" for
carcinogenicity to humans or animals. The objective and rationale for the proposal
is protection for human health. Final date for comments on the proposal is September
Sweden 1BI Notification 85.131 Ihe Swedish Ministry of Agriculture and
Environment has issued proposals for (product covered chemical products and
substances) government ordinances on chemical products etc. The government is
preparing draft ordinances on the implementation of the Act on Chemical Products. In
order to finance the activities of a new authority the Chemical Products
Inspectorate a supervisory charge will be levied for products notifiable to the
Products Register. As to pesticides, registration approval will be limited to five
years. hereafter the product must be reappraised every five years. The need for the
products, as well as other criteria will be considered in connection with the
registration procedure. Ihe objective and rationale for the proposal is protection
of human health. Final date for comments on the proposal is September 25, 1985.
Switzerland 1B1 Notification 85.13b The Swiss Federal Veterinary Office
has issued a proposal for (product covered meats) an order on placing on the
market of meat and meat preparations with stipulations concerning minimum
protein content, hygienic and microbiological requirements, ingredients,
deadlines for sale, and preserving methods. 1he objective and rationale for
the proposal is public health. Implementing provisions for the Order on Meat
Inspection, to the extent possible, have considered EL Directives and Codex
Alimentarius standards. Final date for comments on the proposal is
October 15, 1985.
Switzerland IB1 Notification 85.137 The Swiss Federal Veterinary Office
has proposed (product covered food additives in meat and meat preparations)
an order on permitted additives in foodstuffs. The order lays down provisions
on permitted additives in meat and various meat preparations. Four additives
are being added to the list of permitted additives, and one (spermaceti) is
being deleted from it. 1he objective and rationale for the proposal is
updating of the list of additives following revision of the Order on Meat
Inspection. Final date for comments on the proposal is October 15, 1985.
The Agricultural Trade Office Manama, Bahrain, has been advised that the Gulf
Cooperation Council (GCL) member states formally approved the establishment of
a GCC Standards Organization at a meeting held in Riyadh in early July. Based
in Riyadh, the organization will be separate from and independent of any
existing standards organization now in operation. (Ihis means that the new
entity is not part of the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization.)
Each of the six GCC member states (i.e., Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab
Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain) will be represented on the new
organization's board of directors. Representatives from the individual member
states will be appointed from their countries Ministry of Commerce and
Industry (or equivalent organization).
It must be noted that the new G(L Standards Organizaion will only coordinate
the approval of standards proposed by the six member states. Acceptance by
the GCC Standards Organization does not repeat not mean the regulations are
binding on member states. Before GCC Standards are applicable in a member
state, they must be formally adopted by that nation's national government.
Exporters should be aware that the term "standards" has a broad meaning in the
LGC states. While product specifications can be explained in G(C standards,
published standards could be a simple definition of terms or a listing of
approved testing procedures for a product. Each CC member state will publish
the standards applicable in that nation. In those cases where a CCG approved
standard has been adopted, the official document will bear two numbers--that
assigned by the local authorities and the CCC standard number. For example,
the Omani government recently adopted the GCC Labelling Standard which is GCC
standard #9. The document is labelled quote Omani Regulation 58 (GCC Standard
Ihe following paragraphs summarize recent legislation in the (GCC states.
Recently adopted GCL Standard Number 9 (labelling), to be effective November
Local importers and distributors are now required to utilize reefer trucks
when transporting frozen and/or chilled food products.
On June 29, 1985, the duty on pork and pork products was raised to 100 per
United Arab Emirates
At this time, the UAE has not formally established a policy regarding
implementation of GCC standards. Accordingly, the regulations governing food
importation and distribution are established on an individual basis by the
local authorities within each of the seven Emirates.
Efforts to coordinate the policies of the seven Emirates are centered in the
General Secretariate of Municipalities. This commission is part of the UAE's
Ministry of Finance and Industry). It does not have authority to issue
legislation; rather its various committees make recommendations which are
passed on to the appropriate officials in each Emirate.
With respect to allowable shelf life, only five commodities have limits
canned tomato paste one year
chilled vacuum packed meat three months
frozen meat one year
fresh milk five days
infant milk formula eighteen months
Shelf lifes for several other commodities are presently under consideration.
Reefer trucks must be used to transport frozen and/or chilled items in Abu
Dhabi and Dubai.
Abu Dhabi has implemented regulations requiring a shrink wrap or outside
protective coating on all non-returnable glass bottles containing beverages.
The wrap shall begin at the base of the bottle's neck.
The Bahraini Ministry of Commerce and Agriculture has endorsed the GCC
Standard #9--labelling, effective July 9, 1985. All edible items now imported
into Bahrain must repeat must comply with the conditions of this regulation.
The following shelf lifes have been established for food items imported into
or produced in Bahrain:
(Room temperature ranges between 25 to 32 degrees centigrade)
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Mincemeat (mutton & sheep)
Fats and non-fats
fruits & Vegetables
Nectar fruit juice
Nectar fruit juice
Ice cream & frozen products
Flavored pasteurized milk
Semi -hard cheese
- Room temperature
- Room temperature
Cans and bottles
Cans and plastic bottles
Min. -180 centigrade
Min. -18 centigrade
Min. -10 centigrade
letrapacks, tins & cartons
lines Storage temperature
(4 + 1)0 centigrade
lines Storage temperature
(4 + 1)0 centigrade
Ihe recently adopted GLL Standand #9--labelling, was formulated by the
Kuwaitis. Accordingly, this G(A regulation is now fully applicable in this
Thus far, the GLL Standard #9--labelling has not been adopted by the Qatari
government. Efforts to insure that all food items are suitable for human
consumption are governed by a regulation passed in 1967. Since 1975, the
Government of Qatar has been reviewing several proposals designed to enhance
the current legislation. however, no definitive action has been taken.
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