USDA Buys 13,390 MT Pulses
KANSAS CITY - Sep 21/17 - SNS -- The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation office here confirmed the purchase of 13,390 metric tons (MT) of pulses for shipment as food aid.
Under terms of USDA PL-480 food aid tender invitation 200004969 the USDA is buying pulses packed in 50 kg bags.
In announcing results of the tender, the USDA said 350 MT of green split peas were not bought because of a lack of offers.
Taiwan Is Challenging Organic Market
WASHINGTON - Sep 21/17 - SNS -- Tough tolerances on residues of unapproved chemicals make Taiwan a challenging market for organic exporters, notes the U.S. agricultural attache for the country.
"Taiwan maintains a number of requirements that are not found in international organics trade elsewhere. These requirements are an impediment to . . . exports to Taiwan.
"Taiwan regulations do not allow product labeled as organic to test positive for any unapproved substances. Unlike most other organic producers, such as the United States and European Union, this policy does not take into account unintentional presence of unapproved substances," The U.S. Agricultural attache reports.
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