Being one of the smallest grains in the world, you only need one pound of seed to sow an entire acre. This also means that this grain is hard to clean and cultivate with traditional equipment, making it a grain that is slow to gain ground in the commercial world.

Teff has excellent qualities and nutritional values, and being a supplier of teff, we strive to make this difficult grain a commercial reality for suppliers and users around the world, especially those catering to the gluten free market. Teff has been traditionally grown in Africa, especially Ethiopia.

Teff products available:

  • Brown Teff
  • Ivory Teff
  • Teff flour
  • Organic & Conventional

Certifications & Documentation


NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification

ISO 9001:2008 Certification


Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Teff

Commodity Code: 1008900140 (source)

10 Cereals
08 Buckwheat, millet and canary seed; other cereals
900000 Other cereals

Import Duties for Teff

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

South Africa > EU/UK: 0.00 % + 15.10 EUR / 100 kg (source)

South Africa > USA: Duty Free (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.


Packaging & Shipping

Teff Shipping Instructions

Risks: Teff has a high risk of damage from humidity during shipping.

Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 25kg/50lbs.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 19.5 metric tonnes (not palletised).

Third party loading report example (with photos)

Sample Product Specifications

TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications.  Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.

Country of Origin: Mainly Africa

Appearance: Round, small mainly ivory colored grains.

Taste: Typical, fresh, no off flavours.

Texture: Hard

Colour: Overall appearance is off white.

Packaging: 25kg multi ply paper sacks labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, Organic
Certification Details and Lot Number

Typical Analysis:
Purity 99.9%
Minerals or vegetable matter 0.01%
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil

Microbiological Standards:
Moisture <15%

E.coli <<10
Salmonella spp absent in 25g
Yeasts <10,000
Moulds <20,000
Aerobic Plate Count <1,000,000

Nutritional Information (per 100g):
Energy, 574kj
Protein 18-20g
Total Oils 25-26%
Carbohydrate 12g per serving
Cholesterol 0

Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Shelf Life: 24 months from date of delivery, stored in air cooled, brick built warehouse with appropriate vermin controls in place.

Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.

Nutritional Values for Teff


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