Iraq says to import wheat and rice through direct contracts

Iraq had been struggling to import the grains for its food subsidy program. (File photo: AP)

Iraq’s Trade Ministry said on Sunday it was negotiating direct contracts for the import of rice and wheat after multiple failures to secure the two strategic commodities through international tenders.

Iraq had been struggling to import the grains for its food subsidy program after introducing new payment and quality terms that kept traders away from its international tenders.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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