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Iraq to buy 90,000 tons of US Rice

By John Lee. Iraq has agreed to buy 90,000 metric tons of rice from the United States. US Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said in a statement: “Iraq is buying three times more rice than we requested in our letter, so I’m thrilled that this resulted in such […]

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Video: Amber Rice Crop Devastated by Drought

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In southern Iraq, fields where rice has been sown for centuries now lie bare for lack of water…. This season many farmers have not planted the treasured amber rice local to Diwaniyah province because […]

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Water Shortages: Iraq Bans planting of Rice, Corn

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has reportedly banned farmers from planting rice and corn, due to increasing shortages in the country. According to Reuters, Minister Hassan al-Janabi (pictured) has decided to prioritise drinking water, industry and the growing of vegetables. The Agriculture Ministry is said to be embarrassed about the decision, especially […]

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Iraq Makes First Purchase of US Rice under MoU

Iraq has reporteldy made its first-ever purchase of US rice under the US–Iraq Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). According to the USA Rice Federation, this sale will help American rice exporters gain a foothold in the Iraqi market, and help prospects for new sales in the future. Iraq’s precedent-setting purchase of 30,000 MT of US long […]

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Iraq Agrees to Buy US Rice

On July 13, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart E. Jones and Iraq’s Minister of Trade Salman al-Jumayli signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the purchase and supply of U.S. rice for the Iraqi public distribution system. Millions of Iraqis will benefit from the high-quality and competitively-priced rice from the United States, said a statement […]

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India Lowest Price in Iraq Rice Tender

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the lowest offer in Iraq’s tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $431.50 a tonne c&f free out for rice from India. No purchase was believed to have been made in the tender which closed on 28th June with offers having to remain valid until 2nd […]

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Iraq buys Thai Rice

By John Lee. Iraq has bought about 80,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand. Reuters reports that the deal was agreed at a price of of $443.90 per tonne, including cost, insurance and freight free out (CIFFO). (Source: Reuters) (Rice image via Shutterstock)

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Iraq Doubles Duty on Rice Imports

By John Lee. India’s Economic Times reports that Iraq has doubled the import duty on rice to 40 percent. An official from the All India Rice Exporters’ Association (AIREA) told the news agency that the sudden increase in import duty by Iraq has come as a major blow and it is bound to impact exports […]

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US Wins Iraq Rice Order

By John Lee. The USA Rice Federation has announced that that “after being passed over” in the previous Iraqi rice tender, U.S. rice has been awarded 120,000 MT of long grain in the current tender. USA Rice Federation President and CEO Betsy Ward said: “This is really great news for the entire U.S. rice industry […]

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Iraq Buys 120,000 Tons of Rice

By John Lee. Iraq has purchased 120,000 tons of rice from the United States, Uruguay and Vietnam, according to Business Recorder. At the closing of the Iraq State Grain Board tender, 30,000 tons of the rice had been acquired from the US, 30,000 tons had come from Vietnam and a further 60,000 tons came from Uruguay, […]

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Iraq to End Thai Rice Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has lifted a ban on the importation of rice from Thailand. The ban was imposed on private exporters in August due to quality concerns, but the Thai government has continuously defended the quality of its rice. The Iraqi government had already stopped purchasing rice directly from its Thai counterpart three years […]

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Iraq Rejects all Rice Offers

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq’s grain board has rejected all offers in an international tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes of rice on Friday. The tender closed on Sunday and offers had to remain valid until Thursday. According to traders, the lowest offer was $725 a tonne c&f free out (ciffo) for […]

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