TOKYO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture seeks to buy 84,683 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada in a regular tender that will close late on Thursday.
Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country's second-most important staple after rice, and buys the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued thrice a month. Details are as follows (in tonnes):
Dark Northern Spring (protein minimum 14.0 pct)
Hard Red Winter(semi hard)
Western Red Springprotein minimum 13.5 pct)
* Shipments: *Loading between March 21 and April 20, 2018
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
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