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Russian Restrictions on US US Imports

Russia's lower house of parliament approved a bill that would give the Kremlin authority to ban trade in certain items with countries deemed to be 'unfrien...
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Posted on May 31, 2018

China agrees to buy more US imports

China has agreed to buy more imports of goods and services from the USA, reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries and calming fears of a trad...
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Posted on May 30, 2018

58% of US sock imports come from China

According to recent statistics the United States, the world's largest importer of hosiery products, imported $2.2 billion worth of socks in 2017 and in the...
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Posted on May 29, 2018

Freight Businesses want frictionless Irish border

The Freight Transport Association has repeated its call for an Irish border solution which protects frictionless trading arrangements after Brexit. In ...
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Posted on May 28, 2018

Spanish exports to UK fall

Spanish exports to the United Kingdom fell for the first time in five years in 2017. Exports of Spanish products to Britain fell six per cent last year,...
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Posted on May 27, 2018

USA Table grape imports rose

The U.S. imported higher volumes of table grapes in the first quarter of 2018. Imports amounted to 317,000 metric tons (MT) of grapes between January and ...
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Posted on May 26, 2018

US places heavy import duties on Chinese steel via Vietnam

The USA government has just imposed heavy import duties on steel produced in China but finished and via Vietnam. The decision marked a victory for US st...
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Posted on May 25, 2018

Agriculture, shipping and energy will gain most from the US-China trade agreement

The truce in the US-China trade war should benefit the agriculture and energy sectors, because of China’s commitment to increase related imports from the...
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Posted on May 24, 2018

China’s rail freight up

China's rail freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, registered healthy growth in the first four months of 2018. Railways carried 1.29 billio...
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Posted on May 23, 2018

Rapid increase in Swiss fines for freight trucks

An increasing number of freight vehicles are being stopped for motoring offences at border crossings into Switzerland. Some 100 drivers were caught drink...
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Posted on May 22, 2018

China more welcoming to rice imports from Japan

In China, Japanese imported rice is only for the rich, as it costs four times as much as domestically grown rice. One reason Japanese rice is so expensive...
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Posted on May 20, 2018

Secondhand car imports to Ireland increase

New figures from the Central Statistics Office of Ireland show that 8,671 used cars were imported into the country in April, compared with 7,272 for the sa...
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Posted on May 19, 2018

Wine imports to China soar in Q1

From January to March, China imported 200.57 million litres of wines, representing a year-on-year growth of 32.34% in volume and a 35.84% increase in value...
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Posted on May 18, 2018

1000+ freight trains from Xinjian, China

More than 1,000 freight trains from China to Europe have made journeys starting from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since May 2016. ...
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Posted on May 17, 2018

Estonian exports decrease

According to a report from Statistics Estonia, exports fell by 3% compared with the previous year in March 2018. Imports into Estonia rose by 4% compared w...
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Posted on May 16, 2018

Freight forwarding apprenticeships

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging UK freight forwarders to take advantage of the newly authorised freight forwarding appr...
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Posted on May 15, 2018

Good future for rail freight

Recent rail freight figures show a positive future for rail freight for consumer goods and construction materials, which together now account for almost t...
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Posted on May 14, 2018

Rail Freight Service from Liverpool

The first rail freight service from the port of Liverpool made its inaugural journey on 8 May, officially launched by the mayor. The intention is to reduce...
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Posted on May 13, 2018

China Tech company in trouble, US imports delayed

A China tech company affected and delays for imported U.S. cars, apples, timber and other agricultural products are signs that the widening trade dispute b...
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Air freight grows more slowly

Demand for global air freight grew at the slowest pace for almost two years in March, as businesses ceased restocking their inventories. Demand in freig...
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Posted on May 12, 2018

US trade deficit drops; exports achieve record high

The U.S. trade deficit reduced sharply in March, as exports increased to a record high due to an increase in exports of commercial aircraft and soybeans. ...
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Posted on May 11, 2018

US pork imports stuck at ports in China

China has increased inspections of pork imported from the United States, importers and industry sources said. This is the latest American product to be hi...
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Sweden and Finland team up for exports

Expanding food exports is a key project for the current government of Finland, led by the rural-based Centre Party, with a goal of doubling food exports by...
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Posted on May 10, 2018

Food from Finland exports purity

Finland’s food exports are growing quickly. In 2016 Finland exported 1.5 billion euros’ worth of foodstuffs, compared with 1.6 billion last year. The p...
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Posted on May 9, 2018

Turkey hazelnut exports record

Turkey exported over 215,000 tons of hazelnuts in the first 8 months of the export season, making a $1.36 billion revenue, a national union of exporters of...
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Posted on May 8, 2018

Scottish exports fall

The volume of goods exports from Scotland fell sharply at the end of last year, according to official data. Food and drinks exports, in particular dropp...
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Posted on May 7, 2018

Algeria sends first cement exports to Europe

The Algerian Industry Ministry said last week that the country exported its first-ever shipments of cement to Europe in April. A subsidiary of the state...
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Posted on May 6, 2018

Sustainable cocoa imports rise

An increasing amount of the cocoa imported by Dutch companies is 'sustainable', according to a report by the national statistics office CBS. The perce...
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Posted on May 5, 2018

Australian exports hit record levels

There was a surge in exports which jumped to the highest level on record;this should add handsomely to Australian economic growth when the March quarter r...
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Posted on May 4, 2018

EU to restrict imports of e-bikes from China

The European Commission has made imports of electric bicycles (e-bikes) from China subject to registration. Eventual duties can be backdated to May. The...
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Posted on May 3, 2018

Algeria will end import ban on mobiles, food, home appliances

Algeria plans to lift a ban on imports of mobile phones, household appliances and food and introduce high customs duties in their place, its trade minister...
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Posted on May 1, 2018
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