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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.
ISSUE NO# 50, 1982
1956 Potato seeds (Pakistan). Wants potato seeds (true botanic seed), sufficient
for planting 50 hectares on experimental basis. Prompt delivery. Quotations
CIF (air shipment) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. CONTACT: Dr. Bobby Tee,
Technical Advisor, Korporasi Pembangunan Desa, Lock Bag 86, Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia. TELEX: SAMAKK MA 80234. Cable: "DESA". Phone: 33911.
1957 Soybean meal (Pakistan). Wants soybean meal, 2,500 mt on trial basis. After
trial 10,000 mt every four months, 45 or 48% protein, in bulk. January
delivery. Quotations C&F Karachi. Bank ref: Habib Bank Ltd, Central
Branch, Karachi. CONTACT: Khalil Sattar, Kays Poultry Feeds, 406 Noor
Estate, Darulanan, Pakistan. TELEX: 25736 KAYS PK. Phone: 439541, 439532
1958 Soybean meal (Pakistan). Wants soybean meal, 10,000 mt, bulk, 45% protein,
3b% fibre, 12% moisture. Immediate delivery. Quotations C&F Karachi. Bank
ref: American Express Bank, Karachi. CONTACT: M. Afzal Khan, Arbor Acres
Pakistan Ltd., 7 Kothari Mansion, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi, Pakistan.
TELEX: 24666 AAPL PK. Phone: 514573.
1959 Rabbits (Malaysia). Wants Californian white breeder rabbits, 20 bucks and 50
does. Prompt delivery. Quotations CIF (air shipment) Kuching, Sarawak,
Malaysia. CONTACT: Dr. K. Y. Hsiung, SR. Veterinary Officer, Department of
Agriculture, Veterinary Clinics, Jalan Sekama, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Phone: 31631, 31614.
1960- Cattle, sheep (Lebanon). Wants live cattle & live sheep, cattle: 3,000
1961 head/monthly; sheep 6,000 head/month. Cattle: live bulls for slaughtering;
Simmenthal, Limousin or similar breeds; 500-600 kilos live wt, 60% dressing
yield, 10% of required quantity heifers. Sheep: live rams for slaughtering,
uncastrated; up to 2 years age; 40-60 kilos live wt; sheared. Monthly
shipments as of beginning 1983. Simultaneous shipments of cattle & sheep
preferred; 12% discale live wt. Quote U.S. dollars per head CIF Beirut,
Lebanon and FOB U.S. East Coast or Gulf. Telex offers preferred. Finn is
largest livestock importer in Lebanon. Bank ref: Middle East Banking Co.
(MEBCO)-Beirut. CONTACT: Maarouf Bekdache, Mgr, United Lebanese Co for
Livestock, (S.A.R.L.), P.O. Box 14-5612, Beirut, Lebanon. TELEX: LE 21719
RBNION & LE 22310 RBNION. Phone: 431778 and 431779 Beirut, Lebanon.
Issued weekly by the Export Promotion Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250.
1962 Small Corn (Hong Kong). Wants small corn, 1,500 nt, 1st and 2nd grade, usual
export packing. Delivery ASAP. Quotations C&F Whampoo China. Bank ref:
Overseas Union Bank. CONTACT: Ms. Judy Ng, Savant Corp., Rm 1, 6/F, Kwong
Fat Commercial Bldg., 582-588,, Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telex:
41056 SAVAN HX. Phone: 3-304391.
1963 Sausage casings (West Germany). Wants sausage casings; spices for meat
processing. Packaging in bulk. Quotations CIF European port. Fimn is a
buying cooperative with 54 members throughout Gemany. Established in 1953,
turnover DM 150 million. Bank ref: Stadtsparkasse, Ostwall 155, 4150
Krefeld. CONTACT: H. Post, Manager, DAGEMA, e.g. Grosseinkauf F.
Fleischereibed, Sienensring 20, 4156 Willich 1, West Germany. Phone:
1964 Confectionery Products (Japan). Wants candy, chocolate and other
confectionery products, top quality. Prefer to be covering with fancy box
and/or wrappings. Quotations CIF Kobe Port. Bank ref: Onga Trust Bank,
Ashiya Branch, 7-4 Nakanohama, Ashiya-Machi, Onga-Gun 807-01 Japan.
CONTACT: Shigeharu Kikuta, President, Kikuta Shoten, 8-4 Sendo-Cho,
Ashiya-Mlachi, Onga-Gun, Fukuoka, Pref., Japan. Telex: 807-01 JAPAN.
1965 Toasted Soybean meal (Pakistan). Wants toasted soybean meal, 7500 mt,
protein 44% min; fat 7.5%; fibre 7.0% max., bulk. Delivery Jan/Feb.
Quotations C&F Karachi. Bank ref: Bank of Credit & Commerce International;
Habib Bank Limited. CONTACT: Abdul Jabbar Khan, Hendrix (Pak) Limited, 11
Park View, P.O. Attock, Refinery, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Telex: 5795 HENCO
PK. Cable: CHICKHATCH. Phone: 66213 66214.
1966 Frozen duck tender (Egypt). Wants bids for 1000-2000 mt frozen ducks, fully
dressed, legs cut at the joints without necks. Slaughter must be according
to Islamic rites with technical methods for freezing. Offers should include
country of origin, must be through Egyptian agent. Closing date for offers
Dec 27, '82. Firm is an Egyptian Investment Co established under law 43 with
Est 85% public ownership. Firm has its own production, processing & fast
food retail outlets for duck meat, but lack of feed (corn) and processing
facilities to meet their increased demand is causing them to sell its live
ducks into the local market and import for the first time fully processed
frozen ducks for its food outlets. Competition for this new market is
expected to come from France, U.K. CONTACT: Mohamed Abdel Fattah, Misr
Aswan Fishing & Fish Processing Co, P.O. Box 2596, Cairo, Egypt or 12 Asuit
St, Sala Dien, Heliopolis, Cairo. Phone: 66872.
1968 Grocery lines (Lebanon). Newly established Lebanese food importing/retailing
firm wishes to contact U.S. suppliers of full grocery lines including frozen
poultry parts, canned & frozen vegetables & beans, cooking & salad oils,
canned fruit juices and drinks, sauces, spices & syrups, baby foods, canned
meat products, popcorn, dried fruits, pet foods, rice, flour, household
detergents, aluminum foil, etc., all in retail packaging. Interested firms
requested to provide product specs., packaging & delivery dates along with
CIF Beirut prices. Bank ref: Middle East Banking Co. (MEBCO), Beirut.
CONTACT: Maarouf Bekdacme, General Manager, Food & Food S.A.R.L., P.O. Box
14-5612, Beirut, Lebanon. TELEX: 20966 LE ZAHRIO. Phone: 303535 or
318704. Cable: FODANDFOD Beirut.
1969 Bamboo shoots (Denmark). Wants Bamboo shoots, stripped, size 2-3 mm x 40 mm,
frozen or canned, approx. 200 mt annually. Please quote what available.
Institutional size for industrial use, shipped in full-load containers.
Delivery from June 1983. Quotations CIF or C&F Aarhus, Denmark. Bank ref:
Den Danske Bank. CONTACT: Jens Nytofte, Daloon Products A/S, Delfinvej 3,
DK-5800 Nyborg, Denmark. TELEX: 50353. Phone: (9) 31 30 00.
1970- Edible oils, pistachios and almonds (Canada). Wants edible oils, quantity to
1971 be determined; pistachios and almonds 2 containers. Packaging in bulk.
Destination Middle East. Bank ref: available on request. CONTACT: G.
Souaidan, Sunatco, 5925 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec H3W 3C9, Canada.
TELEX: 05566330. Phone: (514) 341-5811.
1972 Seeds (Japan). Interested in importing various seeds such as alfalfa, water
cress, radish, cress, buckwheat, and green gram seeds from the United
States. Need at least 17 tons of such seeds per month. For further
information CONTACT: George Wong, Mktg Mgr., Nanshin Trading Co. Ltd.,
Cantonese Association Bldg. 3F, 3-1 Nishi-Shinbashi 3-Chome, finato-Ku, Tokyo
105, Japan. Cable: "SHUHONGHUANG TOKYO". Phone: (03) 431-9125, 9126.
1973 Split red lentils, chick peas (Pakistan). Wants split red lentils, chick
peas, 2,000 tons, bulk and bags of 100 kilos. Delivery Feb/March. Samples
requested. Quotations C&F Karachi. Bank ref: Muslim Commercial Bank, Ltd.,
I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. CONTACT: Abdul Latie, Mohammad Amin Bros.
Ltd., Haji Adam Chamber, 2nd Floor, Altaf Hussain Road, P.O. Box 6067, New
Challi, Karachi, Pakistan. TELEX: 4397 MABL PK. Phone: 237240, 239978.
1974 Frozen potatoes (United Arab Emirates). Interested in representing and
buying from reliable supplier of frozen potato products. Quantities decided
after negotiations with suppliers. Gulf International is a distributor only
representing several U.S. manufacturers. Firm is one of the biggest food
importers in Dubai. Firm distributes to all UAE. Annual turnover 15 million
U.S. dollars. Bank ref: British Bank of the Middle East, Box 1488, Dubai
and Arab Bank Ltd., Al Maktoum Branch, Box 11364, Dubai, UAE. CONTACT:
Wafik Ebeid, Managing Dir., Gulf International, P.O. Box 3378, Dubai, United
Arab Emirates. Phone: 222178/9. Telex: 46487 GLFINT EM.
1975 Breeding heifers/bulls tender (Indonesia). Tender No. 671/XIV-UND/E/DP3.
4/82 breeding heifers/bulls. Deadline: 01/18/83 before 12:00 noon. Wants
1,600 breeding heifers/50 breeding bulls having predominantly Brahman blood
not less than 50% Brahman blood/breeding heifers, & 7/8 Brahman
blood/breeding bulls. Project finances with world bank loan No. 919-IND.
From Nov 26-Dec 10, '82 tender document available for dols 85.00 from address
below. Tender not subject to the Indonesian government's counter purchase
policy enforced since early 1982. CONTACT: Dir. Jenderal Peternakan,.
Direktorat Penyebaran Dan Pengembangan Peternakan, Project CRDC Trans II,
Jalan Cempaka Putih Raya 116, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia. Phone: 416088.
1976 Rice (Sri Lanka). Well established private Sri Lankan company is interested
in purchasing U.S. rice if price & quality are attractive. Rice should be
indentical with, or closely approximate, Sri Lankan "Samba" rice which is
short-grained & non-glutinous. Up to 10,000 mt of rice for immediate
delivery, or in March at latest. Preferred type of packaging is 50 or 75
kilo jute bags; wtdr dated 1980 on Jafferjee Brothers is on file. Embassy
would be pleased to provide up-to-date information if required. Embassy
believes this trade lead represents excellent opportunity for U.S. rice
exporters to break into Sri Lankan market for the first time on a commercial
basis. Successful marketing could lead to additional private sales in the
future. However, great care should be taken to choose qualities of rice which
closely approximate "Samba". Also, beleive price should be low enough to
enable Jafferjee to sell the rice locally at 50 cents per kilo or less, if
possible. Exporters should telex quotations direct to Jafferjee, but Embassy
would appreciate receiving copies of correspondence. CONTACT: Zahid
Jafferjee, Jafferjee Bro., Imp. Of., 161, Prince Street, P.O. Box 328,
Colombo 11, Sir Lanka. TELEX: 21387 TAJIR CE. Phone: 28501, 28902.
Embassy Telex is 0803-21305 AMEMB CE.
1977 Plants (Pakistan). Wants plants for extraction of citric acid, one
container. Immediate delivery. Extraction is by fermentation base
molasses. Quotations C&F Karachi. Bank ref: Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd.,
Pakistan Chowk Branch, Karachi. CONTACT: Shakeel Hashmi, Kail Gon Agro IND,
GPO 461 Hormusji St., Gari Khata, Karachi 0115, Pakistan. Phone: 217912
Foreign Trade Development
Food & Equipment Trade Expositation (Puerto Rico). Expo '83 is underway now
celebrating its eleventh successful year. You are invited to exhibit in tTiellth
Food & Equipment Trade Exposition to take place at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San
Juan, P.R. during April 9th, 10th, 11th, 1983. The Exposition Management offers
participation in a trade show devoted exclusively to you and your business, for food
operators, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, brokers, equipment dealers,
institutional buyers and others. Approximately 35,000 show invitations are
effectively distributed to attract decision makers average attendance is greater than
8,000. Guests are from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and neighboring Latin Americn
countries. For full details CONTACT: Henry Garrett Diaz, Exposition Director, 11th
Food & Equipment Trade Exposition, P.O. Box 5171, Puerta De Tierra, Puerto Rico
00906. Phone: (809) 722-0876.
Foreign Trade Leads Available via AGNET. Lately we have been receiving numerous
telephone calls regarding the AGNET system as a means of obtaining foreign trade
leads. While we know many of you have some familiarity with this system, and that we
have announced this system previously, based on the telephone queries we are
repeating this announcement.
Each trade lead we receive from agricultural officers with our Embassies overseas is
disseminated three ways: via Export Briefs, via a direct mailing of leads, and via
Many fims get Export Briefs plus direct mailed leads for selected items. Direct
mailed leads are sent each day and their advantage over Export Briefs is earlier
availability. The cost for a years subscription to Export Briefs is, as you know
$50.00 while direct mailed trade leads cost $10.00 per year, per commodity grouping.
Under the commodity grouping, for example, $10.00 will provide leads for all fresh
vegetables. There is not a charge for each fresh vegetable.
The most expeditious way to receive trade leads is via AGNET. This unique
information delivery system network, managed by the University of Nebraska, is
designed to be used by people without previous knowledge of computers and offers a
variety of programs including trade leads. We electronically transmit all trade
leads to AGNET each day at 2:00 pm Eastern time. The leads are then automatically
placed in AGNET and become available to any firm in the U.S. which is on the system.
It is now possible, for example, for a trade lead to be sent from Bonn, Germany to
Washington, D.C. on a given morning and for that lead to be transmitted to AGNET
early that afternoon. Such lead would become available to you at such time and you
could telex the German firm your response the same day the lead was sent.
The cost of AGENT is: (A) Equipment costs. Portable computer terminals range in
price from some $1,000 to $3,000. Renting options are also available, of course.
Any terminal that can operate over a telephone line, and can type 30 or 120
characters per second, can be used on AGENT. It is possible in many cases to access
AGNET with a microcomputer. (B) Computing costs. The charges vary according to how
hard you make the computer "think" and how much time you use. For example, 13
minutes of computer time for obtaining trade leads, typing 30 characters per second,
costs $1.96. Some 25 leads can be accessed during this period. Conversely, to
access for some two minutes, because of set up time, will cost around $1.00. All
leads transmitted within the last five days are retrievable. Leads can be accessed on
a commodity basis if desired. (C) Telephone costs. Any regular telephone can be
used to access AGENT. The cost of the call wilT depend on your location, the time of
day the call is placed, and length of call.
For further information write AGNET, 105 Miller Hall, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0713. or call (402) 472-1892.
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