WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 — FAS Program Announcement FAS-ESR-108-12, issued at 9 a.m. on Dec. 18, which announced export sales of 110,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2012/2013 marketing year was incorrect. USDA has been informed that the reported sales of 110,000 tons for unknown destinations were domestic sales and not covered under the Export Sales Reporting Program.
USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports to the public. Exporters are required to report to USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity, made in one day or quantities totaling 200,000 tons or more in any reporting period, except 20,000 tons for soybean oil, made in one day to one destination, by 3 p.m. Eastern time on the next business day following the sale. Export sales of less than these quantities must be reported to USDA on a weekly basis.
For further information, contact the Export Sales Reporting Staff at (202) 720-9209.