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HMRC no deal EU exit Guidance for Ro/Ro Ports and Eurotunnel

HMRC have published information to highlight changes at Roll-on Roll-off ports and Eurotunnel should the UK leave the EU without a deal on 12 April 2019. ...
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Posted on April 3, 2019

HMRC Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) – Day1 No-deal readiness

HMRC  announced on 22 March 2019 further details of new customs requirements, should the UK leave the EU without a deal. An extension of the date whe...
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Posted on April 2, 2019

Indian importer buys 130 MT of blueberries

A fresh fruit importing firm in India is importing 130 MT different varieties of blueberries for its urban Indian consumers. These fruits are being import...
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Posted on February 20, 2019

South Africa welcomes exemptions on imports by USA

The US Department of Commerce has granted exemptions for imports of 161 aluminium and 36 steel products from the duties which the USA imposed against forei...
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Posted on October 23, 2018

China increases campaign against illegal waste imports

China has expanded its campaign against the import of waste materials, arresting 39 suspects and seizing 33,000 tonnes of plastic and mineral waste during ...
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Posted on November 11, 2017

Japan proposes low-tariff quotas for butter imports under TPP

Japan has proposed setting low-tariff quotas for imports of butter and skim milk powder, under terms being thrashed out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...
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Posted on July 24, 2015

Fish traders want cheap imports banned

Fish traders in Zimbabwe have appealed to the government to protect the local industry from cheap and poor quality imports from Cahora Bassa in Mozambique,...
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Posted on December 8, 2014

Russia Suspends US Pig Imports

Russia - concerned over the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diahorrhea virus (PEDv) in U.S. pig populations, announced last week it was suspending U.S. imports ...
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Posted on June 4, 2014

Hong Kong Rice Imports Increase

Hong Kong’s rice imports in 2013 have increased to around 339,000 tons, up about 9% from about 310,000 tons in 2012, according to the USDA Post. The Ho...
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Posted on April 28, 2014

Support for London Gateway

More than 60 importers and exporters from the International Meat Trade Association have given their support to the new London port. The perishable goods se...
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Posted on November 8, 2013

China Imports Duty Increase

The European Commission has imposed high import taxes on pipe fittings and tableware from China.  The 'crockery' tax will affect cheap tableware, and add ...
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Posted on November 28, 2012

Gothenburg Logistics Area Grows

A major tyre supplier will be the first company to set up its operations in the new Tankgatan logistics area adjacent to the port of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...
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Posted on December 3, 2011

Taiwan Imports delayed

Cargo importers in Taiwan are complaining that their shipments are being delayed because Customs authorities are taking too long to inspect goods.  The Cu...
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Posted on September 6, 2011

Shipping lines ignore small importers

A shipping industry analyst recently carried out an experiment, to find out how interested shipping lines are in providing a service to small importers.  ...
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Posted on June 14, 2011
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