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GASC awaits confirmation of Ukraine wheat export ban

soft23CAIRO: Egypt, the world's top wheat buyer, said on Tuesday it has not removed Ukraine from its list of potential wheat suppliers despite an upcoming export ban by the Black Sea country.

 

Nomani Nomani, vice chairman of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), the Egyptian state's main wheat-buying agency, said Ukraine's decision to stop wheat exports on Nov. 15 was not official because it had not been confirmed by the country's prime minister.

 

GASC did move up the delivery dates for two 55,000-tonne shipments of Ukrainian wheat to Nov. 1-10 instead of Nov. 11-20 and Nov. 21-30, Nomani said.

 

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