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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 Trade
Services Division, FAS, (202) 447-7103.
August 31, 1979
1572 Joint venture (Nigeria). Wishes joint venture with U.S. firm on poultry and
mixed farming. Farm located in Imo state, over 5,000 hectares available.
Bank ref: African Continental Bank Branch Office, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
Contact: M. C. Nwaogo, Managing Director, McKoke International Co., P. 0.
Box 2524, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. Cable: MIACO Lagos.
1573 Canned corn (England). Interested in representing U.S. manufacturer of
canned whole corn and canned corn on the cob. Quote CIF, less 3% commission.
Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Ltd., 31 Fenchurch St., London. Contact: G. Moy,
Peabody Foods Ltd., Stronaut House, Hounslow Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW14
9N, England. Telex: 934438. Phone: 01-890-1433.
1574 Health foods (England). Company would like to take an agency/distributorship
for U.S. natural/health food products. Bank ref: Willam & Glyns Bank, Kingland
Road, Poole, Orset. Contact: D. G. Andrews, Managing Director, Violet Farm
Products Ltd., 4 Violet Farm Close, Corfe Mullen, Wimbourne, Dorset, England.
Phone: 0202 697389.
1575- Beef, pork, chicken, canned corn (Hong Kong). Interested in frozen beef, pork,
1578 and chicken legs and wings for lunch boxes, canned corn and mushrooms. This is a
newly established firm, acting as supplier of assorted frozen meats and canned
foods for local fast-food restaurants. Contact: Peter Cheung, Assistant
General Manager, Foodtech Research Laboratory, Ltd., 51 Man Yue St., Kaiser Estate,
Phase LL, 12/F., Unit J. Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Cable: KNITTRADER,
Hong Kong. Telex: 84194 HWONG HX, Hong Kong. Phone: 3/655234.
1579- Frozen and canned vegetables, lamb and mutton, chicken (Oman). Interested in
1582 frozen vegetables, canned vegetables, frozen lamb & mutton parts, and whole
frozen chicken. Firm is a division of Suhail & Saud Bahwan, one of the leading
trading firms in Oman. It has a supermarket in Ruwi, and is a large distributor/
importer of foodstuffs. Also acts as one of the main suppliers of foodstuffs to
local contractors and hotels. Quote prices CIF Muscat. Contact: Prakash Seth,
Sales Manager, Bahwan Foods L. L. C., P. 0. Box 3711, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman.
Phone: 702199. Telex: 3274 QUALITY MB.
1583 Turkeys (Uruguay). Quote soonest CIF Montevideo for ten tons of frozen
turkeys, medium size. Contact: Disco Jose Eismendi, Supermercados (DISCO)
Del Uruguay S.A. Cable: URUDISCO, Montevideo Uruguay.
1584- Tomato concentrate and canned plum tomatoes (Argentina). Wants to buy (a) canned
1585 triple tomato extract, 10,000 cardboard cartons, U.S. standard, and (b) peeled
plum tomatoes, 20-25,000 cardboard cartons, cans of 380 grams in boxes of 48 units
each. Immediate delivery. Quote CIF and FOB U.S. ports. Bank ref: Banco Del
Issued weekly by the Export Trade Services Division, Foreign Agricultural SerVice, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Room 4945 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250
Interior de Buenos Aires, Banco de la Provincia de Rio Negro. Contact: Eugenio
Kotlar, Colletti S.A., Belgrano Y Saavedra, Villa Regina, Rio Negro, Argentina.
Phone: VILLA REGINA 8191/8000.
1586- Frozen foods (England). Wants to buy containers loads of frozen foods, vegetables,
1587 corn products, potato products. Continual shipments all year. Bank ref:
Barclays Bank Ltd. Contact: Peter S. Hinchcliffe, Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd.,
Ernest Street, Rhul, CLWYD LL18 2DW, England. Phone: 0745 31414.
1588 Almonds (England). Wants to buy one ton or more of (1) almonds, ground almonds
18/20-20-22 in cartons; (2) Almond oil, B.P., in drums. Quote CIF. Bank ref:
National Westminster Bank Ltd., Rayners Lane, Pinner, Middlesex. Contact:
D. P. Jobanputra, Harrow Drug Company, 16 Clarendon Road, Harrow, Middlesex,
England. Phone: 01-427-9161.
1589- Chicken, pork (Venezuela). The Agricultural Marketing Corporation of Venezuela
1590 wishes to import 2,000 tons of chicken, frozen, USDA Grade A monthly. Also
a one time purchase of 2,500 tons of small pork legs. Contact: Alberto Silva
Guillen, President, Corporacion de Mercadeo Agricola, Apartado 106, Caracas,
Venezuela. Telex: 395-23102 (CMA).
1591 Sunflower seeds, wheat (Tanzania). Wants 10,000 tons of sunflower seeds for
crushing, and 5,000 tons of wheat, in bags. Quote CIF. Bank ref: National
Bank of Commerce, City-Drhie Branch, Dar-es-Salaam. Contact: J. P. Rajani,
Rajani Industries Ltd., P. 0. Box 21082, Dar-es-Salaam, East Africa. Telex:
41345 RUPIN. Phone: 64467.
1592 Peppermint plants (India). Wants 50,000 plants or roots of mentha piperita.
U.S.P. (to produce peppermint oil). Any suitable type and size, delivery
by November 1, 1979. Quote C&F Calcutta. Bank ref: Union Bank of India,
Home Street, Fort, Bombay 400 001. Contact: Sam S. Batliwalla, Overseas
Commercial Corp., General Assurance Bldg., 232 DR.D.N. Road, Bombay 400 001,
India. Telex: 011 2989 BREW IN ATTENTION Batliwalla. Cable: SMOOTHSAIL,
Bombay. Phone: 264306.
1593 Canned pineapple (Argentina). Wants cubed pineapple in water, 1,000 cardboard
cartons. For fruit salad and cocktail, institutional size, 20-kilo cans or
larger, The firm would like delivery soon as possible. Quote FOB U.S..ports.
Bank ref: Banco del Interior de Buenos Aires, Banco de la Provincia de Rio Negro.
Contact: Eugenio Kotlar, Colletti S.A., Belgrano Y Saavedra, Villa Regina,
Rio Negro, Argentina. Phone: VILLA REGINA 8191/8000.
1594 Landscaping project (Belgium). Wishes to contact landscaping/design/gardening
contractors interested in project in Saudi Arabia with budget of $2,700,000.
Interested parties must be familiar or have experience with climatic and soil
conditions in Saudi Arabia. Order will be placed at the latest January 1980.
Execution of contract commencing October 1980, to be completed at the latest
February 1981. Contact: Emile Dubois, Purchasing Department, Entreprises
Francois, Rue General Laman 60 1040 Brussels, Belgium. Telex: 25554.
1595 Tallow (Colombia). Wants inedible tallow for soap industry, 5 grams brucine
content per 100 centimeters each 100 kilograms of tallow. Approximately 100
tons monthly requirement. Quote FOB port of Embarkation against Letter of
Credit. Buyer is sales representative seeking this item for one of its customers.
Contact: Fernando Vicuna R., Assistant Manager, EVO, Apartado Aereo (P. 0.
Box 6648), Cali, Valle, Colombia. Cable: EVO. Phone: 661226.
1596 Snacks (Colombia). Firm is interested in entering into joint venture or know-
how arrangement with U.S. firm for the production of snacks (except candied
snacks and crackers). Products to be marketed in the Andean pact countries,
Firm is presently producing some snack products. Contact: Isaac Gilinski,
Manager, Productos Yupi, Ltda., Apartado Aereo (P. 0. Box 4439), Call, Valle,
Colombia. Cable: YUPI. Phone: 611640.
1597- Canned specialties, fruits, vegetables (Hondurasl. Interested in becoming an
1599 agent on commission basis for canned specialties, canned vegetables and fruits,
and vitamins,natural and synthetic in bulk. This firm wants to receive offers,
CIF Cortes, including prices, terms of delivery, commission arrangements, etc.
Contact: Coronado Henriquez, Manager, Cohen, S. de R.L., 35 Qr Jardines de
Loarque, Comayaguela, D.C., Honduras, C.A. Cable: COHEN. Phone: 324151.
1600 Dried garlic, pickled cucumbers and scallions (Japan). Interested in annual
purchases of 30 tons of dried and sliced garlic, 50 tons of pickled cucumber,
and 50 tons of sweet pickled scallions. Requests samples and offers C&F Yokohama.
Bank ref: Hakkaido Takushoku Bank, Sapporo Nishi Branch,- Sapporo 060. Contact:
Tadashi Egawa, Business Department, Continental Trading Company Ltd., 4th Floor,
Continental Bldg., Nishi 11, Minami 1, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo 060, Japan. Phone:
1601- Frozen fruits, juices, vegetables (Hong Kong). Medium size general importer
1602 wishes to act as representative for U.S. suppliers of assorted frozen fruits,
fruit juices and vegetables not presently represented in Hong Kong. Contact:
Ngan Man-Kwan, Managing Director, Interform (Hong Kong) Ltd., 903 Eastern
Commercial Centre, 393 Hennessy Rd., Hong Kong. Cable: INTINTFORM, Hong Kong.
Telex: 93389 IIL HX. Phone: 5/731455.
1603 Hides (Netherlands). Wants exclusive agency and/or distributorship for
finished cattle hide and kip side leather, finished sheep and lamb leather; and
hides cured and uncured. Bank ref: Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank N.V., Amsterdam.
Contact: R. H. Heybroek, Manager, Heybroek Cos Handel Maatschappij N.V., P. 0.
Box 555, Leidsegracht 38/40, 1016 CM Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Telex:
11474-11494-11485. Phone: 020/246973.
1604- Canned meats, spices, yeast, coffee (Israel). Long established family business
1607 is interested in direct sale and representation for coffee-whole bean, concentrated
coffee, active dry yeast, spices-commercial quantities, and canned meats, beef
and mutton (no Pork content). Contact: Khaled Mousa Izhiman, Manager,
Izhiman Coffee Mills, P. 0. Box 14263, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel. Phone:
1608 Confectionery goods (Finland). Manufacturers agent is interested in exclusive
agency for confectionery bar goods, package goods, bulk goods, except solid
chocolate. Contact: Ossi Mikkola, Manager, Pro Export Import Mikkola
KY, Mannerheimintie 81 B 64, SF 00270 Helsinki 27, Finland. Phone: 90/415488.
1609 Foodstuffs (Honduras). Interested in direct purchase and exclusive distributor-
ship for canned meats, canned milk products (evaporated, condensed, and whole
milk products), canned specialties such as-baby foods, soups, dry beans, and
canned fruits and vegetables. The firm wants to receive offers CIF Cortes,
and/or FOB Miami, Florida, against Letter of Credit including catalogs, price
lists, terms of delivery, etc. The firm is establishing a new department
especially engaged in the sale of canned food products. Contact: Simon Kafie,
Manager, Distribuidora Comercial, S.A., 5 Calle Y 6 Ave. B, Tegucigalpa, D.C.,
Honduras, C.A. Cable: DICOSA. Phone: 227122.
1610 Laboratory rats and mice (Liberia). University of Liberia Science Department
has a need to purchase 600 live mice/rats for laboratory experimentation purposes.
The existing colony constitute a stock of enfeebled animals as a result of
fifteen to twenty years inbreeding. A new and healthy strain is required. There
may be follow-up orders subsequently. Contact: Charles D. Miller, III, Sales
Manager, International Trading Corporation, P. 0. Box 2734, Monrovia, Liberia.
Cable: INTRADCO. Phone: 223025.
1611 Prunes (Algeria). Government tender with closing date of September 21 for 300-
400 metric tons of dehydrated dried prunes, Santa Clara California variety,
44/55 and/or 55/66 and/or 66/77 caliber, 35% humidity maximum, 1979/1980 crop.
Offer to be FOB and C&F Algerian ports. Packed in cartons 24 kg net (each
containing 24 cellophane bags weighing 1 kg each). Variations on packing
acceptable. Offer to include samples and remain valid 45 days past bid
deadline. Payment 90 days after arrival of goods. Offer must be in French.
All specs metric. Contact: OANCO, Direction des Approvisionnements, 29, Rue
Larbi Ben M Hidi, Algiers, Algeria. Cable: ONACO A Alger. Telex: 52882
1612 Poultry feed (Colombia). Association of broiler producers wants (a) feed
for broilers, 5,000 tons monthly, and (b) premix containing vitamins, calcium
and protein used for the above mentioned formulations of animal feed, 2,000 tons
monthly, 24 percent protein and 3,100 kilo calories for 0-4 week old chicks,
21 percent protein and 3,300 kilo calories for 5-8 week old broilers. Packed
in unused polyurethane bags of 40 kilos each. Shipments beginning in September
1979. Phytosanitary certificates visaed by Colombian consulate. Quote FOB
shipment port. Bank ref: Banco de Colombia, Centenario Branch. Contact:
Jairo Garzon or Carlos Osso, Propollo, Apartado 3661 Bogota, Carrera 33 24-26,
Colombia. Telex: 44-470 ATTN: Carlos OSSA. Cable: PROPOLLO, Phone:
1613 Corn oil (England). London agent for Kuwait firm wants 100 mt per month of
refined liquid edible corn oil, in plastic cans, 4 liters net contents.
Delivery soonest. Quote CIF Kuwait, payment by Letter of Credit. Bank ref:
Swiss Bank Corp. Contact: Mr. Esmail, Difecarla Ltd., 71 Addiscombe Road,
Croydon, Surrey, England. Phone: 01-730-0693.
1614 Wheat flour (England). London agent for Jordan firm wants 12,600 tons wheat
flour shipped in 4 equal lots of 3,150 tons every 3 months. Not mixed with flour
of other grains. Free from lumping, rancidity, bad taste or odor, without any
coloring materials, without improvers or bleaching agents, packed in sound bags,
clearly marked with net weight, origin and date of production. Guaranteed
shelf life of one year from date of production. Free from insecticides and
any preservatives, moisture 13.5% max, ash 0.50% max, extraction 72% max,
acids 0.20% max, protein 11% min, gluten 28% min. Water absorption property not
less than 56.5 percent. Quote C&F Aqaba, Jordan. Bank ref: Lloyds Bank Ltd.,
49 Strand, London WC2N 5LL. Contact: A. Shalan, Arablink Limited, 6th Floor,
618 Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5HN, England. Telex: 883960.
1615 Hams (Trinidad). Wants (a) ham shoulders in tins, one pound each, (b) salted
and dried picnic hams, 75 percent cooked, weight 6-12 pounds. Quantity: one
container load of each. Delivery in November. English language labels. Quote
CIF Trinidad. Bank ref: Bank Ref: Trinidad Cooperative Bank Ltd., Point Fortin,
Trinidad. Contact: Henry Tang-Lee, Global Marketing Enterprises, 37 B Circular
Road, San Fernando, Trinidad, W.I. Telex: GLOBAL.
1616 Non-dairy creamer (Malaysia). Wishes to buy non-dairy creamer, one 20-foot
container, exporters specifications, consumer packs, delivery soonest. Quote
CIF Port Kelang. Bank ref: Banque de L'Indochine et de Suez, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: Chia Yew Cheng, Syarikat Poh Soo Bros., 147 Jalan Gentine Klang,
Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telex: KLH MA31226 (FOR POH SOO BROS).
Phone: 634-767, 636-240.
1617 Oats (Peru). Import agent in Peru has client wanting to buy 1,000 tons of
hulled oats (groats) and 1,000 tons of oats in grain. Requests prices C&F
Callao port, Peru, including on FOB value a commission of 3%. Packing and
date of shipping should be indicated. Also has Ecuadorian client for 3,000
tons of oats in grain, quality Western Victoria No. 1. Needs samples soonest
to show his clients. Contact: Federico Reyna Rior E. Hijos S.A., P. 0. Box
2844, Lima, Peru. Telex: 25210PE CH SHERA, and 25650 PE CH SHERA.
1618 Lentils (Ecuador). Wants 260 tons of lentils, dried, 6mm diameter, shipped in
100 lb. bags. Quote C&F Guayaquil. Importer interested in supplying lentils
to retailers and to supermarkets. Contact: Carlos Pena, Bayco S.A., Casilla
7166, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Cable: CARIVAN. Phone: 516-520.
Foreign Trade Developments:
New Export Assistance Program for Breeding Animals. A new credit program
to help develop or maintain overseas markets for breeding animals on a long-
term basis has been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kelly
M. Harrison, General Sales Manager for the department, said the program is
known as the Commodity Credit Corporation intermediate credit sales program
for breeding animals. The new program will finance sales of U.S. breeding
animals--including transportation expenses to the destination country--for
credit terms of over three years but not more than ten, at commercial interest
rates. Interest rates will be similar to those charged under the Commodity
Credit Corporation's export credit sales program-currently 11-1/2 and 12-1/2
percent per annum. For details contact Larry McElvain (202) 447-3224.
FoodAsia, Singapore An international exhibition of food, drink, processing,
catering and hotel equipment will be held at the Hyatt Convention Centre in
Singapore, April 15-18, 1980. FoodAsia last year attracted over 200 exhibitors
and some 8,900 visitors and buyers from over 25 countries. Exhibitors are
sought in the following areas: tableware/catering equipment, consumables,
food processing plant and equipment, food preparation, food commodities,
packaging, and food and beverage products. The cost of a minimum 100 square
foot exhibit space is $1,350. For details Contact: Jeffrey Wolf,
Technology Marketing Analysis Corp., 680 Beach Street, San Francisco, California
94109. Telephone: Toll Free (800) 227-3477 or in California (415) 474-3000.
Foreign Trade Developments:
Labeling of beef shipments for Japan. The Livestock Industry Promotion
Corporation (LIPC) of Japan has advised Foreign Agricultural Service that
they will accept printed or clearly written black numerals on the cartons
to indicate the metric weights for beef shipments. No other markings
will be acceptable.
Trade Only Exhibits in Japan and Korea. The Foreign Agricultural Service
invites members of the U.S. red meat, poultry, and fish industries to
participate in two "trade only" exhibits to be held in Tokyo, Japan,
April 22-24, 1980 and Seoul, Korea, April 28-29, 1980. These shows will
be devoted exclusively to meat, poultry, and fish items. Only 36 firms
can be accommodated in Tokyo and 20 in Seoul. Participation fee is
$400 for one or both shows. Additional information and application-forms
can be obtained by contacting Robert Francis, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Export Trade Services Division,
Washington, D.C. 20250. Telephone: (202) 447-7787.
Export Documentation for U.K. Meat Imports
The Agricultural Counselor at the American Embassy in London has sent the
following cable to FAS/Washington:
"This office deeply concerned at increasing number of U.S.
meat product shipments arriving U.K. ports with documents
either missing, not completed or incorrectly completed, or
not signed. To date this year, this office has received 24
requests from U.S. meat exporters and/or U.K. importers to
assure MAFF officials that missing documents will arrive
after vessel docks. Although MAFF officials have been thus
far most cooperative, we are fast wearing out our welcome".
"British customs officials are required to prohibit entry of
goods without proper documentation on hand unless MAFF
authorizes entry on basis documents are in fact forthcoming.
This requires a telephone call or cable from the Embassy in
London to FSQS authorities in Washington who check with the
inspector at the plant from which the product originated and
then cable the Embassy in London. This delays unloading and
causes Customs and MAFF irritating interruptions of work".
"Further, importers are increasingly annoyed at a situation
they believe can be avoided. This problem does not happen
from countries competing with the United States. There is a
strong possibility importers will look for supplies from
sources other than the United States, if delays and confusion
not corrected immediately".
FAS and FSQS urge the U.S. shipper to be certain that all required
documents are completed and forwarded so they will arrive prior to
arrival of the shipment.
ROKA 1980 The Foreign Agricultural Service is sponsoring an exhibit of U.S.
processed foods in this international Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional exhibit
in Utrecht, Netherlands, February 11-14, 1980. The ROKA is a biennial trade
oriented food show of consumer ready products (fresh and processed fruits,
vegetables, meats, juices, wines, etc.) The show is organized by the Royal
Netherlands Industries Fair and the U.S.A. Pavilion is sponsored by FAS and
our agricultural counselor at The Hague. In 1978, 16 countries had national
exhibits and the attendance was over 28,000. The participation fee is $200,
with participants required to have a representative in attendance. U.S. based
representatives are preferred, but agents and/or distributors are welcome.
For details contact: Ted Horoschak, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Room 4945-South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Telephone: (202) 447-3031.
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