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Iraq to Reissue Tender for 50,000 Tons of Wheat, Ministry Says

October 02, 2011

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq is tendering for 50,000 metric tons of wheat for a second time, with bids due by Oct. 10, according to a notice on the website of the ministry of trade.

The wheat can be from all origins, it said today.

The original tender was issued Aug. 24, with a bid deadline of Sept. 6, and was later canceled, Amer Abdel Aziz, spokesman for the country’s Grain Board, said Sept. 14. He didn’t give a reason for the cancellation.

--Editors: Digby Lidstone, Louis Meixler.

To contact the reporters on this story: Kadhim Ajrash at Nayla Razzouk in Amman at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at

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