Indian labourers thresh rice in a field on the outskirts of Amritsar on October 14, 2017 (Photo Credit NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images).

Iran’s grains purchaser, Government Trading Corporation of Iran (GTC) has issued an international tender to purchase 30,000 tonnes of rice to be sourced from India, according to GTC on Monday (10).

GTC affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad of the Islamic Republic of Iran, intends to purchase 30,000 metric tonnes of Indian 1121 Sella rice in two separate cargoes of 15,000 metric tonnes. Each cargos to be shipped in two lots, GTC said in its tender notice issued.

Iran expects the rice shipments between October 15 and November 15, this year.

Iran has also issued tender to purchase 120,000 metric tonnes of raw sugar in two lots of 60,000 metric tonnes, through single stage international tender.

GTC has issued another global tender for the supply of 30,000 metric tonnes of crude sunflower seed oil in three separate cargoes of 10,000 metric tonnes with different shipment periods. The oil will be pumped out at one of the north Iranian ports, Amirabad, Nowshahr, Freydunkenar, or Anzali.