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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

Discussions about banning Russian grain imports

A ban on imports of Russian grain is being discussed at the European level after Latvia's suggested it. What companies import grain, does this productio...
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Posted on December 14, 2023

Freight Ships run aground in storms in Mediterranean and Black Sea

AS heavy storms lashed the Med and Black Sea, Turkish authorities responded to a call for help from ta 3 666 dwt vessel, a Cameroon-registered cargo ship t...
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Posted on November 28, 2023

E C sanctions against Russian diamond exports

The European Commission is proposing a new round of sanctions on Moscow because of its war in Ukraine, this time targeting exports of Russian diamonds. ...
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Posted on November 17, 2023

Better quota system for NZ exports

The way government of New Zealand regulates the amount of dairy products a company can export is to change, but it will be at least a year before this come...
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Posted on October 17, 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

Third Of Ukraine Crop Exports Wasted

Russia efforts to paralyze Ukrainian food shipments are succeeding; a third of their crop exports have been wiped out since its Black Sea ports were effect...
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Posted on August 23, 2023

Japanese exports fall

Exports from Japan fell in July for the first time in nearly two and a half years, caused minly bu down by faltering demand for light oil and chip-making e...
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Posted on August 17, 2023

China exports show biggest drop for three years

China's imports and exports fell more sharply than expected last month. Weaker global demand threatened recovery prospects for the world's second-largest e...
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Posted on August 10, 2023

Scotland and Northern Ireland raise exports to EU

Scotland has increased its share of exports to the EU; exports to the EU from Scotland leapt to 59% from 50% before the pandemic, while Northern Ireland’...
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Posted on July 26, 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

Australia’s April chickpea exports fall

AUSTRALIA exported 19,500 tonnes of chickpeas in April, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The chickpea figur...
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Posted on June 7, 2023

Scotland doubles salmon exports

Scottish salmon exports to Asia have more than doubled by value for the first quarter of 2023. Strong demand from China, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea...
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Posted on May 23, 2023

Thai exports to fall

Thailand's exports in the second quarter are expected to contract at a slower pace before recovering in the second half of the year. Exports, a key drive...
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Posted on May 4, 2023

Norway Exports Seafood Worth €3.6bn

Norway exported NOK 41.4 billion (€3.6 billion) worth of seafood in the first quarter of 2023 which is an increase of NOK 7.4 billion (€645 million), o...
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Posted on April 14, 2023

HK representatives want more support for exports

As Hong Kong exports have been affected by weak global demand and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, industry representatives and national political advisors fro...
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Posted on March 15, 2023

US imposes higher tariffs on Russian imports

President Biden has announced additional tariff increases on a variety of goods imports from Russia worth approximately $2.8 billion. The president rai...
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Posted on March 2, 2023

Exports drop by 6.6% from India

India’s merchandise exports and imports shrank by 6.59% and 3.63% respectively, in dollar terms in January. While both exports and imports shrank for ...
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Posted on February 17, 2023

Factory closures in China

According to shipping and freight industry leaders, shutdowns for the Chinese New Year and China’s Covid-19 outbreak are expected to cause renewed supply...
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Posted on January 26, 2023

COVID-19 test kit exports falling

Exports of COVID-19 test kits from South Korea have hit an all-time low since the pandemic began to spread globally in 2020. Exports of COVID-19 test ki...
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Posted on December 16, 2022

Shipping delays, higher costs for Korean imports to Singapore

South Korea's nationwide freight drivers' strike, has led to supply chain disruptions and delayed imports destined for Singapore. Thousands of cargo tru...
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Posted on December 12, 2022

Steep decline in ocean freight rates

Long-term ocean freight rates made a steep month-on-month decline in November. Weak demand, and ongoing economic uncertainty meant that - once contracted c...
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Posted on December 5, 2022

China Trade Logistics corridor expands

The 'New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor', a trade and logistics passage from western China, has opened 78 new freight routes so far in 2022, setting...
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Posted on November 24, 2022

International freight volumes start to fall

Global freight volumes are beginning to reduce as consumer and business spending slows. Slower growth in freight and manufacturing should reduce pressur...
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Posted on October 21, 2022

Kenya miraa exports to Somalia

Kenya’s exports of the sitmulant miraa to Somalia resumed in July this year. The Head of Miraa Pyrethrum and other Industrial Crops says Kenya has so fa...
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Posted on October 19, 2022

Cost of freight shipping drops

The cost of shipping goods from China has fallen to the lowest level in more than two years; container carriers recorded record profits during the pandemic...
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Posted on October 3, 2022

Ocean Shipping Rates Falling

Freight rates on the main USA ocean trade routes are falling during what is ususally the industry’s peak season, after cargo owners shipped seasonal good...
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Posted on September 9, 2022

New Zealand shipping delays

AN INCREASE in shipping delays to Oceania is having a severe effect on New Zealand, according to a new report from a logistics technology company. The d...
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Posted on August 26, 2022

Vietnam Shipping Industry

The volume of container cargo through Vietnam's seaports increased by 7 percent last year. With higher freight rates and supply chain issues, investment i...
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Posted on May 5, 2022

Flower farmers begin sea exports

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has begun a project to export flowers by sea following a rise in air-freight charges. The council is aiming to sea freight ov...
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Posted on May 2, 2022

Delays damaging fresh produce exports

Food producers in Britain warned that perishable goods exports were losing their value because congestion around the port of Dover caused by disruption to ...
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Posted on April 11, 2022

Shipping lines and freight forwarders join action against Russia

Shipping lines taking part in the economy siege which the international community is tightening around Russia. The 10 biggest shipping lines are responsibl...
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Posted on March 14, 2022

China approves wheat imports from Russia

China is refusing to criticize Russia’s attack against Moscow and has approved imports of Russian wheat. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson told report...
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Posted on March 4, 2022

UK imports from Asia increase despite Covid-19

Over the last four years, the UK has become more reliant on imports from low-cost countries in Asia. In spite of supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-1...
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Posted on February 8, 2022

Portuguese exports to UK fall: imports attract higher tariffs

Portugal’s economy minister has spoken about the effecrts of Brexit on Portugal. He said “Some exports have been very adversely affected,” he sai...
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Posted on February 4, 2022

Shipping companies fined collusion on freight rates

South Korea's antitrust regulator said that it has decided to impose a combined fine of $80.7 million in fines on 23 Korean and foreign shipping companies ...
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Posted on January 19, 2022

World gets taste for Japanese gin as exports hit record high in 2021 | The Japan Times

Gin made in Japan, especially craft gin, is becoming more popular for its distinct flavour, with exports of the distilled alcoholic beverage reaching an a...
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Posted on January 12, 2022

Containers take twice as long

New data shows that containers on both transpacific and Asia Europe tradelanes are taking about twice as long to reach their export destination compared wi...
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Posted on January 10, 2022

Russia Chocolate Exports

Russia is now in the world top 10 of chocolate exporters for the first time. Russia now exports more chocolate than Switzerland. Russia exported $839 mi...
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Posted on December 8, 2021

Abandoned Shipping Containers

When shipping containers are abandoned because of delays in the supply chain, the contents can deteriorate and lose value. When that happens, customers s...
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Posted on December 6, 2021

India expected to hit historic high of exports

The Indian minister of commerce and industry said on Sunday that India is on its way to hitting a historic high of exports of goods and services this year....
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Posted on November 17, 2021

Import demand for NZ wine

New Zealand wine saw exports rose by 9% to NZ$599m (£315m) in the first quarter of the new export year, up to the end of September 2021, according to the ...
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Posted on November 9, 2021

New duty refund scheme due In India

The Indian government has recently announced a new duty refund scheme for exporters, which is due to begin this week. The Commerce Ministry is expecting th...
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Posted on August 18, 2021

Freight Traffic in Saimaa Canal, Finland, increases

Freight traffic on the Saimaa Canal grew by 16,9% year-on-year from January-June 2021. 389 freight vessels transited the Canal during the period under r...
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Posted on August 17, 2021

Air cargo gains from rising prices in ocean shipping

Increased ocean freight rates, which are being caused by service disruption,are helping to encourage freightforwarders and shippers to use airfreight. The...
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Boosting exports outside the EU

A financial solutions specialist has said that "the UK’s trade deal agenda post-Brexit provides a promising opportunity to explore export opportunities b...
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Posted on April 16, 2021

Guernsey Post buys freight firm

Guernsey Post has bought a freight firm as the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic damages its letter mail business. The firm said buying the air and ...
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Posted on March 27, 2021

Food and drink exports down £1.1bn from Scotland

The impact of Covid-19 and US import tariffs caused Scottish food and drink exports to plummet by £1.1 billion in the first nine months of the year. New ...
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Posted on December 16, 2020

Import Aussie wine, buck Chinese bullying

China has slapped punitive duties on imports of Australian wine, and otherwise made its entry into China tough, to penalise the country for initiating scru...
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Posted on December 5, 2020

Shortage of shipping containers for Turkey exports

Turkish exporters are struggling to find shipping containers because of the fall in imports. The decline in demand for imports which was caused caused b...
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Posted on November 25, 2020
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