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Iraq signs first contract in 7 years to import Thai rice

Iraq signs first contract in 7 years to import Thai rice

BANGKOK: The Thai Rice Mills Association has reported that Tanasan Rice Plc, a major Thai rice exporter, has recently signed a contract with Iraqi importers to supply 44,000 tonnes of 100% white rice.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Monday 20 September 2021, 10:55AM


Association president Kriangsak Tabnanon said this will be the second lot that Iraq has bought from Thailand this year, reports state news agency NNT.

The first lot of 44,000 tonnes had been delivered on Aug 18. The transaction marks a historic moment for rice exports as Iraq had boycotted rice from Thailand for seven years over quality concerns.

He said the ban was the result of a Thai exporter, who had delivered 110,000 tonnes of rice to Iraq in 2014, failing to meet the country’s quality standards.

The Iraqi importers also claimed that the delivered rice was 10% less than what was agreed on,, which had led to a ban on Thai rice that lasted seven years.

Mr Kriangsak said the removal of the ban is great news for Thai rice exporters.

“Iraq has been a long-time customer of Thailand and could buy more rice,” he said.

The association urges all exporters to give rice quality top priority, to strengthen customer confidence so as to secure more orders in the future, he added.

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Kurt | 20 September 2021 - 11:15:25

Lets hope the Thai rice exporters learned their expensive lesson. Sell quality   and don't scam 10% in amount in selling abroad. Middle East people are good in calculation/mathematics. A Thai always will lose in that. Thai are warned now. Was legal action taken against the crook Thai rice exporter? Probably not. Country wise, country kick back honor.

 

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