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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
Promotion Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
DEC 06 1983
December 5, 1983
IF.A.S.- Uri. of Florida
Dry milk powder (S itt rabrtiat-Wants-dry milk powder, 7 to 10,000 mt, 26 to
28% fat, packed in bulk or in cartons. Delivery first quarter of 1984. Quote
CIF Alexandria (Egypt). Bank ref: Saudi-Cairo Bank, Dammam. CONTACT:
Z.A.K. Zafar, Manager, Int'l Associated Cargo Carriers, P.O. Box 4636, Damman
31412, Saudi Arabia. TELEX: 601511 IACC SJ. Phone: (03)8343089 & 8323425.
(WK 47/TOFAS 230)
Bakery operation (Bahrain). A leading Bahraini businessman has advised the
Agricultural Trade Office of his plans to expand his bakery operation. He
wishes to contact American firms capable of providing the equipment required
to complete this modernization. Firm desires to produce a full line of
labeled goods including the traditional Lebanese flat-round bread. CONTACT:
Hameed Al-Nooh, Gen. Manager, Abedali Essa Al-Nooh & Sons Co. WLL, P.O. Box
320, Manama, Bahrain. TELEX: 8330 ALNOOH BN. Phone: 253994 & 252427. (WK
Soybeans (Egypt). Wants soybeans, U.S. No. 2, bagged, 5,000 tons every two
months up to approx. 30,000 tons. First delivery ASAP. Quote CIF Safaga.
Bank ref: Sohag National Bank. CONTACT: Baha Aly Mubarak, Egyptian
Industrial & Trading Co., El Traa' El Gergawya Street, El Gharbia Sohag
Governorate, P.O. Box 23, Egypt. TELEX: 9373 AMEMB UN (U.S. EMBASSY).
Phone: 22116/23118. (WK 47/TOFAS 419)
Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions (Ireland). The government of Ireland will lift
the ban on fresh tomato imports effective November 28, 1983. The fruit
importers of Ireland would like to receive offers for tomatoes, cucumbers and
onions. Respond by telex to Tony McLaughlin, TELEX: 25267 or 24270. (WK
Firewood bundles (Canada). Wants firewood bundles, quantity to be
determined. Consumer carry home packaging. Hardwood, Split 12 or 16 inch
lengths. Bank ref upon request. CONTACT: James Lowery, 15 McDonald Ave.,
Inglewood, Ont. Lom 1KO, Canada. Phone: (416) 838-2223. (WK: 47/TOFAS 150)
Issued weekly by the Export Promotion Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Beef, lamb carcasses (Cyprus). Wants offers for frozen boneless beef or lamb
carcasses for immediate delivery. Quote CIF Larnaca Port, South Cyprus.
Delivery by refrigerated ship or plane. Payment: Letter of Credit or
preferably cash against documents. Bank ref: The Bank of Cyprus Ltd., 25
King Paul I Square, P. 0. Box 93, Larnaca, Cyprus. CONTACT: Alps Cold Stores
Ltd., P. 0. Box 224, Larnaca, Cyprus. TELEX: 2755 CY. Phone: (357)
41-52845. Cable: ALPS, Larnaca. (WK: 47/St. 5310)
Sausage casings (Sweden). Wants sausage casings made of lamb, of sheep,
approx. 2,000 per month, prime. Packed 21-23 mm in diameter, 20-22 is
acceptable, salted and assorted rolled into tubes. Quote CIF per 100 yards,
for Helsinki, Finland. CONTACT: Franklin Brooks, Four Winds Trading Company,
P. 0. Box 101, S-651 03 Karlstad, Sweden. TELEX: 66000. Phone: 054/10 09
30. (WK: 47/TOFAS 187)
Tallow (Colombia). Wants bleached tallow, 500 mt per month of one of the two
described quality products. Spec: bleached 0.5 red; titre test 42
centigrades; SSA 2% min; 1% color FAC 7-9. Delivery beginning in January
1984. USDA quality certificate required. Quote FOB shipping port. Bank
ref: Banco Del Estado, Tequendama Branch; Banco Ganadero, Main Office.
CONTACT: Luis Lara, Inversiones La Rueda Ltda., Apartado 018946, 45-356
Frotr, Colombia. Phone: 298-1493 or 267-3734. (WK: 46/TOFAS 267)
Raisins, dried apricots, walnuts, peanuts, prunes and salt iodizing agent
(Spain). Wants seedless raisins, dried apricots, peanuts and walnuts, shelled
and unshelled by the container. Packaging in bulk, in small bags or boxes for
retail sale. Different varieties. Also wants salt iodizing agent and prunes
with and without stone. Packed in 200 gram bags and boxes for retail sale
under own brand name. Quote CIF Bilbao or Barcelona. Delivery ASAP. Bank
ref: Banco Exterior De Espana, Avda. Libertad, 30, Sanseastian. CONTACT:
Julio Medrano, Alical, S.A., Paseo De Loc Olmos, 5, San Sebastian, Spain.
TELEX: 36582 DEXT E. Phone: (43) 397 945. (WK: 47/TOFAS 323)
Corn, soybean meal (W. Germany). Wants corn for poultry feed, U.S. No. 3 or
No. 4, or other cheaper quality corn, and soybean meal for cattle feed, rough
ground low protein, or other cheaper quality meal. Total quantities 200,000
mt of each commodity. Delivery 20,000 mt each every two months. Offer FOB,
bulk shipping, on basis US. Payment Letter of Credit established by German
prime bank. The quality colour, etc. is not decisive, the price only.
CONTACT: Rocco Tirone, ITEL GmbH and Co., Office of General Manager,
Landwehrstrabe 28, D-8000 Munchen 2, W. Germany. TELEX: 5213479 EXPOD.
Phone: (089)592681. (WK 47/LETTER 117)
Frozen blueberries (England). UK company wishes to import initially one ton
of top quality frozen blueberries in bulk. Delivery ASAP. Quote FOB. Bank
ref: Barclays Bank, 800-802 Finchley Road, London NW11. CONTACT: G.
Dinerstein, Dees American Cheesecake Ltd., 1023 Finchley Road, London NW11
7ES, England. Phone: 014587974. (WK 47/TOFAS 11)
Red Emperor Grapes (England). UK fresh produce importer wishes to import
refrigerated container loads of best quality Emperor grapes. Packed in bags,
both wrapped and plain. Delivery ASAP. Quotations C&F, London. Bank ref:
Coutts & Co, Strand, London. CONTACT: A. K. Ballantine, A.K. Ballantine
Limited., Guildford Road, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey GU24 OBX, England.
CABLE: FRUITFUL LONDON. Phone: 011 44 48 672364. (WK 47/TOFAS 12)
Wheat (Yemen Arab Republic). The Ministry of Supply announced a tender for
100,000 metric tons of white wheat, any origin. Usually specify No. 2 Western
White, 12% moisture, 10% protein. Interested firms should contact address
below for details. CONTACT: MH. Zawia, General Manager, Alrowaishan
Establishment, P.O. Box 982, Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic. TELEX: 2447
RWISHN YE. (WK 47/TOFAS 2447)
Wheat (Yemen Arab Republic). Wants approx. 700,000 mt (according to terms of
Yemeni government tender), No. 2 Western white wheat, in bulk. Delivery
during 1984 according to terms to tender. Quote C&F Hodeidah, Yemen. Bank
ref: The Yemen Bank, Sanaa/The Indosuez Bank, Sanaa. CONTACT: Fozi Abdalla,
Commercial Manager, Balohom International for Trading and Investment, P.O. Box
1516, Sanaa, Yemen Arab Republic. TELEX: 2342 LAHOM YE. CABLE: LAHOM.
Phone: 967-2-225530 & 225535. (WK 47/TOFAS 232)
Rice (Yemen Arab Republic). Wants approx. 5,000 mt (according to terms of
Yemeni government tender), U.S. No. 2 parboiled long grain. Packed in double
jute bags. Delivery in 1984 (according to terms of tender). Quote C&F
Hodeidah, Yemen. Bank ref: The Yemen Bank, Sanaa/The Indosuez Bank, Sanaa.
CONTACT: Fozi Abdalla, Commercial Manager, Balhom International for Trading &
Investment, P.O. Box 1516, Sanaa, Yemen Arab Republic. TELEX: 2342 LAHOM
YE. CABLE: LAHOM. Phone: 967-2-225530 and 225535. (WK 47/TOFAS 233)
Walnut seedlings (Portugal). Wants walnut seedlings, 350 trees, Fir (75),
Amigo (75), Harley (100) and Franquette (100). Packed in plastic bags, or any
other suitable packing. Delivery ASAP. Planting of seedlings must take place
between January and February 1983. Quote C&F, air freight. Bank ref: Banco
Borges & Irmao, Praca Do Municipio, 1100 Lisboa. CONTACT: Jose Manuel Pinto,
Planco-Comercio Internacional, Sarl, Rue Castilho 75-8 Esq., 1200 Lisboa,
Portugal. TELEX: 14496 PLANCO P. Phone: LISBON, 571093/537458/571149. (WK
Mistletoe, holly (Malaysia). Wants fresh mistletoe, holly, door swags
(garlands). Quantity, quality, and packaging not specified. Delivery in time
for Christmas supermarket sales. Quote CIF Kuala Lumpur (air shipment). Bank
ref: Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp, Kuala Lumpur. CONTACT: Mrs. M.L.
Yeap, Fima Supermarket (Malaysia) Bhd, Komplex Kewangan (12 th Fl.), Jin. Raja
Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. TELEX: 30724 FISUMA MA. Phone:
(03)422177. (WK 47/TOFAS 229)
Douglas fir (Hong Kong). Wants Douglas fir logs, (100,000 cm) 20,000,000 bfm
"scribner", sawnmill No. 2 and better, allowing max. 5% No. 3. Delivery
early 1984. Quote C&F China Port or FOB. Bank ref: Hong Kong & Shanghai
Banking Corporation. CONTACT: Arthur Yeung, Bandung Co., 7A Lee May Bldg,
788 Nathan Rd, Kowloon, Hong Kong. TELEX: 41206 UNWIN HX. Phone:
3-812188. (WK 47/TOFAS269)
Dried fruits (Hong Kong). Wants assorted dried fruits apple, peaches,
pears, apricots, bananas (dehydrated), in chunks, slices, pieces, and diced.
Diced prunes and prune paste, one metric ton, all grades. Packed in bulk.
Delivery ASAP. Quote FOB and CIF Hong Kong. Bank ref: Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
CONTACT: Rudolph A. Miniachi, Ramlee Enterprises, Alpha House, 27-33 Nathan
Road, 6/F, Flat H, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. TELEX: 37174 DSPAC HX.
Phone: 3-7234700. (WK 47/TOFAS 270)
Edible nuts, raisins (Hong Kong). Wants nuts, filberts-almonds, walnuts,
peanuts, fig: chopped, paste and concentrate. Raisins: whole, paste,
concentrate, chopped, one metric ton of each, all grades. Packed in bulk.
Delivery ASAP. Quote FOB and CIF Hong Kong. Bank ref: Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
CONTACT: Rudolph A. Miniaci, Ramlee Enterprises, Alpha House, 27-33 Nathan
Road, 6/F Flat F, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. TELEX: 37174 DSPAC HX.
Phone: 3-7234700. (WK 47/TOFAS 271)
Wheat, soybean oil (Bangladesh). Bangladesh trading firm is interested in
representing U.S. suppliers) of wheat, soybean oil refined, crude degummed
soybean oil. Bank ref: Bangladesh Credit and Commerce International Bank,
Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka, Bank of Indosuez, Motijheel C.A. Dhaka,
American Express Bank, Motijheel C.A. Dhaka. CONTACT: Kamal Rehman,
Comimpex, 47 Dilkusha, C.A., Bangladesh. TELEX: 642'59. CABLE: INDENTMAN.
(WK 47/TOFAS 119)
Baby chicks (Nigeria). Wants day-old chicks, 5,000 cartons every two weeks.
Healthy chicks, 12 chicks per carton. Delivery ASAP. All documents to be in
English language. Quote CIF, Port Harcourt. Bank ref: African Continental
Bank, Aba Branch. CONTACT: Amaechi Obidi, Amco Trading Company (Nigeria),
211 Tenant Road, Aba, Nigeria. (WK 47/TOFAS 152)
Foreign Market Developments
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.
Notice of Foreign Proposals Concerning Standards in Agriculture. As required
of all signatories to the GATT Standards Code, the following notifications of
foreign proposed standards-related rules have been provided for the
information and comment of interested agencies and firms. The Technical
Office invites inquiries from anyone who believes that any of the proposed
regulations notified under this heading could cause a trade problem. Requests
for copies or questions can be referred to Carolyn Wilson, USDA Technical
Office, Room 5530 South Agriculture Building, Washington, D.C. 20250; or
phone (202) 382-1327. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposals should
include the TBT Notification Number in their communication.
The European Community (EC) TBT Notification 83.229. The EC Commission is
proposing an amendment to EC Council Directive 75/106 of December 19, 1974
(Product Covered Wine) regarding alignment of EC member state laws on the
making-up by volume of certain prepackaged liquids. The Commission has stated
that it has become necessary to amend the regulations in order to: 1) achieve
total harmonization of the ranges of nominal quantities for all products in
the wine sector; and 2) revoke the provision of Articles 5:4 since questions
relating to the recycling of packages for beverages are being reexamined
within an appropriate framework. The objective and rationale for this
proposal are to provide consumer protection through greater market
transparency. The final date for comments is December 15, 1983.
Sweden TBT Notification 83.225. Sweden's National Food Administration is
proposing a revision to regulations on certain foodstuffs (product covered -
perishable prepackaged foodstuffs). The draft regulations would require a
date of minimum durability" and a "packaging date" for prepackaged foods
whose durability is dependent on cool storage (not exceeding plus 8 degrees
C.) These proposed requirements would replace the existing "use-by-date"
requirements for such foods. The objective and rationale for the proposal are
to protect human health and ensure fair practices in food trade. The final
date for comments is December 15, 1983.
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 Foreign 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
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Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division
Grain and Feed Division
Horticultural and Tropical Products Division
Oilseeds and Products Division
Tobacco, Cotton and Seeds Division
Forest Products Staff
INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY
Trade Policy Planning and Analysis Division
Inter-America and Western Europe Division
Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe Division
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