TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's state grains buyer GTC (Government Trading Corporation of Iran) has issued an international tender to buy 30,000 tons of rice to be sourced from India, European traders said on Monday.
The tender closed on October 9, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
The sella grade rice of type 1121 is sought in two 15,000 ton consignments for shipment in containers between Oct. 15 to Nov. 15.
Iran has been one of the largest importers of Indian basmati rice in recent years.
Both India and Pakistan have claimed geographical indication on aromatic long-grained basmati rice, saying the variety is unique to the respective countries. Uruguay is another rice exporter to Iran.