CAIRO - Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), has received offers from 11 suppliers in its first international rice purchase tender of 2018, trade sources said on Monday.
The offers were for Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese rice, but traders did not provide a price breakdown.
GASC was seeking short or medium grain milled white rice of any origin in the tender that closed on Monday, and has asked traders to submit 2 kg samples of their grains for a cooking test.
It is unclear when the tender results will be announced.
(Reporting by Maha El Dahan in Dubai, Writing by Nadine Awadalla; editing by David Evans) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))