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|11 January, 2019

No offers in Morocco import tender for U.S. durum -traders

A tender had closed on Thursday seeking durum to arrive in Morocco by May 31 at the latest.

People watch the arrival of a ferry at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras July 31, 2015. Each year, thousands of Moroccan families returning from their vacation in Europe wait long hours at the Spanish port to get on a ferry that will take them back to Morocco.

People watch the arrival of a ferry at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras July 31, 2015. Each year, thousands of Moroccan families returning from their vacation in Europe wait long hours at the Spanish port to get on a ferry that will take them back to Morocco.

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HAMBURG  - Morocco's state grains office ONICL received no offers in a tender to import 345,455 tonnes of durum wheat from the United States as part of the annual preferential customs tariff quota for 2019, European traders said on Friday.

A tender had closed on Thursday seeking durum to arrive in Morocco by May 31 at the latest. 

ONICL's tender for U.S. durum under the 2018 quota also drew no offers when it was held in September.

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(Reporting by Michael Hogan) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 172 671 36 54; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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