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WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2002 – An authorization to purchase $1.5 million of U.S. wheat under Public Law 480, Title I, was issued today to Empacadora de Cereales, S. A., a private sector flour mill in Guatemala.

The authorization was issued under the private-entity Title I credit sales agreement of Aug. 14, 2002.

Authorization 1F-5001 provides for about 10,800 metric tons of wheat, grade U.S. No. 2 or better (except that Durum shall grade U.S. No. 3 or better), in bulk, of any of the classes or subclasses specified in paragraph 810.2202(a) of The Official United States Standards for Grain. Unclassed wheat and mixed wheat are excluded.

The contracting period is Sept. 18 through Sept. 30, 2002, and the delivery period is Sept. 18 through Dec. 31, 2002. Delivery will be to importer, free on board vessel (f.o.b.), U.S. port(s) and/or Canadian transshipment points. F.o.b. vessel shall mean delivery at discharge end of loading spout.

For information on purchasing, contact Empacadora de Cereales, S. A., Avenida Petapa 52-13, Zona 12, Guatemala City, Guatemala C. A., telephone PBX 477-6120. Further information on the purchase authorization may be obtained from the Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, Washington, DC 20250-1035, telephone (202) 720-3224.

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