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| 20 September, 2018

Jordan tenders again to buy 120,000 tonnes of wheat – trade

Tender deadline is Sept. 27

Workers unload sacks of wheat flour in a warehouse in Jordan ,

Workers unload sacks of wheat flour in a warehouse in Jordan ,

REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

HAMBURG - Jordan's main state grains buyer has again issued an international tender to purchase 120,000 tonnes of hard milling wheat, European traders said on Thursday.

The tender deadline is Sept. 27.

Such a move had been expected after Jordan failed to make a purchase in its previous tender for 120,000 tonnes of wheat on Wednesday.

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Only two trading houses participated in the tender on Wednesday.

Jordan has had difficulty making purchases in a series of grain tenders in recent months, with traders saying uncertainty about quality specifications and payment terms had reduced participation by major grain-exporting houses.

The new tender seeks shipment in a range of possible combinations with 60,000-tonne consignments between Nov. 16 and Dec. 31, traders said.

(Reporting by Michael Hogan; Editing by Dale Hudson) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 40 419 03 4275; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))