HAMBURG - A government agency in Pakistan has issued an international tender to purchase and import 175,000 tonnes of wheat, European traders said on Saturday.

The tender from the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) closes on Sept. 15.

The wheat can be supplied from optional origins and shipment must be organised for arrival in Pakistan by Dec. 31, 2020.

The TCP had in August tendered to purchase 1.5 million tonnes of wheat but traders said only around 320,000 tonnes was bought. The tender was issued to help increase local wheat supplies and cool prices.

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