Syria tenders to buy 200,000 T wheat from EU/Black Sea

The deadline for submission of price offers in the tender from Syria's General Establishment for Cereal Processing, Storage and Trade (Hoboob) is September 9

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A wheat field is seen in Arbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May 31, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A wheat field is seen in Arbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May 31, 2014.

REUTERS/Diaa Al-Din

HAMBURG  - A Syrian state grains agency has issued an international tender to purchase 200,000 tonnes of soft wheat for bread making sourced from the European Union or Black Sea region, European traders said on Wednesday.

The deadline for submission of price offers in the tender from Syria's General Establishment for Cereal Processing, Storage and Trade (Hoboob) is Sept. 9, traders said.

The agency has also issued a separate tender for 200,000 tonnes of wheat sourced from Russia only which closes on Sept. 14.

Shipment in both tenders is sought 60 days after confirmation the order has been placed, they said.

Prices should be submitted in U.S. dollars only and payment will also be made in U.S. dollars.

Syria continues to have a wheat import requirement as the country's 10-year-old conflict continues, and wheat production remains under local consumption.

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

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