Bangladesh’s state grains buyer has issued a new international tender to purchase 50,000 tonnes of rice, European traders said on Friday.
The bidding deadline is July 27. Non-basmati parboiled rice is sought, they said.
Rice from any origin will be accepted and shipment must take place within 40 days of contract signing.
Bangladesh, the world’s fourth-biggest rice producer, could import as much as 1.2 million tonnes of rice this year in an effort to replenish reserves to combat high domestic prices.
Bangladesh has been in talks about purchasing 200,000 tonnes of parboiled rice from Thailand in a government-to-government deal, an official said on Thursday.
Bangladesh on Friday issued a separate international tender to import 50,000 tonnes of wheat.