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Iraq seeks bids for 30k ton Basmati buy

Khalid al-Ansary and Nayla Razzouk report for Bloomberg News:

Iraq plans to buy 30,000 metric tons of Basmati rice from India and Pakistan, according to Fawziyeh Hameed, a spokeswoman for the Trade Ministry.

The deadline for suppliers to submit bids is April 22, she said by telephone from Baghdad today. Bids should be valid until April 26, she said.

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