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%TI/ 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 Trade
Services Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
April 24, 1981
0933 Popcorn (Colombia). Wants yellow popcorn, 60 mt monthly, expansion at
least 33 times. 50 pound heavy plastic or paper bags. Phytosanitary
certificate required, fumigated no more than 30 days prior to shipment.
Quote: FOB New Orleans or Miami. Bank ref: Banco Cafetero Bogota.
Contact: Ricardo Avellaneda Cortes, Alimentos Enriquecidos Ltda.,
Transversal 13 No. 122A-32, Int. 1, Apartamento 612, Bogota, D.E.,
Colombia. Phone: OFFICE: 243-1932. HOME: 213-6541.
0934 Lentils (Colombia). 30 mt monthly, U.S. No. 1, 6 mm or larger, 100 pound
bags. Heavy plastic or paper. First shipment late May or early June.
Phytosanitary certificate required. Send all mail airmail special
delivery. Quote: FOB Tacoma, Washington. Bank ref: Banco Cafetero -
Bogota. Contact: Ricardo.Avellaneda Cortes, Alimentos Enriquecidos Ltda.,
Transversal 13 No. 122A-32, Interior 1., Apartamento 612, Bogota, De,
Colombia. Phone: OFFICE: 243-1932. HOME: 213-6541.
0935 Ginseng (Hong Kong). 5,000 Ibs/month, packaged. First Grade, tin boxes,
delivery from June/July 1981. Need price quotations and samples. Quote:
CIF Hong Kong. Bank ref: Nanyang Commercial Bank, Ltd., Hong Kong.
Contact: Lee Yun Hwie, Eastern Morn Co., Ltd., Room 1312 Champion
Commercial Building 301-309 Nathan Road, Kowloon H.K. Telex: 39228 ETMOD
NX. Phone: 3-847-145.
0936- Fresh fruits and vegetables (Hong Kong). Interested in buying apples,
0940 grapes, lettuce, tomato, and celery. Top quality. Quote: CIF Hong Kong.
Bank ref: Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Contact: Kam Kok
Kie, Primate Enterprises Company, 355-361 King's Road, 21/F, Flat C, Hong
Kong. Telex: 62303 KKK AM. Phone: 5-785-874, 5-787-497.
0941 Potatoes (Sweden). Wants to buy fresh potatoes, Red Pontiac and/or Florida
potatoes. Prefers direct contact with producers. Bank ref: Svenska
Handelsbanken. Contact: Lars Sange, Hellefors Import AB, Hellefors Gard,
S-261 90 Landskrona, Sweden. Telex: 72036 HELLEFO S. Phone: 0418/30154.
0942 Potato flakes (Chile). Wants dehydrated potato flakes, preferably yellow,
40,000 pounds. Quote: CIF Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco Edwards, Cochrane
785; Banco Del Trabajo, Esmeralda 939; Banco Espanol De Chile, Uriola 81.
All Valparaiso, Chile. Contact: Martini & Co., Ltda., Casilla 3090,
Valparaiso, Chile. Telex: 93523 MARTI KU. Cable: MARTIANGEL. Phone:
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0943 Dried milk, whey (Chile). Wants milk powdered, 26 percent fat, 400 mt;
milk skim powdered, 400 mt; and whey powder, 100 mt. A DMI Extra Grade -
spray dried. Packaged in five-ply paper bags with inner polybag. Quote: e
C&F Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco De Chile, Ahumada 251, Santiago, Chile;
Banco O'Higgins, Bandera 201, Santiago, Chile. Contact: Jorge Allard,
Supplies Managing Director, Compania De Refineria De Azucar De Vina Del Mar
("CRAV"), Casilla 20-V, Valparaiso, Chile. Telex: 304S0 CRAV CL. Cable:
REFAZUMAR, VALPARAISO. Phone: 3081, VALPARAISO.
0944- Cottonseed, corn, and soybean oil (Colombia). Wants refined cottonseed,
0946 corn oil, and soybean oil. 1,000 mt of one type or of mixed types,
depending on prices. First quality. 3,000 cc plastic jugs or 55 gallon
drums. Delivery: ASAP. Phytosanitary certificate required. Quote: FOB
California, Eastern, Gulf Ports. Bank ref: Banco Popular, Sucursal and
Banco Del Estado Sucursal Paloquemao. Contact: Francisco Javier Pinto,
Cafe, San Juan, Central De Abastos, Bodega 6, Local 5. Bogota, D.E.,
Colombia. Cable: GERMARPINTO. Phone: 265-6777.
0947- Canned fruits and vegetables (Panama). Wants to handle U.S. canned fruits
0948 and vegetables on an agency agreement basis. Quote: CIF Panama, R. P.
Contact: Jerry Halman, Agencias Halmans, Apartado 6305, Panama 5,
Republica De Panama. Telex: 2360. Phone: 64-6033.
0949 Pork tails (Panama). Wants pork tails in brine, fully cured, on a reorder
basis, exclusive purchasing arrangement. Packed 35 lb plastic pails, under
importer's label, Spanish. Quotations: CIF, Panama, R. P. Bank ref:
Chase Manhattan Bank, Panama, RP. Contact: Alexander D. Psychoyos,
Tagaropulos S.A., Box 6-4000 El Dorado, Panama, R. P. Telex: 3282068 AND
3480042. Cable: TONIO, PANAMA. Phone: 23-9920.
0950 Pickles (Panama). Wants Jardiniere salad and sour mixed pickles on a
reorder basis. Exclusive purchasing arrangement. Quote: CIF Panama, R.
P. Bank ref: First National Bank of New York, Panama City, RP. Contact:
Herbert G. Davenport, Reprico Internacional S.A., Avenida Balboa Y Calle 25
Este, Apartao 5295, Panama 5, Panama. Cable: Davenport, Panama. Phone:
0951- Apples, pears, grapes (Panama). Wants choice quality fresh apples, pears,
0953 and grapes for the Christmas season. Quote: CIF Panama, R. P. Contact:
Jerry Halman, Agencias Halman S.A., Apartado 6305, Panama R.P. Telex:
2360. Phone: 64-6033.
0954- Pulses, lentils (Peru). Dry split green peas (polished if available),
0955 lentils and chickpeas, 50 mt per month split peas and lentils each, 20 mt
per month chickpeas. U.S. number one quality, 50 kg or 100 pound bags.
Shipped in accordance with local phytosanitary requirements. Quote: C&F.
Bank ref: Banco Comercial, 1065 Av Nicolas De Pierola, Lima 1, Peru, and
Banco De Credito Del Peru, Jirom Lampa 499, Lima 1, Peru. Contact: Carlos
Gonzales, B Internacional, Jose Liborno 106, Maranga, Lima 32, Peru.
Telex: 20152 PE. Cable: BINTNER. Phone: 528302 AND 528865.
0956 Beef fatty tissue (Japan). Partially defatted beef fatty tissue, 100 to
200 mt on regular basis. The product must be frozen and USDA inspection
certificate required. Packed in polyethylene bags (about 50 lbs. to a bag)
and placed in carton boxes. Immediate delivery. Quote: C&F Yokohama.
Bank ref: Sanwa Bank and Sumitomo Bank, Kanda Branches, Tokyo. Contact:
Tokio Kajihara, Imanaka Ltd., c/o Shufunotomo Building, No. 1, 1-6, Kanda
Surugadai, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Telex: 222-5230 IMALTD J. Cable:
IMALTD, TOKYO. Phone: (03) 293-2761.
0957 Grocery products (Cameroon). American consulate reports opportunity in
provisioning off-shore petroleum barges and rigs in African waters with
estimated $200,000 worth of grocery items each month. This might
ultimately be.supplemented by duty-free re-export to neighboring countries
and retail marketing in Cameroon itself. Local importers/ship chandlers
wants contact with firm interested this operation either through joint
venture or management contract. Contact: Econ/Comm Office, American
Consulate Douala, Washington, D.C. 20520.
0958 Holsteins (Chile). Wants 30 to 40 head of bred Holstein heifers. Purebred
and/or commercial. Delivery July-September. 18 to 20 months old, DHIA
records of mother, records of father, expected production above 14,500 Ibs
etc. Quote: FOB, if possible CIF Santiago, via air. Bank ref: Banco Sud
Americano, Badera 226 Santiago. Contact: Pedro Arrivillaga, Manual Monti
720, Department 302 Santiago, Chile. Telex: 0002 ITT FOR "PAJVI".
0959 Goats (Japan). Wants live goats for experimental purposes, 15 goats as
trial shipment. Age: Older than one and a half months. Weight: About 60
kgs. Buyer wishes to contact U.S. suppliers by telex. Appropriate
packaging for export by airshipment. Immediate delivery. Quote: CIF.
Bank ref: Kyowa Bank Higashi, Jyujo Branch, Tokyo. Contact: Katsumi
Saito, Nihon Rabbit K.K., 3-3-1-1109, Higashi-Jyujo, Kita-Ku, Tokyo,
Japan. Telex: 2723095 NRK J. Phone: (03) 914-9275.
0960 Broilers (Egypt). Frozen chickens (broilers), 900-1400 grams each bird,
3000 mt monthly, for 6 months, U.S. Grade A. Packaged in cartons, each
bird in a polyethelene bag. Slaughtered according to Islamic rites.
Giblets inserted inside each bird. Labels must be in Arabic and English.
Quote: CIF Alexandria. Bank ref: National Bank of Egypt. Contact:
Samir Helmy, National Agents and Trading Co., 9, Tahrir Square, Cairo,
Egypt. Telex: 93128 UNAZER UN. Phone: 747444.
0961- Sugar, corn, rice (Upper Volta). 5000 tons, each product, sugar, refined
0963 granules, corn, white, rice, long grain, 35 percent broken, in bags, each
product. Quote: C&F Abidjan, and Lome. Bank ref: Bank International,
Upper Volta, Bidia, Upper Volta. Contact: Mr. Mahtani, General Manager,
Sovoplas, P.O. Box 534, Ouagadougou, Upper Volta. Telex: 5253. Phone:
Tol. No. 32410.
0964- Horsemeat, beef, variety meats (Netherlands). Horsemeat, beef tenderloins,
0966 beef offals, pork offals. U.S. high quality beef. Delivery soonest.
Contact: R. Babis, N.V.C. Rotterdam B.V., 34 Boezemstraat, P.O. Box 3013,
Rotterdam, Netherlands. Telex: 21445. Phone: 10-117081.
0967- Processed fruits and vegetables (Netherlands). Unspecified quantity in
0968 cans, glass, bulk. Quote: CIF. Contact: Van Der Nat, Hak Conserven
B.V., Jagerspad 7, Giessen, Netherlands. Telex: 23083. Phone: 1832-1541.
0969 Wine vinegar, cooking oil (Barbados). Bulk or concentrate wine vinegar;
bulk or concentrated polyunsaturated cooking oil. Grade A quality.
Quote: CIF Barbados. Bank ref: Barclays Bank International Ltd.
Contact: Robin Austin, Jr., South Western Sales Ltd., Palm Beach,
Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados, W.I. Cable: AMIS, BARBADOS. Phone:
0970 Mustard flour (Barbados). Wants 5 ton lots in 200 lb. drums. Quote: CIF
Barbados. Bank ref: Bank of Nova Scotia. Contact: Dr. Reginald Clarke,
Director, Reg. Clarke Associates (Consultants) Ltd., "The Farm", Lodge, St.
Michael, Barbados, W.I. Telex: BARBADOS WB 2224. Phone: 809-42-05015.
0971 Spare ribs (Netherlands Antilles). Wants spare ribs (Belgium cut), loin
ribs, 1 container, mixed, Belgium cut, best quality available. 3 1/2 Ibs.
per slab, layer pack, no neck bone, 40 Ibs. per case. Certificate of
origin required. Quote: CIF Curacao. Bank ref: Maduro and Curiels
Bank. Contact: Hector Henriquez B., Inc., P.O. Box 80, Caracasbaiiweg 38,
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Telex: 3349. Cable: TORHEN, CURACAO.
0972- Dried fruit (Netherlands Antilles). Raisins, currants, prunes, mixed,
0973 quotes by mixed containers, best quality available. Handy pack for
raisins. 1 Ib. packages for raisins and others. 25 lb. bulk for prunes.
Prompt delivery. Wants to conduct business with packer only and set up
agency arrangements. Quote: CIF Curacao. Bank ref: Maduro and Curiels
Bank. Contact: H. Venekatte, Kuster Trading Co., P.O. Box 41, Curacao,
Netherlands Antilles. Telex: 1153 KTCCO NA. Phone: 373-11 37318.
0974 Canned vegetables (Netherlands Antilles). Canned sliced beets, sweet peas,
french sliced beans, cut beans, mixed vegetables. Quotes requested by
mixed container lots. Choice and standard quality, 8 oz. and 16 oz. cans.
Prompt delivery. Wishes to buy only from packers and to be agent for
packer. Quote: CIF Curacao. Bank ref: Maduro and Curiels Bank.
Contact: H. Venekatte, Kusters Trading Co., P.O. Box 41, Curacao,
Netherlands Antilles. Telex: 1153 KTCCO NA. Phone: 37311 37318.
0975- Dried prunes, peaches, apricots (Chile). 5,000 mt. each, top quality.
0977 Specify packaging used. Quote: CIF Valparaiso. Bank ref: Banco de
Chile, Ahumada 251, Santiago. Contact: Guillermo Pena Y Lillo, Tracy
Ltd., Matias Cousino 82, Of. 1104, Santiago, Chile. Telex: 0001 ITT BOOTH
CZ. Cable: TRACY. Phone: 80551 66319.
0978- Canned nectars (Netherlands Antilles). Canned nectars (peach, pear,
0980 apricot), 1 container (20 ft.), best quality available, 24/8 oz. 24/12
oz. 12/46 oz. Quote: FOB Miami. Bank ref: Alg. Bank Ned Caribbean
Mercantile. Contact: Steven Van Romondt, Compra Ltd., P.O. Box 739 Aruba,
Netherlands Antilles. Telex: 5046 VOCAR. Phone: 21284 23025.
0981 Pheasants, peacocks (Venezuela). Wants 100-500 of each, males and females
best available. U.S. Health Inspection required. Quote: C&F
Maiquetia. Bank ref: Banco Centro Consolidado. Contact: Luis
Berrizbeitia, Vivero "Paya Paya", Apartado Postal 88224, Caracas 1084-A,
Venezuela. Phone: 979-87-04.
0851 Broilers (Egypt). This trade lead of a tender financed under an A.I.D.
loan printed in.Export Briefs April 10 has been amended as follows: 1)
Quantity is increased from 3,000 mt. to 5,500 mt. 2) Minimum offer is
reduced from 1,500 mt. to 1,375 mt. 3) All other terms and conditions
including the closing date of April 30 remain the same.
Foreign Trade Developments
Haitian restrictions on agricultural imports. Haiti has issued a decree
prohibiting the import of certain products that can be produced
domestically. The list includes coffee, candies, macaroni, noodles and
spaghetti, cookies, bread and biscuits, canned fruit juices and vinegar.
It is assumed the tourist industry will not be affected by the decree.
Quotas and an import licensing system are planned but have not yet been
New food packaging regulations for Dubai imports of poultry and canned
goods. Dubai is the major entry point for foodstuffs imported in the UAE,
and is also a re-export center for the lower gulf. Poultry must be packed
in clear plastic, showing both packing date and expiry date. All shipments
must be accompanied by a health certificate from country of origin and a
certificate of compliance with Islamic dietary laws. The Islamic
certificate, called a Mutaawa, should be issued by the Islamic center
closest to the origin of the shipment. There is no standard form for this
certificate. Handling instructions must accompany shipment, should be
addressed to Dubai municipality, and should state maximum/minimum storage
temperatures and any special handling requirements. Canned goods must have
expiry date punched into metal lid. Dates printed on labels or stickers
are unacceptable. Bottles may have dates printed on caps but label dating
is banned. Goods which fail to comply with requirements will be seized and
destroyed. While there is no indication of when regs will become
effective, officials stressed that this is gulf-wide policy not restricted
to the UAE.
Japanese government procurement. As a signatory of a government
Procurement Code agreement of January 1, 1981, Japan has opened up foreign
bidding on all contracts above an amount of about $200,000. The tenders
are being translated by the Department of Commerce and any pertaining to
food and agriculture will be reported to FAS for transmission in our
TORS/Export Briefs programs.
Giant Export Food Show Planned. What is planned as the nation's
biggest-ever export food show will be held in Atlanta, GA May 17-19, 1983.
Sponsored by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
(NASDA) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the
three-day event is expected to attract about 1,000 foreign buyers who will
view products by as many as 700 firms from all fifty states. The show will
be an ongoing event held every two years in different regions of the
country. The purpose of the show--termed the NASDA National Food and
Agriculture Exposition--is to spur farm exports by enabling foreign buyers
to sample the huge variety of high-quality American food and fiber
products. U.S. agricultural exports totalled a record $40 billion in 1980
and all indicators point to even higher export earnings in 1981 and
beyond. Continued growth, however, depends on the dedicated efforts of
both the private sector and government to maintain existing markets and
develop new ones. The Exposition will contribute to this task by
encouraging the participation of U.S. producers and processors who have had
little or no past experience with export sales.
Notice of Foreign Proposals Concerning Standards in Agriculture. As
required of all signatories to the GATT Standards Code, 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.
Questions can be referred to Thomas O'Connell, USDA Technical Office, 5528
South Agriculture Building, Washington, D.C. 20250; or phone at (202)
Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry has proposed a
"mushroom and mushroom products decree" which gives regulations for
determining the quality of mushrooms and for their packaging and labelling.
Taiwan Sales Team. Following the U.S.D.A. sponsored food exhibit in Hong
Kong September 8-9, 1981, exhibitors will be invited to take part in a
sales team visit to Taiwan September 14 & 15. In Taiwan, a billion plus
dollar market for U.S. agricultural products, there will be a one-day
product display at the U.S. Trade Center on September 14 followed by
pre-arranged appointments with potential importers on the second day and
subsequent days if desired. For additional information, contact Robert
Francis, Project Leader Taiwan Sales Team, Export Trade Services
Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, D.C. 20250. Phone:
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