Japan is seeking to buy 47,000 metric tons of food wheat and 20,000 tons of food barley on March 16 through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
Shipment must be made by June 30, Masafumi Otsuka at the ministry’s grain-trade division said today by phone.
The tender will be held under the so-called simultaneous buy-and-sell system, in which food makers and trading companies jointly bid for grains of any origin and quality.
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