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Ukraine – law to simplify rules for car imports

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 21 signed a bill to simplify rules for car imports into Ukraine, abolishing the verification of conformity of vehicles with environmental standards at border crossing points. This eliminates the need to submit environmental certificates ...Read More

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Japan exports accelerate

Japan’s exports accelerated in April because of increased shipments of cars and machines used to make semiconductors. Rising volumes suggest healthy overseas demand could help the economy recover quickly from a dip in the first quarter. Exports grew 7.8 percent ...Read More

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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 'unfriendly' to Moscow. Russian lawmakers promised a “painful” response after the United States imposed sweeping ...Read More

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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 January-March period of 2018, approximately $458.3 million worth were imported. China is the largest exporter ...Read More

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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 dropped, but the printing, engineering, wood and paper sectors also experienced falling volumes. The index ...Read More

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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 percentage of sustainable cocoa imports used for processing in Dutch plants rose to 30% in 2016 from ...Read More

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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 report is released in one month. Surging commodity exports largely explain why Australia has been ...Read More

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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 Commission has begun anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations; there have been a number of measures against Chinese exports ...Read More

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Russia lists US imports which could be banned

Russia has drafted legislation in response to new U.S. sanctions that would give authorities the power to ban or restrict imports of a number of U.S. goods and services to Russia. Many U.S. agricultural imports to Russia have been banned ...Read More

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China imposes deposit on US sorghum

China said on it will slap a hefty temporary deposit on imports of sorghum from the USA, after finding that the U.S. grain has damaged the domestic industry. U.S. companies will have to put a 178.6 percent deposit on the ...Read More

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S A lifts ban on guava imports from Egypt

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority lifted last week the temporary ban on the import of frozen and processed guava imports from Egypt to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The authorities will only accept imports from facilities accredited by the ...Read More

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USA Tariffs on China imports could raise prices

President Trump’s intention to impose hefty tariffs on Chinese imports and threats of retaliation from China sparked fresh worries last week about higher prices for American shoppers and steep revenue losses for U.S. businesses. Trump said he’ll impose 25% tariffs ...Read More

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Government supports UK cyber security firms to increase exports

The UK government has decided to support cyber security firms in an attempt to grow exports of their products and services. The government has published a guide for security firms on how it plans to support their export efforts. The ...Read More

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Rail freight group to open new Wolverhampton logistics centre

An international rail freight operator is on scheduled to open its new Wolverhampton Logistics Centre this autumn The £6 million project will double the size of the city's steel rail terminal. The current Cargo UK facility has the capability of ...Read More

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Chickpea exports from Australia drop 22pc

January chickpea exports from Australia at 62,781 tonnes dropped 22 per cent from the revised December total of 80,161t, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The reduction reflects the impact of the import tariff imposed by ...Read More

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Russian food exports to double by 2025

The agriculture sector in Russia is expanding; this is largely due to government policy in response to sanctions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. “The policy of import substitution has proved its worth in a number of sectors. Talking about ...Read More

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IHMA welcomes shipping counterfeit measures

A new initiative, aimed at tackling the problem of counterfeiting in the shipping sector, has been welcomed by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA.) The industry trade body says the new Know Your Customer (KYC) Best Practices* is a significant ...Read More

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Budapest seeks regional freight role

Hungary’s largest airport is beginning to establish itself as a regional air freight hub. It handled 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017. Starting this year, two freight carriers plan to operate flights to the U.S. from Budapest Airport (BUD), and ...Read More

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Shark fin imports to Hong Kong ‘halved since 2007’

Shark fin imports to Hong Kong, which is the largest fin trading hub in the world, have been cut by half since 2007, owing to shipping bans and tighter international regulations, according to a conservation group. Between 2007 and 2017, ...Read More

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Consumers in China favour taste over price of imports

Consumers in China are primarily put off by the high prices of imported food, says a recent study. The report which was commissioned by the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Shanghai, looks at nine categories of imported food products, including ...Read More

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Record Investment in Portugal’s Export Sector

Investment in the export-oriented sectors in Portugal doubled last year to hit a record high. The head of the state agency for promotion of exports and investment said that this emphasised Portugal's fas move up the economic value chain. The ...Read More

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Wheat imports to South Africa rising

Imports of wheat to South Africa are expected to more than double to 2.1 million tonnes in 2018, from 935,000 tonnes last year. A severe drought is affecting production in the key Western Cape growing area. According to the Western ...Read More

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Fruit and vegetable imports to Russia recovering

Compared with the previous year, Russian imports of fresh fruit and vegetables have increased considerably in 2017. A total of 7,1 million tonnes was imported, 17% more than in 2016. This is much lower than the volume in 2013, when ...Read More

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Military exports from Sweden increase

Swedish military exports increased by 2 percent in value last year, much of the increase due export of fighter jets to Brazil. But critics are concerned that Sweden continues to export to non-democratic states. Swedish exports of military equipment were ...Read More

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German exports to Turkey grow

Exports to Turkey which are covered by a German government credit guarantee, called “Hermes”, increased by one third between 2016 and 2017, reaching nearly 1.5 billion euros, according to a report in a German newspaper. The export increase comes in ...Read More

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UK’s new inland rail freight hub opens

iPort Rail, the UK’s newest intermodal inland rail freight hub, has become officially operational. Within iPort logistics hub, iPort Rail is a state-of-the-art rail freight facility on a site of 30 acres. It can accommodate the UK’s longest trains up ...Read More

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Wine imports to China grow

Imports of wine to China rose again in 2017; exports from Australia, Chile and Georgia showed notable growth. It seems that the market is increasingly demanding quality, as average prices for bulk and sparkling wines are increasing. Imports of bottled ...Read More

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Russia-Vietnam rail freight service

A rail freight service from Russia to Vietnam has been successfully tested. A shipment containing shampoos, soap, shower gels, creams and masks for face and hair arrived in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi on January 23 after setting off ...Read More

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Very high US road freight rates set to reduce

Freight rates have been an important topic of discussion in the fresh produce industry across the United States recently. Growers and shippers have expressed their concerns about having to pay very high freight rates to get their produce to the ...Read More

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Dover freight increase for fifth year running

Freight volumes through the Port of Dover reached record levels for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, the south coast port has announced. Dover handled over 2.6 million freight lorries in 2017 – an increase of almost 10,000 on the ...Read More

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Rwanda bans fruits imports from South Africa

Rwanda has banned the import of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa. Listeriosis viral disease is purported to be present in the products. The import ban, aimed to prevent the spread of the disease to Rwanda, became ...Read More

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Air Freight growth moderates

The recent surge in freight volumes began to recedd in September 2017, said Airports Council International (ACI). In figures published on 24 November, ACI said year on year figures fell to 6.8%, from 10.5% in August of the same year. ...Read More

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Scottish beef and lamb exports exceed £80 million

During the past year, the value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million. But almost 90% of the volume is to EU member states, which means they are not really 'exports' but intra-EU ...Read More

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Kaliningrad freight route

Freight containers 'the first rail freight service' to be routed from Łódź in Poland to Chengdu in China via the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad were transhipped between different size networks at Chernyakhovsk on September 25. The 9559 km service via ...Read More

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EU exports to Russia fall 10.7 percent after sanctions

Economic sanctions between the European Union (EU) and Russia in early 2014 led to a reduction of 10.7 percent in EU exports to Russia until 2016, a new Austrian study has revealed. The study says that when factoring in a ...Read More

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RDF exports become ‘increasingly difficult’

Industry experts are suggesting that the boom-time for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) exports could be over. Between January and August this year, exports of RDF and other associated material from England was nearly 17,000 tonnes lower than the same period in ...Read More

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US shrimp imports grow in August

Shrimp imports into the USA rose 5.7% in August compared with the previous year; major increases came from India, China and Vietnam though imports from Thailand, Indonesia and Ecuador fell. The US imported 61,902 metric tons of shrimp in August ...Read More

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Hong Kong bans meat imports from firms in Brazil

Hong Kong has suspended imports from an exporter and two manufacturing plants in Brazil, after 200 tonnes of meat which they had produced as pet food were claimed to be fit for human consumption. The Centre for Food Safety revealed ...Read More

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UK exports disappoint in July despite sterling’s fall

The UK’s goods exports were disappointing in the three months to July, despite the fall in the sterling exchange rate, official figures released on Friday showed. The volume of exports was up 1.2 per cent on the previous quarter, the ...Read More

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UK Wine Exports Grow 21%

UK wine exports were worth £270 million in the first six months of 2017. This is a 21% growth year-on-year, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Overall, exports grew by 8.5% to £10.2 billion during this ...Read More

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China imposes import bans on products from North Korea

China is to stop imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from North Korea. This is an implementation of UN import sanctions, which were imposed in response to North Korea's two missile tests last month. China accounts for more ...Read More

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Agricultural imports into China rise

China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase rapidly in the first five months of the year; domestic products tend to be more costly than imports. Wheat imports between January and May reached 2.2 million metric tons, an increase ...Read More

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German exports reach record high in May

Germany's exports soared in May as total exports of goods hit a record high, reflecting a recovery in global demand since the beginning of the year. Total exports of goods increased by 1.4%--the fifth straight monthly increase. Germany's exports leapt ...Read More

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Exports help improve outlook for Spain

Spain's economy improved in the first three months of the year thanks in part to strong exports, emphasising that expectations that growth will be better than initially forecast this year. Exports by companies emerging from a prolonged downturn in Spain ...Read More

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Russia bans wine imports from Montenegro

In a statement released on Monday Montenegro's largest wine producer said it had received notice from Russia’s consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor that imports of its products had been banned from the Russian market. Rospotrebnadzor claimed that it had discovered elevated levels ...Read More

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60 countries at risk from tainted Brazilian meat imports

Sixty countries, including the US, Canada and some EU nations, are at risk from imported meat from the companies at the centre of a Brazilian meat scandal. 12 countries which did not even import meat from the affected companies imposed ...Read More

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India celebrates 10 years of mango exports to Japan

The country will be close to completing a decade of export of the famed Alphonso mangoes to Japan this season, the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) said. The first export consignment for the season has already left, and more ...Read More

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Russia Suspends Imports of Poultry Products from EU Countries

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) banned imports of live poultry and hatching eggs from several EU countries, including Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Poland and Sweden over the threat of avian flu. The countries affected ...Read More

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Government approves Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship plan

A group of employers from within the UK's freight forwarding and logistics industry has been given approval by the UK Department for Education to develop the standard for a specific International Freight Forwarding Operative apprenticeship. For many years interested parties ...Read More

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Six cities added to China – Europe rail freight network

A trans-continental freight rail network has added Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan, joining Zhengzhou and Chengdu. The additional cities were chosen for their proximity to manufacturing, commercial and cultural centres in inland China. Duisburg and Warszawa have been added to ...Read More

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UK car exports to India grow 11-fold in 7 years

Export of cars from Britain to India grew almost 11-fold in the past seven years with Land Rover and Jaguar models topping the best selling list, according to UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. On the other hand, imported ...Read More

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Exports of NZ lamb to Iran delayed

The first steps for New Zealand to resume a trade deal on lamb exports to Iran will not be until next season, says one meat processor. A spokesman for one of two exporters working with import companies in Iran, said ...Read More

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Export increase may guide UK through Brexit

Stronger exports and the British consume spending will help the UK to weather Brexit uncertainty this year, according to Morgan Stanley. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) expects the UK’s net trade position to improve “over the next few years”, ...Read More

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Greece’s poor export performance

The lack of export growth in Greece has caused the recession there to be longer and deeper than in any comparable country. In Asia, and in all the other countries of the European periphery, growing exports provided vital support to ...Read More

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Spain Exports Hit Record high

Spanish exports hit a new high in 2016. Companies have been continuing to expand internationally because there has been an unprecedented economic crisis at home. Total exports jumped to a record 255 billion euros. This was the the seventh year ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports, imports fell in 2016

Turkey's exports fell by 0.9 percent and imports fell by 4.2 percent in 2016 compared with last year, while the foreign trade deficit fell by 11.7 percent helped by low oil prices. The Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) published the foreign ...Read More

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Australia to Resume Japanese Beef Imports

Australia will probably cease a 16-year ban on imports of Japanese beef by the end of this year, now that Japan's government has confirmed that the meat is safe for human consumption. The government in Japan has set an objective ...Read More

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Champagne exports plummet

According to the estimates released by the Comité Champagne in January, Champagne exports worldwide, and sales to the French market, fell by 6 million bottles in the past 12 months, compared with the same period in 2015, when the region ...Read More

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Israel Exports more avocados to EU

Heavy rainfall this winter is expected to increase Israel’s avocado crop significantly this year. Some 24,000 tons will be harvested, instead of the usual 15,000 tons – much of it for export to Europe. That’s an increase of some 60 ...Read More

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Freight train arrives Chinese city to London

About 34 containers packed with clothing, bags and millions of pairs of socks completed the 7,456-mile journey to east London on January 18th. During the 18-day trip, the containers were transported from the city of Yiwu in eastern China to ...Read More

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Irish food exports to UK slump

There was an 8 percent fall last year in Irish food and drink exports to the United Kingdom, some commentators suggesting that this was caused by uncertainty over Brexit. The UK accounts for about 17 percent of exports from Ireland. ...Read More

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Romania – Sweden rail freight service – RW Freight

Romania – Sweden rail freight service RW Freight The service will join two existing freight routes, to form the 'first unified rail connection' between Romania and Scandinavia, taking advantage of Samskip's hub at Duisburg in Germany. Exports from Romania will ...Read More

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China oil imports from Saudi Arabia rise

In November, crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia jumped nearly 30 percent from the year before. Saudi Arabia has now overtaken Russia to become the largest crude oil exporter to the world's second largest economy. Imports from Saudi Arabia rose ...Read More

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Singapore November exports fall for 3rd month

Singapore's exports in November are expected to have fallen for a third straight month, a poll showed last week, reinforcing the adverse forces buffeting the trade-reliant economy in the face of sluggish global demand. Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in November ...Read More

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UK Rail Freight Group: rail reforms must benefit freight customers – RW Freight

UK Rail Freight Group: rail reforms must benefit freight customers RW Freight The UK's Rail Freight Group (RFG) has warned that government reforms to the structure of the nation's railways must benefit freight shippers as well as passengers. The government ...Read More

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Turkish exports down

Exports from Turkey decreased by three percent and imports increased by 0.5 percent in October, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) last week. The Turkish lira's recent loss of value against the U.S. dollar in was ...Read More

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WWF reveals ‘challenging’ furniture imports to UK

The WWF-UK has revealed that imports from outside the EU are the furniture industry’s biggest challenge when dealing with sourcing timber from legitimate producers. According to its new report ‘Are you sitting comfortably? Sustainable timber sourcing and the UK furniture ...Read More

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Falling pound fails to boost exports

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the goods and services deficit - the gap between exports and imports - rose from £3.7bn in August as exports fell by £200m and imports increased by £1.2bn. The trade ...Read More

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Zimbabwe Clothing Industry Suffering From Imports

Zimbabwe's clothing industry is under pressure from a worsening economy, which has made most local clothing lines uncompetitive against cheap imports which have flooded the market. The sustained erosion of incomes has forced Zimbabweans to resort to cheap imports, including ...Read More

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Taiwan Government continues to monitor Japan food imports

The government will continue to rigorously monitor food products imported from Japan to ensure public health. There had been rumours that Taiwan is considering lifting a ban on food imports from Japanese prefectures close to the site of the Fukushima ...Read More

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Freight Need to Make Climate Adjustments

Freight transport contributes 7% of the emissions which may contribute to global warming. With the expectation that trade-related freight transport is expected to grow by a factor of 4.3 between 2010 and 2050, there is a need for the industry ...Read More

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Uber for freight in USA

In the past 2 years, there have been a number of startup businesses seeking to improve the process of moving freight. Because all utilize an app in some way, some people have referred to them as “Uber for freight” operations. ...Read More

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Bordeaux exports to China ‘at highest level’

Speaking at Hong Kong’s eighth Wine & Dine Festival an industry spokesman also outlined that exports to Hong Kong fell 11% by volume to 74,000 hectolitres of Bordeaux wines but increased by 24% to a value of €278 million, reflecting ...Read More

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Air Freight Posts Stronger September Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016, which showed that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth in freight since the ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Drop for fifteenth month

Swiss watch exports are in their longest slump since monthly records began in 1988 after lower shipments to Hong Kong led a decline in September. Exports dropped 5.7 percent to 1.7 billion francs ($1.7 billion). “We’re seeing export data flatten ...Read More

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Ann Linde leads Swedish delegation to Indonesia, Vietnam

Ann Linde, Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade led a business delegation to Indonesia, then Vietnam during 2-6 October, for talks with government officials and business representatives. During the delegation visit Ann Linde will show how Swedish world-leading system ...Read More

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Estonia imports rubbish to keep power plant running

Estonia has become an importer of other countries' rubbish in order to keep one of its power plants running. Last year, the country importede some 56,000 tonnes of refuse for its waste-to-energy power plant at Iru. That fuel imports - ...Read More

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China adds duty USA Distillers’ Grains Imports

China will impose an anti-subsidy duty on imports of distillers’ dried grains with or without solubles from the U.S.A. The provisional anti-subsidy import duties range from 10 percent to 10.7 percent and will be implemented from Sept. 30. Imports from ...Read More

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Olive oil imports likely to rise 20% in 2016-17

India's olive oil imports are expected to rise 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes this financial year, on the back of rising demand in large conurbations, a top Indian Olive Association official said. The country had imported 11,106 tonnes of ...Read More

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Car imports to Zimbabwe decline

THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has recorded a 2,7 percent decrease in car imports through Beitbridge border post between January and June this year, compared with last year. Official figures from Zimra show that a total of 13 976 motor ...Read More

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Electric switch needed to increase freight speeds

Switching from diesel engine to electric traction will have more effect on freight train speeds than simply increasing speed limits from 75mph to 90mph, according to Network Rail in its draft Freight Network Study. Average speeds of freight trains remain ...Read More

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German exports growth cut on Brexit

Germany’s BGA trade association slashed its 2016 forecast for export growth, its head said last week, predicting sales abroad may later stagnate as the delayed impact of Brexit hit home. Global demand for German imports has slowed significantly, with several ...Read More

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Former Vice President brings imports lawsuit in Zimbabwe

Former Vice President and now Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, has filed a lawsuit against President Robert Mugabe and his government over the controversial import ban on basic consumer goods. She argues that the imports ban is in ...Read More

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World’s Biggest Coal Producer Exploring Exports

Coal India Ltd., the world’s largest producer, is exploring options to export the fuel amid rising production and mounting stockpiles. The state-run miner, which produces the bulk of the country’s coal, is “exploring avenues to export” amid record production, Coal ...Read More

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Shandong to Pakistan freight train starts operations

The international freight train "Linyi," which will operate from Linyi in Shandong province in China to Gwadar Port in Pakistan was put into operation on 30th April. The train will pass via Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Linyi ...Read More

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Freight train plans in York region

There are plans to increase freight traffic on certain routes, such as the one running through Thornhill and other York Region cities, in order to improve commuter services in other areas. A local residents' association is in full support of ...Read More

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India’s wheat imports to hit decade high

India’s 2016/17 wheat imports are expected to increase more than five-fold to the highest in a decade, as a severe drought and unseasonal rains push domestic output down to the lowest since 2011. A spike in overseas purchases by India, ...Read More

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High-Tech Exports Grow Compared to Natural Exports – Russia

Russian high technology production exports are growing,compared with natural resources exports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week. "Industrial production has increased, we noted a positive trend for the first time in February, and the export of high-tech products is ...Read More

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First freight train links China to France

A direct freight train linking Wuhan in central China and Lyons in France began operation on Wednesday 6 April. The train, loaded with mechanical, electronic and chemical products, left China through Alataw Pass in Xinjiang, the westernmost Chinese region, and ...Read More

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India spice exports drop 6% in April-December

India's spice exports fell by 6.26 per cent to 6,03,885 tonnes during April-December 2015-16 on sharp decline in shipments of spice seeds and cumin. But in value terms, the spices exports increased to Rs 11,453.99 crore in the first nine ...Read More

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Freight at Baltic terminal declines 1.1% in Q1

The freight turnover of the terminals of the Estonian freight transit operator Transiidikeskus AS in the first quarter totaled 639,000 tons, 1.1% less than in the previous year. The Muuga container terminal of Transiidikeskus handled 48,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) ...Read More

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Shippers want transparency in air freight bookings

A Supply Chain executive for a chemicals company has complained that despite spending millions on air freight, he has no contact with the airline. Lars Droog called for more transparency in the booking process: “We select which shipping lines we ...Read More

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Norwegian rail freight operator ceases operations

Open-access rail freight operator Cargolink of Norway ceased operations on February 11 after the company's board decided to file for insolvency. Founded in 2008, the company operated freight trains across Norway, including regular intermodal services from the terminal at Alnabru ...Read More

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Asian markets boost exports of Canadian cherries

British Columbia cherry exports are soaring thanks to new access to Asian markets. Sour cherry exports grew 300 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with China as the main trade partner. Exports of fresh sweet cherries — mainly to the ...Read More

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Poland-Russia permits dispute threatens EU freight trade

Freight traffic between the EU and Russia is under threat. After an agreement allowing Polish trucks to ship cargo to and from Russia expired at the end of January, Polish freight vehicles are now banned from crossing the border. Negotiations ...Read More

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‘Mixed picture’ for Scottish exports

An increase in sales to the rest of the UK helped to boost overall exports from Scotland in 2014, according to official estimates. Total exports, excluding oil and gas, rose by 0.8% to £76bn. Sales to the rest of the ...Read More

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Kenya: Boost for Horticulture Exports

Kenya's prospect of increased horticultural exports has received a major boost, after the State laboratory got permission to test chemical pesticide residues. The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service said its Analytical Chemistry Laboratory was given a clean bill of health ...Read More

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Zimbabwe to ‘increase wildlife exports to China’

Zimbabwe is to increase the export of wildlife, including elephants, to China, says the environment minister. She is quoted as saying that the move will reduce the chances of elephants dying because of drought. Critics have previously condemned the exports ...Read More

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Government asked to consider maritime for freight

The New Zealand Shipping Federation has released a document called Full Steam Ahead, encouraging politicians to appreciate the advantages of maritime transport. The Executive director Annabel Young said shipping tended to get left out of discussions when the government planned ...Read More

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China bans African ivory imports for a year

Chinese authorities have announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country’s latest effort to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking. In a statement on its website, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) said it ...Read More

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London Freight Enforcement Partnership starts

The new London Freight Enforcement Partnership has been officially launched to tackle unsafe HGVs, and take any non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers and operators off London’s streets. The partnership brings together Transport for London, the Driver and Vehicle Standards ...Read More

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Exports set for record year despite August dip

Germany is still on course for another record year of exports in 2015 in spite of a drop of 5.2 percent in August compared with the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Thursday. "The world economy is ...Read More

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Swiss exports slip as strong Franc hits Demand

Switzerland's exports fell in August as the strength of the Swiss franc diminished demand in the European Union and China for its chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and watches. Exports in August fell 2.1% from a year earlier, to 14.23 billion Swiss ...Read More

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China’s August exports fell by 5.5%

China's exports in August fell by 5.5% in US dollar terms, compared to expectations for a 6% fall year-on-year. Imports for the month fell by 13.8% in dollar terms, in comparison with forecasts for a decrease of 8.2%. Dollar-denominated exports ...Read More

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Man uninjured after being run over by freight train

State police say a man escaped injury after being run over by a freight train two weeks ago, while sleeping in the middle of railroad tracks in an upstate New York town. Troopers say 38-year-old Aaron Collins of Stillwater was ...Read More

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Wine imports expected to surge in China

China's imports of wine are expected to increase sharply this year, after a free trade agreement was signed with Australia on June 17. Under this, tariffs on Australian wine exports to China will be reduced to zero within five years, ...Read More

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Cabinet must lead drive to get Britain out of ‘export slow lane’

The government must do more to turn around Britain’s weak export performance, according to a new report calling for cabinet-led action to simplify support to exporting businesses. The report, commissioned by former shadow chancellor Ed Balls last year, said Britain ...Read More

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India’s sugar exports may double

Sugar exports from India may double as farmers prepare to harvest the third-biggest crop ever, extending the country’s surplus for a sixth year. Farmers will be shipping 2 million metric tons in the 12 months starting October 1, according to ...Read More

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E-commerce site to slash price of wine imports

A major e-commerce platform is slashing prices of wine imports to China by offering direct sales to retailers, according to media reports. Using a business to business (B2B) model, the company is connecting exporters in Spain to retailers in China. ...Read More

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US exports at risk from avian flu

A case of bird flu confirmed last week in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices. The USA Poultry & Egg ...Read More

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Surging gold exports limit Turkish export decline in February

An apparent surge in Turkey's gold sales limited a general decline in the country's exports in February. February exports fell 4.36 percent from a year earlier to $12.241 billion, the Customs and Trade Ministry said on Monday. Their figures were ...Read More

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China food exports to grow

China’s fruit and vegetable exports will continue to grow globally, according to studies done in Australia. China is moving away from low value added manufacturing to high value added sectors. although they are labour intensive, fruit exports have a high ...Read More

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Swiss exports fall

Swiss exports fell 0.8 percent in January in real terms from the previous year. Export sales of chemicals and pharmaceuticals were hit hard, the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday. The surge in the Swiss franc since the country scrapped ...Read More

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Russia May Start Fish Imports From Iran

Russia may start importing fish and fish products from Iran this month, a spokesman for Russia’s agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said a couple of weeks ago. Russia had banned imports of fish, seafood and other foodstuffs from the European Union and ...Read More

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First freight train from China arrives in Spain

The first direct freight train to connect China and Spain reached Madrid on Tuesday 9 December after a journey of around 13,000 kilometers that began 21 days previously in the Chinese city of Yiwu, on the east coast. It is ...Read More

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Hong Kong record Australian wine imports

Hong Kong was one of the best performing export markets for Australia in the year ending September 2014 according to the latest Wine Export Approval Report September 2014. Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan were among the strong Asian performers with Hong ...Read More

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Freight sector in Australia; growing pains

Australia's high-demand freight industry faces increasing challenges. Growing urban congestion is one of the problems highlighted by the Australian Logistics Council, in its economic report into the multi-billion dollar sector released a couple of weeks ago. In 2011-12 domestic freight ...Read More

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Norway, Kazakhstan Seeking to Expand Cooperation

Already cooperating and supporting each other in world nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament efforts, Norway and Kazakhstan are seeking to expand cop-operation in the areas of imports and exports. Oil and natural gas are the largest exports of Norway, followed by ...Read More

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Influx of freight trains due to widened canal

The number of freight trains passing through Florida could more than double after a widened Panama Canal opens. The wider canal and new shipping lane will allow massive new mega-ships to pass through in early 2016, increasing the volume of ...Read More

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British umbrella exports always in season

The UK's oldest umbrella maker is increasing its exports on to the traditional markets as well as emerging economies. Last year exports overtook domestic sales for the first time; 54% of orders came from abroad. "In Russia and China the ...Read More

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U.S.A Bill would fund freight projects via new shipping fee

A Bill has been introduced to the USA Senate proposing funding for freight project. The Act, if passed, would provide for competitive grants for projects designed to increase the efficiency and capacity of the national freight mobility network in America. ...Read More

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Freight industry to pay for infrastructure – Australia

The Premier of South Australia,says that the freight transport industry could be asked to contribute to the cost of infrastructure projects such as major roads.The Government outlined a $36 billion, 30-year transport plan in October. The state is currently undertaking ...Read More

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