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Japan bans luxury car exports to Russia

Japan has a ban on exports of luxury cars and other items to Russia as part of economic sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The export ban will a...
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Posted on March 29, 2022

Russia’s apple imports exceed exports

In 2018, Russia imported 125 times more apples than it exported. Imports amounted to 844,000 tons of apples exports were only 11.700 tons. The largest a...
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Posted on March 7, 2019

Strawberry exports to Russia quadruple due to World Cup

Turkey's strawberry exports to Russia reached $14 million in the January-May2018, compared with $3.5 million last year, as a result of rising demand relate...
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Posted on July 2, 2018

Russia needs new markets for grain exports

Russia needs to find new markets for its grain exports and export to xisting customers more quickly, to ease pressure on the domestic market. There was a r...
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Posted on February 3, 2017

Russia bans food imports from Bulgaria

Russia has banned some food imports from Bulgaria from September 1, after Sofia told Moscow about an unspecified number of cases of false phytosanitary cer...
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Posted on September 20, 2015

All Finland exports to Russia down this year

Customs data show a significant decline in exports to Russia from all sectors in Finland during the first five months of the year. Worst effected were expo...
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Posted on September 5, 2015

Russia bans poultry imports

The Russian federal service for veterinary matters, Rosselkhoznadzor, has banned the imports of all kinds of poultry from Italy where an epidemic of bird f...
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Posted on January 1, 2015

Kiev resumes imports of Russian coal

The Ukrainian government has partially resumed imports of Russian coal which were suspended in late November, Ukraine’s acting energy minister told journ...
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Posted on December 9, 2014

Imports of illegal timber fall

Five major timber importing countries have made progress in cutting contraband wood from their markets since 2010, argues a series of reports published by ...
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Posted on November 28, 2014

Russia increases food imports from ‘non-sanctioned’ countries

Russia is increasing the volume of imports from third countries, following the ban on food from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Norway and A...
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Posted on October 11, 2014

Polish Miners Block Cheap Coal Imports from Russia

Miners in Poland protesting against imports of cheap Russian coal have blocked a border route into northern Poland, according to mining union leaders. More...
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Posted on September 30, 2014

Brazil starting dairy exports to Russia

Three Brazilian companies have received permission to export dairy products to Russia, and one of them has already started to send cargo there, the secreta...
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Posted on September 28, 2014

Vietnam Seafood Exports to Russia

Ten Vietnamese seafood companies are currently exporting products to Russia, according to a report by the Export Department. However, the Russian trade re...
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Posted on September 23, 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

German Military Exports on Hold

The government of Germany says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leavin...
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Posted on April 26, 2014

Norway Fish Exports at all-time high

EXPORTS of Norwegian seafood in January soared in value by 25 per cent to 5.9 billion Norwegian kroners (NOK) – an increase of NOK 1.2 billion over Janua...
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Posted on February 19, 2014

Russia considers 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

Russia is considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, joining an increasing number of countries looking into measures to protect local o...
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Posted on February 17, 2014

Russia Opens door for Meat Imports

Last month the Environment Secretary signed a major trade agreement with Russia, which will allow beef and lamb exports from the UK to be imported into Rus...
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Posted on October 22, 2013

China inaugurates new shipping route

A Chinese freight ship has made the first ever voyage through the Northeast Passage. The Arctic Ocean shipping route north of Russia has been opened up by ...
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Posted on August 26, 2013

Controversial Shipping route

The Russian Prime Minister was promoting a controversial shipping route at the Barents summit in Kirkenes, Norway, earlier this month. The shipping route a...
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Posted on June 24, 2013

Rail Freight Developments In China

The Chinese Government is investing heavily in rail infrastructure to enable freight traffic from manufacturers in the interior to gain access to ports.  ...
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Posted on June 21, 2013

China Rail Freight serves Russia

The rail freight service from China to Poland crosses Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, during its 10 000 km journey, where freight containers can be unloade...
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Posted on June 13, 2013

New freight services for North Sea

A Finland based shipping line is expanding its freight services on the North Sea and Baltic Sea this summer.  A weekly service will connect Finland and Ru...
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Posted on May 3, 2013

Russia container freight flourishes

An shipping industry leader says that Russia 'remains a bright spot' in the global container industry. Growth is more than double that of the global averag...
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Posted on March 24, 2013

Finnish Ship Investigation

The captain and crew of a vessel owned by a Finnish shipping line were under investigation last week by Finland's customs authority. A shipment of military...
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Posted on March 5, 2013

Russia Raids Shipping Lines

Anti-trust investigators in Russia have made unannounced visits to shipping line offices in St Petersburg and Moscow. The investigators are trying to find ...
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Posted on February 28, 2013

Russia Imports likely to increase

Now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organsation, exporting countries, especially Finland, are expecting to benefit.  Russia is expected to reduce s...
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Posted on September 1, 2012

Russia cuts freight permits

Russia has reduced the number of overland freight permits which it allows to Poland by about 10%. Russia regulates cargo traffic between itself and the res...
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Posted on June 12, 2012

UK Car Exports Boom

The first quarter of 2012 has been an exciting one for the UK car industry - export sales increased to a level of £6.1 billion. For the first time since 1...
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Posted on May 19, 2012

Shipping freeze

Shipping traffic in the Black Sea is being severely disrupted by freezing seas and excessively cold temperatures. Port authorities are working hard to k...
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Posted on February 9, 2012

Russian rail freight privatisation

A 75% stake of the rail freight subsidiary of Russian Railways has been bought by Russia's (reputedly) richest man.  His company now has control of 21% of...
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Posted on November 5, 2011

Freight Profits for Russia

The leading rail freight operator in Russia, TransContainer, announced its latest results two weeks ago, with the news that its first half net profits incr...
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Posted on September 30, 2011

Express Container Freight

Local reports say that express container freight trains are under test on the railway route between Yekaterinburg and St Petersburg.  The project is being...
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Posted on September 25, 2011

Rail Freight Sale for Russia

There will be an open auction in Russia next month, to sell 75% of the freight subsidiary of Russian Railways.  There seem to be three main contenders to ...
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Posted on September 13, 2011

Freight and Logistics Opportunities in emerging economies

Emerging markets will become more and more important in the global economy, as countries like India and China report growth rates of around 10%, in sharp c...
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Posted on September 5, 2011

New air freight service from Russia

The largest all-cargo airline in Russia has started a new freight service to Zhengzhou in China.  The airline already operates routes from Beijing, Hong K...
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Posted on August 30, 2011

Record Exports from Scotland

Food exports from Scotland passed £1bn last year according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.  Sales of salmon and potatoes were particularly strong...
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Posted on August 18, 2011

Shipping between Murmansk and China

A gas tanker followed by three ice breakers left Murmansk on Saturday carrying gas condensate for China.  The journey will take two weeks, and the crew ...
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Posted on July 6, 2011

Container volumes weaken

A recently published report on North Europe produced by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics shows that volumes ...
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Posted on July 4, 2011

China – US exports dive

The government in China is due to announce its May trade figures on Friday, and some economists expect that they will show a slowdown in growth.  A  rece...
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Posted on June 11, 2011
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