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Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from US

By John Lee. Iraq has joined more than 30 countries in banning poultry imports from the United States because of bird flu, following the worst outbreak of avian influenza in US history. Bloomberg reports that the ban, announced on Wednesday, is to last for three months. Figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show […]

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 […]

Russian Wheat Cheapest in latest Tender

By John Lee. European traders said on Monday that Russian wheat was offered lowest at $231.00 a tonne c&f free out in the tender from Iraq's state grains board to buy at least 50,000 tonnes of hard wheat for shipment between 15th August and 13th September and delivery between 14th September and 28th October. According to […]

IFC Invests in Al Safi Danone Iraq

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is investing up to $18 million in Saudi dairy company Al Safi Danone’s Iraq-based subsidiary, to expand its operations in order to improve domestic food security, boost Iraq’s non-oil sector, and reduce its reliance on imported dairy products. IFC’s long-term investment, which is […]