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Mexico exports more to USA than China

For the first time in more than two decades, last year Mexico surpassed China as the leading source of goods imported into the United States. The shift...
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Posted on February 12, 2024

EU dismisses measures against imports of solar panels from China

European solar manufacturers are struggling to break even and are accusing China of unfair trade practices. The European Commission gives priority to ...
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Posted on February 8, 2024

Drought boosts Algeria’s cereal imports

Wheat and barley imports to Algeria look set to remain at elevated levels in the 2024-25 marketing year with delayed sowing, below-average rainfall and poo...
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Posted on February 7, 2024

Poultry imports to South Africa

Poultry imports (mainly chicken) peaked in 2018 at 566,00 tonnes but have since seen a steady decline down to just 373,000 tonnes in 2022. However, for the...
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Posted on February 6, 2024

European Commission proposes to extend duty-free imports from Ukraine

The European Commission has proposed that import duties on Ukrainian exports to the EU remain suspended until June 2025; exceptions will apply to certain a...
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Posted on February 5, 2024

Kenya aims to cut imports

The government of Kenya has started plans to almost double the land under rice production to reduce annual imports, which currently stand at 80 per cent. ...
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Posted on January 30, 2024

USA Wheat Imports Highest in Six Years

U.S. wheat imports are expected to be their highest in six years for the 2023/24 marketing year, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. Several ...
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Posted on January 29, 2024

Turkish imports from Israel rose by 60.5 per cent from October to November

Turkish imports from Israel rose by 60.5 percent from October to November, according to official figures. According to a Turskish journalist, citing da...
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Posted on January 25, 2024

S. Korea record whisky imports in 2023

Customs data shows that South Korea has set a new record for whisky imports in 2023. There is thanks a growing number of foreign liquor enthusiasts in ...
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Posted on January 22, 2024

Ukrainian Imports Compensation

The Ministry of Agriculture in Hungary announced on Wednesday that it had secured HUF 6 billion (EUR 15.9 million) in compensation from Brussels for domest...
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Posted on January 11, 2024

USA Investigation into Imports of Unfairly Priced Wine Bottles

On December 29, 2023, the U.S. Glass Producers Coalition, a coalition of U.S. wine bottle manufacturers and American workers, filed petitions to counter un...
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Posted on January 4, 2024

Korea’s orange imports increased by 11.5 percent

Korea's total citrus production is forecast at 570,000 metric tons (MT), a 2.1 percent decline from the previous marketing year (582,000 MT), driven by low...
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Posted on January 3, 2024

China requires sincerity from Australia to improve trade

Australian official have said that China could lift the ban on imports of Australian wine early next year. Chinese analysts warned that Australia needs to ...
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Posted on December 21, 2023

China has lifted restrictions on meat imports from 3 abattoirs in Australia

Trade and agriculture ministers in Australia said on Tuesday (Dec 12) that China had lifted restrictions on imports of meat from three large abattoirs in A...
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Posted on December 15, 2023

MEPs to curb spike in bogus imports

The European Parliament has approved an ambitious policy in advance of talks with EU ministers on the overhaul of European honey marketing rules. This is ...
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Posted on December 12, 2023

China develops growing appetite for food imports

Imported food has increasingly become a feature on Chinese dining tables. In addition to milk from New Zealand, coconuts from Thailand, cherries from Chile...
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Posted on December 11, 2023

Heathrow imports increase expected before Christmas

A Heathrow-based freight forwarder said it expects its imports in the run up to Christmas to be up almost one third compared to last year, adding that Indi...
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Posted on December 7, 2023

German exports & imports decline in October 2023

German exports in October 2023 experienced a marginal decline of 0.2 per cent; imports saw a more significant drop of 1.2 per cent compared with September ...
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Posted on December 6, 2023

UK increases imports from non-EU countries

After the U.K. left the EU, its agricultural import suppliers grew more diverse. Products from China, the United States, and Brazil are now primary sou...
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Posted on December 5, 2023

UK Trade with EU Remains Strong post Brexit

The United Kingdom (U.K.) is the fifth largest importer by value of agricultural products in the world. The U.K. has a limited capacity to produce agricul...
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Posted on December 4, 2023

Walmart increases goods import from India

Walmart,the world's largest retailer, shipped one quarter (25%) of its US imports from India between January and August, as compared to just 2% in 2018. ...
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Posted on November 30, 2023

Isle of Man bans livestock imports after UK bluetongue cases – BBC

The importation of livestock to the Isle of Man has been banned after cases of bluetongue were confirmed in the UK. The immediate ban covers sheep, cattle...
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Posted on November 29, 2023

Vietnamese firms urged to encourage imports from the UK

Firms in Vietnam should foster their imports of raw materials from the United Kingdom (UK) to enjoy preferential tariffs brought by the UK-Việt Nam Free ...
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Posted on November 23, 2023

China resumes Australian barley imports

China resumed imports of Australian barley in October, importing 313,700 tons worth $88.4 million. This is the first batch of imports for more than thre...
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Posted on November 22, 2023

India’s palm oil, sunoil imports

Palm oil imports to India stood at 9.79 million metric tons in 2022/23 marketing year ended on Oct. 31. Sunflower oil imports rose to 3 million tons, a Mum...
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Posted on November 15, 2023

South Africa Poultry industry welcomes permission for imports

The South Africa Poultry Association (Sapa) welcomed the opening up of imports to fertile eggs for hatcheries including products such as powder and liquid ...
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Posted on October 30, 2023

Indonesia to cut garlic import

The Agriculture Ministry plans to reduce garlic imports next year by roughly 40 percent to help domestic production. The Head of the National Food Agency ...
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Posted on October 19, 2023

Sparkling Wine Imports

France dominates the sector with 88% of the total Sparkling Wine imports value. When combined with Spain & Italy the percentage rises to 97%. Imports from...
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Posted on October 2, 2023

Drop in U.S. Imports of Upholstered Furniture

After three months of growth, imports of upholstered household furniture into the USA decreased by -7.7% to 109K tons in July 2023. Over this period, impor...
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Posted on September 22, 2023

Turkish exports all-time high for August

Turkey's exports hit an all-time high for August with a 1.6% increase on an annual basis, according to preliminary Trade Ministry data released last week. ...
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Posted on September 12, 2023

Delay of onion imports

The Agriculture Assistant Secretary of the Philippines told protesting onion farmers they are willing to delay the release of onion imports to allow local ...
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Posted on September 11, 2023

Onion Imports to the Pilippines

Onion farmers from Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Mindoro protested at the Department of Agriculture (DA)’s headquarters in Quezon City on Monday, Sept. 4, ...
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Posted on September 8, 2023

Imports to Cambodia from China, Vietnam, Thailand up

China, Vietnam and Thailand are the largest suppliers of goods to Cambodia, with imports of $10 billion in the first seven months of 2023. The amount repr...
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Posted on September 6, 2023

Vietnam imports fall

Imports to Vietnam for August fell 8.3% from a year earlier to $28.55 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $3.82 billion, the General Statistics Office...
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Posted on August 31, 2023

China resumes beef imports from South Africa

China resumed beef imports from the Republic of South Africa on Aug. 17, having banned import products from South Africa in March 2022 due to an outbreak o...
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Posted on August 21, 2023

Canada imports of knitted coats from Cambodia

Canada imported nearly 769,000 knitted coats from the Kingdom of Cambodia during the January-May period of the current year. “Canada imported 7.69 lakh ...
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Posted on August 15, 2023

Cyprus’ ice cream exports

Ice cream exports from Cyprus to non-EU countries have been increasing in the past four years. However, exports are still far lower that in previous years....
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Posted on August 14, 2023

Sri Lanka allows chicken imports

The President has given his consent for commercial businesses to import chicken. The price of chicken is at a very high level at present and people cannot ...
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Posted on August 1, 2023

Wine imports to S.Korea fall

South Korean enthusiasm for wine has cooled, with imports down in the first half for a second straight year; the popularity of whisky among young generatio...
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Posted on July 28, 2023

Swiss watches import increase by 21% in India first six months of 2023

Imports of Swiss watches to India rose 21 per cent from a year earlier in the first six months of this calendar year. According to data from the Federat...
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Posted on July 25, 2023

Egypt’s wheat imports rise

Egypt’s wheat imports rose 34% year on year (YoY) from January to July 18th of the current year, according to an official document. The North African ...
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Posted on July 24, 2023

Nigeria imports 80 per cent of pharmaceutical inputs

Concern has been expressed over the state of Nigeria’s Pharmaceutical industry; 80 percent of inputs used in manufacturing are still being imported. ...
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Posted on July 19, 2023

Japan halts poultry imports from a second Brazilian state

Japan has temporarily suspended imports of chicken from Brazil's Santa Catarina state after confirmation of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case...
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Posted on July 14, 2023

Japanese Beer Imports to Korea Grow Explosively

Imports of Japanese beer have exploded as relations between the two countries have improved, including the recent restoration of shuttle diplomacy between ...
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Posted on July 12, 2023

Georgian imports of blueberries

Beginning from the 18-19 off-season, fresh blueberry imports into Georgia have been at least doubling each year. Continuing this trend in the latest off-se...
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Posted on July 5, 2023

20% duty removal on apple imports to India

Government officials have told farmers that the decision to remove 20 per cent retaliatory customs duty on imported American apples will have a "zero" impa...
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Posted on June 26, 2023

Gold imports to India fall

Gold imports to India fell in April- May of the current financial year by nearly 40%. A top government official said they are keeping an eye on the sit...
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Posted on June 19, 2023

Kenyan tea exports dropo 26pc

Kenya’s tea exports dropped 26 percent in Q1, affected by the civil unrest in Sudan. Sudan, which is among the top five export destinations for Kenyan...
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Posted on June 14, 2023

Germany imports fewer fruit and vegetables from Holland

In Germany, Dutch fruit and vegetable imports declined strongly again in Q1 2023. It was down 20% compared to last year's first quarter and as much as a th...
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Posted on June 12, 2023

South Korea cuts tariffs on food import

South Korea will reduce import tariffs from June on higher priced edible products, including pork and sugar, to help ease people's living costs, the financ...
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Posted on June 2, 2023
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