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New Zealand exports to China

China was New Zealand's number one market for exports in May, with an annual value of 17.9 billion NZ dollars (10.94 billion U.S. dollars) for the year end...
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Posted on June 24, 2024

New Zealand exports to USA

The rise in New Zealand exports in May, which was 202 million NZ dollars (123.44 million U.S. dollars), was led by an increase in exports to the United Sta...
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Posted on June 21, 2024

EU Waste Exports

The EU exported 32.1 million tonnes of waste to non-EU countries in 2022, which is a slight decline from the 33.0 million tonnes of waste exports to these ...
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Posted on April 30, 2024

Poland farmers protest against Ukraine farm imports

Thousands of angry farmers demonstrated in Warsaw against European Union regulations and cheap Ukraine imports, with police reporting that two officers had...
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Posted on March 7, 2024

South Africa needs to free up flow of imports and exports

In October 2022, exports exceeded imports by 12.2%; exports amounted to $104.05 billion and imports to $92.76 billion. In the same period exports grew by 0...
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Posted on January 17, 2023

Rwanda to export first avocado sea freight shipment

Rwanda plans to launch avocado sea freight exports for the first time. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the aim of this...
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Posted on December 1, 2022

China imports more Swiss watches

Demand in China for Swiss watch imports is recovering as Covid-19 lockdowns ease. China is now the second-biggest market for Swiss watch exports after the ...
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Posted on August 19, 2022

New duty procedure for UK imports

After 1 October UK importers will need to use the CDS dashboard to manage payments to HMRC for Duty Deferment Accounts (DDA). If you import goods into t...
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Posted on August 5, 2022

New Customs Clearance system for exports and imports

UKHMRC are implementing a new Customs Clearance system, starting later this year, called CDS. This will replace the current CHIEF system, so all importers...
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Posted on July 5, 2022

India worried about exports to Ukraine

The government in India is worried about the impact on its exports because of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. The finance minister asked for industry feedbac...
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Posted on February 28, 2022

Freight forwarders cease activities in Nigeria ports

Freight forwarders in Nigeria have blocked activities at the ports with protests at the Tin Can Island Port and PTML Terminals. They are protesting about...
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Posted on February 21, 2022

UK food exports to China recovering

Global exports of whisky and salmon have started to recover fom adverse environmental factors, with sales of both products up 21% compared with 2020. All o...
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Posted on December 28, 2021

China Food Imports

Food imports to China have surged recently years mainly because of growing demand from a huge middle class. Their value was $89 billion in 2019, according ...
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Posted on December 15, 2021

Plans to ban live animal exports

PLANS have been revealed to ban the export of live animals from England and Wales for slaughter and fattening. The Government wishes to strengthen the U...
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Posted on December 11, 2020

Billion dollar export target for sweets, chocolates

The confectionery and chocolate industry One of the oldest food industries in Iran, the confectionery and chocolate industry is now the second-largest exp...
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Posted on November 6, 2020

Iron Silk Road Proves cheaper for freight

Groupage freight traffic has been reinvigorated on the 'Iron Silk Road' - the China/Europe rail freight route - but the option of the overland route, faste...
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Posted on April 14, 2020

Exports to non-EU countries

Exports to non-EU countries amounted to around £342 billion in 2017, showing the worldwide demand for British goods and services remains. Exports to EU co...
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Posted on February 9, 2020

India increases income from tea exports by 10%

Up until the end of October 2019, India has earned 10.41 per cent more than last year from tea exports. This was because of a 9.52 per cent increase in ...
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Posted on December 22, 2019

Exports from Bulgaria increase

The value of Bulgaria’s exports in for the year up to September 2019 amounted to 42 636.7 million leva, 3.2 per cent higher than last year although in Se...
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Posted on November 20, 2019

Chilean blueberry exports rise

Blueberry exports from Chile continue to rise despite the troubles the country is facing. Up to Week 44, 1,681 tons of fresh blueberries have been exported...
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Posted on November 16, 2019

Indian exports

The Finance minister of India has announced a series of measures to boost exports. Since the beginning of the decade, exports from India have grown at...
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Posted on September 24, 2019

Possible new freight route Scotland – Holland

If proposals for a new ferry line between Rosyth and Groningen are fruitful, there would be advantages for Scottish exporters and British roads. New fer...
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Posted on August 28, 2019

China welcomes Australian beef imports

Australia may be able to triple its exports of grain-fed beef to China by 2030, as the country has an increasing appetite for the marbled meat. Increase...
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Posted on August 26, 2019

Hong Kong June Exports fall

Hong Kong’s exports fell more drastically than expected in June. Exports declined in June to HK$309.6 billion ($39.6 billion), a reduction of9% from ye...
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Posted on July 30, 2019

Kiwifruit exports from Chile to Europe fall

The Far Eastern market seem to have become the leading importers for Chilean kiwifruit exports this season. There has been huge year-on-year drop in expor...
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Posted on July 29, 2019

NZ wine exports on track for another good year

Wine exports are expected to exceed growth forecasts for the 2019 export year, according to a recently released report. Modest growth for New Zealand wi...
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Posted on May 7, 2019

Zimbabwe needs to diversify its exports

The CEO of ZimTrade has said exports from Zimbabwe need to urgently be diversified to narrow the trade deficit. Imports have continued to dominate the e...
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Posted on May 3, 2019

Afghan Saffron Increase In Exports

The price of Afghanistan’s saffron has increased in local because exports of the spice to international markets have seen a dramatic increase, a local in...
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Posted on April 23, 2019

China may permit more Brazilian meat imports

China may permit more Brazilian meat imports after important trade talks planned for May, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil said on Monday. He did not sa...
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Posted on April 17, 2019

Potential Strike in Norway

Unions in Norway have warned that up to 25 000 private sector workers may go out on strike as from Monday April 1st if last-ditch mediation on this year’...
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Posted on March 29, 2019

Grape exports record from Peru

Peru should finish the 2018-19 table grape season with exports of 50 million 8.2 kilogram boxes. This means a 51.5% rise in exports over the previous s...
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Posted on March 22, 2019

Freight Transport Group want Brexit contingency plans

Freight Transport Association Ireland is asking the government to advance and clearly communicate contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on th...
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Posted on March 9, 2019

Kenya farmers protest cheap sugar imports

The Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers has complained about the influx of cheap sugar imports into the country. The chairman of KNFSF told a...
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Posted on March 5, 2019

Spanish banana exports lower than imports

In December, the volume of bananas exported from the Canary Islands was lower than the volume of imports for the eighth consecutive month. In 2018, the mar...
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Posted on March 3, 2019

South African wine exports grow in 2018

Figures released by Wines of South Africa suggest that the total value of South African exports rose to R9 billion, but volumes fell due to the small size ...
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Posted on January 24, 2019

Jordan’s exports increase by 10%

Exports by members of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) increased in 2018 by 10 per cent. The rise was attributed to the recent relative stabilisation in...
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Posted on January 22, 2019

Irish Food retailers cautiously optimistic about Brexit

The Irish food association has warned that there is still a “disturbingly high level” of imports dominating food produce and consumer dependence on imp...
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Posted on January 4, 2019

Exports help factories to bounce back

Orders from factories in Great Britain increased for a second month in a row in December, as they recovered from a sharp slowdown in October. Manufacturers...
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Posted on December 28, 2018

China top supplier of imports to Philippines

The United States was the top market for the Philippines export products valued in October 2018, while China was the biggest supplier of import products. ...
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Posted on December 15, 2018

US exports more meat to emerging markets

As tastes change in emerging markets, the USA benefits from higher exports, especially to Asia. Exports to established markets are also improving. The ...
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Posted on November 19, 2018

New Shipping routes for Manila

A Special Adviser to the President of Manila urged seafarers to explore new routes in order to open more opportunities for the country’s shipping industr...
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Posted on October 7, 2018

Ireland chooses used car imports while sterling is weak

Consumers in the Republic of Ireland continue to take advantage of the weakness in sterling, by importing used cars from the UK. The number of imported ve...
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Posted on September 19, 2018

Egypt will imports rice due to water shortages

The government of Egypt will import rice to meet local demands, and has limited the areas allocated for rice cultivation to adapt to a water shortage. This...
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Posted on July 30, 2018

Swiss watch exports rise in April

Watch exports from Switzerland rose 13.8 percent in April to 1.76 billion Swiss francs ($1.77 billion), induced by a boom in the important Hong Kong expor...
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Posted on June 9, 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

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

Singapore’s exports increase

Singapore's exports increased more than expected in January. Stronger exports of non-electronic items such as non-electric engines, measuring instruments ...
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Posted on February 19, 2018

China investigates US sorghum imports

China is commencing an anti-dumping investigation into imports of sorghum from the United States. Less than two weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump imp...
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Posted on February 8, 2018

Good news for UK construction exports

The UK remains a net exporter of construction and earthmoving equipment, both in weight and financial terms. In Q3, the trade surplus increased to £381 mi...
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Posted on December 6, 2017

Freight association warns Brexit negotiators

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging British and EU negotiators to pay attention to the warnings from traders and logistics operators on both ...
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Posted on October 19, 2017
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