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Morocco Receives No Offers in Import Tender for U.S. Durum Wheat

April 04, 2013

Morocco received no offers in a tender for U.S. durum wheat to be imported under preferential tariffs, national grain office ONICL wrote in a statement published online and dated yesterday.

The office had said March 21 it was tendering for 160,000 metric tons of the grain, to be delivered by May 31 at the latest. Durum is the hard variety of wheat used to make couscous, a staple dish in western North Africa, and pasta.

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