Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for April 5-15 shipment


An Egyptian farmer carries a bundle of freshly harvested wheat during the launch of the Government's local wheat harvest at a field at Beni Suef, south of Cairo, south of Cairo, Egypt April 24, 2017.

Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender on Monday to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for shipment from April 5-15.

GASC Vice Chairman Ahmed Youssef said the authority was seeking to buy cargoes of soft and/or milling wheat from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Paraguay.

Tenders should reach GASC by noon local time (1000 GMT) on Tuesday. The results should come out after 3:30 p.m. local time on the same day. Wheat bids should be free-on-board, with a separate freight offer.

In its last tender on Feb. 21, GASC bought 120,000 tonnes of Russian-origin wheat.

GASC is seeking to buy 55,000- to 60,000-tonne cargoes of the following:

U.S. North Pacific soft white wheat;

U.S. hard red winter wheat;

U.S. soft red winter wheat;

Russian milling wheat;

Ukrainian milling wheat, and

Australian standard white wheat.

GASC is also seeking 60,000-tonne cargoes of the following:

Canadian soft wheat;

French milling wheat;

German milling wheat;

Argentine bread wheat;

Polish milling wheat;

Kazakh milling wheat;

Romanian milling wheat;

Bulgarian milling wheat;

Hungarian milling wheat, and

Paraguayan milling wheat.


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