MUMBAI, May 17 (Reuters) - State-run MMTC has tendered to
import 18,000 tonnes of refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD)
palmolein of Indonesian and Malaysian origin on immediate basis
or latest by June 5 on the east coast.
The last date for submission of bids is May 22, it said in a
statement posted on its website. Earlier in the day, the
state-run company had cancelled a similar tender.
MMTC regularly buys vegetable oils on behalf of state
governments for sale at cheaper prices to the poor.
India, the world's top vegetable oil importer, buys palm oil
mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia, and a small quantity of
soyoil from Brazil and Argentina.
(Reporting by Siddesh Mayenkar; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)