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| 11 September, 2018

Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Oct. 25-Nov. 4 shipment

At its last wheat tender on Sept. 5, GASC bought 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat for shipment Oct. 21-30

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An Egyptian farmer Hussien Yaser, 54, and his wife use a threshing machine as they harvest their wheat crop in Qaha, El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, Egypt May 5, 2016.

Image used for illustrative purpose. An Egyptian farmer Hussien Yaser, 54, and his wife use a threshing machine as they harvest their wheat crop in Qaha, El-Kalubia governorate, northeast of Cairo, Egypt May 5, 2016.

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DUBAI  - Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender on Tuesday to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for shipment from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4.

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 (1000 GMT) on Wednesday. The results should come out after 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) on the same day. Wheat bids should be free-on-board, with a separate freight offer.

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At its last wheat tender on Sept. 5, GASC bought 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat for shipment Oct. 21-30. 

This time, 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;

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;

Paraguayan milling wheat.

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