Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan

Dubai

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials. 

This in-country assessment followed previous research conducted by the Council to better understand the market dynamics driving the demand for ethanol.

USGC Rolls Out Corn Harvest Quality Information In Tunisia

CQ rollout in Tunis

More than 90 feed millers, poultry and livestock producers, importers and end-users from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa region attended the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) corn quality rollout in Tunis, Tunisia, last month. 

More than 90 feed millers, poultry and livestock producers, importers and end-users from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa region attended the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) corn quality rollout in Tunis, Tunisia, last month. 

USGC Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Establish Tunisian Center For Feed Manufacturing

MOU signing

In dual efforts to expand export opportunities and help local feed producers improve the quality of their products, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) plans to utilize a grant provided by the U.S. State Department to create a Center for Feed Manufacturing in Tunisia. 

“Centered in North Africa, U.S. suppliers face increasing competition in the Tunisian market from competitors in Europe, the Black Sea and South America,” said Ramy Hadj Taieb, USGC regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

USGC Organizes Grain Standards Workshop In Jordan

grain standards workshop in Jordan

The U.S. Grains Council collaborated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS) and the Amman Chamber of Commerce to organize a grain standards workshop in Jordan last month.

The workshop included representatives from key importers, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration as well as the Jordan’s ministries of agriculture, industry, trade and supply. The workshop discussed contract terms, U.S. grains specifications and standards and Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) rules and arbitration system. 

Marketing Programs Pay Off For U.S. Co-Products In Turkey

U.S. DDGS Exports to Turkey

Turkey’s imports of U.S. corn co-products surged in the 2016/2017 marketing year, a significant pay off for U.S. Grains Council (USGC) marketing programs in the country. 

Turkey is the second largest buyer of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2016/2017 marketing year (Sept.-July) with 1.29 million metric tons of imports, nearly double the total from last marketing year. Additionally, Turkey is the fourth largest buyer of U.S. corn gluten feed/meal, purchasing almost 196,000 tons in 2016/2017. 

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