Turkish auction for livestock imports draws one from Jordan

A Jordanian company offered the lowest bid for livestock imports to Turkey on Thursday.

Turkish auction for livestock imports draws one from Jordan

A Jordanian company offered the lowest bid for livestock imports to Turkey on Thursday.

Turkey's Meat & Fish Corporation (EBK) held an auction for procurement of 5,000 tons of livestock from the United States, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentine and Chili.

Jordan-centered Khaled Hijazi was the only company offering a bid in the auction.

In the first round of the auction, the company offered 21.3 million USD and in the second round it decreased the offer to 20.9 million USD.

The auction committee said it would evaluate the offer.

Thus, the auction was technically over.

After the auction, Khaled Hijazi's representatives said their company was one of the biggest three companies dealing with food trade in the world.

They said the company had many farms in Brazil, Australia, Uruguay and Europe, and owned 500,000 bovine and 4 million ovine animals.

On Tuesday, the EBK held another auction for procurement of 4,025 tons of livestock.

Three companies --Hacilar Helal Et, Dituria Sro, Sc. Agro Hilal Srl-- belonging to Turkish businessmen living abroad, offered bids in the auction after which livestock from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary will be imported.

On April 30, a Turkish Council of Ministers' decree on livestock and meat imports was published in the Official Gazette.

According to the decree, there will be 10 percent customs tax on livestock imports and 25 percent of customs duty on beef meat imports. 16,000 tons of livestock and 7,500 tons of beef meat would be imported and it will be valid till December 31, 2010.

Turkey lifted restrictions on the import of livestock, meat and fish to help curb price increases.

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