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|09 January, 2019

Egypt's GASC seeks white rice for March 20-April 20 and/or April 1-30

GASC said it was seeking white rice with 10% to 12% broken parts

A farmer unloads rice straw for cattle from a boat near the river Nile on the outskirts of Cairo November 2, 2014.

A farmer unloads rice straw for cattle from a boat near the river Nile on the outskirts of Cairo November 2, 2014.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

DUBAI - Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Wednesday it was seeking cargoes of at least 20,000 tonnes of white rice in an international purchasing tender for arrival March 20-April 20 and/or April 1-30.

GASC said it was seeking white rice with 10 percent to 12 percent broken parts. The deadline for offers, to be submitted on a cost, insurance and freight (CIF) basis, is Jan. 27. Each bidder should present samples alongside their offer to be tested by the Ministry of Agriculture.

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(Reporting by Maha El Dahan in Dubai; writing by Julie Ingwersen in Chicago; editing by Jonathan Oatis) ((Julie.ingwersen@thomsonreuters.com; 1-312-408-8710; Reuters Messaging: julie.ingwersen.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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