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Poultry (Canada). Wants frozen chicken, 1,000 mt per month, Islamic kill.
Quote CIF Turkish Port. CONTACT: Mr. W. Pollak, Bilpol Trading, 10 Blue
Forest Drive, Downsview, Ontario M3H 4W2, Canada. TELEX: 06-217608
Answerback: COLDMATIC. Phone: (416)638-3424. (Wk 2/TOFAS 169)
Brahman cattle (Colombia). Wants top quality Brahman cattle pure or high
grade cross, 2 bulls, 3-4 years old, 20 cows, 1st or 2nd calf. Delivery after
June 1984. Phytosanitary certificates and Colombian health requirements must
be met. Quote both FOB and C&F air to Bogota. Bank ref: Banco Del Estado,
Carrera 19 No. 33-90, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia. CONTACT:
Diego Otero, Agropaturia Ltda, Calle 56 No. 32-60, Bucaramanga, Santander,
Colombia. Phone: 77006 or 73203. (WK 2/TOFAS 288)
Logs, lumber, plywood, fiber boards (France). Wants a minimum 40 ft container
each of the following: logs, lumber, plywood and particle and fiber boards.
All usual commercial grade. Delivery ASAP. Quote CIF Le Havre. CONTACT:
Jacques Guichard, Guichard S.A., 16, Rue Dobree, 44100 Nantes, France.
TELEX: 700 596 (GUICHARD NANTE). Phone: (40)892063. (WK 2/TOFAS 533)
Dry milk, whey, protein concentrates (Spain). Interested in dry milk for
animal consumption and concentrated milk whey. Also wants protein
concentrates for baby and young livestock. Firm is manufacturer and importer
of milk whey and milk products for animal nutrition. Established 1980. Firm
employs 28. Gross assets estimated at US dols .35 million. Sells throughout
Spain. Bank ref: Banco Espanol De Credito, Av. Del Mediterraneo 17, Madrid,
Spain. It meets obligations promptly. CONTACT: Enrique Pablos, Norel, S.A.,
Doctor Esquerdo 82, Esc. 3A Primero B, Madrid 30, Spain TELEX: 45977.
Phone: 34/1/40 2741. (WK 2/COMMERCE 1350)
Confectionery products (Spain). Importer, distributor and retailer of
confectionery products with agents in Spain and Canary Islands interested in
direct sale/representation for confectionery products. Firm is small in size
employing 10 with gross assets estimated at pesetas 19 million (US dol. 1.00
equals pesetas 155). Bank ref: Banco Espanol De Credito. CONTACT: Angel
Cadavieco, General Manager, Bakal, S.A., Plaza De Castilla, 3 Planta 17-E2,
Madrid 16, Spain. TELEX: 49437 AKAL-E. Phone: 34/1/7337347. (WK 2/COMMERCE
Issued weekly by the Eport Promoriin Dinision. Frreipn Agricultural Service. L S Departmenr ot Agriculture.
Room 4945 South Buddir. Wahinglon D.C 202 0
Essential oils (Saudi Arabia). Wants essential oils (Commiphora Opabalsamum),
one metric ton. Natural, no additives or preservatives. Packed in 5 liter
tins. Delivery ASAP. Quote CIF Jidda. Chemical analysis for Saudi customs
purposes. Label in English. Bank ref: Saudi American Bank, Jidda.
CONTACT: Hamed A. Gomosani, Hamed A. Gomosani Co., P.O. Box 1095, Jidda,
Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 404159 HAMED SJ. CABLE: AL-GOMOSANI. Phone:
6428262/6715562. (WK 2/TOFAS 2)
Health foods (Taiwan). Wants health foods. Quality to be determined by trial
marketing. Suitable for human consumption. Retail packaging. Delivery June
1984. Quote FOB and CIF. Bank ref: First Commercial Bank, Chen Cheng
Branch, Taipei, Bank of Taiwan, Hsin Yi Branch, Taipei, Taiwan. CONTACT:
Alan Lee, Manager, Aweigh Trading Co., Ltd, P.O. Box 9-023, Taipei, Taiwan.
TELEX: 24822 ATCL. CABLE: ATCL TAIPEI. Phone: (02) 392-4858 or 351-3400.
(WK 2/STATE 2)
Citrus trees (Bahrain). Bahrain Central Municipal Council (CMC) seeking U.S.
suppliers capable of providing citrus trees for use in beautification
programs. Organization specifically desires mature (min. 4 yrs old) oranges
(Navel) or F-l hybrid tangerine trees. Initial shipment of 50 trees for trial
planting. Follow-up orders of 5,000 trees envisioned. Agronomist requested
to accompany trees and oversee planting. Soil and/or soil enrichment products
required. Delivery by air ASAP. Trees shipped with dirt balls around roots.
Root balls are required. Price quotes CIF Manama, Bahrain. Appropriate
health certifications from APHIS required. CONTACT: Hassan Salem H. Al
Dossry, Park Directorate, Central Municipal Council, P.O. Box 53, Manama,
Bahrain. TELEX: 9601 BALDYA BN. Phone: 251003. (WK 2/TOFAS 262)
Barley, rice (Saudi Arabia). Wants 40,000 mt or more of U.S. No. 2 or better
barley. Packed in 50 kg new single jute bags. Delivery from Feb. 1984
onward. Arabic shipping marks to be printed on bags. Quote FOB and C&F.
Also wants approx. 5,000 mt yearly short grain rice. Packed in 100 lb
polyproylene bags with inner polyethylene. Delivery March/April. Description
of goods must be printed on bags in Arabic. Bank ref: Arab National Bank,
Mecca/Riyadh Bank, Jidda, Saudi Arabia. CONTACT: Mr. Saleh Kamil Gibreel or
Mr. Feza-Ur-Rehman, Osama Khairi Hafez Trading Est., Ibrahim Shakir Bldg, Apt.
504, Jidda, Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 402655 GITI SJ. Phone: (02)
6445041/6447422, Jidda. (WK 2/TOFAS 4)
White leek, parsley (Netherlands). Wants container loads of dehydrated white
leek and parsley. Quote CIF Rotterdam. Bank ref: Amro Bank N.V.,
Schoonhoven. CONTACT: Dika Fabrieken B.V., P.O. Box 5, 2870 Schoonhoven,
Netherlands. TELEX: 20941. CABLE: DIKA SCHOONHOVEN. Phone: 01823-2665.
(WK 2/TOFAS 7)
Wheat tender (Jordan). Tender for 25,000 50,000 tons of wheat. Closing
date for submitting bids is January 19, 1984. Bid specifications may be
purchased for a non-refundable fee of J.D.5 (Note: U.S. Dol 1.00 currently
equals J.D. 0.373). All offers must be submitted through Jordanian agents.
Firms submitting bids on this tender are requested also to send an information
copy to the Embassy Commercial Office, P.O. Box 354, Amman, Jordan; TELEX:
21510 USEMB JO. The Ministry of Supply provided the following specifications:
American U.S. No. 2 Hard Red Winter wheat; moisture max. 13%; foreign
materials: max. .01; test weight: .8 lbs per bushel min.; protein 11% min.;
shrunken and broken kernels 5% max.; must be free of live insects and damaged
kernels, and 1984 crop. CONTACT: Ministry of Supply, P.O. Box 830, Amman,
Jordan. TELEX: 21278 MINSUP JO. Phone: 667-141/661-174. (WK 2/TOFAS 121)
Sugar (West Germany). Wants cane or beet sugar. Quantity: 100,000 mt.
Quality: not less than 99.8, and not more than .05 moisture. Packaging: 50 kg
cloth poly-lined bags. QuoLe CIF/C&F free out Dubai, Abu Dhabi. Other
requirements: free flowing, free from lumps and impurities, sound and
merchantable condition. Delivery ASAP. Bank ref: Bank of America, 6000
Frankfurt/Main, West Germany. CONTACT: Mr. E.B. Robertz, Pacific Trading
Company, Lohkoppelstr. 27, 2000 Hamburg 76, West Germany. TELEX: 2164949.
Phone: 40-2996626. (WK 2/TOFAS 1)
Pineapple sprouts (West Germany). Wants pineapple sprouts. Quantity: 80,000
pieces. Quote: Free Casablanca, Morocco. Bank ref: Bank Fuer
Gemeinwirtschaft, Valentinskamp, 2000 Hamburg 36, West Germany. CONTACT: Ms.
Kuhlmann, Meridien Breckwoldt GMBH, Spaldingstr. 70, 2000 Hamburg 1, West
Germany. TELEX: 2162739. Phone: 40-237311. (WK 2/TOFAS 2)
Leather fern, potted plants, cut flowers, orchids (West Germany). Wants
leather fern, potted plants, cut flowers, and orchids. Quantity depends on
type of product offered and demand. Quality good to extra. Packed in
cartons. Delivery once a week. Other requirements: Phytosanitary certificate
must be available. Bank ref: Stadtsparkasse, 4650 Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck.
CONTACT: Ms. Baerbel Marx, Blumengrosshandel Baerbel Marx, Koenigsbergerstr.
44, 4650 Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. Phone: 209-81071. TELEX: 824543. (WK
Lentils, corn, sugpr (Ecaudor). Wants 500 mt of lentils, diameter 6
millimeter. Also wants 5,000 mt each of U.S No. 3 or better yellow corn and
refined white sugar. Each pact- ir 50 kilo bags. Delivery ASAP. Quote C&F
Guayaquil and FOB referential. Bani ref: Banco De Guayaquil; Casilla 1300;
Guayaquil, Ecuador. CONTACT: Francisco Perrone, Exportador Bananera El Rey,
9 De Octubre 725, 3er Piso, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Phone: 519-632, 522-834. (WK
Canner packed fowl (Switzerland). Wants deep frozen canner nack fowls, 3 lbs
and up per bird. '?gular shipments of 20 tons. Birds should be carefully
drawn and plucked, with canner trimmed legs, for Swiss soup producers, no
polylined or cryovac covers around bird, waxed cartons. Frozen bird
guaranteed without giblets, throat, neck and stump. No artificial materials
inside wax-carton, Birds packed naked so that soup producer only has to cut
open carton and empty whole contents in one turn onto rubber belts directly
into boiling autoclave. Packed in bulk cartons 60/70 lbs. net wt in 20 ton
container-. Delivery ASAP. Max. price 65 cents/lb. C&F Rotterdam insured by
U.S. insured up to Suiss Frontier in Basle, Bank ref: Gen. Zentralbank Ag,
4001 Basle, or St. Gallen KAntonalbank, 9430 St. Margrethen/Sg, Switzerland.
CONTACT: H. P. Gantenbein, Gantenbein Ag, Job. Brasselstrasse 16, P.O. Box
257; 9430 Margreth n/Sg, Switzerland. TELEX: SWITZERLAND 77228 GANST CH.
Phone: 071-71 19 33. (WK 2/TOFAS 1)
Tomato paste (Singapore). kanr- 50,000 cartons of tomato paste. Concen-
tration 22-24%, including 2% max., added salt. Free of preserving/coloring
agents, additives and foreign substances of any kind, new crop. Packed in
lithographed cans of 70 gms., nat weight made of prime tin inside lacquered,
lids lacquered both sides, tin, thickness not less than 16-18 guage. Prompt
delivery. Quote C&F, FOB. Bar, ref: Bank of America, Clitford Center, 24
Raffles Place, Singapore 0104. CONTACT: M. Ezzat, Afarco Trading (S) Pte.
Ltd, 70 Shenton Way. No. 03-0i marina a House, Singapore 0207. TELEX: RS28728
AFARCO. Phone: 2235105. (W} 2iIOFAS 5)
Chocolate blocks (Singapore). Wants semi-processed chocolate blocks. Quantity
depending on quality. Quality premium. Export packaging. Delivery prompt.
Quote CIF Singapore (with brochures and price list). Bank ref: DBS, Shenton
Way Branch. CONTACT: Frederick Oh, Foods and Goods Enterprise, 17 Bedok
Avenue, Singapore 1646. TELEX: RS24217. Phone: 414271. (WK 2/TOFAS 6)
Decorative preserved palm (Sir : rp:.r). Wants pouliot decorative preserved
palm and other small trees made from natural plants, used for indoor
decoration. Quantity 5,000 leaves minimum. Preserved (both leaves and
flowers). Packed in cartons. Delivery prompt. Quote CIF Singapore (please
provide catalogues. Bank ref: 'long Kong "Shanghai Banking Corp. CONTACT:
Hudson S.H. Lim, Yong Seng Whatt Pre. Ltd, No. 1 Kim Chuan Lane, Singapore
1953. TELEX: RS34357 YSWLTD. ABLE: YONSENWHATT SINGAPORE. Phone: 2833924.
(WK 2/TOFAS 3)
Oats, rye, and barley (Venezuela). Wants 2,000 bags each of the following:
Oats, rye and barley. Packed in 150 lbs per bags, U.S. No. 2 quality for
human consumption. Like to deal only with U.S. based supplier. Quote CIF
Maracaibo. Bank ref: BCO. De Fomento Regional Los Andes, B0O. De Occidente.
CONTACT: Renato Ripanti, Ripanti Hnos., C.A., '.-rtado Postal 35, Merida,
Venezuela. Phone: In Merida: 52-45-08 and 52-25-03; In Caracas: 32-05-91.
Ginseng (Singapore). Wants American ginseng, antelope's horns, dried abalone,
dried sea-horse. Quantity sube' to availability. Quality all grades.
Packed in tin or carton. Prompt delivery. Quote C&F Singapore. Bank ref:
The Chartered Bank, MacPherson Branch. CONTACT: Wu Xi Chun, Nanchang
Development Pte. Ltd, Ang Mo Kit Central, P.O. Box 611, Singapore 9156.
TELEX: RS33427 DUCTS. Phone: 4584770. (WK 2/TOFAS 7)
Whisky, wines, canned food, liquor, canned truit juices, wheat (Singapore).
Wants whisky, wines, canned food, liquor, canned fruit juices, wheat.
Quantity depending on price. Top quality fit for human consumption. Standard
sea/air worthy packing. Delivery within 60 or 9U days from receipt of order.
Quote CIF Singapore. Bank ref: Bangkok Bank, Cecil Street, Singapore.
CONTACT: Thomas W. Hale, Natafel Consolidated Enterprise, Ang Mo Kio Central,
Box 527, Singapore 9156. TELEX: RS24-00 TM 1420. CABLE: THOMASUP. Phone:
4540990. (WK 2/TOFAS 10)
Corn starch (Singapore). Wants corn starch (Maize), approximately 10,000 kgs,
BP 1980 for tabletting. Packed in 50 kg. fibre board drum. Prompt delivery.
Quote CIF Singapore. Bank ref: Oub Bank, Robinson Branch. Contact: Miss
Yap Har Kheng (Pharmacist), Primary Industries Enterprise, 40 Kampong Java
Road, Singapore 0922. Telex: RS23926 PIESIN. Phone: 2534915. (Wk 2,
Nuts, popcorn, canned truits, gL.. bea:.s. n ., ., paas, snack foods, pickles
and juices (Singapo.rF 1 Wants no.s, popL rn. .: nnt-d fruits, green beans,
grLen peas, snack tood.., pi.kile nid )i i, .=. "uantily twu 20 tt. container
loads, .ood quality. PaaKed in tint or packets. Prompt delivery. Quote C&F
Singa:ore. Bank ref: bank of India, Robinson Rd, Singapore 0106. CuNTACI:
R.K. Jain, Arts Publishers Pte. Ltd., Rm 35, 3rd fl., Medeiros Bldg, 18 Cecil
Str., Singapore 01%b. 1ELEX: R13320j8 h.SAlhN. Phone: 5334075. (WK 2/TOFAS 9)
Hazel nuts, raisins, almonds, corn, wheat, starch, fish and prawn powder
ISingapore). Wants hazel ruts, raisins, almonds, corn "wheat edible starches
(pure white), itsn" pcawn' powder Ihuman grdL Quantity 50 to 100 tons each.
Quality A-B grade. Packed in poly bag and cartons. Prompt delivery. Quote
C&F Purr Kelang, CNF Penang Port. Bank ref: The Chase Manhattan Bank,
Raffles Branch. CONTACT: D.vid leh, Mikon Pre. Ltd, 101 Cecil Street, No.
16-05, Tong Eng Bidg, Singapore 0106. TELh\: RS39484. Phone: 2234551. (WK
Natural grass (Sultanate of Oman). Local distributor for agricultural
chemicals arn equipment also engaged in landscaping and gardening works would
like to bid on upcoming tender for supply, installation, and maintenance of a
natural grass arena infield, sport/stadium/complex in the capital area, near
Muscat. Grass should be Steril Hybrid Tirway Stolons grown in California.
Grass should be on a fine coarse. Looking for American firm who can supply
natural grass for arena infield about 7340 sq. mt. and machinery for planting
natural grass. Interested U.S. firms are asked to contact Assarain Garden
ASAP prior to January 20, 1934. LuNTACT: B.C. Patel, Manager, Assarain
Garden Center, P.O. Bo:; 4475, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman. TELEX: 5293 ASSARAIN
ON. (WK 3/STATE 141)
Luncheon meats, poiltcy (France). Wants 10,000 cases each of pure beef,
luncheon meats. Packed 48 boxes per case, 340 g; and frozen poultry 00-1-10i
gram each. Delive y February 1964. Premium quality. Certificate of health
is required. Quote CIF Alexandria. CONTACT: Georges lakovou, Codico, 3,
Sente Des Dorees, 75019 Paris, France. TELEX: 215 602 COD1FOP. CABLE:
CODICO. Phone: (1) 203.13-12. (WK 2/TOFAS 5)
Eggs (France). Wants 25 million eggs. Prer.ium quality. Packed 30 dozen per
case, 50-55 g each. Delivery February 1984. Certificate of health is
required. Quote (IF Tehran (Iran). CONTACT: Georges lakovou, Codico, 3,
Senate Des Lorees, 5019 Paris, France. TELEX: 215 602 CODIFOR. CABLE:
CODTCO. Pnone: (1) 203.13-12. (WK 2/TiFAS 7)
Rice, Sugar (Saudi Arabia). Wants 1,000 tons each of U.S. No. 1, parboiled
milled rice, and : fined sugar. Botn packed in 50 kg nylon bags, then jute
bags. Delivery ASAP. Shipping marks: Al Mushaikha to be in Arabic. Quote
C&F. Bank ref: Bank Al-Arabi Al-Watani in Gasim, Buraida. CONTACT: Sheikh
Ibrahim. Abdul Rahman Al-Abdulaziz Al-Mushaikha and Brothers Co., P.O. Box
230, Gasim, Buraida, Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 801032 MOSHKH SJ. Phone: (06)
323-2104. (WK 2/TO*FAS 9)
Ginger (Saudi Ard.ia). Want, fresh ginger, one 20-ft. reefer container.
Qialiry free ce i-irury, clean of soil. Baged in baskets of 10 kg. Quote FOB
and iCF Jidda. Bank rei: ..udi American/Jidda. CONTACT: Riaz Ahmed, Pharia
Est., P.L. 3ox 17323, Jidda, Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 405307 HAZ SJ. Phone:
6710709. (WK 2/;TFAS 10)
Logs and lumber (Hong Kong). Wants shipload of logs and lumber, No. 3 and
better. No restriction. Delivery first half of 1984. Quote FOB U.S. West
Coast. Bank ref: The National Commercial Bank, Ltd. CONTACT: Mr. K.T.
Chong, Victory Brothers and Co., 8/F. Fung Woo Bldg, 279-281 Des Voeux Road,
Central, Hong Kong. TELEX: 83722, 85622 VICWD HX. Phone: 5-431943 or
5-431944. (WK 2/ TOFAS 4)
Agricultural joint venture (Egypt). Seeks investors) to participate in a
joint venture in an integrated agrc-industrial project in Alexandria, Egypt.
Equity participation 25% more or less of initial capital U.S. $10 million.
Project will be raising poultry, cattle, fruit and vegetables on 10,000 acres
of a currently running agricultural farm with all infrastructure present; high
and low power, Nile water irrigation, paved roads, stables, labor housing,
offices, and visitor resthouse. CONTACT: Labib Ismail, President, Arab
American International Traders Corporation, (A.A.I.T.), 105 West 55th Street,
Suite 6-B, New York, New York 10019. Phone: (212) 586-8819. TELEX: 424270.
(WK 2/LETTER 1)
Rice, sorghum, vegetable oils, corn, wheat flour (Kenya). Islah Commercial
Agency, Mogsdishu, Somali Republic, is interested in purchasing following U.S.
Agricultural commodities in 1984: Rice long and short grain, 10-15%
broken; white sorghums; edible vegetable oils; corn (white preferred); wheat
flour. CONTACT: Ibrahim Salah Ibrahim, Managing Director, Islah Commercial
Agency, P.O. Box 1035, Mogadishu, Kenya. TELEX: 770 ISLAMOG. Phone: 21919
or 80912. (WK 2/TOFAS 3)
Foreign Market Development:
The International Association of Chain Stores is sponsoring the 33rd
Specialized Symposium and Exhibition, in Palais des Congres, Strasbourg,
France, March 18-20, 1984. The theme of this Symposium and Exhibition is "The
Selective Use of New DP Technology in Food Distribution", and an exhibition on
"DP and Retailing" will take place on the afternoon of March 18, 1984. The
proceedings will be translated into English and the fee for the three day
event is 3,900FF. Registration forms are available from the International
Association of Chain Stores, 61, Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France. Phone:
705-43-43. Telex: 270105 FTXFRA/ref: 372; or you may call Debra Henke, at
Agri-Energy China Business Development Mission. China will host a special
international mission of agri-business and natural resources executives, March
16-24, 1984, for talks designed to accelerate technology exchange and private
enterprise approaches for productivity in agriculture, food processing and raw
Co-sponsored by the Chinese Scientific and Technological Exchange Center for
Foreign Countries and the Agri-Energy Roundtable a non-porift organization
composed of international companies, the mission represents one of the first
of its type. Members of the mission will be U.S., European and Third World
business executives interested in strengthening private sector development in
China's agro-food sector.
For more information about the mission, please contact John Chambers, Mission
Coordinator, Agri-Energy Roundtable, telephone: 202-887-0528.
KOR HOTEL: The ATO in Seoul is planning to participate in the KOR HOTEL
exhibition scheduled for June 11-17, 1984. This event otherwise known as the
Korean International Hotel, Catering and Food Exhibition and is planned for
the following product categories: (1) Equipment, Machinery and fittings for
hotels; (2) Food processing and catering equipment; (3) Packing and Bottling
Equipment; and (4) Food and Beverages. The ATO will obtain 300 square feet of
exhibit space for FAS Cooperators, including regional State groups, for
generic promotion, at no charge.
Should the cooperators or regional groups wish to have commercial represen-
tatives in attendance they will have to rent their own space. This also
applies to commercial firms. The cost of renting a booth is $2,250, and
additional costs which would include furniture, floor covering, signs and
utility charges are estimated at $650. The cost for an interpreter is
estimated at $300.
Those wishing to rent a booth space should contact LaVerne Brabant, ATO in
Seoul. His telex is K25823 SOLATO.
Cooperator and regional groups should contact: Robert E. Mannion, FAS, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Room 4932-South Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20250,
telephone: (202) 447-7927
Fruit and Wine Import Banned: As of October 17, 1983 to January 6, 1984, the
Government of the Phillipines imposed controls on the importation of certain
items, particularly fresh fruits, liquor and wine and electronic equipment, in
an effort to conserve foreign currency exchange resources. This ban is
intended to include traditional importers of these products. In due course,
tourist-oriented businesses (hotels, supermarkets, etc.) may make application
for import permission for these products up to 15% of their foreign exchange
earnings in the previous year.
U.S.A. Pavilion SIAL '84 The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has
changed the Exhibit Director of the U.S.A. Pavilion SIAL '84, Paris, France,
June 18-22, 1984. Debra Henke is no longer working on this project; she has
been assigned as the TORS Coordinator. Dugger Harris has assumed
responsibility for the SIAL '84 exhibit. If you have any questions about the
exhibit, you can reach Mr. Harris at (202) 475-3417. The sign-up deadline for
the exhibit is January 31. Space for the exhibit is limited and applicants
will be accepted on a graduated first-come, first-served basis.
David International Fair-March 15-16, 1984 Agriculture is the central theme
at the International Livestock Fair in David, Panama. Our Agricultural
Attache in Costa Rica, who also covers Panama reports the following items
should find a good acceptance there: soups, Mexican foods, spices, health
foods, seafood, hot sauces, seeds, beer, snacks, cigarettes, meat bases,
sauces, poultry bases, beef jerky, pecans, wines, flavored milk, dry milk,
juices, vienna sausages, peanuts, peanut brittle, country ham, charcoal, corn
(white and yellow), soybeans, canned meats, gravy, jelly, popcorn, wheat,
timber products and livestock.
Panama is an important dollar market for U.S. agricultural products which was
valued at $86.6 million in 1982. The Panama market is strong and there will
be potential buyers from near-by countries.
The participation fee is $50. Send check or money order made payable to:
American Embassy, USDA/FAS. For further information write to: Max F. Bowser,
Agricultural Attache, American Embassy, APO Miami 34020, telephone:
33-11-55. Cable: American Embassy, P.O. Box 10053, Jan Jose, Costa Rica.
U. S. Food Exhibits -- in Singapore and Hong Kong. U.S. agricultural
exporters will have a unique opportunity to explore the potential for their
food products in two key Asian markets next spring. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), in cooperation with several
U.S. trade associations and industry groups, is sponsoring American food
exhibits in Singapore (April 24-27) and in Hong Kong (May 1-2, 1984).
Both countries show excellent market potential. Exporters will have an
opportunity to demonstrate and promote their food products to retailers,
wholesalers, the hotel-restaurant and institutional trade and other food
Singapore has become one of the fastest growing markets in the world for food
products--thanks to its role as an Entrepot Center. Recent years have seen a
rapid rise in Singapore's economy which was accompanied by an increase in per
capital income. These factors, coupled with demand for quality foods by hotel
restaurants, tourists, the shipping and airline catering industry, and an
increasing number of foreign residents, make Singapore a growth market for
quality U.S. processed foods. U.S. exports of food to Singapore grew from $90
million in 1979 to an estimated $300 million in 1982. About 75 percent of
these products were re-exported to surrounding countries. Significant imports
include fruits and vegetables, grains, cereals and cereal preparation, coffee,
tea, sugar, spices, frozen poultry, dairy products, meat, meat preparation,
processed foods and U.S. breeder swine.
Hong Kong is a free port and the government seldom interferes in the export
trade. Most goods can enter Hong Kong duty-free and tariff-free.
Hong Kong is a large export market for U.S. oranges and grapes. Other U.S.
food items which find a market there include poultry, shell eggs, beef,
catfish, apples, melons, and lettuce. There is also potential for grocery
items as the number of retail food outlets continues to increase. Any food
product normally offered for sale to the U.S. food service industry can be
displayed and demonstrated at the two food shows. Exhibitor's fees are $500
for the Singapore "Food and Hotel Asia '84" show and $200 for the Hong Kong
show. Participants must have a representative at the show to discuss their
products with those attending the exhibit. While U.S. based representatives
are preferred, agents and/or distributors are also welcome. FAS will accept
participation agreements on a first-come, first-served basis until February
29, 1984. Participation fees must accompany the application for exhibit
space. For further information contact: Levi L. Turner, Agricultural
Marketing Specialist, Export Programs Division, Room 4944-S Building, Foreign
Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Telephone: (202) 475-3415
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
Ottice invites inquiries from anyone who believes that any of the propused
regulations notified under this heading could cause a trade problem. From
time to time we also receive proposals through our embassies in foreign
countries, as is the case this week. Requests for copies or questions can be
referred to Carolyn Wilson, USDA Technical Office, Room 5530 South Blgd.,
Washington, D.C. 2u250, or phone (202) 382-1327.
Saudi Arabia The Technical Office recently received a copy of the Saudi
amended proposed shelf life standards (notice of the original proposed
standards was published in 3-14-83 Export Briefs). The Standards Committee of
the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) is now accepting comments on
the proposed standards, as amended. The Committee will be meeting at the end
of this month to make its recommendations to the SASO Board. If the Board
adopts the Committee's recommendations, the proposed standards will then
CONTACTS FOR U.S. FARM PRODUCTS
A FREE EXPORT PROMOTION TOOL
The tradeletter, CONTACTS for U.S. Farm Products, is an export promotion
service offered FREE by the Ft. ign Agricultural Service to help American
companies introduce agricultural products to foreign markets. The CONTACTS
provides names and addresses of U.S. suppliers and a brief description of the
agricultural products they offer to potential foreign buyers.
CONTACTS is designed to help publicize the availability of U.S. agricultural
products and services in foreign markets. The CONTACTS tradeletter will allow
a U.S. supplier to advertise their product or service in a free 100 word or
less trade announcement. The newsletter is transmitted overseas monthly to
our Agricultural Officers where they distribute it to agricultural importers.
In addition, the newsletter is translated into Japanese, Spanish, French,
Italian, and Greek.
If you would like to participate in this program contact the marketing
representative with your State Department of Agriculture, or call (202)
447-7103 for further information on how to participate in the CONTACTS
program. While preference for participation in this program is given to
new-to-market products and new-to-export firms, all firms are invited to
Through the use of computer technology, the Foreign Agricultural Service can
provide you with mailing lists of U.S. food exporters or potential foreign
food importers. The domestic and foreign data bases have been under
development for the last three years and are being constantly updated. For a
nominal service charge we can provide you with the names, addresses, telephone
numbers and telex numbers of domestic exporters or potential foreign importers
for a wide range of commodities. If you would like more information please
write to the address below and indicate your preference for foreign or
domestic data. In supplying the mailing lists, the Department of Agriculture
and the Foreign Agricultural Service does not guarantee reliability of the
domestic suppliers or foreign importers.
Foreign Agricultural Service
Export Programs Division, Room 4945-S
TORS Mailing Lists
Washington, D.C. 20250
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE COMMODITY SPECIALISTS
In an effort to provide our subscribers with more comprehensive information we
have included a listing of several divisions of the Foreign Agricultural
Service. If you have a commodity-specific question concerning a marketing or
analytical related problem please contact the specific Commodity and Marketing
Programs division for assistance. If you are concerned about trade issues
such as product acceptance in a country or a trade policy related question
please contact the appropriate division in International Trade Policy.
COMMODITY AND MARKETING PROGRAMS
DIVISION ROOM NO. TELEPHONE
AREA CODE (202)
Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division 6616-S 447-8031
Grain & Feed Division 5603-S 447-4168
Horticultural and Tropical Products Division 6603-S 447-6590
Oilseeds and Products Division 5646-S 447-7037
Tobacco, Cotton and Seeds Division 5932-S 382-9516
Forest Products Staff 4554-S 382-8138
INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY
Trade Policy Planning and Analysis Division 5530-S 382-1312
Inter-America and Western Europe Division 5506-S 382-1338
Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe Division 5548-S 382-1289
FOREIGN AGRICULTURE CIRCULARS
The Foreign Agricultural Service issues a number of Foreign Agriculture Circulars during the year on various commodities
and export services for the food and agricultural trade, as well as specialized publications pertaining to individual commodities.
HOW TO ORDER: Check the title of each publication you wish to order. Remit a check for the total amount payable to
the Foreign Agricultural Service. Only checks on U.S. banks, cashier's checks, or international money orders will be accepted
in payment. NO REFUNDS CAN BE MADE. Mail this form to: Foreign Agricultural Service
Information Services Staff, Room 5918-S
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250
PLEASE ENTER THE NUMBER OF SUBSCRIPTIONS DESIRED BELOW: SUBSCRIPTION RATE
10003 COFFEE (3 ssWe) S 5.00 $10.00
10004 COTTON (12 issues) 20.00 30.00
DAIRY. LIVESTOCK & POULTRY:
10005 EXPORT TRADE & PROSPECTS (8 issues) 14.00 22.00
10006 MEAT & DAIRY MONTHLY IMPORTS (12 issues) 20.00 25.00
10007 DAIRY SITUATION (2 issues) 3.00 4.00
10006 LIVESTOCK & POULTRY SITUATION (2 issues) 4.00 7.00
10009 ALL 24 REPORTS LISTED ABOVE 41.00 58.00
10010 WORLD GRAIN SITUATION & OUTLOOK (18 issues) 31.00 45.00
10011 EXPORTIV W KETS FOR US. GRAIN (12 issues) 20.00 30.00
10013 USSR GRAIN SITUATION & OUTLOOK (12 issues) 15.00 20.00
10014 ALL 42 REPORTS LISTED ABOVE 66.00 95.00
10015 HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS 112 issues) 20.00 30.00
10016 OILSEEDS & PRODUCTS 114 issues) 30.00 45.00
10017 SEEDS (4 issues) 9.00 15.00
10018 SUGAR. MOLASSES & HONEY (4 issues) 7.00 11.00
10019 TEA, SPICES & ESSENTIAL OILS 13 issues) 5.00 7.00
10020 TOBACCO (12 issues 25.00 40.00
10021 WORLD CROP PRODUCTION (12 issues) 18.00 25.00
10022 COCOA 2 issues) 3.00 4.00
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