ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender on Wednesday to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for shipment from April 25-May 5.
Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, vice chairman of GASC, said the authority is seeking to buy cargoes of soft and/or milling wheat from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Romania.
Tenders should reach GASC by noon local time (1000 GMT) on Thursday. The results should come out after 3:30 p.m. local time on the same day. Wheat bids should be free-on-board, with a separate freight offer.
In its most recent tender on March 16, GASC bought 240,000 tonnes of wheat from France, Romania and Ukraine for April 15-24 shipment.
GASC is seeking to buy 55,000-to-60,000-tonne cargoes of the following:
U.S. North Pacific soft white wheat;
U.S. soft red winter wheat;
Russian milling wheat;
Ukrainian milling wheat, and
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, and
Romanian milling wheat.
(Reporting by Maha El Dahan in Abu Dhabi, writing by Michael Hirtzer in Chicago; Editing by Chris Reese and Marguerita Choy)