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i"t 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
Promotion Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
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S.- ISSUE NO# 15, 1982
0594 Mungo beans (France). Wants dolique Vigna mungo seeds. Quantity: 2,400
kilos. Quality: purity 98 germination 85. Packaging: sacks. Shipment
ASAP. Quote: CIF French Port. Bank ref: Union De Banques A Paris 26, Rue
D'Avron, 75020 Paris, Frahce. Contact: Mr. Y. Mallet, Omnium Frabcaus
D'Exportation, 91, Rue Lauriston, B.P. 403.16, 75769 Paris Cedex 16. Telex:
611369 F. Phone: (1) 505.13.83.
0612- Canned fruit, meat, vegetables (Guatemala). Suppliers needed for canned
0613 fruit, fruit cocktail, fruit salad, fruit pie mixes, packed in all size cans;
canned meats, containing 20 percent or more meat, all size cans; and canned
vegetables, all types, packed in all size cans. Quantities open. Quote CIF
San Pedro Sula, against L/C or suppliers' terms; also catalogs and price
lists. Annual sales potential about dols 200,000. Bank ref: Banco Del
Comercio, San Pedro Sula. Contact: David Coello R., General Manager,
Agropecuaria Technica, S.A. De C.V., Apartado Postal 236, San Pedro Sula,
Honduras. Phone: 544719. Telex: 5588 HT. Cable: AGROTEC.
(614 Parboiled rice (Chile). Supplier of parboiled rice, long grain, needed.
Quantity: 15 tons. Quality: Class A. Packaging: 50 kilogram paper bags.
Shipment: April 82. Quote: CIF Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco de Chile,
Ahumada 251, Santiago. Contact: Fernando Monckeberg, Sociedad Distribuidora
De Alimentos Conin Ltda., PanAmericana Norte 3360, Santiago, Chile. Cable:
CASILLA 90, CORREO 7, SANTIAGO. Phone: 378323, 373662, 376208.
0615 Sugar (Chile). Wants to buy 20 mt. refined sugar. Quality: Grade 1, 99.7
percent polarization, maximum 0.05 ash and 0.05 moisture. Packaging: 80
kilograms water proof nylon bags. Shipment: June 1982. Quote: CIF
Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco Sudamericano, Morande 226, Santiago. Contact:
Rene Gonzalez Vera, Agricola Y Ganadera Santa Teresa Ltda., Monjitas 581, Of.
72, Santiago, Chile. Phone: 394848.
0616 Rice (Chile). Desires 15 tons of white rice, long grain, Grade 1, maximum 4
percent broken, 80 kilogram bags. Shipment: June 1982. Quote: CIF
Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco Sud Americano, Morande 226, Santiago. Contact:
Rene Gonzalez Vera, Agricola Y Ganadera Santa Teresa Ltda., Monjitas 581, Of.
72, Santiago, Chile. Phone: 394848.
Issued weekly by the Export Promotion Division, Foreign Agricultural Service. U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250.
0617 Tapioca (Greece). In the market for tapioca. Need 1,000 tons immediately;
expect to order 20,000 tons/year. Packaging: bagged. Quote: CIF Piraeus,
send samples if possible. Bank ref: Ionian and Popular Bank, 3rd September
St. Branch, Athens; National Bank of Greece, Pyrgos, Greece; General Bank,
Kallithea Branch, Athens. Contact: Apostolos Apostol, X. I. Theoharis S.A.,
Pyrgos, Ilias, Greece. Telex: 210-755 GR. Cable: "THEHARES" PYRGOS.
Phone: 7708-335 or 7702-775.
0618- Margaine, butter, raisins (Taiwan). Trading company wishes to import one 20
0620 foot container each of margarine and butter, U.S. origin. Packaging: 120
pieces per carton, 125 grams each piece. Also desires one container (size
not specified) of raisins, 30 pounds net per carton. Quote C&F Keelung.
Bank ref: HBU Bank, Taipei. Contact: Dutch Fiedler, KLB Agencies, Inc.,
P.O. Box 68-1608, Taipei, Taiwan. Telex: 28772 DEWIT. Phone: 882-7007.
0621 Abalone (Taiwan). Wishes to import 1,300 cartons of canned abalone ASAP.
Quote FOB or C&F Keelung. Also desires to import unspecified quantity of
abalone shells, Top Grade for jewelry. Quote FOB or C&F Keelung price per
kilogram. Bank ref: HBU Bank, Taipei. Contact: Dutch Fiedler, KLB
Agencies, Inc., P.O. Box 68-1608, Taipei, Taiwan. Telex: 28772 DEWIT.
0622 Shrimp (Taiwan). Needs about 6 containers per year of South Pole frozen
shrimp for use as fishing bait. Supplies normally obtained from Japan, but
Japan has temporarily banned its export. Packaging should be in PVC bags in
cartons. Quote FOB & C&F Keelung prices. First container needed within I to
2 months. Bank ref: Bangkok Bank, Taipei, or Chang HUA Commercial Bank,
Taipei. Contact: John Hung, Dicky Local Products Co., Ltd., P.O. Box No.
28-90, Shihlin, Taipei, Taiwan. Office located at No. 759, 2nd Fl., Chung
Shan North Road, Section 5, Taipei, Taiwan. Telex: 24202 DLPC. Cable:
DLPC TAIPEI. Phone: 831-6341 or 834-5166.
0623 Tomato paste (Taiwan). Desires manufacturers offers for 5 million cans (150
to 210 grams size) of tomato paste, 26 to 30 degrees brix. Cans should be
without labels. Quotations should be CIF Hong Kong and Singapore. Partial
shipments of one million cans acceptable. Bank ref: Chang HUA Commercial
Bank, Taipei and Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Taipei. Contact:
Edmond Choy, Hovertex Co., Ltd., 129 Sung Chiang Road, 5th Floor, Taipei,
Taiwan. Telex: 27441 or 21599. Phone: 542-1616. Cable: HOVERTEX.
0624 Salted raw pigskin (Taiwan). Supplier needed for 100,000 to 200,000 pieces
per month of salted raw pigskin for tanner use. Quality grading by weight.
Packed on pallets. Shipments year round. Veterinary certificate required.
Quote C&F and FOB. Bank ref: HUA Nan Commercial Bank, Nanking East Rd.,
Branch. Contact: Te-Yuan (T.Y.) Lai, Kyomotsu Trading Co., Ltd., 12th Floor,
No. 136, Hsin Yi Road, Section 4, Taipei, Taiwan. Telex: 22883. Phone:
(02) 7004657 to 8 or (02) 7025484.
0625 Shark liver oil (Japan). In the market for shark liver oil. Quantity: 2,000
kgs. per year. The product must be refined. Specific information to include
type and name of shark, etc. required. Appropriate packaging for
institutional use. Immediate delivery by surface shipment. Quote CIF
Tokyo/Yokohama. Bank ref: Taiyo Kobe Bank, Muro-Machi Branch, Tokyo.
Contact: NR, Shinichi Takano, Muromachi Kagaku Kogyo Kaisha Ltd., No. 3,
4-Chome, Muro-Machi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Telex: J26444
MUROMACH. Cable: MUROCHEM TOKYO. Phone: (03) 241-7191.
0626 Wheat germ oil (Japan). Wants (A) wheat germ oil extract and (B) Acerolla.
Quantity: 2 mt for each item. Quality: (A) buyer prefers product which
contains more than 100 milli-grams of beta-alpha-tocopherol per one gram of
product; (B) must be in powder form & rich in vitamin C. Packaging: (A)&(B)
institutional size cans, 20 kgs. to a can. Immediate delivery by surface
shipment. Quote FOB. Bank ref: Nihon Kogyo Bk, Main Office, Tokyo.
Contact: Masayuki Sakurai, Overseas Div., Sogo Co., Ltd., c/o
Shin-Nishiginza Bldg., 2-2-2, Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Telex: 2524266
SOGOTK J. Cable: SOGOTKYOD TOKYO. Phone: (03) 561-1788.
0627 Grocery lines (Singapore). Desires dairy produce, coffee, biscuits, fresh
and dried fruits/vegetables, jams, canned food, meat products, cereal/grains,
and pet food. Container load shipments. Packaging consumer pack and
institutional pack. Prompt delivery desired. Quote C&F Singapore. Bank
ref: Mitsubishi Bank Ltd., Singapore Branch. Contact: Lim Mah Tat, Meidi-Ya
Singapore Co. PTE Ltd., 4 Stanley Street (2nd Fl.), Singapore 0106. Telex:
RS 20667. Cable: MEIDIYA. Phone: 2237588.
0628 Grocery lines (Singapore). Supplier wanted for beverages, canned food, jams,
and other foodstuffs; one 20 ft. container per shipment. Prompt delivery
wanted. Quote: CIF/C&F Singapore. Bank ref: Development of Singapore,
Rochor Branch, Rochor Centre, Singapore 0718. Contact: Tan Buck Cheng, Goh
Joo Hin, 244 Rochor'Road, Singapore 0718. Telex: RS27205 GOHBRO. Phone:
0629- Corn, meat & fish meal (Syria). The General Organization for Fodder (GOF,
0630 P.O. Box 4797, Damascus, Telex 411089 SY ALAF) requires offers for: (A)
75,000 tons plus/minus 5 pct. yellow corn, U.S. No. 3 or better, new crop.
Offer deadline May 10, 1982. Offers should be valid until May 12, 1982.
Shipment: 25,000 tons plus/minus 5 pct. each by June 30, 1982, July 30, 1982
and August 30, 1982. Minimum interval of 20 days between applicable
shipments. (B) 10,500 tons meat and bone meal and 5,000 tons of fish meal.
Offer deadline May 3, 1982. Offers should be valid until May 5, 1982.
Shipment: half the quantity of each type should be shipped by June 30, 1982
and the other half can be shipped by July 30, 1982. Quote: C&F Full Liner
Terms Syrian Ports and C&F Free Out Syrian Ports in one shipment during June
1982. Specifications and conditions: crude protein in dry matter 55.55 pct.
minimum in the meat and bone meal and 72 pct. minimum in the fish meal.
demurrage maximum U.S. dollars 4,000 for the meat and bone meal and maximum
U.S. dollars 1,750 for fish meal. For all products a 2 pet. bid bond,
confirmed by commercial bank of Syria Branch 6 (Telex 411351 SY), must be
submitted with offer or separately before offer deadline. Upon purchase
confirmation, the Bid Bond has to be replaced by a 5 pct. performance bond
within seven working days and prior to the opening of the Letter of Credit.
A certificate of origin is required, confirmed by designated
representatives. The buyer has the right to nominate an international
superintendence company for inspection at port of loading and another company
for reinspection at destination within 20 days of goods delivery. Analysis
certificate established by a laboratory named by buyer on sellers account, is
also required. Discharging rate 150 tons per hatch per WWD max 750 tons,
demurrage 35 cents per ton per WWD, max U.S. dollar 8,000. Shipment on
vessels not exceeding 15 years, accepted up to 20 years, overage insurance
premium is seller's account.
0631 Offal (Mexico). In the market for offal from cattle, hogs, sheep, or lambs.
Quantity not specified. Catalogs, price list and specifications requested.
Purchase in cash. Correspondence may be in English. Contact: Mr. Horacio
Angeles, Mercados Tecnicos Especializados, S.A., Tlacoquemecatl No. 69, Col.
Del Valle, Delegacion Benito Juarez, 03100 Mexico, D.F. Phone: (905)
575-6955. Cable: BANAMEX.
0632 Rabbit Raising Farms (Saudi Arabia). Interested in establishing contacts
with U.S. farms specializing in raising domesticated rabbits in an effort to
evaluate possibility of creating a rabbit raising farm in Saudi Arabia.
Contact: Saleh Malaikah, President, Tamimi & Malaikah Co., P.O. Box 1293,
Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Phone: 634-9020. Telex: 601525 TAREK SJ.
0633 Health foods (Mexico). Wants to buy health foods (natural): lecithin, algae,
vegetables concentrates, etc. Catalogs, price lists and samples requested.
Purchase will be in cash or through a Letter of Credit. Correspondence may
be in English. Contact: Miguel Velazquez C. Gerente, Velfa Industrial,
S.A. De C. V., Parral No. 78-BIS-404, Col. Condesa, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc,
06140 Mexico, D.F. Phone: (905) 286-2566 and 286-5178. Cable: BANCOMER.
0634 Pectin (Niger). Importer runs a plant to process fruits and vegetables and
would like to import 100,000 plastic bottles.per year for jams, sauces, and
syrups. He would also like to import pectin to process jellies. Requests
prices C.I.F. Lome, Togo. Contact: M. Ali Don Bouzou, Director, Conconiger,
B.P. 110, Maradi, Niger, Phone: 410212.
0635 Honey (Portugal). Wanted a supplier of honey "extra light amber". Quantity:
350,000 kgs. to be divided in quarterly shipments of 50,000 kgs. each with
first delivery on or about June 1982. Packaging: lacquered metal drums.
Quote: CIF/Lisbon per ton. Bank ref: Banco Nacional Ultramarino
(Campolide), Portugal. Contact: Mr. Mario Macedo Caixeiro, Matepe Mat.
Primas Industrialis, Lda., Rue Possidonio Da Skilva, 103-l-Esq., Lisbon,
Portugal. Telex: 12366 MATEPE. Phone: 606597-600593.
0636 Onion seeds (Hong Kong). In the market for 10,000 Ibs., first grade, onion
seeds. Packaging: 1 Ib per tin. Need ASAP. Quote: CIF Hong Kong. Bank
ref: Nanyang Commercial Bank. Contact: Mr. Choy Kin Yin, Hung Fat Trading
Co., Flat Al 13/F, Bay View House, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Telex: 3573.
0637 Sheep (Peru). Four sheep rams, Corriedale, 2-3 years old, needed. Must be
registered, best quality, open face. Immediate delivery by plane or vessel.
Health sanitary certificate needed. Quote: CIF Callao. Bank ref: Banco
International. Contact: Ing. Eugenio Ludena, Said Pachacutec Ltda. No. 7,
Av. 28 De Julio 1166, La Victoria Lima, Peru. Phone: 24-6941. Cable:
20286 PE ATTENTION ING. LUDE A.
0638 Peach stones (Argentina). Needs 500 kg. of peach stones. Nemaguard variety
with 98 percent germination power. Ship in cases. Shipment: June 1982, air
freight. Quote: CIF Neuquen, Argentina. Bank ref: City Bank. Contact:
Mr. Juan E. Rosauer, 1 Los Alamos De Rosauer S.A., 11. C.C. 31 (8324)
Cipolletti, Rio Negro, Argentina. Telex: TACIP-AR 84108. Phone: 71132.
Foreign Market Developments
FAS Steps Up Promotion of Forest Product Exports
Foreign Agricultural Service is gearing up to boost exports of forest products. "The
recent growth in manufactured solid wood exports indicates that the prospect for
continuing expansion is excellent," according to FAS Administrator Richard A. Smith.
"Sizable amounts of U.S. manufactured wood products already are being exported to
Japan, Europe and other regions, and it is certain exports of these products will
grow, helped by their high quality and availability."
Smith said the first step in giving greater emphasis to manufactured solid wood
exports will be the creation of a small team within the Foreign Agricultural Service,
which will work closely with the forest products industry. The goal of the joint
government-industry drive is to expand exports of U.S. wood products to existing
markets and to penetrate ones as yet untapped.
Smith said the new staff will give greater emphasis to the forest products industry
and formally recognize its relationship with the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Vernon L. Harness, formerly director of the agency's planning and evaluation division
for foreign market development, will head the new unit, Smith said.
Meat and Poultry Export Requirements for Saudi Arabia
Saudi officials will be announcing in the very near future new expiry date
requirements for frozen meat and poultry. Frozen product must carry a nine month's
expiry date from date of packaging (freezing). A grace period of six months will be
provided from the date of the official announcement.
Labeling must include production date (pkg. or freeze) plus nine months expiry date.
Printed labels with both dates preferred; however, stickers may be used if plastic
wrap tears on removal and sticker does not interfere with label language. Another
alternative would be to have printed production date followed by statement product
good for nine months from date of production. Also painted inserts are acceptable
carrying the date information. French birds observed in retail outlets have labeling
panel referring consumer to production and expiry date information on printed sealing
tape closing plastic bag.' Use of ink stamp is another possibility if ink is
indelible and legible; however, ink stamps are less acceptable. In all cases,
abbreviation of month is preferred rather than use of numbers.
All frozen products must still meet three months delivery date from date of
production. Reason given is to allow six months for distribution following arrival
in Saudi Arabia. Chilled vacuum packed meats must arrive Saudi Arabia three weeks
from production date with an expiry date of ten weeks. Allow seven weeks for
distribution. Processed product does not need muslim slaughter certificate but
source raw meats must be from muslim approved operations. Labeling must reflect
freedom from all pork tissue including lard.
Poultry drip requirements still 5 pct calculated on basis of purge after thawing.
Saudi Arabian officials recommend U.S. industry run test prior to shipment to assure
product not be detained in Saudi Arabia. All net weights must be metric.
Attention Organizers of Food and Agricultural Exhibitions
The Office of the Agricultural Counselor in Beijing has advised us that organizers of
exhibitions in the United States who are considering promoting attendance from the
Peoples Republic of China should direct a written invitation to the appropriate PRC
Organization. While the Agricultural Counselor can assist in distributing form
letters and descriptive exhibition brochures to such organizations as trade
companies, a specific invitation from the exhibit director or other sponsoring
official should be issued.
Single copies of the following are available by writing the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, FAS, Information Service Staff, Room 5918-South, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Cotton In Egypt, Supplement 1-82, March 1982.
Weekly Roundup of World Production and Trade, WR-14-82, April 7, 1982.
U.S. Spice Trade Continues to Increase, FTEA 1-82, April 1982.
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