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Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Tea exports up 15-pct in July 2021, Iraq top buyer | EconomyNext

Exports of Ceylon Tea from Sri Lanka grew 15.7 percent in August 2021 from 25.48 million kilograms in 2020, when exports were hit by Covid-19 restrictions. August export earnings were 116.5 million US dollars an increase from 102.9 million a ...Read More

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Australian exports aim for greater value

The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud welcomed the launch of CSIRO’s Trusted Agrifoods Export Mission, supporting industry’s aim of reaching $100 billion in farm-gate value by 2030. “The Trusted Agrifood Exports Mission aims to contribute $10 billion ...Read More

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Nigeria fish exports decline – The Nation Newspaper

Nigeria’s fish exports have marginaly declined in the last five years. According to data from the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Trade Map on fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, growth in export value between 2016 and 2020 was ...Read More

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Two atypical cases of mad cow disease detected in Brazil, beef exports to China suspended

Two cases of mad cow disease have been detected in Brazil, which has resulted in suspension of its exports of beef to China. The precaution was taken under an existing bilateral protocol between the two countries, although the ministry stressed ...Read More

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Delays of mango exports to Pakistan

Exports of mangoes from Kenya to Pakistan have been delayed because Kenya is being slow to approve a memorandum of understanding (MoU) already agreed upon by the two countries. The Pakistan High Commissioner to Kenya said her country is ready ...Read More

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UK Food and drink exports

In non-EU markets, including in Central and South America, exports to some countries have doubled since H1 2020. The fastest-growing export markets were Colombia (+142.6 per cent), Mexico (+111.2 per cent), Chile (+105.4 per cent) and Brazil (+87.2 per cent). ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports recover

Food and drink exports from the uk have recovered in the first half of this year after a Covid 19 affected eports in 2020. According to the Food & Drink Federation, exports of UK food and drink to non-EU countries ...Read More

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Far East of Russia to increase exports to China

The Government of Russia intends to increase exports from the country's Far East to China. The Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov said that exports of agricultural products in particular should be boosted. ...Read More

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China import restrictions on Australian goods

China informally banned a series of goods from Australia last year such as coal, log timber and wine, opening the import market to the U.S. Political analysts are suggesting that Washington is prioritizing American interests over its ally, although the ...Read More

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Frozen Beef Exports from USA To China increase

The U.S. is now the top exporter of frozen beef to China, overtaking Australia as the main supplier. According to a report in the South China Morning Post,Australia’s exports have declined since April. There have been tnesions between Canberra and ...Read More

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Three-fold increase in Ocean freight rates

Ocean freight rates between India and the rest of the world have risen at least 3.5-fold (250%) over the past six months. Local export industries say that shipments are either being delayed or held back. The industry has written to ...Read More

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Wine and nut exporters suffer retaliatory tariffs

Import Tariffs in China are still affecting key California agricultural exports. A U.S.-China trade dispute beginning in 2018 means that Chinese retaliatory tariffs continue to affect California agricultural exports; e.g. exports of tree nuts and wine still face increased duties, ...Read More

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Record cotton consumption in Vietnam

It is expected that growth in Vietnam’s cotton yarn and product export is will drive 2020/21 cotton consumption to a record 7.3 million bales, 700,000 higher than the previous year’s reduction from COVID-19, according to the latest report from the ...Read More

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Cheese exports from the UK to Far East

Cheese exports from the UK have been improved by the Asian and Oceania markets – with shipments up 17% on last year. Exports totalled 2,300 tonnes in Q1 of 2021, driven by higher demand in both China and South Korea. ...Read More

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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 the schemes to increase exports. The scheme is intended to replace export incentives which are ...Read More

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increase in Vietnam’s tea exports to Australia

Vietnam shipped six tonnes of tea worth 74,000 USD to Australia in the first half of 2021. This was a 62.1 percent increase in volume and 85 percent in value. Both black tea and green tea grown in Vietnam are ...Read More

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Pork exports from Denmark to China continue to rise

Pork is an enormously important export product for Denmark. By the end of May, the country had exported a total of 866,234 tonnes of pork, an increase of 70,811 tonnes compared to the same period last year. China is the ...Read More

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Drought affecting Argentine grains exports

A 'once-in-a-century drought made the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river so low that farm exports have been reduced. Logistics costs have increased, caused by a trend that meteorologists said will probably continue into next year. The South ...Read More

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Lebanon crisis hits food imports

Lebanon used to import most of its food, until the economy stalled in 2019 due to political instability and inflation. The situation has prompted Lebanese citizens to investigate traditional produce and foods which are available locally; such as orange and ...Read More

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Aussie Wine Exports to Hong Kong increase

Wine companies in Australia may have hit a barrier in getting bottles to China because of excessively tariffs, exports to Hong Kong are booming. Shipments to the city rocketed 111% in the 12 months ended June 30, to A$187 million ...Read More

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Ginger exports from China suffer

Increases in shipping costs, and the appreciation of the Chinese yuan, both affected the export environment of many Chinese agricultural products. The price of Chinese ginger has reduced in the last few weeks. The Sales manager at Jining Shangzhuo Food ...Read More

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Australia wine exports to mainland China are way down

Australia exported 45 per cent less wine to mainland China in the financial year ending in June. Exports to other markets increased by 12 per cent Britain bought 23 per cent more Australian wine imports, largely due to Covid-19 restrctions ...Read More

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Rail industry urges export support for SMEs to continue

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has called for the Department for International Trade (DIT) to continue supporting small businesses to export. The Exports Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “With the Government looking to drive exports in the ...Read More

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Fruit and vegetable exports from Spain

Fruit and vegetable exports from Spain to non-European countries fell in the first four months of the year Exports to non-European countries in the first four months of the year fell by 22.5% in volume and 24% in value compared ...Read More

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New air freight service for salmon

A new air freight company is about to be launched to expand the export of from the Faroe Islands. The company investing in the project is present in markets where a direct air route would benefit both the company and ...Read More

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Prosecco exports to UK drop – industry blames Brexit

The number of bottles of prosecco exported to Britain fell by about nine per cent. According to wine industry opinion, one cause was 'red tape' caused by Brexit. Another possible cause is that importing companies and Italian exporters failed to ...Read More

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Peruvian avocado export value to grow

The volume of Peruvian avocado exports has risen sharply this year, but export values increased by an even higher percentage. According to the president of the consulting firm Informa@ccion, Peruvian avocado exports are expected to increase 20 percent in 2021, ...Read More

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Thailand to limit exports of COVID-19 vaccine

Thai health officials said the country would not fully meet its needs and would restrict the export of locally produced AstraZeneca corona virus vaccines. Restricting exports will be a problem for Southeast Asian countries who have contracted to purchase vaccines ...Read More

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UK Government bans EU seed potato imports

From 1 July it will be illegal to import seed potatoes into the UK from the EU.  This is a reciprocal ban, as the EU had already banned imports from the UK at the end of the Brexit transition period ...Read More

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Indian tea exports may fall

The tea industry of India is expecting a decline in exports of 30-40 million kg this year compared to 2020. There is competition from low-cost varieties in the global market plus trade restrictions in countries that have traditionally been strong ...Read More

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Australia wine exports suffer

Wine exports to China for the December 2020 to March 2021 period have fallen to $12 million compared with $325 million in the comparable period a year ago. A similar decline is expected when Wine Australia publishes its April to ...Read More

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Record seafood exports from Norway

Seafood exports from Norway have hit a half year record, with salmon once again the top export. Norway's seafood exports were worth NOK 53.7bn (£4.5bn), a value rise of 1% against the first six months of last year. The Norwegian ...Read More

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US Will Increase Pistachio Exports

In 2021, production of pistachios in the U.S. will break previous years’ records. There have been large yields and an increase in the bearing average, which will enable an expansion of exports, primarily to the EU and China, and enable ...Read More

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Tea exports rise in Guizhou province of China

Tea exports rose by 15.2 percent year on year in the first five months of this year in Guizhou Province, southwest China. The customs of the provincial capital, Guiyang, said the value of the tea exportstotaled 190 million yuan (about ...Read More

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Pakistan to promote exports to Netherlands

The government is concentrating on trade diplomacy to promote Pakistan’s trade and exports to foreign countries, according to Pakistan’s Ambassador-Designate to the Netherlands. He promised to cooperate with the private sector to promote Pakistan’s trade with the Netherlands. “Although it ...Read More

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Poland in top ten of ice cream exports

A new report says that Poland is one of the top ten largest ice cream exporters in the world. Data from the Statistical Office GUS showed that Poland's share in global ice cream exports amounted to 5 percent, the seventh ...Read More

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‘Cut red tape to boost exports’

A Leicestershire soft drinks manufacturer has told Liz Truss 'Make export easier, with less red tape and more support' The Secretary of State for International Trade, visited the family-owned company, based in Bottesford. The company is celebrating strong export growth ...Read More

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Scotland and N Ireland concerns about Australia exports

The Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon, and her Northern Ireland Executive counterpart are seeking more clarity on the Australian trade deal from Liz Truss. Their letter says; 'We are also concerned by the size of the quotas which ...Read More

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S. Korea’s exports of cosmetics third in the world

South Korea’s exports of cosmetics products increased by 16.1 percent in 2020, making it third in the world for exports after France and the US. According to statistics released by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, China was the ...Read More

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Salmon exports to EU down

UK exports of salmon to the EU have fallen by nearly 20% during the first three months of this year, according to information from the Food and Drink Federation. Export sales of fish of all typeshave fallen by almost 52%; ...Read More

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Spanish Exports Grow

Exports of goods from Spain made a historic rise of 71.8 % in April to 25.841 billion euros. Imports rose by 63.9 % to 27.138 billion, compared with April 2020. In the January-April period, Spanish exports showed a rise of ...Read More

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Record farm exports forecast from USA

U.S. agricultural exports are projected to reach a record-breaking $164 billion in the financial year 2021. The U.S. Department of Agriculture noted the record high represents a $28 billion, or 21%, increase from the previous fiscal year 2020, and a ...Read More

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Top exporting Australian requests Better China relations

Australia's biggest exporting state urged the government to stop antagonising China, the country's top trade partner. Increasing criticism of Beijing is being led by the United States, Australia's main ally. "This isn't about kowtowing to other countries and giving in," ...Read More

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Slovak police investigate illegal waste imports

Police in Slovakia are investigating five cases of illegal waste imports to Slovakia from Italy and Poland. Waste had ended up in agricultural and industrial buildings and even loose on the ground. Cases of illegal waste imports had happened in ...Read More

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Georgian Wine Exports Continue to Increase

During January-May 2021, up to 36.4 million bottles (0.75 l) of wine were exported from Georgia to 55 countries. This is 15% more than in the same period of 2020. According to the National Wine Agency, the total revenue of ...Read More

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Thailand denies blocking exports of AstraZeneca vaccine

Thailand is not blocking exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a government representative has said. Taiwan had accused Thailand of keeping for itself doses of the vaccine which is being produced there. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that Taiwan had ordered ...Read More

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Italian cheese exports: encouraging data in the first quarter of 2021

Export data for Italian cheeses in the first quarter of 2021, which show a breakeven in turnover for exports compared to 2020 (+ 0.1%) and even an increase in volumes of exports.(+ 1.1%). The European market is decisive in export ...Read More

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A tenth of British exports to EU have faced tariffs

Up to £3.5bn of British exports to the EU have paid tariffs they did not have to since the beginning of 2021, according to new research. Analysis of EU statistics by the University of Sussex’s Trade Policy Observatory found that ...Read More

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NZ Goods and services exports during COVID-19

Total exports of goods and services from New Zealand fell by 16.5 percent, as visibility of the full COVID-19 affected year emerges. “This fall in exports reflects the changing shape of New Zealand’s economy over the past year, where we ...Read More

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April export increase

Aided by an export boom in April, the shippers' council of Thailand feels upbeat that the country's exports could rise by 10%-15% this year. The President of the Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC), said export prospects have improved for several ...Read More

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Bangladesh mango exports to UK begin

The export of mangoes to the UK from Rajshahi have begun. The first consignment of 3 tons of the fruit has been sent to Dhaka for packaging. The growers' group contacted exporters who are likely to buy some 300 tons ...Read More

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Covid-19 disrupts China cargo transport

Guangzhou and Foshan reported new COVID-19 cases, causing disruptions to not just port operations but also cargo transport. The cases in Guangzhou and Foshan are thought to be related to a dim sum restaurant, but the cases in Yantian were ...Read More

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China-Central Asia freight train

The railway between Kaiyuan, Southwest China's Yunnan Province to Haiphong, Vietnam had carried 3,003 China-Central Asia freight trains as of Sunday, announced China Rail on Tuesday. This boosted the communication between China and countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia ...Read More

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Shipping costs increase due to COVID-19 in Guangdong

COVID-19 peaks at Yantian Port area in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province have reduced the port's handling capacity to one-seventh of the normal level, as it started to accept heavy export containers starting on Monday. On going to publication, 13 ...Read More

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Peru estimates one-third uptick in avocado exports

Peru estimates that 460,000 metric tons (MT) of Hass avocados will be exported in the 2021 season, an increase in exports of almost 30 percent year-on-year. This increase will represent an additional 100,000MT compared to the previous season. This year ...Read More

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Eco-friendly vehicle exports increase 47 percent

Exports of eco-friendly vehicles from Korea increased by 47 percent in the first four months of 2021 on year on strong demand for hybrids. Automakers in Korea exported a total of 118,796 eco-friendly vehicles, which includes hybrid, plug-in hybrids, battery ...Read More

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Pakistan Carpet sector should be given priority for increasing exports

The Senior Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association said that the export sectors should be divided into categories according to the size of the problems being faced. The sector which has more difficulties should be given ...Read More

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Jamaica’s soaring food import bill

The value of Jamaica’s food imports is now four times that of food exports, according to the Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture and Water. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries had led the country to believe that food exports were on ...Read More

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Exports to EU to keep cherry prices high

Officials from agricultural producers’ organizations in Moldova have pointed at several factors which may significantly affect the prices of cherries on the domestic market in early summer 2021. However, not all of them share the opinion that prices for local ...Read More

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Food exporters promote Queensland food on-line

More than 60 food and drink companies in Australia have begun promoting their products to importers and distributors in the booming Asian market, as part of the Taste of Queensland exports promotion. Buyers will be able to taste a wide ...Read More

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New Zealand apple exports cut

Severe weather conditions during harvest in New Zealand have made an impact on exports which is made worse by severe labour shortages during harvest. “Because of these shortages, orchard owners were not able to do the number of harvest picks ...Read More

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UK meat exports to Asia

The Far East is helping the UK's red meat export industry as the sector copes with Brexit changes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Red meat exports from the UK to Asia in what has been an incredibly challenging start to the ...Read More

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Pakistan Exports to EU rise

Pakistan’s exports to the European Union (EU) increased by over 17 per cent in the first ten months of the current financial year. This was largely due to the Generalised System of Preferences-Plus (GSP+) scheme. Export proceeds to the EU’s ...Read More

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Russia is net exporter of food

The Russian PM said that exports of Russian agricultural produce exceeded imports last year. “The export volumes of the country’s agro-industrial complex totaled 271 billion rubles, topping the imports by some $1 billion,” he said during question-and-answer session with State ...Read More

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Exports from Brazil flourish

Exports from Brazil to Europe rose significantly in the first quarter of 2021, compared with the same period last year, with food and drink especially significant. Exports to the UK rose by 31 percent, and those to the EU rose ...Read More

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Wine exports from Australia plan to diversify

The wine industry of Australia needs to increase consumer awareness and demand, as part of its plans to diversify export markets. The federal government of Australia included about $90 million in the federal budget for programs to help winemakers diversify ...Read More

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Brexit: Export issues ‘easing at Irish ports’

Irish officials say that Post-Brexit difficulties in moving British exports through Irish ports have eased. Civil servants from customs, agriculture and public health were giving evidence to the Seanad Special Select Committee. Freight haulage companies had complained that the new ...Read More

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Fall in Olive Oil Exports Spain – UK Since Brexit

Exports of olive oil from Spain to the United Kingdom fell by 35 percent in January and February compared with the same period in 2020, according to Spain’s Union of Farmers and Livestock Unions. The statistics give the first analysis ...Read More

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Long-haul carrier to ship aid free into India

Dubai's main long-haul carrier will begin shipping aid from the WHO and other groups into India free of charge to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus. The carrier has some 95 flights weekly to nine cities in India, ...Read More

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Norway to get first electric vehicle exports

Electric vehicles benefit from a preferential tax system in Norway, so they are extremely popular in the country. An EV manufacturing company based in China will be opening a service and delivery centre in Oslo in September this year, followed ...Read More

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Annual saffron exports from Iran

Over 78 percent of saffron exports in terms of value were to five major importers in the previous calendar year. Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, China and Afghanistan were the top saffron importers in the mentioned period. These ...Read More

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Exports stable despite pandemic and Brexit

Export levels for West Midlands companies grew in the first quarter of this year despite disruption according to a new report. Twenty per cent of the businesses surveyed reported an increase in international sales compared with 17 percent the previous ...Read More

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Britain will not restrict export of pharma products

The Health Minister has said that Britain will never impose export restrictions on the exports of pharmaceutical products made in the country. Britain says it has never blocked vaccine exports, in the face of demands from the European Union that ...Read More

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Australian wine exports resilient

Australian wine exports fell by 4 per cent in value in the 12 months to March 2021, compared with the previous corresponding period. This was mainly caused by the toll taken by high Chinese import tariffs, according to Wine Australia’s ...Read More

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Trade data reveals rise in lamb and beef exports

There was a slow start for lamb and beef exports from the UK, but data for February suggests that trade is gradually improving. Volumes exported, however, were significantly lower than the corresponding period last year, and demand in many export ...Read More

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Garment exports save manufacturers

Exports of fashion and lifestyle products from India have started to see an increase, as demand in the UK and the United States for imports is picking up. Pent-up demand and increased online sales are expected to give a boost ...Read More

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Fruit exports Vietnam to US booming

Vietnam’s fruit industry exports about $50 million worth of fruit per year to the USA. Fruit export turnover to the US increased by more than 20 percent in the first quarter of this year; a strong post Covid-19 recovery. This ...Read More

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India ministry COVID-19 helpdesk

The commerce ministry in India is starting a COVID-19 helpdesk to help resolve issues of exporters and importers, such as customs clearance delays and banking matters. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), decided to monitor the status of exports ...Read More

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John Whelan: Ireland may be losing its grip on selling food into China

The economy of China grew rapidly in the first quarter of this year, as the huge economy recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This provided a much-needed boost to exporting companies in many countries. Traders in Ireland showed ...Read More

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S Korea exports expect increase

South Korea's exports are expected to increase by 41 percent in April from the previous year, backed by robust shipments of chips and autos, a poll has showed. Export shipments are forecast to reach $51.1 billion this month, according to ...Read More

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Moscow may ban imports of Czech

Moscow is considering economic sanctions against the Czech Republic, responding to the expulsion of a large number of Russian diplomats from Prague. Limits on Czech exports to Russia, for example, could include Czech beer. Last week, Czech authorities announced the ...Read More

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Mango exports Kenya – Europe resume

Mangoes are critical to the economy of Kenya’s Makueni County, but its exports are still missing out on the lucrative global business. Makueni county contributes up to 31 per cent of the total fruits that Kenya produces. Exports only amount ...Read More

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40% of EU Waste Exports End Up in Turkey

The majority of exports of waste from the EU land up in Turkey. European Union exports of waste to non-EU countries reached 32.7 million tons last year. This was an increase of 75% since 2004, according to Eurostat data published ...Read More

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Vietnam expecting rise in US exports

The General Department of Vietnam Customs said that exports for the year as of March 15 were worth US$62.01 billion, a year-on-year increase of 22.7 per cent. Exports to the US in January and February accounted for $13.83 billion or ...Read More

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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 beyond the EU, and champion British farming on the global stage; an industry associated with quality and safety, alongside ...Read More

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NZ exports need to diversify

A new report has identified New Zealand’s apple and kiwifruit exports as having “untapped potential". Defined as the difference between the potential market and the value of the country's exports to that market, the untapped potential refers to New Zealand’s ...Read More

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Kenya increases avocado exports

Kenya's exports amounted to 72,000 tonnes of avocados last year, up from 59,000 tonnes recorded in 2019. The head of the Horticultural Crops Directorate, said that the increase in export volumes was “partly due to enhanced cultivation of avocado by ...Read More

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Exports from Denmark increase driven by higher sales to China

Danish Exports have declined overall during the last year due to Covid 19, but new figures from Statistic Denmark show that exports are increasing for the second month in a row. Higher export sales to China and the United States ...Read More

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China’s exports, imports expected to remain buoyant in March

Improved global demand is expected to have kept China's exports buoyant in March, while higher oil prices will have boosted its imports, a Reuters poll showed. Exports are expected to have risen 35.5% in March from a year earlier, according ...Read More

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Government help for post-Brexit exports

Following a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, suggesting that exports from the UK are falling after Brexit, a Government spokesman said: “The Trade and Co-operation Agreement is the first free trade agreement the EU has ever reached based ...Read More

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Report suggests Firms facing fall in exports

Two out of five firms which export goods have seen sales fall in recent months, new research suggests, leading to calls for trade barriers with the EU to be reduced. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says that advance bookings ...Read More

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Irish beer exports fell by 17% last year

A report on the drinks industry has found that the value of beer exports declined by 17% in 2020. The Irish Beer Market Report 2020, compiled on behalf of Drinks Ireland|Beer, showed that production levels dropped by almost 14% in ...Read More

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EU adamant over food exports

The Northern Ireland Protocol under Brexit has affected trade in livestock, seed potatoes, seeds, plants and even machinery between Northern Ireland and Scotland – and there are few signs this will be solved easily or quickly. Reports suggests the EU ...Read More

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USA fruit exports challenged by shipping difficulties

During the 2018-19 season, almost 28% of Washington state apples were shipped to 60 different countries. Industry officials expect exports for the 2020-21 crop to be below that figure and possiblye to drop to levels not seen in nearly two ...Read More

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EU to reduce Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks

The European Union is finalizing emergency legislation giving it broad powers to curb exports for the next six weeks from Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in the bloc. Supply shortages in the EU have created a political maelstrom amid a rising third ...Read More

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Increase in imports of electric vehicles

Imports to Australia in February grew $577 million (2 per cent), led by an increase in road vehicles of $705 million (24 per cent). The Head of International Statistics said “A number of commodities drove February’s road vehicle increase. Most ...Read More

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Peruvian exports growing in 2020

At the end of 2020, exports from Peru amounted to US$39.310 billion. Export shipments from the mining-energy and non-traditional sectors totalled US$25 billion and US$15.177 billion. By the end of last year, 7,519 companies exported 4,536 products to 174 markets, ...Read More

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Waste exports, imports – new rules in Korea

Exports and imports of waste for Korea will encounter revised rules starting April 1. The Ministry of Environment said a new enforcement ordinance will be implemented to regulate importers and exporters of waste; more detailed information about waste transactions will ...Read More

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Cutlery exports from Pakistan increase

Exports of cutlery from Pakistan saw an increase of 29.54 per cent during the eight months of financial year 2020-21, compared with the corresponding period of last year. The country exported cutlery to a value of US $80.946 million during ...Read More

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Finland food exports to China in 2020

An increase in meat exports to China was a key part of the overall growth of Finnish food exports in 2020, said Business Finland, a governmental body for promoting trade and innovation. Finnish exports in the food and beverage sector ...Read More

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Serious decline of food exports to EU

Exports of food and live animals to the EU – including seafood and fish – have decreased by £0.7 billion (63.6%) in January 2021, according to the latest figures. This may be because of stricter checks and certifications implemented by ...Read More

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Exports to Finland fell by 23%, imports by up to 52% in January

Finland - United Kingdom trade decreased significantly at the end of the one-year transition period for Brexit in December. Finnish Customs figures suggest that companies exported 23 per cent less and imported 52 per cent less goods from the United ...Read More

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Sales increase for British food brand exporter

A business which exports British food and drinks has expanded into new international markets. Export sales to the USA increased by around 150% after government support helped it to overcome disruption caused by the global pandemic. The on line supermarket ...Read More

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US plastic waste exports break new UN rules

Recent customs data obtained reveals that US exporters, global shipping lines, and the US government are all violating the new 2021 global rules established by the Basel Convention, designed to prevent indiscriminate dumping and pollution arising from plastic waste trade ...Read More

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EU make major vaccine exports despite domestic shortage

The European Union has allowed some 34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine exports over the past weeks, according to figures published by the EU. There are still shortages at home as EU members continue to struggle to get the vaccine ...Read More

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Citrus exports lead SA economy

The Department of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) recently released the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the final quarter of 2020. The economy grew by an impressive 6,3% in the final quarter of 2020, despite the second wave of ...Read More

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Freight costs from India increase over 100%

Freight shipping costs have been increasing dramatically over the last few months, causing exporters to lose business from several countries. Freight costs to both Europe and the US have increased by 100 per cent, and to places such as American ...Read More

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USA shipping ports congested

U.S. exporters are struggling to export food as the global shipping system strains under unprecedented pandemic demand. There is a confluence of disruptions in the international supply chain. This situation affects many agricultural sectors, amounting to what the industry is ...Read More

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Taiwanese buy year’s worth of pineapple exports to China

China has banned imports of Taiwan-grown pineapples; in response, Taiwanese businesses and citizens made up for the potential shortfall by buying an entire year's worth of the tropical fruit in just four days. On Friday (Feb. 26), China announced it ...Read More

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Strong exports from China

The Chinese government is quoting a strong outlook for exports, mainly because of the strong recent export and export order data for the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea. There is also an upward revision of the forecast ...Read More

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Exports from China suffer container shortage

The economy in China has been recovering well from the pandemic, but is now suffering from the global shortage of shipping containers. A rapid increase in exports to the West, and disruption at ports because of the coronavirus, means many ...Read More

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Aussie wine exports to China and US

Only three months ago, customers in China drank 50% of Australian red wine exports. By January, that was down to 1%, because of China’s tariffs of 200% or more on Australian wine. Australia's largest wine producer has decided to leave ...Read More

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US potato exports may recover

Potato exports from the US have continued to recover but remain behind previous year levels, according to a recent report. Exports for the first six months of the marketing year, July – December 2020, are lower than the record levels ...Read More

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Soap, Cleansers Export Ban Lifted

The prohibition in Iran on the export of soap and other cleansers have been lifted until further notice. Exports of soap and cleansers were banned after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic about a year ago. Latest data show 185,000 ...Read More

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S. Korea to increase exports of eco-friendly cars

South Korea has finalized a five-year plan for the eco-friendly auto industry, including expanding exports of such automobiles by threefold by 2025. Korea's exports of eco-friendly cars, which includes electric and hydrogen fuel cell models, will reach 830,000 units in ...Read More

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German exporters optimistic

German exporters in the industrial sector have increased optimistic outlook, hitting its highest level since September 2018. “The strong performance of China’s economy and the pickup in production in the United States is helping German exporters,” said a spokesman. Chemicals ...Read More

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Butternut squash from Ukraine exports to Europe and Middle East

Ukraine has been actively developing exports of its fresh butternut squash. Its main export market is the UK. Despite Brexit, in 2020 Ukraine was able to considerably increase butternut squash exports again and set a new export record for the ...Read More

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Italy wine industry focusing on direct sales, exports

The Covid-19 pandemic has sped up the growth of interest in export markets, particularly to fast-growing markets in Asia. The economic recovery in China from the pandemic has added to the growing popularity for Italian wine. China is a particularly ...Read More

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Exports of Luxury Sake Flourish

Exports of premium sake from Japan made using sophisticated techniques are going well, although the quantity of sake exported in 2020 has fallen for the second year due to reasons related to Covid-19. However, the export value increased to a ...Read More

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India exports 273000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations

Kempegowda International Airport, in Bangalore, India, has reported exports of 273,000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations around the world this Valentine’s Day season. The air cargo of 6.4 million rose stems was transported internationally, to destinations including Singapore, London, ...Read More

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European Union Approves Exports of Covid-19 Vaccines

The European Union has said that it has approved a further 23 requests to export Covid-19 vaccines outside the Union under the bloc’s new export-licensing regime, bringing the total to 27. This was announced on Wednesday by the European Commission, ...Read More

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Export of second hand clothes delayed

A company in the North East of England would usually export container loads of second-hand clothes, bric-a-brac etc to Latvia for sale in Eastern Europe. New regulations now in force after the UK exit from the EU mean that the ...Read More

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China imports less Irish infant formula

Exports from Ireland to China of infant milk formula fell last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, halting growth over many years of an industry which provides hundreds of jobs. China imports about 10% of all its infant formula imports from ...Read More

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Turkey garment exports to exceed $20B

The garment industry of Turkey plans to make more than $20 billion in exports in 2021, according to the head of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM). He said ready-to-wear clothing exceeded 10% of the country's total exports in 2020, and ...Read More

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Container freight at high levels

It appears that demand for container freight will remain at very high levels throughout the Chinese Lunar New Year, celebrated on and around 12 February. Freight rates from North Asia to the UK will remain at all-time highs as volume ...Read More

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Sheep meat imports fall in November

Import volumes of sheep meat into the UK fell by 9% in November. This was the lowest import for November on records back to 1997. The drop was caused in particular by a decline in exports from New Zealand. which ...Read More

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$3 Billion Lost Exports to China

Australia’s trade dispute with China cost it about $3 billion in commodities exports last year. This is a relatively small impact, suggesing there’s little economic need for the Australia to bow to Beijing’s pressure. That is the value of Australian ...Read More

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UK eases citrus imports from outside EU

Now that the UK has left the EU single market and customs union, the government has deregulated commodities like citrus fruit and leaf imports. The UK is a major export market for South Africa’s citrus sector, reportedly taking 9.5% of ...Read More

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Fresh raspberries from Poland are fastest growing export

Fresh raspberries and blackberries from Poland showed the largest increase in revenue for fruit exports in the first nine months of 2020. The berry exports increased by 42% from 2019. The increase was mainly driven by the rise in export ...Read More

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Belgian Beer Exports to UK

Some suppliers of Belgian beers are having difficulty exporting their brews to thirsty British drinkers across the Channel. A wholesaler stocking some of the country’s most famous Trappist beers, exported its last consignment to the U.K. on 29 December two ...Read More

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Online footwear exports may be here to stay

The CEO of the Brazilian Footwear Association said that online sales and trade shows are here to stay when it comes to footwear exports. During a press conference, the organization said that although specific numbers regarding sales to Arab countries ...Read More

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Scottish seafood exports to EU delayed

Exports of seafood from smaller companies in Scotland are to be halted for a further five days by the international transport company which handles most of the trade. The major international shipping company stopped groupage exports last week, after delays ...Read More

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Pangasius fish exports to UK surge

Pangasius fish exports from Vietnam to the U.K. rose 48 percent in the first 11 months of 2020. In the first eight months, 90 percent of the U.K.’s pangasius fish imports were from Vietnam. Forecasts suggest that exports to the ...Read More

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Exports from Bangladesh fall slightly

Export shipment of goods declined 0.36 per cent year-on-year in July-December 2020, as Bangladesh's major export destinations continued to tame the rising coronavirus infections. Earnings from exports of apparel, which typically contributes 84 per cent national exports, dropped 2.99 percent. ...Read More

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Norway whitefish, coldwater shrimp exports fall

Generally exports of fish from Norway were stable during 2020, but cold water shrimp and white fish exports were reduced. There was a 4% volume decrease in cod exports, while saithe and haddock exports also fell. There was a significant ...Read More

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S. Korea’s wine imports hit new high

Wine imports to south Korea reached a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. South Korea imported US$239 million worth of wines in the January-November period in 2020, much higher than ...Read More

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Cuxhaven port in Germany is navigating Brexit

Brexit will remain an unprecedented challenge for the North Sea port long after Britain’s newly agreed deal with the EU begins on January 1, because around 85 per cent of maritime freight to and from Cuxhaven involves the UK. This ...Read More

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German exports down more than 12%

German exports fell by at least 12% this year as demand from the United States and Britain collapsed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. German exports to the United States, its largest foreign sales market outside the European Union, fell by ...Read More

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Third country listing for UK agri-food exports

The European Union has agreed to 'third-country listing' for all UK agri-food exports. This means the UK has met all of the necessary animal health and biosecurity standards for exports to the EU. Over 60 percent of British agri-food exports ...Read More

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Spices exports increase 19% to 7 lt in H1; chilli tops charts

Spice exports from India grew 19 per cent in quantity in the first half of the current financial year, touching 7,00,150 tonnnes. The export value was ₹12,274 crore. Chilli, cumin, turmeric, coriander and ginger were the top five exports. Chilli ...Read More

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EU bans plastic waste exports to poor countries

From January 2021, the EU will ban the export of unsorted plastic waste to poorer countries. Trash importers and exporters will need to agree on how to handle hazardous shipments. The new rules amending the bloc's 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation ...Read More

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Chile cherry exports higher

Exports of cherries from Chile reached record levels this year. Forecast indicate that the production and export of fresh cherries is now estimated to be even higher at 316,184 tons, reflecting an increase of 38.3 percent when compared to 2019-2020. ...Read More

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Beef exports from Brazil will end the year at record high

Beef exports from Brazil should end the year of 2020 at a new record high in volume and revenue. The Brazilian Beef Exporters Association forecasts that the volumes shipped from January to December will reach 2.02 million tonnes, an increase ...Read More

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Russia to impose tariff on soybean exports

Russia plans to impose a tariff on soybean exports, a government source said. The export duty, coming into force on Feb. 1 and until June 30 next year, will be 30% but not less than 165 euros per tonne. Russia ...Read More

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US Trade dispute affects Scottish Exports

US-imposed tariffs on imports from the EU have meant that for over a year, Scottish export products, including single malt Scotch whisky, cheese and cashmere clothing, have faced tariffs of 25%. This is due to a long-running dispute between the ...Read More

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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 figures from the Scottish Government show exports were down 22.4% in the ...Read More

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Rice exports healthy in November

After continuous reduction in the first four months of the current financial year, rice exports from Pakistan witnessed a healthy trend in November 2020, and showed a slight growth in November 2020. The most important aspect of November 2020 rice ...Read More

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Import and export costs go up. Freight rates rise

Freight charges have risen in the last few weeks because of the effect of Covid-19 on the global shipping sector, increasing the cost for importers and exporters in Bangladesh. Major mainline carriers have increased freight rates, citing an acute shortage ...Read More

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No-Deal Brexit tariffs could ‘wipe out’ Scottish exports, expert warns

A No-Deal Brexit could cost Scotland’s food and drink sector £2 billion and risk business losses. The chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said that ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU means some businesses are ...Read More

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Plans to ban live animal exports

PLANS have been revealed to ban the export of live animals from England and Wales for slaughter and fattening. The Government wishes to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader on animal welfare. An estimated 6,400 animals were exported ...Read More

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Pakistan measures to increase mango exports

The Minis­try of Commerce of Pakistan has agreed to take several measures for the promotion of mango exports. It was agreed that the Trade Development Autho­­­rity of Pakistan (TDAP) will examine all the legal issues for bringing into operation the ...Read More

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Turkey; rise in tea exports over 11 months

According to the Eastern Black Sea Exporters' Association results, Turkey shipped over 4,000 tons of tea to 100 nations from January to November. Turkey's tea export income increased by 17 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2020. Exports ...Read More

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Shortage of shipping containers at Shanghai

Exporters in China are struggling to meet delivery targets because of a shortage of containers at Shanghai. Shipping executives have spent their time since September frantically calling ocean liners and agents to book containers for his customers. Exporters are under ...Read More

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Lambs exports

New Zealand is still a big exporter into the European Union (and the UK), up to a tariff-free quota. The UK consumes roughly the same amount of sheep meat as it produces, but there is also a more complex food ...Read More

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US Beef Exports Fall, Exports To China Soaring

October beef exports from the USA were modestly lower compared with last year, while the export market to China is increasing substantially. In October beef exports fell 0.4% at 107,591 metric tons (mt), down 0.5%. For the first 10 months ...Read More

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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 scrutiny of China's handling of the outbreak of Covid. Some pundits in India think their government ...Read More

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China exports largest proportion of UK imports

Britain imported more goods from China than from any other country in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Britain imported goods worth 11 billion pounds (about 14.8 billion U.S. dollars) from China. The ...Read More

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Fruit and vegetable exports China to Mongolia

Fruit and vegetable exports to Mongolia from China, travelling through the border port of Erenhot showed double-digit growth in the first 10 months of this year. The total fruit and vegetable exports through the port reached 84,000 tonnes, up 11.5 ...Read More

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Greek farmers lose exports because of EU Russia sanctions

Some Greek farmers lost 85% of their export trade because of EU trade sanctions against Russia. The EU imposed export sanctions in Russia six years ago,and Moscow retaliated with a ban on imports of agricultural products from the EU. Members ...Read More

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Norway exports may suffer from strike escalation

A nationwide strike by security guards in Norway could affect exports. Strikes may shut the Nyhamna gas processing plant and two large gas fields from today, which would reduce exports from Norway to Europe by a quarter. Some 2,300 security ...Read More

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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 by a slump in the value of the lira means fewer containers are arriving in the ...Read More

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Chinese exports fall due to shipping costs

Shipping costs for all products have massively increased recently as the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan has increased. Overseas market demand for Chinese garlic and onion imports has shown a decline. Chinese exporters have had to reduce expectations. According ...Read More

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Scotland resuming salmon exports to Saudi

Salmon producers hope that the first export shipment of Scottish salmon to Saudi Arabia in 18 months will herald new market opportunities. A shipment of Scottish salmon arrived in Dammam on Saturday 21 November. This effectively re-opened the Saudi Arabian ...Read More

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China allowing huge agri imports

China has been importing farm products at high volume this year, apparently to take advantage of relatively stable global prices and replenish its depleting food stocks. China’s imports are expected to continue unabated in the coming months, but this massive ...Read More

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Turkey makes first electric bus exports to Sweden

An automotive manufacturing company in Turkey has exported its electric urban bus brand MD9 electriCITY to Sweden, making the very first exports of the vehicles, the firm said. The statement said that six buses manufactured in the southern Turkish province ...Read More

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US pork producers benefit from record high exports

A new report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation says that 2020 will go down as a record year for pork exports because more pork than ever is being shipped overseas to markets like China and Japan. In September, pork ...Read More

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Meat exports from Scotland plunge due to Covid-19

Exports of Scottish red meat and offal have fallen by almost 8% as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Total exports of Scottish red meat and offal fell from about £82m to £75.5m between August 2019 and July of this ...Read More

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Irish exports rise

Irish goods exports has risen by 8 per cent in value to €122 billion so far this year. This was led by exports of medical and pharmaceutical products, which have risen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exports for ...Read More

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Queensland export concerns due to COVID-19

Queensland state's mango growers in Australia have complained they are at a disadvantage, because their counterparts in the Northern Territory have received more export assistance. The Australian Mango Growers Association chair says the disparity in assistance between the states could ...Read More

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No Deal Brexit presents risk to Ireland land bridge

The Freight Transport Association of Ireland says that the government must support the establishment of new ferry freight services to offset the risk which a No Deal Brexit may presents to the route between Ireland and mainland Europe across the ...Read More

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15% growth for India’s spices exports

Chilli continued to be the most exported spice from India ― 2,10,500 tonnes. Boosted by large export shipments of chilli, cumin and turmeric, India’s spices exports showed 15 per cent growth in quantitative terms during April to August this year. ...Read More

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Billion dollar export target for sweets, chocolates

The confectionery and chocolate industry One of the oldest food industries in Iran, the confectionery and chocolate industry is now the second-largest exporter in the country's food sector after the dairy industry. The confectionery and chocolate industry benefits from the ...Read More

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Work from home in the West boosts coir exports

Coir and products exports from India to western countries including the US are flourishing, thanks to the new normal of ‘Work from Home’ triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Coir exporters said that many customers, having been forced to spend more ...Read More

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Bangladesh Exports hit problems

Exports earned $2.9 billion in October, a reduction of about 6.5% from a year earlier. This may be the harbinger of the cold, harsh winter awaiting Bangladesh’s exports during a second wave of Covid-19. Last month’s income also missed its ...Read More

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Thai Exports may drop only 7%

Thailand's exports may drop by 7% this year which is an improvement on the 8-10% drop projected earlier. The Thai shipping association said there has been a gradual recovery in global demand. "After a positive surprise in September's shipments, we ...Read More

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Australian wine exports beat the pandemic

Wine exports from Australia have defied the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to grow in all top-five markets, and increasing in overall value by four per cent to $2.998bn. A report from Wine Australia shows that in the 12 months ended ...Read More

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Brexit and Latvian exports

Britain is the sixth-largest export market for Latvia; this year up to August goods and services exported to England were worth EUR 436 million, more than 5% of Latvia's total exports. Two-thirds of Latvia's exports to the United Kingdom are ...Read More

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Pledge to improve Iran’s exports

Iran’s Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister said that improving the country’s non-oil exports has been a priority of his ministry since he took office. The first and vital mission defined in the ministry has been to remove the barriers obsutructing ...Read More

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Egypt’s glass exports to US increase

Exports from Egypt of “glass and its products” to the United States during the first 8 months of 2020 increased by 111.6 percent. This amounted to 17 percent of the sector's total exports, the Egyptian Export Council for Building Materials, ...Read More

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Azerbaijan increases tomato exports

Azerbaijan increased exports of tomatoes in January-September 2020. During the reporting period, the country exported 154,980 tons of tomatoes out of the total volume of 397,338 tons of fruit and vegetable exports. Azerbaijan exported 134,100 tons of tomatoes worth $142.3 ...Read More

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Drinking at home helps wine exports

Winemakers in New Zealand are benefitting as consumers in the northern hemisphere stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the latest quarterly wine report, global demand for New Zealand wine continues to increase despite the pandemic and geopolitical ...Read More

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Beer and wine exporters try to gain international clients

Wine and beer exports from Canada ran dry early in the year as the pandemic closed bars and restaurants around the world. Since COVID-19 first stultified global trade, Canada's wine makers and brewers have sought solutions to continue export trade. ...Read More

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Kenya plans to increase horticulture exports

Kenyan agricultural experts have developed a one-year marketing strategy for horticulture products, with an exports growth target of 10 percent in 2020/2021. Export markets include the European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Russia China and the US. The ...Read More

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Japan exports and imports continue to recover

Japan's exports and imports continued to recover last month from a downturn caused mainly by Covid-19. Exports fell by 4.9 percent in September from a year ago, but even this negative figure still shows a path of recovery from May, ...Read More

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Australia Lamb exports continuing to increase

Although Covid-19 put a strain on export markets earlier in the year, the lamb market is recovering with September lodging itself as the biggest lamb export month since April. Lamb prices are continuing to rise in October, and export demand ...Read More

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India tea exporters fear falls in export volumes

Tea exporters in India fear that there will be a drop in export volume in the current year, because higher prices are available in the domestic market. Exporters also complained about the lack of availability of shipping containers because there ...Read More

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China cotton mills to avoid Australian exports

Cotton mills in China have been told to stop using Australia cotton; Australia fears that produce is being specifically targeted by the Chinese government. Processors in China are set import quotas each year by the Chinese Communist Party, but have ...Read More

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Norway fresh salmon exports to Asia rise

Fresh salmon exports from Norway fell by 3% week-on-week in week 41, even though exports to South Korea, China and Japan rose. Exports to the USA, the EU and the UK fell and frozen salmon exports also decreased.

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Russian potato exports increase

The Ministry of Agriculture in Russia said that in the first nine months of 2020, Russia exported 254,800 tons of potatoes (both table and seed), almost 36% more than in the same period last year. The main importers of Russia’s ...Read More

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Chinese companies allegedly export prisoners’ hair

U.S. Customs and Exports are taking measures against several Chinese companies which export human hair. There are fears that the hair was cut from ethnic minorities inside China’s internment camps. The $2.5 billion industry usually uses hair products from Asia, ...Read More

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Vietnam seeks ways to promote tuna exports to EU

The Government of Vietnam is holding workshops to promote the tuna supply chain, and tuna exports to the EU under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, two months after the EVFTA ...Read More

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China vital for Cuban lobster exportsr

China is a fundamental market for exports of frozen whole lobster and fishery products from Cuba. An industry spokesman said: "China is a growing market for our products, which have been very well received by the Chinese population so far," ...Read More

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Fishing vessel to register for EU exports

Owners of registered fishing vessels in the Outer Hebrides must register their vessels and make arrangements for it to be inspected. This is a legal requirement for vessels intending to export their catch, either directly or indirectly, to any EU ...Read More

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Carpet exporters ask for dedicated freight flights

Exporters of carpets in Pakistan have urged the government to provide them with dedicated freight flights, to overcome existing difficulties with shipments. The Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association said that the biggest problem the carpet industry is facing is ...Read More

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Cambodia’s banana exports increasing

Cambodia exports of bananas amounted to more than 235,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, an increase of 225 percent year on year, according to a report by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The director-general ...Read More

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Cotton yarn exports to China surge

IN August Pakistan's cotton yarn exports to China surged. Beijing imported $41.836 million worth of cotton yarn from Pakistan in August, which is 4.36 times more than $9.592 million imported in August 2019, with a year-on-year increase of 336%. The ...Read More

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40% fall in Trade With China

Iran’s biggest trading partner is China; trade from January to August registered a 40.6% decline compared with the corresponding period of 2019. According to data from China, Iran’s exports to China stood at $3.85 billion during the period under review, ...Read More

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UK beef exports to US start again

British beef exports to the USA have begun again after a 20 year break. It was banned after the BSE outbreak in 1996, when cattle were infected by 'Mad Cow Disease'. Some beef from the UK was cleared for export ...Read More

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Improved standards give protection for British seed potato exports

The Safe Haven certification scheme has been reviewed and updated to cover areas such as closer monitoring of water use and crop storage. Safe Haven protects against any pest or disease that can be imported or introduced by seed. The ...Read More

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Port industrial action has consequences

Industrial action at four Australian ports is causing disruption to Australia’s international supply chains. Businesses in Australia rely on two modes of transport: Sea Freight and Air Freight. Air Freight has been reduced due to closing of borders, so there ...Read More

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EU fishermen query tuna imports from China

A trade body which represents 45,000 EU-based fisherman, has filed a request with the European Commission to investigate alleged 'dumping' of processed tuna loin imports - mainly skipjack - originating in China. They said that the information passed to the ...Read More

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Irish brown crab exports to China affected by testing

Ireland’s crab export trade with China has reduced because of cadmium testing now demanded by Chinese authorities. The extra time involved in testing before export paperwork has made live shipments to China increasingly difficult for Irish exporters, according to Ireland’s ...Read More

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Exports from Greece sustained during Covid

Industry and exports from Greece have shown significant resilience during the Covid-19 crisis. Industrial production gradually recovered after a 10 pct drop recorded in April. Industrial performance was better compared with that of the Eurozone. Greek exports began improving from ...Read More

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EU companies selling surveillance tools to China

A human rights organisation has found that three companies based in France, Sweden and the Netherlands exported digital surveillance systems, such as facial recognition technology and network cameras, to operators of mass surveillance apparatus in China. In some cases, the ...Read More

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Government to promote fruit drinks exports uplifting local farmer

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival in Sri Lanka is encouraging fruit drink manufacturers to increase production. He proposes to reduce products tax to encourage the export of their products. Fruit and vegetable juices are in ...Read More

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As Global Trade Struggles, exports from China recover

China’s exports have experienced a resurgence, surpassing even pre-coronavirus levels, according to news reports; global demand for export goods from China like electronic products and medical equipment has seen a big increase. Reports say that China is supplying the kind ...Read More

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German pork exports to non-EU countries halted

German exports of pork to non-European countries have been stopped since last week, a spokeswoman for the agriculture ministry said, after Germany confirmed its first case of African swine fever. However, EU countries, are still accepting German pork imports from ...Read More

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China inspects Australian wheat exports

China is intending to apply "enhanced inspection" of imports of wheat arriving from Australia. Shippers in Australia have already sold more than dozen wheat export shipments worth almost $250 million. In May, China applied an 80 per cent tariff on ...Read More

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Pork Market Surges as Exports do the Same

U.S. pork exports are setting records in 2020. July exports were lower than one year ago, but an increase from June of this year. Exports have increased year-over-year to markets like China/Hong Kong, Canada, the Philippines, Vietnam and the Caribbean. ...Read More

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Morocco exports most blueberries to Russia

Morocco has increased its exports of blueberries by 61% from January and June 2020. Morocco is the biggest exporter of blueberries to the Russian Federation. Russia spent $ 13,7 million on Moroccan blueberry imports. Chile, the second biggest exporter to ...Read More

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Italy’s export firms outperform domestic firms

Italy's exports have shown signs of recovery since May. In March and April, exports fell sharply. In May, there was an overall improvement, and exports from Italy rose month-on-month by some 35 percent, according to the National Institute of Statistics ...Read More

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Turkey exports tomato paste to 99 countries

Turkey exported tomato paste to 99 countries up to August this year, according to an exporter association's data. The tomato paste exports increased by 4.37% in the eight-month period year-on-year, according to a report compiled from data by the Uludag ...Read More

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Exports from Pakistan improving

Pakistan has increased exports in dollar terms for July 2020 by 6% over the same month of previous year ($2,001 million versus $1,886 million). Considering that Pakistan’s exports had fallen to $21 billion during fiscal year 2019, it was good ...Read More

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South African blueberry exports move from air to sea freight

Harvesting has begun across South Africa of the largest blueberry crop yet, an estimated 24,000 tonnes of production. 17,000 tonnes will probably be exported. Exports came to 12,282 tonnes last year, which gives an idea of the tremendous growth within ...Read More

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Covid-19 Drop in August salmon exports from Norway

Salmon exports from Norway took a big Covid hit during August, the latest figures show. Export sales fell by seven per cent in volume terms to 95,100 tonnes and were down 13 per cent in value on the same month ...Read More

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Face mask exports from China allowed in US

Disposable face masks, respirators, Bluetooth tracking devices and musical instruments are included the Chinese exports which have been granted a new short-term exemption to trade war tariffs. The export products had been exempted on September 1, 2019, for one year, ...Read More

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Spanish Olive Oil Exports to US fall sharply

Olive oil exports to the United States from Spain have dropped by 39 percent in the first half of 2020. The news arrived as the United States Trade Representative has decided to keep its 25-percent tariff on some packaged Spanish ...Read More

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Diversifying exports to help economic growth

Kenya has recently been focusing mainly on agricultural exports, following up with the Integrated National Export Development and Promotion Strategy of July 2018. Kenya continues to work on reducing its trade deficits with China. The intention is to reduce the ...Read More

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Pakistan exports 125000 tons mangoes

Despite numerous issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has achieved higher mango exports during the current season, exporting 125,000 tons of the fruit. The mango exports target was set at 80,000 tons; however, the All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable ...Read More

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Trade Ministry, TFO Canada team up to promote food, IT exports

The Trade Ministry of Indonesia and Canada’s Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in export promotion. The director general of national export development in Indonesia said the partnership was aimed at promoting exports ...Read More

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Uruguay to promote beef exports to China

Uruguay is planning to open a trade office in China to promote its beef exports; the post-pandemic era is offering opportunities for Uruguayan meat which is produced organically. In 2019, China accounted for up to 60 percent of the country's ...Read More

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Chile exports promotional campaign

The main export unions of Chile have launched an international promotional campaign to reinforce their commitment to exports after the problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The export promotion agency said "we want to tell the world that Chile has ...Read More

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Turkey’s hazelnut exports – best season ever

Turkey has had its best season ever as it managed to export 337,000 tons of hazelnuts between September 2019 and August, according to data from the Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters’ Association (KIB). The exports in the 50-week period ...Read More

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Exports of medical herbs up 120% in 4 months yr/yr

Iranian exports of medical plants in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-July 21) increased by 120 percent in volume compared with last year. Exports of the mentioned products also increased by 46 percent in ...Read More

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Exports of goods reached last year’s level

In June 2020 exports of goods from Estonia remained at the same level as 2019 and imports decreased by 8%. In the second quarter of 2020, exports decreased by 15% and imports by 18%. According to Statistics Estonia, after the ...Read More

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Brexit checklist help for exports and imports

A UK consultancy has prepared a checklist for businesses which summarises some of the information from the Government: - Goods will be subject to customs procedures - Exports will be subject to duty and taxes at destination - Import/export documentation ...Read More

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Slovenia Exports and imports reduced

Slovenia's exports and imports in June 2020 decreased compared with the previous year; exports were 4.2% lower, imports were 5.1% lower. There were significant annual decreases in the value of external trade in April and May, but the effect of ...Read More

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Indian sea & road freight recovering

India Ratings and Research's credit news digest on India’s logistics sector shows a moderate recovery for sea and road transport after the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Air transport remains severely stressed. Ports volumes recovered to 80-85 percent of ...Read More

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China Exports increase in July

Exports from China rose in July, as economic activity in the rest of the world recovered. Export shipments to the U.S. jumped, but imports unexpectedly contracted because of falling commodity prices and the ongoing fragility of China’s own recovery. Exports ...Read More

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Record low for UK manufacturing exports

Between April and June, the Trade Index was at a new low of 34.6 for new manufacturing exports, a decline from 46.8 in the first quarter of 2020. The fall in exports is the lowest since the financial crisis in ...Read More

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Face masks provide opportunities for NZ wool exports

The face mask industry could be "game-changing" for New Zealand's wool exports, as a NZ company is already using specialist-breed New Zealand Astino wool as the main ingredient in a vast range of air filtration applications. The air filtration products ...Read More

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Maintain tariffs on lower-standard food imports

Import tariffs should only be reduced on imported food products which meet the UK's 'core standards', according to an independent report on UK food policy. The National Food Strategy says that leaving the EU gives the UK a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' ...Read More

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UK pork exports drop 2% in May

May trading figures show the disruption caused by Covid-19, with UK pork exports recording a 2% decline on the year. Meanwhile, UK imports continued to be below last year’s volumes. Fresh and frozen pork volumes showed 2% decline in May, ...Read More

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Colombian organic fruit exports to EU climb

Exports of organic fresh and dried tropical fruits from Colombia to the E U grew by 31 per cent in 2019, according to a report from European Commission. This means that Colombia ranked as the eighth supplier of organic agri-food ...Read More

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Flower exports from Kenya

Kenyan flower exports have returned to 85 per cent of pre Covid-29 levels, following the easing of lockdown in European export markets. Kenyan farmers had to throw away millions of roses in March when airfreight services were significantly reduced. Kenya ...Read More

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Cuba facilitates exports & imports for non-state businesses

The Cuban Government is facilitating exports and imports to non-state businesses to improve the country's trade and economy. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) said that 382 Cuban non-state businesses, including 290 linked to agriculture, are interested ...Read More

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South Korea in recession – exports at 57-year low

South Korea has fallen into recession from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. GDP fall by a worse-than-expected 2.9% in year-on-year terms, the steepest decline since 1998. Exports, which account for nearly 40% of the economy, fell by the highest ...Read More

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China bionic hand exports

A homemade bionic hand ready for mass production in China will be exported this year for the benefit of people who have lost their hands, a senior company executive said. The product can enable its user to move the 10 ...Read More

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Shortage of hot water plants jeopardises mango exports to Iran

A delay in the approval of six additional hot water treatment plants (HWTPs) has affected the enormous export potential of Pakistani mangoes to Iran, a Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association said. They say that deliberate delays and ...Read More

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Non-textile exports from Pakistan dip

Exports of non-textile products fell by almost eight per cent year-on-year during July-June in FY20 because of the cancellation of orders following the coronavirus outbreak. Pre Covid-19, a consistent increase was noted in the exports of non-textile products in the ...Read More

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Value of Red Meat Exports in USA

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean soybean farmers. These exports are indirect because they go through the medium of meat exports of animals which have been fed on corn ...Read More

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‘Rotten Apples’ may jeopardise Brazilian Soybean Exports

According to a new study titled "The rotten apples of Brazil's agribusiness,” more than a fifth of Brazil's annual soybean exports to the European Union are potentially contaminated with crops grown on land from illegal deforestation. Only 2% of the ...Read More

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Focusing on exports to China is ‘worth the risk’

Australian agricultural exporters are focusing on China as demand continues, although there are tensions linked to tariffs on barley and restrictions on meat exports.

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European shoppers visit high street but exports are slow

Export-dependent nations need to re-assess their business models because of the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global trade. Exports from Europe rebounded month on month in May, but remain well below pre-virus levels. In Germany and France, the ...Read More

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India exports tea to China

Indian tea exports to China and Iran have increased in spite of economic uncertainty due to Covid-19 and the stalemate between India and China on border issues. Chinese importers are paying good prices for Indian black tea and exportsto the ...Read More

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Essex farm bacon and sausage exports

A family farm in Essex, with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT),has targeted their exports to supermarkets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The business began to export in 2010 when it gained a contract with a supermarket ...Read More

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Australia June beef exports fall

June beef exports have continued to fall, with some key export markets well down on trade in earlier months, and this time last year. However, other export destinations were sharply higher. Total beef and veal exports in JUne reached 96,495 ...Read More

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Coffee exports from Honduras fall

Honduran coffee exports fell by 29.6% in June compared with a year earlier; farmers reduced production because of drought and low global prices, the national coffee institute IHCAFE said. The top coffee producer and exporter of Central America reported exports ...Read More

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India to sign pacts to push leather exports

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) of India recently said it will sign an agreement with Washington-based Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America and the United States Fashion Industry Association to take advantage of emerging opportunities for Indian exporters there. ...Read More

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Turkey Exports surge

Exports from Turkey this June increased by 15.8% from the same month last year, recovering from a decline due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Turkey’s trade minister said. Exports recorded a month-on-month rise of 35% thanks to the normalization process. Imports ...Read More

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Time to stop sand exports from Malaysia

Recent media reports say that the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry issued 11 approved permits (APs) for river sand exports. Permit holders are allowed to export river sand and other minerals to Brunei, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, ...Read More

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Spanish Olive Oil Exports Peak in March

Exports of Spanish olive oil in March exceeded 159,000 tons, setting a new record. The best previous performance was in October of 2019, when the export volume amounted to 155,600 tons. Spain has around 2.5 million hectares allocated to olive ...Read More

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Māori exports to China reduce

Māori businesses in New Zealand have gone from their best year of export sales on record to their worst year. Statistics NZ show that Māori authorities exported $741 million worth of products last year,a new record high. Covid-19 put unprecedented ...Read More

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China Suspends Chicken Exports

China has suspended poultry exports from an Arkansas processing plant, where workers had tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the processing plant said that the company is investigating the matter. They said that “It is important to note that ...Read More

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Increase in Greek fruit and veg exports

According the Association of Greek Exporters and Distributors of Fruits, Vegetables and Juices INCOFRUIT-HELLAS, exports from Greece during the first four months of the year increased by 26.7% in value. Vegetable exports in the first four months increased by 10% ...Read More

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Kenya flower exports rises to 80 per cent

Kenya’s flower exports have risen to 80 per cent from 30 per cent compared with the previous year in the last month. The Covid-19 pandemic had caused a crisis in the industry. The sector was one of the hardest hit ...Read More

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Egypt opens 7 new export markets

Egypt has opened seven new markets for fruit and vegetable exports within 6 months, despite the difficulties created by the Covid-19 crisis. Agricultural exports have reached almost all international markets. This has allowed the export of dates to Australia, oranges ...Read More

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Winemakers inr Portugal resume exports to China

Winemakers in the Dão wine region of Portugal have exported their first shipment of wine to China since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is hoped that the region can soon export more wine to China, so the volume ...Read More

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Xinjiang, China exports greater variety

Agricultural produce from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has increased its variety of produce exports, with efforts being made to improve the product quality In the first five months of this year 31,900 tonnes of fruits and vegetables, of ...Read More

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Scottish exports fall by 15%

Scottish goods exports in the first three months of this year were worth £7.17 billion, from £8.49bn a year ago; this reflects Covid-19’s impact on global sales since the start of 2020. UK goods exports in the first quarter of ...Read More

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Farmed salmon exports from Norway fell 18% in past week

Salmon exports are becoming increasingly difficult because of border closures and travel bans. "The only thing that is certain is that there is a lot of uncertainty," Ingrid Kassen, general manager of medium-sized Norwegian salmon exporter Norwell, told IntraFish. Currently ...Read More

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Exports from Germany fall drastically

German exports fell at a record rate in April because economies around the world shut down to contain Covid-19. Export volumes fell 31.1% from a year earlier, an unprecedented slump in the record that reaches back to 1950. Imports fell ...Read More

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COVID-19 harms Kenyan Horticulture Exports

COVID-19 is damaging most sectors of the world’s economy. But Kenya has enjoyed a booming trade relationship with Europe recently, and the global lockdown has hit small and large commercial farmers especially hard. Roses and passion fruits exports are hard ...Read More

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Taiwan approves apple exports from Italy

Italy has been signing protocols of understanding for the export of rice and meat to China and the freeing of the Brazilian market for plums from Italy. Italian apple exports to Taiwan have received permission from authorities on Taiwan based ...Read More

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Thailand food exports soar

Thailand is making the most of its history of food production, as the Covid-19 pandemic affects production and shipments of manufactured goods. The proportion of food- and agricultural-related exports to total shipments increased to 19.7% in April, their highest level ...Read More

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Mango exports from Pakistan hit by Covid-19

Traditional mango exports have been badly affected by the economic havoc wreaked by Covid-19 and exporters fear a huge decline in export of the fruit in 2020. Many international flights have been suspended, borders closed and rising freight costs are ...Read More

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India pharma exports

The government of India has allowed the exports of 13 pharmaceutical formulations, including those made of Vitamin B6, B12 and B1 under advance licenses issued on or before March 3. It also permitted exports of the restricted 13 active pharmaceutical ...Read More

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China Exports show robust health

China's General Administration of Customs indicates that the value of China's imports and exports in goods in the first four months reached 9.07 trillion yuan ($1.28 trillion), a decline of 4.9 percent year-on-year, narrowing the growth rate of the first ...Read More

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S. Korea exports wristband trackers for quarantine violators

South Korea has been using electronic wristbands equipped with a location-tracking system on people who violate self-isolation rules since late April. Health authorities said exports of the wristbands will help South Korea to form a deeper connection with the rest ...Read More

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Nutritious, niche food exports to get big push

The government of India is planning to promote agriculture exports to capitalise on the rising global demand for healthy and nutritious food products. “During this pandemic, people world-over have realised the importance of immunity booster food products like herbal, medicinal, ...Read More

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KPA extends free storage period for imports, exports

The Kenya Ports Authority has increased the free storage period for importers and exporters because of the slow turn-around interval for freight lorries caused by the impact of the Covid-19. The Managing Director said that the virus has impacted the ...Read More

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Kenya’s herb farmers crushed by virus blow to exports

For herb growers in Kenya heavy rains - as have been experienced recently - often mean a year of solid profits. The thriving horticultural sector has become a major driver of Kenya’s export revenue. But measures put in place to ...Read More

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April garment exports from Vietnam plummet

Garment and textile exports from Vietnam in April fell 20 percent year-on-year and could fall further, as importers cancel orders because of Covid-19 pandemic impacts. Data showed that garment and textile exports in the first four months fell 6.6 percent ...Read More

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Disinfectant exports from Turkey increase because of COVID-19

Disinfectant product exports from Turkey recorded a more than tenfold increase during the first four months of the year. The coronavirus pandemic increased demand for such products, increasing to $90 million from $8.6 million the year before. The data revealed ...Read More

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Romania exports, down 11% in March

Exports from Romania decreased by 11% to EUR 6.13 billion in March, compared with the same month last year. The country's exports were impacted by the lockdown, and less intense economic activity in the second part of the month. Imports ...Read More

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Flower exports from Holland down

In March 2020, the export value of horticultural products from the Netherlands such as flowers, plants, bulbs and nursery products declined by 22 percent year-on-year. Exports of cut flowers dropped by 26 percent. The biggest reduction was in horticultural exports ...Read More

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Norway fish exports to UK

Exports of fresh salmon to the UK from Norway increased by 27 per cent last week, at the end of March, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. Exports to other European countries including Sweden and Finland ‘exceeded expectations’. Norway has ...Read More

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Thai food and electronic exports increase despite global Covid-19 crisis

Thai exports grew by 0.91 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, mainly bcause of food and electronics. Overall exports are expected to contract by 8 per cent year on year. The chief of ...Read More

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Kampot pepper in storage as exports dry up

The famous Kampot pepper from Cambodia is facing export difficulties because of COVID-19 restrictions since receiving its geographic indicator (GI) certification from the European Union. Nguon Lay, the president of the KPPA, said that - since the outbreak of the ...Read More

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Exports of Lime and Lemon from Iran banned

A government ministry in Iran has banned the export of limes, lemons and the rubber used in making masks following the outbreak of Covid-19. Over 5,000 tons of lime imports will be in Iran by May 4 in order to ...Read More

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Pharmaceutical exports from Pakistan increase

The export of pharmaceutical goods from Pakistan showed an increase of 4.09 per cent during the first nine months of current financial year (2019-20) compared with exports of the same period last year. Pharmaceutical exports were recorded as $166.156 million ...Read More

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Sri Lanka tea exports suffer

Sri Lanka's tea exports recorded the lowest-ever volume of shipments and sharp dip in value. COVID-19 mitigation measures have disrupted the trade. Tea exports in March amounted to 13.8 million kilos, the lowest ever. This was worse than the previous ...Read More

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Mozzarella exports for Asian pizza

The increasing appetite for pizza in Asia is helping to increase mozzarella export sales for South Australia’s largest cheesemaker. the manufacturer recently closed a deal to export 1000 tonnes of mozzarella a year from its factory near Adelaide. It will ...Read More

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Covid-19 affects Scottish salmon exports

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a 32 percent drop in Scottish salmon exports in February. The sector is trying to adapt to the ever-changing restrictions. The latest HMRC export figures in February 2020 show a fall of 2,700 tonnes compared ...Read More

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Exports of coronavirus test kits

South Korea's exports of coronavirus test kits increased in the first 20 days of this month in comparison with last year. Exports of test kits were valued at US$131.9 million in the 20-day period, compared with $7.25 million last year, ...Read More

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Demand for gloves in Covid-19 era boosts Thai rubber exports

The Rubber Authority of Thailand said that the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted Thai rubber exports because of increased global demand for rubber gloves in the medical industry. 'We have seen Thai rubber export growth increase, particularly rubber gloves and synthetic ...Read More

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South Africa’s Vintners Can’t export Wine

Vintners in South African have been baffled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with their nation's rules changing by the day. They understand the need to protect health but they worry that rules banning all wine sales and exports will lead to ...Read More

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Lower tariffs help US importers

Income to the US Treasury from customs duties – namely tariffs – fell by 6.8% year over year in March. This was the first annual decline since August 2017. The largest driver was a 5.8% reduction in imports. That in ...Read More

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US exports to China fell 11.4% in 2019

US goods exports to China contracted by 11.4 percent due largely to tariffs and business uncertainties in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring a more serious picture for this year, a leading trade association said in the USA ...Read More

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Covid-19 Pandemic to trigger Japan export fall

Japan’s exports slumped to probably its lowest figure in over 3-1/2 years in March, as the Covid-19 pandemic crushed demand in the United States and Europe. The increasing consequences of the pandemic has added pressure to an economy already on ...Read More

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SA Wine exports banned during Covid-19 lockdown

South Africa will no longer allow the export of wine while in Covid-19 lockdown, at least in part for fear of wine piracy, it seems. Allowing wine exports raised concerns, including burglaries and theft of alcohol from closed outlets. Liquor ...Read More

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China will not limit exports of Covid-19 medical goods

China will not restrict exports of medical goods which protect against the coronavirus pandemic, a government spokesman said. China, the biggest maker of surgical masks and other products, said it would start inspecting exports after importers' complaints that some Chinese ...Read More

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Healthcare Industry’s Exports Grow 22.5% in Q1 amid COVID-19 Crisis

Healthcare exports from South Korea increased 22.5 percent in the first quarter of 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute, said that Korea’s exports of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics totaled US$4.4 billion in the first ...Read More

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Ljubljana dairy starts ice cream exports to China

The largest diary in Slovenia has exported the first shipment of its Planica ice cream to China, part of a total export shipment of 43 tonnes planned to be exported in 2020. The company said that the launch of exports ...Read More

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Manufacturers hope to double exports by 2025

Trinidad and Tobago's manufacturing sector aims to double exports by 2025 and increase its contribution to GDP which which is currently 19 per cent. The President of the TT's Manufacturing Association said that this "requires us to actively recognise new ...Read More

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Turkey’s horticultural exports buck trend

Fruit and vegetable exports from Turkey have remained strong, despite overall exports dropping due to Covid-19. Turkey’s agricultural exports rose 4.5 per cent year-on-year in March, conversely, overall exports declined by 17 per cent.The Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) showed fruit ...Read More

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Fruit & veg exports return to near normal

An Indian fruit marketing organisation said that 140 tonnes of mangoes were shipped from Mumbai on Saturday for the markets in the Middle East, reviving the export of essential commodities by sea freight. However, exports by air are yet to ...Read More

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Fresh produce exports from Australia to restart

The government of Australia has announced a new support package to ease easing pressure fresh produce exporters have experienced because of widespread border closures and lack of airfreight services due to the coronavirus. Flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth ...Read More

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Kenyan exports uncertain

The Kenyan airfreight export business is being badly affected by closed borders and lack of air freight capacity. There has been a notable drop in exports sent by air. Apart from freight space being severely limited, the present situation is ...Read More

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Record exports increase Swiss chocolate sales

The value of Swiss chocolate exports was over $1.05 billion for the first time in 2019. The was increased demand for imports of chocolate from Canada, the United States, China, the Middle East and Singapore. Almost 75% of sales were ...Read More

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Covid -19 – China suspends exports of non-essential goods

Customs authorities in China have required all non-essential goods which have been loaded on vessels for export after March 27 to be unloaded. The decision is based on lockdowns in various countries, which may mean that the cargo will not ...Read More

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Indian Tea exporters optimistic

Until now, tea exports from India to Iran have been gaining momentum since 2013 and broke all records in 2019 (January-December) to reach 53.45 million kg (mkg). Iran has replaced Russia as the largest importer of Indian tea. Tea industry ...Read More

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China keen to import tea from India

China is beginning to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak, and is now making import enquiries purchase for exports of black-tea shipments from India.  The Indian trade is concerned about the spread of the virus at home, which may disrupt production ...Read More

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Zimbabwe imports too high

The Industry and Commerce Minister of Zimbabwe says increased collaboration between productive sectors is critical to boost domestic production and substitute for unnecessary and costly imports. Zimbabwe is heavily reliant on imports for both raw materials and essential consumer goods. ...Read More

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Swiss watch exports to Asia fall

Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong and mainland China fell deeply in February, as the coronavirus precautions took their toll. Exports fell by 9.2% to 1.6 billion Swiss francs in February, with Hong Kong imports down 42.0% and imports to ...Read More

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R W Freight Services is ready

Exports and Imports are being affected by many factors beyond our control, but shippers can be assured that R W Freight have fully prepared for the factors which we can control. All our staff  are fully equipped to work from ...Read More

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Flower exports from Kenya dip

Flower farms in Kenya have been badly affected by the fall in exports caused by Covid-19 precautions. Seasonal workers were sent home with two weeks’ pay, whilst pensionable employees were sent on their annual one month leave whilst employers monitored ...Read More

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Singapore exports grow in COVID-19 outbreak

Non-oil exports from Singapore grew rather than shrank in February, showing a rise in shipments to the European Union, Japan and the U.S. But exports to China and Hong Kong fell, demonstrating the instability of the city-state's key export markets. ...Read More

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Institute of Export welcomes Chancellor’s pledge

The director general of the Institute of Export & International Trade has welcomed the commitment to help export trade in the budget last week. Rishi Sunak outlined measures to encourage exports as part of the Conservative government’s “plan for prosperity”. ...Read More

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Thailand’s fruit exports stable

Fruit exports from Thailand are expected to stay intact in terms of value, as the international demand for Thai fruit remains strong. The president of Thai Fresh Fruit Traders & Exporters Association, said that coronavirus is unlikely to affect demand ...Read More

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Russia supports vehicle exports

The government of Russia is seems to be succeeding in its goal of making the country into a fully developed vehicle exporter. The official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025. Recent growth ...Read More

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Japan to increase agricultural exports

The government of Japan has announced plans to double its agriculture, fishery and forestry exports to US$19bn by 2025, with the aim of the plan is to bolster the country’s farm industry while domestic demand shrinks. The chief cabinet secretary, ...Read More

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Australian wine exports to China

Wine drinking in China has decreased because of the coronavirus outbreak and the wine industry in Australia is suffering. Quarantine restrictions are affecting social gatherings, and the people of China are proud of their achievements in this area. People are ...Read More

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Royal Enfield exports from India

Year to date figures show that exports of Royal Enfield motorbikes from India witnessed 95 per cent growth. The company expanded its reach in the domestic and international markets. During the last quarter (Q3 FY2019-20), Royal Enfield added seven new ...Read More

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EU imports of fruits and vegetables

The EU's fruit and vegetable imports from Morocco grew by 4% in 2019 compared with 2018, totaling 1.4 million tons, while Spain's imports from Morocco increased by 8%. EU imports of Moroccan vegetables amounted to 859,095, with tomatoes making the ...Read More

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German machinery exports fall

Low industrial production worldwide and an increase in protectionism have reduced the exports from mechanical engineering companies in Germany. In 2019, the companies exports amounted to a total value of 179.8 billion euros. German machinery exports were thus 1.5% below ...Read More

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Small business exports in New Mexico

An event in New Mexico recently encouraged small businesses to export. The conference was designed to answer questions about exports, highlight grants and other resources and encourage more New Mexico small businesses to participate in the global economy. Many small ...Read More

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Champagne exports worry

Producers from Champagne fear that coronavirus will threaten potential export sales to Asia. A fifth-generation champagne producer said: “I mean everything has stopped in China completely,” she said. France exports several products to China, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals and wine. The ...Read More

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UK car exports rise

The number of cars built for export in January increased by 4.1% to 97,870, which was 82.7% of the UK’s total output. This is mainly due rising demand in key Asian and European import markets for new models from UK-based ...Read More

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Azerbaijan boosts exports of cherries

The volume of Azerbaijan’s exports of sweet cherries and bitter cherries increased by 13.7 percent year-on-year in 2019. The majority of all exports went to Russia. In 2019, 99.6 percent of sweet cherry and bitter cherry exports from Azerbaijan went ...Read More

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Nova Scotia lobster exports to China ceased

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister of Canada said that it will be “three or four months at least” before the exports of Nova Scotia lobster to China resumes. He said that Canada has not 'lost' an export market, but that ...Read More

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Mango exports from India decline

Alphonso mango exports from the region of Maharashtra in India are on the decline. These mangoes have a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which is used on products with a specific geographical origin indicating quality and distinctiveness. GI may become a ...Read More

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Exports from Norway to China drop dramatically

Salmon exports to China from Norway have collapsed by up to 90 per cent among some companies since the coronavirus struck China more than three weeks ago. Not only the mainland of China is being affected;air freight flights to Asia ...Read More

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Grape exports hit by COVID-19

The new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, has reportedly impacted grape exports from the India. A horticultural production organisation in India said that most countries had become cautious about imports. “Countries in the Gulf, such as the U.A.E, which used to ...Read More

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India Coffee exports fall 17% from January 1

India’s coffee exports are likely to fall this quarter because of a shortfall in the crop and a reduction in the government export incentive. Coffee Board figures show a 17 per cent drop from last year in exports from January ...Read More

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Turkey exports 60M roses for Valentine’s Day

Flower producers in Turkey exported 60 million roses to 50 countries before Valentine's Day on 14 February. Exports went to the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany and Ukraine. Export shipping of roses began 20 daya before the 14th, according to the ...Read More

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China coronavirus not affecting seafood exports

The Marine Products Export Development Authority in India said last week that seafood exports to China will not be affected by coronavirus. Approximately 500 exporters are exporting seafood from India to China;exporters have not raised any issue about exports on ...Read More

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2019 was record-breaking year for UK exports

The Office for National Statistics published new figures on 11 February showing that 2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports. The UK has now shown 45 consecutive months of annual export growth on a rolling annual basis. Companies based ...Read More

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Shipping from China affected by coronavirus

Most cities in China have begun normal working again, but some shipping line offices will remain closed or be providing a limited service. Exporters factories are not necessarily working at 100%; some cities in China have closed their borders for ...Read More

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Exports from Norway going well

Seafood exports from Norway did well in January, despite coronavirus affecting business with China during the final week. Exports totalled 207,000 tonnes, the same as January 2019, but they increased in value by 15 per cent. This will probably be ...Read More

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Scotland’s biggest export markets

More than 60% of all Scottish exports go to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which is more than the rest of the world combined. Scotland’s exports to the EU are worth £16.1bn, which is less than one-third of the value ...Read More

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Free-to-use tools help navigate exports post-Brexit

The Department for International Trade has provided two digital tools for based businesses which export to the UK or export from the UK. The tools are available on gov.uk and give product-specific and country-specific information on tariffs, regulations and other ...Read More

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Exports from Spain increase growth

Exports from Spain grew by 1.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019, and was the only component of GDP to accelerate. Imports fell by 1.2%, having risen by 1.8% in the previous quarter. Net exports contributed strongly to growth.

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India grape exports expected to improve

Exporters in India said that lack of availability of quality grapes had resulted in a fall in exports. January was slow for the export of grapes, and overall exports from the country fell. As compared to the 600 containers (each ...Read More

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Exports grow from Uganda

Despite border disputes and export blockades which were imposed on some of Uganda’s goods, exports grew in 2019, according to data from Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB). The UEPB's Director, speaking during the 4th annual exporters conference in Kampala said ...Read More

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China Spring Festival good for cherry imports

There was a significant increase in the volume of cherries expected to be exported from Chile to China this year. Chinese Spring Festival is taking place much earlier than in previous years, so the Chinese fruit market has a shorter ...Read More

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New Refinery in Algeria to reduce Imports

The vast majority of oil in Algeria is pumped for export to other countries. But Algeria is one of several major crude exporters in the position of needing to import refined oil products to satisfy its own domestic demand. Dependence ...Read More

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Japan exports fell in December

Although exports from Japan fell in December from a year earlier, shipments to China rose for the first time in 10 months. Exports reduced by 6.3% on year in December, a decline for the 13th consecutive month, according to data ...Read More

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Dutch pork exports rise, shortage in China drives the increase

Pork exports from Holland rose 30% in value and 16% in volume last year, according to a new report. The increase is mainly due to increased exports to China. In China, swine fever has reduced local production. The pig farming ...Read More

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China Mushroom Exports

The annual output of mushrooms in Xixia County has stabilized at about 300,000 tonnes, and there are over 100 export enterprises. The products are exported to more than 20 countries along the 'Belt and Road' route. In the first 11 ...Read More

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China measures to boost exports

China has introduced several reforms to make its car industry more accessible and boost exports. There are no limits on companies making fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles since 2018. Restrictions on foreign ownership of local firms will be lifted ...Read More

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Ford, Tesla, BMW to be made in China for export

Beijing has set an objective of increasing exports of China-made foreign-branded vehicles in the coming years. Domestic car sales are falling and restrictions on overseas firms are being reduced, according to a government report. Manufacturers such as Ford Motors, GM, ...Read More

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Turkey Wishes to Increase Exports to Libya

An Organisation of Independent Businessmen in Turkey has revealed that Ankara is looking to boost Turkish exports to Libya by over 571%. ٍFrom Tripoli, their representative Murtada Koronfol said that the memorandum of understanding regarding the delineation of sovereignty areas ...Read More

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Sugar exports from India increasing

Although domestic sugar production in India during the current 2019-20 crushing season fell by 30 per cent, mills have signed sugar export contracts worth 2.5 million tonnes so far. Quoting market information, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on that ...Read More

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South African citrus exports

Citrus exports from South Africa to the USA are expected to increase in 2020, based on increased plantings, according to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report. But South African farmers are growing a higher proportion of easy peel varieties. Soft ...Read More

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Chilean cherry exports land in Shanghai

The first export shipment of around 7,700 tons of cherries from Chile to Shanghai via a direct route arrived last week, and passed frontier inspection and customs. China is one of the largest import markets for cherries; the fruit usually ...Read More

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Canadian government not reporting on art exports

A series of government ministers has not released public reports from the past two years on the number of export permits issued for expensive artwork to leave Canada. The export permits are governed by the Cultural Property Export and Import ...Read More

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Record US Farm Exports to Philippines

The United States has benefitted from the Philippines’ growing demand for imports of agricultural products. Agricultural exports to the Philippines will reach a record of $3 billion by the end of 2019. The U.S. is the largest supplier of agricultural ...Read More

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Record Pakistan rice exports

Rice exports from Pakistan are stable as their currency devaluation against the dollar continues. Pakistan’s rice exports reached a record of 4.5 million tonnes during 2018-19, “the continuing devaluation of the Pakistani rupee against the dollar, down 40% since December ...Read More

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Egypt exports to Saudi

In 2017, Saudi Arabia banned imports of various Egyptian agricultural products, including strawberries, peppers, and guava, because of the high percentage of pesticide residue in violation of international health and safety standards. However, in March 2018, the Deputy Minister of ...Read More

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Iranian exports

Khorasan province in Northern Iran exported 245,400 tons of products worth $74m to Afghanistan in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21). India (18 percent) and China (8 percent) received the second and ...Read More

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Egypt exports to 12 new markets

Egyptian crops were exported to 12 new destinations in the year 2018/2019. The government were able to lift bans and additional inspections on some of the country’s agricultural exports. More than 20 types of Egyptian agricultural products were exported last ...Read More

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US import tariffs soon on Champagne

Officials and trade leaders in France have rebuked the announcement of potential US import tariffs on Champagne and other sparkling wines, as well as on many types of cheese. The USA has warned they may introduce import tariffs of ‘up ...Read More

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China: surge in cheese imports from EU

There has been a surge in dairy imports to China, even though cheese and other dairy products are not part of the traditional Chinese diet. According to European Commission data, Europe’s cheese exports to China in the first 11 months ...Read More

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India Liquor producers seek to increase exports

An industry body in India which represents liquor manufacturers is asking for government support to increase exports of alcoholic beverages. The body said that the ministry should not give major duty concessions to regions like the EU as it will ...Read More

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Iran exports $146million worth of handicrafts

"Iran has exported over $146 million worth of handicrafts in the first eight months of 2019,” the deputy minister of cultural heritage for handicrafts affairs, Pouya Mahmoudian, told reporters. Most exports are to Iraq and the Persian Gulf states. He ...Read More

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Croatian sparkling wine exports increasing

Exports of Croatian-made sparkling wines are on a steady rise, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) said in a statement in December. 476 hectolitres were exported in the first nine months of 2019, compared with 441 hectolitres exported during the ...Read More

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India increases income from tea exports by 10%

Up until the end of October 2019, India has earned 10.41 per cent more than last year from tea exports. This was because of a 9.52 per cent increase in the price, even though volume fell marginally, according to data ...Read More

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German exports likely to remain subdued

The German Finance Ministry reports that German exports are likely to remain low in the coming month. Slower world trade and global risks continue to cause difficulties for manufacturers. German exports have been showing some signs of stability. In September, ...Read More

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Tequila breaks export records

2019 has been one of the best years for the tequila industry: production and export records have been broken. “In 2019 we achieved the highest production of tequila in history, reaching 330 million liters in November,” said the president of ...Read More

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Japan reviews S.Korea export controls

The industry ministry of Japan has reviewed its tightened controls on exports of one of three high-tech materials which are usually exported to South Korea. This affects photoresist, a material which is used in making semiconductors. The change only applies ...Read More

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Burgundy exports over €1bn for first time

Exports of burgundy increased in volume and value in the period October 2018 – September 2019. 88.1 million bottles in total worth €1bn were exported. Global demand for Burgundy and rising prices generally contributed to these record figures. The increases ...Read More

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Irish whiskey export fears

In October it was announced that a selection of agricultural products including Irish butter, cheese and pork were to be subjected to US import tariffs, in direct retaliation for EU aircraft subsidies for Airbus UK. Irish whiskey from Northern Ireland ...Read More

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Peru Grape Exports

Exports of grapes from Peru are expected to increase by 5% in 2019-20, according to new estimates. The top export destination in 2018, accounting for 32% of Peru’s total exports, was the USA.

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Malaysia October exports stronger than expected

Exports from Malaysia in October declined 6.7% year-on-year, but total export value for the month is the highest monthly figure for the year and was above expectations, according to economists. The Department of Statistics said the country registered higher exports ...Read More

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Exports down 2.5-3% from Thailand

Thai National Shippers' Council predicts that exports this year will be down 2.5-3% on earlier expectations. They consider their currency value is too high against the dollar. The council saw no positive factors for exports but the negative factors included ...Read More

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Japan to increase sake exports

Japan plans to allow new producers into the tightly regulated sake brewing industry, to increase exports of the traditional alcoholic beverage. Sake brewing has always been strictly regulated but now brewing licenses will be given to new entrants producing sake ...Read More

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New import tariffs for Exports from Europe

European regional specialties will be especially affected by planned import tariffs to the USA. Goods which have "protected name status", such as Scotch whisky and Parmesan cheese, need a specific production method and geographical provenance to be sold under that ...Read More

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Rail strike in Canada affects exports

The biggest rail strike ever in Canada is badly affecting the transport of goods for export and affecting the economy as a whole. Canada relies on the Railway to move products like crops, oil, potash, coal and other manufactured goods ...Read More

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Swiss watch exports fall to Hong Kong

Watch exports from Switzerland to mainland China were greater than those to Hong Kong for the first time in October, as anti-Beijing protests in the city reduced demand for luxury goods. Exports to Hong Kong fell by 30 per cent ...Read More

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Beef exports Japan/China may resume

Japan is negotiating with China to resume exports of beef to the world's largest market for the first time in about two decades. Japan hopes to begin exports again next year, sources said. Beijing has been banning beef imports from ...Read More

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Exports from Bulgaria increase

The value of Bulgaria’s exports in for the year up to September 2019 amounted to 42 636.7 million leva, 3.2 per cent higher than last year although in September 2019, Bulgaria’s total exports were 1.1 per cent lower than the ...Read More

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US wine exports to China tumble

U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen because of the trade war between China and the USA. China is one of the world's fastest-growing wine markets. The 16-month dispute is not connected with wine ...Read More

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Chilean blueberry exports rise

Blueberry exports from Chile continue to rise despite the troubles the country is facing. Up to Week 44, 1,681 tons of fresh blueberries have been exported, an increase of 34% over the previous season at the same week. An increase ...Read More

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US fashion exports grow 2.7% until September

In spite of the import tariffs imposed on China by the USA, exports from the United States have continued to increase. Between September 2018 and September 2019, clothing exports have increased 2.7% to 5.3 billion dollars. Sports fashion exports grew ...Read More

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Coffee exports fell in October but gained overall

Brazil exported 3.4 million 60-kg bags of coffee in October, a reduction of 13.1% year-on-year. Exports earned USD 441.1 million, a reduction of 14.7% from a year ago, the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council reported this Monday. In October 2018 however, ...Read More

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Dangerous Beef Exports

In August 2019, Bolivia in South America shipped 96 tons of beef to China, its first export to China. The event was celebrated but at the time wildfires were ravaging the Bolivian Amazon. Environmental organizations blamed the government for passing ...Read More

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Japan Government supports sake exports

The government of Japan intends to strengthen support for the expansion of sake exports, the Chief Cabinet Secretary said during his visit to a sake brewery which is committed to exporting its products. He said that the government would support ...Read More

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Norway seafood exports to China growing

Seafood exports from Norway to China are growing steadily, and Norway would be willing to strengthen cooperation between Chinese and Norwegian companies in the area of fisheries and aquaculture.   It is important for Norway to sell salmon to the Chinese ...Read More

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Netherlands machinery exports increase

The Netherlands earns its highest proportion of export revenue from machines and machinery parts, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS. Machines for making micro-chips and for the food industry – such as slaughterhouse systems – are ...Read More

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Fastest rail freight service between China and Germany

The fastest rail service from Xi'an in China to Hamburg and Neuss in Germany started on Monday, November 4. The freight service is expected to reduce transit time from 17 days to about 10 and 12 days. The new express ...Read More

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The double edge of growing exports to China

THE large increase in exports to China from emerging economies such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam has benefited their development, but may make them more vulnerable to "future Chinese economic coercion", according to an expert on the region. He ...Read More

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German exports to fall

Germany’s Chambers of Industry and Commerce has said it expected exports to shrink next year for the first time since the global financial crisis more than ten years ago. “For our economy, with its strong industrial core, this is a ...Read More

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Tea exports exceed $10 million

Turkey has exported 3,088 tons of tea valued at $10.8 million to 103 different countries in the first nine months of 2019, according to statistics from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB). During last year, Turkey exported 2,035 tons ...Read More

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Marine exports to China may exceed $1-billion

Marine exports from India to China may exceed $1 billion by the end of the year. A trade delegation from China visited India on 9 October 2019, and signed a contract for imports of marine products worth $500 million in ...Read More

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Ecuadorian Mango exports slow

The Ecuadorian mango export season started more slowly than normal, but total export volumes this year should be eventually similar to the previous year. An industry spokesman said they had so far shipped almost one million boxes fewer than last ...Read More

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Hong Kong exports fall 7.3 per cent in September

Hong Kong exports fell by 7.3 per cent in September compared with last year not helped by the US-China trade war. Exports dropped to HK$347.7 billion September. Imports slipped 10.3 per cent to HK$379.3 billion, according to the Census and ...Read More

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Chilean Citrus Exports

In 2018 Chile exported a total volume of 360 thousand tons of citrus. 88 percent of the production is exported to the U.S.A., followed by Asia with 8 percent. The sector now aims to diversify its exports and improve the ...Read More

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India’s rice exports drop

Rice exports from India in August fell 29% year-on-year to 644,249 tonnes. One of the main reasons was weak import demand from African countries for non-basmati rice. "West African countries have imported a lot from China and don’t need to ...Read More

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Basmati exports growth slowing

Exports of basmati rice from India are expected to slow down after two years of increases. There is uncertainty over the level of exports to Iran and probably a reduction in average export sales. Basmati rice exports are expected to ...Read More

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Hong Kong exports drop 6.3

Hong Kong’s exports worsened in August, recording a 6.3 per cent year-on-year fall. Exports declined to US$44.9 billion while imports shrank 11.1 per cent, the Census and Statistics Department said last week. The export decline accelerated from the month of ...Read More

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Spanish Wine Exports to Japan Increase

The Spanish Wine Market Observatory reports that exports of Spanish wine to Japan increased by an astounding 180% in the first half of 2019, compared with 2018. Wines from Spain are increasingly popular in Japan; various organisations are helping companies ...Read More

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New Zealand Fruit exports strong

Exports from New Zealand of several products including crude oil, fruit, and dairy products increased in value in August 2019, but there was a fall in log exports. The value of total goods exports rose by 3.8 percent from August ...Read More

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China allows table grape imports from Portugal

China has published export protocols, which will allow Portuguese table grapes to begin entering the country. China's General Administration of Customs has said that Portuguese table grapes which comply with phytosanitary requirements are now permitted to be imported. The phytosanitary ...Read More

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Free trade pacts may harm apparel exports

Free trade agreements signed between major importing countries and manufacturing countries form a major challenge for Indian clothing exporters. Exports have recently moved back to the positive zone after two years. Export incentives are still crucial to enable Indian clothing ...Read More

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Việt Nam focuses on fruit exports

Agriculture officials in Vietnam have made fruit a key export product; it can realise eight or nine times more in value compare to rice production. It has been added to the list of key export agricultural products with seafood, rice, ...Read More

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Spanish Olive Oil Exports to US increase

Olive oil exports from Spain to the United States increased by 40 percent in the first half of 2019. This significant increase in exports has been attributed to low prices in Spain. There is also a prospect of impending tariffs, ...Read More

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Pakistan mango exports on eight-year high

A mango industry official has said that Pakistan’s mango exports have exceeded the 100,000 tons mark after eight years. This is still less than 7% of the total production. The former chairman of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce ...Read More

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Indian exports

The Finance minister of India has announced a series of measures to boost exports. Since the beginning of the decade, exports from India have grown at an annual average of just 4%. Recovery has been intermittent. In the previous financial ...Read More

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Thai chicken exports to China increase

The Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association report from Bangkok that current increasing pork prices in China have caused a more than 700 percent increase in Thailand's chicken exports to China between January and July 2019. The Manager of the Thai ...Read More

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Swiss Exports Decline

Exports from Switzerland have declined for the second month in a row, while imports increased during August. Exports have fallen by a real 4.4 percent month-on-month in August. Imports rose by 1.0 percent in August. Exports declined by 4.3 percent ...Read More

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Thai Jewellery exports beat downturn

Despite weak performance in the Thailand's overall exports, gem and jewellery shipments are expected perform well. The director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department said that the department remains upbeat that gem and jewellery exports (including gold) will grow by ...Read More

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Gems & jewellery exports from India fall sharply in August

In India the gems and jewellery industry is in a difficult period as the reduction in export volumes is increasing every month. There was an 11 per cent fall in July, then a 14.44 per cent fall in August. The ...Read More

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China allows more Brazil meat exports

China has now authorized another 25 Brazilian meat plants to export to China. The total of Brazilian meat plants able to export to China has now increased to 89. Of the 25 plants newly certified, 17 are beef producers, six ...Read More

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Denmark Export Growth higher than Imports

Exports from Denmark increased much more quickly than imports in July, according to data from Statistics Denmark. Exports - excluding those of ships, aircraft, fuel, etc - grew a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent year-on-year, while imports rose 1.4 percent. Compared ...Read More

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Romanian exports falling in July, imports remain strong

Exports from Romania decreased by 1% in July 2019, compared to the same month of 2018. In the year up to July, exports advanced by a mere 2.1% compared to the same period last year. Exports of vehicles, nearly half ...Read More

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Russia main import market for Turkey ag exports

From January to August 2019, Turkey exported around 2 million tons of fresh fruit and vegetable exports to 114 countries in the first eight months of the year, generating $1.2 billion in revenue. The Russian Federation was the main importer ...Read More

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Georgia is 17th Country in World for Wine Exports

The Association of American Wine Economists has ranked Georgia in 17th position in the world in their list of wine exporting countries. IN 2018, wine companies in Georgia exported 86.2 million bottles of wine totaling $196.6 million in value. 284 ...Read More

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Abu Dhabi Exports Office is launched

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), which will provide finance and guarantees to importers from the public and private sectors who wish to import ...Read More

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Lower duties on Israeli imports

An expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement has now taken effect. The Agreement has removed or reduced tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada. Tariffs on imports into Israel from Canada on fresh apples, ...Read More

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Grape exports from Australia surpass half billion dollars

This year the value of Australian table grape exports has exceeded half a billion dollars for the first time ever. Australia exported a little over 146,000 metric tons (MT) of the fruit overseas in the 2019 season, meaning a rise ...Read More

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Thailand Ministries told to lift exports

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand has told the Commerce and Agriculture Ministries to co-operate in encouraging exports over the remaining months of the year to help the country survive the US-China trade war storm. The two ministries must team ...Read More

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Melton Mowbray pork pie makers and No 10 clash over Johnson claim

Melton Mowbray pork pies are at the centre of a dispute about British exports. Boris Johnson said at the G7 meeting in Biarritz that pork pies are exported to Thailand and Iceland, but cannot be exported to the US due ...Read More

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Weaker exports from Germany

The Federal Statistics Office in Germany has confirmed a preliminary gross domestic product contraction of 0.1% quarter-on-quarter from April to June. Exports fell harder than imports in the second quarter and construction investment was also falling. “The details of the ...Read More

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Finland and EU should ban Brazilian beef imports

The Minister of Finance for Finland has said that the country and the rest of the EU should seriously consider banning beef exports from Brazil. Banning beef and soya exports from Brazil has been proposed as a method to compel ...Read More

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Wine Export From Republic Of Georgia

After a three-year average growth spurt of 54 percent year over year, wine exports from Georgia to the United States grew by 88 percent in the first half of 2019. The U.S.A is now Georgia’s tenth largest export market for ...Read More

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Bangladesh leather goods exports improve

Exports of leather and leather goods from Bangladesh rebounded impressively because of higher shipments to non-traditional markets and the US-China trade war. Export shipments in July amounted to $106.10 million, a 16.39 percent year-on-year growth. This is the only sector ...Read More

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Possible new freight route Scotland – Holland

If proposals for a new ferry line between Rosyth and Groningen are fruitful, there would be advantages for Scottish exporters and British roads. New ferries have a capacity of up to 200 freight vehicles, in addition to 500 cars and ...Read More

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Whisky exports: new Scotland-Netherlands ferry possible

A Scottish company is discussing launching a new ferry line with a Dutch port Britain's potentially giving a speedy alternative route for Scottish exports such as whisky if Brexit causes initial customs delays. The ferry line is projected to run ...Read More

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China welcomes Australian beef imports

Australia may be able to triple its exports of grain-fed beef to China by 2030, as the country has an increasing appetite for the marbled meat. Increases in the consumption of beef in Asian countries, especially in China, may cause ...Read More

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Pharmaceutical exports from Turkey increase

Pharmaceutical exports from Turkey increased by 150% from 2009 to 2018. The country earned nearly $1.2 billion from its pharmaceutical exports last year, up from $474 million in 2009, TurkStat reported. The country also imported nearly $4.8 billion worth of ...Read More

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Exports from Switzerland fall in July

Switzerland’s exports declined in July, according to data from the Federal Customs Administration. Exports dropped by a real 1.8 percent on month in July, after a 2.5 percent increase during June. Imports fell by 0.5 percent following a 1.3 percent ...Read More

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Norway Exports Decline Sharply In July

Exports from Norway fell sharply in July compared with last year, according to the government Statistics Office in Norway. Although exports plunged 19.1 percent year-on-year in July, imports increased 8.7 percent. The export figures were affected by in reduction in ...Read More

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Ukraine increases honey exports

Ukraine increased the volume of honey exports up to May this year by 20.2% compared to the same period last year. "Ukraine is one of the largest honey exporters in the world ... For five months of this year, Ukraine ...Read More

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Denmark encourages renewable energy exports

The Energy Agency of Denmark has initiated funding to help renewable and clean energy exports. This will help green energy companies and organisations in Denmark in the promotion of technology and services abroad. The energy export fund will accept applications ...Read More

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India Exports increase

Merchandise exports from India rebounded and grew 2.25% in July, helped by increased shipments of organic goods, drugs and pharmaceuticals. Imports fell, narrowing the trade deficit. Exports had fallen 9.71% in June amid intensifying trade tensions between the US and ...Read More

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India seafood exports

Seafood exports from India to the European Union are expected to drop sharply this year as its biggest competitor Vietnam signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Bloc in July. The FTA helps it export products to the ...Read More

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Cashew nuts exports, markets increase

Cambodia exported 167,285 tonnes of cashew nuts in the first seven months of this year. The Ministry of Agriculture said that cashew nut exports have increased significantly since the government promised to reach one million tonnes of exports in the ...Read More

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China export growth

Exports from China returned to growth in July despite escalating U.S. trade pressure. This was caused by improved global demand, but Washington is preparing to impose even more import tariffs on Chinese goods. A sharp drop in the yuan currency ...Read More

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Peru expects increase in blueberry exports

Peru expects to continue its remarkable growth trend in blueberry volumes this coming season. If the forecast is correct, it could be the world's largest exporter. "We expect blueberry exports to be around 110,000 and 125,000 metric tons (MT)," said ...Read More

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Volvo launches China exports

Volvo Cars has begun exports of the XC60 midsize crossover assembled in the south China city of Chengdu to Europe. The company has plans to use China as a production hub for global export markets. The first consignment of XC60s ...Read More

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Leather exports from India decline

Exports of leather and leather goods from India have been on a declining trend since 2014-15. Global demand for leather imports has shrunk, and it has been difficult to obtain raw materials. In 2014-15, India had exported leather and leather ...Read More

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Turmeric Exports from India affected by sanctions

Indian turmeric exports have been affected by the US sanctions against Iran, which is the largest importer of the spice from India. “In the absence of Iran, there are no big orders for Indian turmeric. Bangladesh is now buying but ...Read More

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Passenger car exports up

Exports of Passenger cars assembled in Korea rose 6.1 percent in the first half of 2019, compared with the previous year on the back of strong demand from the North American market. Korean carmakers shipped passenger cars with a combined ...Read More

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Nylon imports/exports fall

Exports of nylon from Europe fell sharply in May, down 51.3%, and imports dropped 9.7%. The decrease in imports and exports was mainly caused by low downstream demand in the automotive sector, affecting chemical markets on a global scale. “The ...Read More

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Hong Kong June Exports fall

Hong Kong’s exports fell more drastically than expected in June. Exports declined in June to HK$309.6 billion ($39.6 billion), a reduction of9% from year-ago figures, according to Hong Kong government statistics. This is the worst result since 2016. Imports also ...Read More

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Kiwifruit exports from Chile to Europe fall

The Far Eastern market seem to have become the leading importers for Chilean kiwifruit exports this season. There has been huge year-on-year drop in exports to Europe. Total exports so far are down 13%, according to the country's Kiwifruit Committee. ...Read More

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Container goods improve port throughput

In the first half of the year import and export trade figures reached a record at Rotterdam. The largest port in Europe handled more container goods and imports of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose. Total freight throughput in ...Read More

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Grape exports from Brazil soar

Fruit exports from Brazil rose by 21% in volume in the first half of the year, dominated by an increase of more than three times the previous year of table grape shipments. The country exported 430,000 metric tons (MT) of ...Read More

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Guangdong exports increase

Guangdong Province in China exported goods worth 287.7 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of this year, an increase of 3.9 percent over last year. Guangdong's imports, however, fell by 2.5 percent, with the trade surplus widening 18.9 percent ...Read More

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Growth in Poland Freight Forwarding Market

Poland has become an important player the transport and logistics market. The Freight Forwarding Market in POland has shown a strong growth, helped by entry into the EU and the opening of European markets. The Polish freight transport market is ...Read More

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Turkey exports watermelons to Germany

Aydin, a city in southwestern Turkey, produces 45 thousand tons of watermelons per year. 90% of these are consumed domestically, the remainder are exported mainly to Iraq and Ukraine. This year, the area exported watermelons to Germany as well. A ...Read More

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Pakistan fruit exports grow

The export of Pakistani fruits increased by 4.34 percent during the first 11 months of the financial year, compared with exports for the corresponding period of last year. Fruit exports from the country were recorded as $ 393.945 million during ...Read More

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European markets import/export more seafood products

The E.U. is the largest consumer of fishery and aquaculture products in the world. Demand far exceeds supply, so the bloc is increasingly sourcing products from around the world in order to meet market requirements. In 2018, E.U. imports from ...Read More

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Jordan’s exports to EU drop

Exports from Jordan to the European Union witnessed dropped by 2.6 per cent during the first third of the year, in comparison with the same period in 2018. However, Jordan’s exports to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries have ...Read More

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TT exports $235m in chocolates

Trinidad and Tobago are exporting chocolates and cocoa worldwide, and their export markets are growing. Export figures are improving: in cocoa the Central Statistical Office figures for the last three years (2016-2018) indicate that they have exported $30 million worth ...Read More

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Kenya’s avocado exports to China to increase

Kenya intends to increase its avocado exports to China by 10% annually over the next three years. Chinese traders are actively seeking new import opportunities in the Kenyan market for avocados, explains Export Promotion Council’s CEO Peter Biwott. “Chinese traders ...Read More

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Chickpea exports from Australia down

Australian chickpea exports in May totaled 27,288 tonnes, a reduction of 37pc from the April total of 43,134t, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This reduction reflects reduced tonnage shipped to Bangladesh, which is ...Read More

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Ban on sea sand exports

Malaysia denied that its ban on sea sand export is designed to stop Singapore from expanding its land mass. The Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar said that river sand is still being exported to its neighbour. He ...Read More

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Global Timber Exports

Out of the top-ten countries which export timber, the largest year-over-year increases (in %) were in Ukraine, Russia, the US, Chile and Germany. Exports from Ukraine have increased dramatically after the country banned most exports of softwood logs in 2017. ...Read More

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South Korea may use countermeasures to Japan’s export limits

South Korea may decide to retaliate against the latest export limits from Japan on high-tech materials. Japan and South Korea are in a political dispute over forced wartime labor, and this has effected the decision on exports. "Implementing corresponding measures ...Read More

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Malaysia’s exports improve

Malaysia’s export growth remained positive for a second consecutive month in May. This was better than expected. In local currency terms exports grew by 2.5% year-on-year in May, exceeding the median of 2.2% growth and up from 1.1% growth in ...Read More

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New Zealand May exports

Exports from New Zealand remained at high levels in May, driven by increases in primary sector exports including dairy, fruit, and fish, according to Stats NZ. In May 2019, the value of total goods exports rose $455 million (8.5 percent) ...Read More

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Bid to drive Scottish drink exports

TWO food and drink entrepreneurs are co-operating to create a state-of-the-art bottling facility which they think will help Scottish craft spirits producers dramatically increase export sales. They say that the bottling facility, based in Cumbernauld, will allow small distillers to ...Read More

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Japan Food exports to meet govt target

Exports of agricultural, fishery and forestry products and related processed foods from Japan will probably achieve a government-set target of ¥1 trillion in 2019. Japanese “washoku” cuisine is experiencing a boom overseas. “Since there remains much room for a further ...Read More

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USA ports request import tariff concession

Container port terminals in the USA are pleading with the government to remove gantry cranes critical to the flow of U.S. imports and exports from Chinese import tariffs. They hope to avoid a proposed 25 percent tariff on products which ...Read More

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Export figures restore confidence

Total exports from the UK grew at a rate of three per cent in the financial year 2018/2019 to a high of £639.9 billion, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). British exports have now increased consecutively for the ...Read More

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Peruvian pomegranate exports yield positive results

Pomegranate exports from Peru increased slightly during the first four months of this year. The Netherlands was the main export destination, taking 51% of the total export shipments. Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom were next on the ...Read More

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Plastic waste exports drop

U.S. exporters shipped 67% less plastic scrap in the first quarter of this year, than the first quarter of 2017. The decline was mainly caused by China, which no longer appears in the top 10 destinations of U.S. scrap plastic ...Read More

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Top 5 exporters account for a quarter of exports

A new report from the Central Statistical Office show that the country's five biggest exporters accounted for 26% of all exports in 2017. The biggest export sector was pharmaceuticals. The CSO said that the five highest value exporters accounted for ...Read More

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Japan plan to increase food exports

Japan intends to streamline policy coordination between government agencies in an attempt to expand food exports. Exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and processed food from Japan are expected to reach 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) by 2020. The ...Read More

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Kesar mangoes from Valsad shipped by

For the first time Kesar mangoes from the Valsad area of India have been shipped by sea to the UK. The mango exports always previously travelled by air, but air freight costs have become so expensive that it was decided ...Read More

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April exports from Taiwan down

Taiwan received orders for exports to a total of US$37.66 billion in April 2019, decreasing by 3.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The top two exports by value were IT/communication products and electronic products. The ...Read More

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Capacity increasing on land-sea freight route from China

Twenty-five containers of vehicles on freight trains Chongqing Municipality in southwest China last week and headed for the Philippines. The export shipment signifies the start of a mregular freight service for finished vehicles on the land-sea freight route. This is ...Read More

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China Exports fall In April

Instead of the expected rise in exports, in April data showed a fall, suggesting that the trade war with the US was having a greater effect than previously thought. China’s General Administration of Customs said that exports fell 2.7% compared ...Read More

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Knitwear exports from India

Knitwear exports from India during April 2019 are on the increase which is a very encouraging sign, said the chairman of India International Knit Fair. India now has an advantage because the United States (US) imposed import tariffs on some ...Read More

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China hope for South African avocado exports

The current South African government is planning to achieve export-led growth in agriculture and has identified avocados as a key factor. Advisers are encouraging the country to follow Kenya’s path by driving exports of avocados to China. The output of ...Read More

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Australian beef exports

Export figures of beef from Australia just released by Department of Agriculture are higher than expected at 98,647 tonnes, considering the production lost due to Easter and Anzac Day holidays. Usually there is a tight relationship between slaughter levels and ...Read More

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Drug exports from India rise on disruption in China

Exports of bulk drugs from India have been growing in double digits during the financial year 2019. This period that was marked by drug shortages in the global market because of supply disruptions in China. The domestic market in India ...Read More

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NZ wine exports on track for another good year

Wine exports are expected to exceed growth forecasts for the 2019 export year, according to a recently released report. Modest growth for New Zealand wine exports was expected to continue over the rest of the calendar year 2019. Early this ...Read More

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Shippers expect export recovery

A shippers group in Bangkok is hopeful that exports will fare better in the second quarter than the first after a contraction of 1.64% year-on-year in the January-March period. The Thai National Shippers' council expects exports to bounce back to ...Read More

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Zimbabwe needs to diversify its exports

The CEO of ZimTrade has said exports from Zimbabwe need to urgently be diversified to narrow the trade deficit. Imports have continued to dominate the economy over exports since dollarisation, but the trend is downwards and the trade gap is ...Read More

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Increasing exports of Scotch

The Scottish whisky industry has been supported in recent years by rising export sales. Exports reached £4.7bn last year. Several distilleries have started production and opening their doors to tourists. A report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) shows Scotland’s ...Read More

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Chile forecasts reduction in citrus exports

Chile has forecast a 3% reduction in citrus exports for the 2019 season, with clementines declining the most. The Citrus Committee of the exporters’ association ASOEX said that clementine volumes will probably drop by 8% and oranges by 3%. They ...Read More

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Afghan Saffron Increase In Exports

The price of Afghanistan’s saffron has increased in local because exports of the spice to international markets have seen a dramatic increase, a local investor said. According to officials, one of the main reasons for the increase in saffron exports ...Read More

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Sri Lanka tea exports increase

Exports of tea from Sri Lanka for the month of March 2019 totaled 26.4 million kgs, an increase of 0.3 million kgs against the volume of 26.1 million kgs registered for March 2018, according to a report by the Tea ...Read More

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Exports from India reach all-time high

Exports from India in 2018-19 reached the highest in value for any financial year as India took advantage of the trade war between the US and China. Exports grew more than 9 per cent over the last financial year. Imports ...Read More

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China increases pork imports

The China Government is now unfolding a protein buying program which will probably be the biggest in the history of US pork exports. This is because of African Swine Fever which has forced pig herd slaughtering in China. Recently US ...Read More

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Zimbabwe Exports to UK increase

Zimbabwe’s exports to the UK have increased by 276 percent since 2012, according to ZimTrade. Harare is now working on strengthening bilateral and trade ties with London in preparation for BREXIT. Zimbabwe has already drafted a bilateral trade agreement to ...Read More

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TV exports from China

A TV company in China company plans to export 1.5 million television sets to Europe in 2019 and 2.1 million sets in 2021, establishing supply chain centres in Germany, Poland, Russia and Belarus, Wang said. The Polish consul general in ...Read More

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California wine exports down

Wine exports from the USA reached $1.47bn in revenues and 375m liters (41.7 million cases) in 2018. Over 90% of this was exported from California. Total exports were down 4.8% in value and 1.2% in volume due to the strength ...Read More

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New freight route China – Poland

China Railway Express began its freight train service to Europe some time ago. Increasing numbers of international companies are benefiting from its relatively high speed to export goods overseas. Shipping via China Railway Express are similar to shipping goods by ...Read More

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Chilean plum exports to China cause price fall

Exports from Chile of the D’Agen plum variety to China have increased significantly during the current season; the glut has caused average prices to fall to half the level recorded last year. This variety of plum is traditionally sold in ...Read More

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Malaysia exports fall 5.3%

Exports from Malaysia dropped sharply in February, the first reduction since August as trade with most of its partners slowed down. Exports fell 5.3% in February compared with a year earlier, below the 1.4% rise forecast. In January, exports grew ...Read More

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Russia will expand rail freight exports to China

The operator of the Port of Vladivostok, and Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS will support exports by rail freight from Russia to China on behalf of the Russian Export Center. The operators say they will establish the best transport routes, and provide ...Read More

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Exports Drop from South Korea

South Korea's exports fell for the fourth month running in March, because of declining semiconductor prices and slower economic growth in China. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said exports had dropped 8.2 percent on-year last month to US$47.1 ...Read More

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Canada – China soybean exports increased by 80% last year

Soybean growers in Canada are concerned that China will block soybean imports as well as canola, which will mean they have few export markets left. China is widening the ban on canola imports and growers of other Canadian oilseeds are ...Read More

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Improved market access for agricultural exports from Australia

Trade measures to improve market access for agricultural exports is one of the main high points for farmers in Australia's Budget. The Treasurer announced $29.4 million towards program for “high export growth potential” products, to help get Australian food and ...Read More

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India wants to increase Exports To China

The commerce ministry of India has called a meeting of stakeholders, including export promotion councils, on April 5 to discuss ways to increase exports to China. Participants would include officials from the agriculture ministry, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports improved by whisky and gin

The Food and Drink Federation have released figures showing that food and drink exports from the UK reached £22.6 billion (US$29.9bn) last year, a “slower growth” compared to the 9.7% rise of 2017. During 2018, there was slower growth in ...Read More

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Hong Kong’s exports and imports fall

Exports and imports of goods from and to Hong Kong both dropped in February compared with last year, official data showed. The value of total exports of goods fell by 6.9 percent in February, after a year-on-year decrease of 0.4 ...Read More

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Record citrus exports

Southern Africa citrus growers will export a record crop of almost 137m boxes of citrus fruit to more than 100 countries this year. It is hoped that the increase in exports should result in job opportunities, more foreign exchange revenue ...Read More

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Grape exports record from Peru

Peru should finish the 2018-19 table grape season with exports of 50 million 8.2 kilogram boxes. This means a 51.5% rise in exports over the previous season, which was severely affected by heavy rains and flooding at the start of ...Read More

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Exports grow faster than imports in Poland

In January 2019 exports from Poland grew faster than imports for the first time since May 2018. Poland's foreign trade deficit amounted to EUR 100 million after January 2019. Exports amounted to EUR 18.1 billion, a 2.5 percent increase year ...Read More

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Turkey’s export rise

In February, Turkey had the highest February export figure in the country's history. Exports increased by 5% in the first two months of the year, and imports decreased 23.1%.” The Trade Minister said that the rate of exports covering imports ...Read More

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Container Terminal in Sweden growing

A new greenfield container terminal at the Port of Gävle, Sweden is to be developed based on finance from a Swedish investment company. Gävle is Sweden’s third largest container port, and has experienced significant growth for some time. Demand for ...Read More

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South Korea export decline

Exports from Korea are continuing  to decelerate during the month of  March, which is endangering Korea's main contributor to the economy.  The Customs Service said that  exports in the first 10 days of March fell by 19.1 percent compared with ...Read More

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US citrus exports slow

U.S. orange and tangerine exports declined by about 2% in value and 14% in volume last year. Trade statistics show that the top export market for U.S. oranges and tangerines was South Korea in 2018. South Korea accounted for 33% ...Read More

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China biggest supplier of imports to Philippines

China supplied the most imports to the Philippines, with 22.2 percent share of the total imports in January 2019, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). "Import bills to this country posted an increase of 24.5 percent or an amount ...Read More

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Sweden relieved as port strike cancelled

A strike guaranteed to delay Swedish exports and imports has been cancelled at the last minute. Dockworkers and employers signed a deal which ended years of conflict. The Swedish Dockworkers' Union had been trying to establish a collective bargaining agreement ...Read More

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New high for Spanish Wine Exports

Vineyards in Spain should be celebrating, after the publication of export data from 2018. The statistics show that it was a record year for export revenues, for both packaged and bulk wine. A total of 1.986 billion litres was exported ...Read More

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Olive Oil record Export High

In the first month of Spain's new sales campaign, exports of olive oil from Spain have already reached a new record high. Olive harvesting was delayed this year because of late ripening and rain. Production was lower, but a large ...Read More

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Norway seafood exports record

Norway exported 198,700 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.8 billion in February. This is a reduction of  22 per cent in volume but an increase in value of or 9 per cent compared with February last year.  ...Read More

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Ethiopia exports coffee beans

In the 2018/2019 financial year, Ethiopia produced about 426,000 metric tons of coffee, and exported nearly 4 million bags. Africa’s largest coffee producer has few locally produced brands. Now Ethiopian coffee has the opportunity to take advantage of global consumer ...Read More

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Spanish banana exports lower than imports

In December, the volume of bananas exported from the Canary Islands was lower than the volume of imports for the eighth consecutive month. In 2018, the market share of imports in Spain overall ranged between 43% and 60% of the ...Read More

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UK car exports to China dive

British car production has declined as production for exports to China fell by more than 70%. The car industry is experiencing a number of negative factors, including falling demand in China and regulatory backlash against diesel vehicles in Europe. The ...Read More

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US farm exports to China down

The Department of Agriculture in the USA expects the value of U.S. farm exports to drop by $1.9 billion this year, initiated by a steep decline in exports to China because of an ongoing trade dispute. Trade negotiators from China ...Read More

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Bulgaria’s wine exports rise

For the seventh year running, Bulgaria increased its exports of wine of by about one to two per cent. This was a small increases, but showed that the industry was sustainable, according to the executive director of the country’s Vine ...Read More

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Chinese apple exports decline in 2018

6.05 million tons of apples were put into storage in China between January and December 13th, 2018. Apple exports in 2018 show a significant decline. The export volume decreased by over 10% from August onwards compared with the same period ...Read More

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Brussels expecting US tariffs on car exports

A USA trade law will allow the President to evoke a “national security threat”; the provision that allows tariffs on items that threaten national security. Under the law, the USA is allowed to impose a 25% tariff on imports of ...Read More

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Tractors exports soar 130% in January

An integrated tractor manufacturing plant in India exports tractors to over 100 countries; it can also offer customised produts to farmers. “We are extremely delighted to register the unprecedented growth of 130% in exports. This phenomenal growth is accredited to ...Read More

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Brexit: Farmers to prepare for changes to imports and exports

The government is urging farming businesses to prepare for changes to animal imports and exports in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. Defra has published new guidance to ensure import and export trade in animals, animal products, food and feed ...Read More

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South Korea’s exports tumble

South Korean exports fell during early February; export shipments of semiconductors fell drastically. Exports in total fell 12 per cent during the first 20 days of the month. Exports to China fell 14 per cent, according to data released by ...Read More

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Italy Leathergoods Exports continue to grow

A recent report released by the Italian leathergoods industry shows that the leathergoods sector exported products worth almost €6.8 billion in the first 10 months of 2018. This was an increase of 10.3%. In 2017 the value of exports increased ...Read More

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Netherlands Exports reduce by 2 percent

According to the country's statistical office, the total volume of goods exports from the Netherlands shrank by 2.2 percent in December 2018 relative to the year previously. The strongest declines in December were in the export of electro-technical equipment and ...Read More

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China and US open trade as Chinese exports recover

The USA and China have opened talks on their trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports recovered despite President Donald Trump's import tariff increases. The USA said that talks could help decide whether the fight over China's technology ambitions ...Read More

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Kenya to introduce one stop office for exporters

The government of Kenya intends to establish a one stop office for exporters, planning thereby to streamline policies in an effort to boost exports. Industry and Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya says, the new agency will also help SMEs involved ...Read More

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Turkey exports flowers to 20 countries

Turkey has exported 50 million stems of cut flowers to 20 countries. The biggest importers were the Netherlands, Britain and Germany who all import large quantities in preparation for Valentine's Day on 14 February. The day is considered crucial in ...Read More

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Indonesian ambassadors should help boost exports

The Economic Minister of Indonesia has called on ambassadors to help boost exports to and investment from the countries in which they are stationed. “We hope you can help us develop exports,” he said when speaking to Indonesian ambassadors at ...Read More

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Parliament motion for ban on plastic exports

The government should not export UK rubbish to developing countries, according to an Early Day Motion backed by a cross-party group of MPs, including Conservative Zac Goldsmith and the Green Party's Caroline Lucas. The EDM requests the government to introduce ...Read More

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Turkish machinery wants to double exports

The machinery industry of Turkey was one of the three segments of industry with the highest increase in exports during 2018. The sector increased its exports by 15 percent in 2018 and reached $17.1 billion, according to the chairman of ...Read More

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High freight charges disadvantage Kenya flower exports

Small-scale farmers in Kenya have increased their output in recent years, but few are able to sell them in the export market due to the additional cost of freight charges. To stay fresh, flowers from Africa need to travel by ...Read More

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Brexit may affect Bangladesh exports to UK

Bangladeshi exporters fear that UK demand for their may reduce due to uncertainty the Brexit outcome. Bangladesh's export growth to the UK has reduced in pace, to an increase of 3.16%, compared to 14.42% overall export growth for the whole ...Read More

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Turkey allows onion imports

The production of onions in Turkey reduced over the past two seasons. Usually import tariffs for onions are 49%. the Turkish ministry of trade announced that import tariffs for onions are set to zero until February 28. This is an ...Read More

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Export/import Customs declarations if No Deal Brexit

HMRC this week is sending out letters to VAT registered businesses who currently import and/or export goods with the EU. The letter gives advice on actions that must be taken immediately, and changes to prepare for if there is a ...Read More

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Timber exports growth

Exports of timber and timber products from Malaysia are expected to grow this year. Malaysia is seeking new export markets in Oceania and demand from India is already strong. The Deputy Director General of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board said ...Read More

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Transit Freight through Kazakhstan on increase

19 million tonnes of freight was transported through Kazakhstan in 2018. Kazakhstan, being located between China and the European Union, can benefit significantly from transit freight. The country’s leadership has been working towards to create the necessary infrastructure so that ...Read More

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Pig meat exports from perform strongly

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork recorded year-on-year growth (+5%) once again. Exports to China have continued the trend of the past couple of months, with an increase of 81% year-on-year. Exports to Germany and Ireland also recorded ...Read More

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China drives Australian wine exports rise in 2018

Wine exports from Australia rose by 10% in value in 2018, in spite of a reduction in the overall number of bottles shipped. Australian wine exports to Northeast Asia, mainly to China, rose by 19% in 2018 to A$1.23bn. Overall ...Read More

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Turkish exports support falling domestic sales

Exports of passenger cars were down by 5% with 875,147 exported in 2018. However, truck exports almost doubled from 7,800 in 2017 to 14,478 last year, bringing overall exports of all vehicle types to 1.3m, a drop of 0.9% on ...Read More

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Australian wine exports up 10%

Australian wine exports increased by 10% in value last year. Export volume also rose 5% in 2018, according to the latest figures by Wine Australia. “These figures demonstrate strong international demand and they highlight how Australian wine exporters have worked ...Read More

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South African wine exports grow in 2018

Figures released by Wines of South Africa suggest that the total value of South African exports rose to R9 billion, but volumes fell due to the small size of recent vintages. Bottled exports increased by 3% in value last year ...Read More

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Huge Increase in British Bike exports

Recent data from HMRC reveals that exports of bicycles made in Britain are at a record high. Asia is one of the biggest importers, with figures showing that in the year to November 2018, bicycle exports to China rose by ...Read More

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Jordan’s exports increase by 10%

Exports by members of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) increased in 2018 by 10 per cent. The rise was attributed to the recent relative stabilisation in the region. The Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of Industry expressed hope that ...Read More

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Pakistan growers want to export potatoes to China

The Pakistan Vegetable and Fruits Exporters Association pressed the government to begin the process of exports of potato to China. Pakistan has harvested a bumper crop this year and could meet the demand from China, which imports around one million ...Read More

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New silk factory to increase Rwanda’s exports

A new factory will open next month at the Kigali Special Economic Zone to improve Rwanda’s silk sector. It will buy cocoons from farmers and make products to be exported. Rwanda Silk Processing Factory is a result of a partnership ...Read More

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Plan to increase N Australia mango exports to China

A project expected to increase northern Australian mango exports to China by 200 per cent within five years has been announced. The project will use the latest in supply chain management, quality assessment tools and information technology platforms to find ...Read More

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EU may impose import tariffs on rice imports

The European Union may impose tariffs on rice imported from Cambodia and Myanmar for the next three years in order to reduce a surge in imports. The Commission proposes to set a duty of 175 euros ($200.73) per tonne of ...Read More

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Increase in import tariffs will hurt SA, says Brazilian poultry association

An association which represents Brazilian poultry exporters has warned of the consequences for South African consumers and the broader economy if an new application for an increase of import tariffs on frozen chicken portions is granted. South Africa’s poultry sector ...Read More

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China exports and imports below forecast

For the first time in more than two years, China's exports and imports both fell in December compared with the previous year. This reflects the drop in trade with the U.S., as well as reduced domestic consumption. This was notable ...Read More

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Swiss watch exports on the rise

Swiss watch exports rose globally by 3.9% in November to CHF 2.06 billion. This is the first time in three years that export value exceeded the CHF2-billion. The value of exports to the biggest market, Hong Kong, rose 9.5% to ...Read More

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Japanese cosmetic exports record

Exports of Japanese cosmetics delivered another record performance in 2018, according to a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review. Exports increased by 44 percent year-on-year in the Jan-Nov 2018 period. Nikkei estimated that the Christmas gift trade will boost ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports To The US Soared In November

Monthly Swiss watch exports to the United States exceeded 200 million Swiss francs in November, something which rarely happens. Exports added up to CHF 231.4 million, an increase of 17.6% over the previous November. The figure reflect wholesale, not retail, ...Read More

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Banana exports from Samoa

The Prime Minister of Samoa said that the resurgence in the country's banana exports was "nothing short of miraculous". During his New Year message he said that more than 50 years since Samoa's banana exports had ceased, they had begun ...Read More

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Bumper year for Greek exports expected in 2019

Strong growth in Greek exports is expected in 2019, according to forecasts made by Greek exporters' associations. This is on the basis of export performance in 2018. In a statement the president of the Panhellenic Exporters' Association pointed out that ...Read More

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Tobacco exports bring in $892m

Export earnings of tobacco from Zimbabwe closed 2018 at $892 million from 184,1 million kg exported to different parts of the world. Last year’s crop was exported at an average price of $4,85 a kg. In 2017, the country exported ...Read More

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Hawaii avocado growers begin exports

Hawaii avocados are being shipped to the Mainland of the US after a gap of nearly 25 Years. Some experts say this could lead to a boom for the local industry. Hawaii started shipping avocados to the Mainland in 1989, ...Read More

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Avocado imports to Ukraine doubled

There has been a rapid growth of avocado imports to Ukraine in 2018, up to more than 4,000 tonnes. For the first 11 months, avocado imports to Ukraine doubled and hit all-time high. It is expected that more than 4,000 ...Read More

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Soy exports from smaller suppliers on rise

The global soybean export market has doubled in volume within the last decade. This has made room for smaller supplier countries to build up export markets of their own. Argentina is a traditional exporter of soybeans, which has recently been ...Read More

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India starts grape exports early this season

Export of grapes from India has started early this year; approximately 300 containers left India early in December. The unit president of the Grape Growers Association said that exports are destined for Russia, Malaysia and the Middle-East. The export season ...Read More

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Exports help factories to bounce back

Orders from factories in Great Britain increased for a second month in a row in December, as they recovered from a sharp slowdown in October. Manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, according to the ...Read More

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Brexit News for Logistics Institute

During a recent meeting at the Department of Transport, the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport were advised that the UK has successfully negotiated membership of the Common Transit Convention (CTC). This Convention allows traders to delay the processing of ...Read More

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Almeria exports 80% of fruit and veg

Almeria's fruit and vegetable produce are increasingly selling in the international market. For some time, more than 75% of the total volume produced in the province has been export shipped. During the past year, agri-food companies have increased the proportion ...Read More

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Thai orchid exports to get boost

An increasing number of Thai orchids will soon be exported to mainland China after the Thai Orchid Exporter Association agreed to collaborate with an online auction platform, to promote exports of the flowers through e-commerce. At first the Thai Orchid ...Read More

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Maldives Imports, exports increase

Maldives Customs Service stated that import and exports have increased by seven percent in November. The statistics statedthat MVR 3.1 billion worth of goods were imported in November 2017, compared with goods worth MVR 3.3 billion imported in November 2018. ...Read More

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Exports from North to Republic rise by £540m to £3.9bn

Export sales from businesses in Northern Ireland to customers in the Republic increased by £540 million last year to £3.9 billion. While exports to the Republic of Ireland increased by 16.2 per cent, sales by Northern firms to customers in ...Read More

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China important market for Ireland exports

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, recently explained the progress made in developing an export market for Irish beef in China. He commented, “Total Irish agri-food trade exports to China were €974 million in 2017. China is now ...Read More

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British exports given massive boost

British exports to Canada have increased by 13.7 percent since a trade deal between the (EU) and Canada was introduced. Businesses are able to trade freely with Canada, without paying any duties at Canadian customs. Meat exports from Britain to ...Read More

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China top supplier of imports to Philippines

The United States was the top market for the Philippines export products valued in October 2018, while China was the biggest supplier of import products. The Country’s export revenues reached $6.11 billion in October 2018, which is 3.3% above the ...Read More

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USA Beef Exports expected to reach $8 Billion

Overseas buyers want more U.S. beef, and are willing to pay a higher price. Beef exports remained at a record high in October, according to data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. October was another month of excellent beef ...Read More

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New Zealand Primary sector exports optimisim

The value of New Zealand's primary sector exports is expected to increase by $505 million, to a new record high over the coming year, according to new report. The Ministry for Primary Industries' report forecasts a 3.8 percent increase for ...Read More

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German exports increase in October

German exports increased to 117.2 billion euros in October, despite global trade tensions, the Federal Statistics Office in Germany announced. Exports rose by 8.5 per cent during the same month in 2017. Imports had risen by 11.3 per cent to ...Read More

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India exporters request support to boost exports

A new agriculture export policy has been announced by the government of India. An Exporters' Welfare Association said this will not be of much help in boosting exports of fruits and vegetables, unless various government departments dealing with such exports ...Read More

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Pakistan govt introduce export friendly policies

The government of Pakistan is drawing up export-oriented policies to encourage an increase in exports, announced the government's Textile Division. The government believes that economic revolution can only be possible through trade promotion so the government is offering support to ...Read More

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Food exporters to recover in 2019

The Philippines agricultural food exports are expected to bounce back next year, returning to a value of about $5-billion. According to the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization Inc., the value of agricultural exports will be about $5.5 billion in ...Read More

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Ban on Argentine beef exports lifted

The Argentine government has announced that the country would once again export beef to the USA. The US government banned Argentine beef exports 17 years ago because of food safety concerns. Argentina’s foreign minister stressed the “importance of this decision ...Read More

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Mexican avocado exports exports

Avocado exports from Mexico for 2018-19 are forecast to be close to 1 million metric tons. Exports have increased over the past few years, and the depreciation of the peso against the dollar has helped international sales. The U.S. is ...Read More

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Coffee exports from Honduras fall in November

Coffee exports from Honduras fell 28 percent in November, compared to the same month a year ago, caused by weak demand, national coffee associations said. Coffee growers in Honduras exported a total of 118,303 60-kg bags in November, the second ...Read More

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Export of controlled goods after Brexit

The Export Control Joint Unit is responsible for the UK’s system of export controls on various specialised goods such as military items, which are regulated through a system of export licensing. The export of many 'controlled items' within the EU ...Read More

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Logistics and transport after Brexit

Hauliers who currently carry export or import cargo to and from Europe may need to plan for alternative routes to move goods, according to the Government's Technical Notices published in August. They may need to use different modes of transport ...Read More

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Tonga intends to increase China exports

Tonga plans to grow exports to China having signed China's Belt and Road initiative earlier this month. The Agreement was signed at the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea. China has also agreed to make a $US14 million aid grant ...Read More

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Advice for imports and exports post Brexit

On 23 August the government published a series of technical notices giving guidance on preparing for exporting and importing if there is a 'no deal' Brexit. These Notices are primarily aimed at businesses who have previously traded only with the ...Read More

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Kenya wants to increase exports to Egypt

Kenya's Export Promotion Council wishes to expand the scope of export products to Egypt to include art and entertainment, cut flowers and textiles. “We need to reduce the high dependency on imports by exporting more than what we currently do ...Read More

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Imports and Exports – new method of customs declarations

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is phasing in a new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).   This is new technology, which replaces the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. The new system is already being used by ...Read More

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Exports help USS meat producers

The U.S.A exports 17 billion pounds of beef, pork and poultry annually, which adds up to 23 percent of the total pork produced, 18 percent of the poultry, and 14 percent of the beef. Over the past three years, beef ...Read More

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Norway ceasing defence-related exports to Saudi Arabia

Norway has decided to enforce restrictions on sales of defence-related technology to Saudi Arabia. Currently controversy surrounds KSA due to its involvement in the civil war in Yemen. The Minister minister for foreign affairs in Norway, said no new licences ...Read More

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China more open to imports

China has said to the Agriculture Minister of Poland that it is now more open to imports. He recently talked on a visit to China about expanding the range of exports from Poland, including fruit and vegetables. An International Import ...Read More

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US exports more meat to emerging markets

As tastes change in emerging markets, the USA benefits from higher exports, especially to Asia. Exports to established markets are also improving. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said; “We continue to see very good momentum on the beef side globally”. ...Read More

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Exports to Sweden

From January to September 2018, Belarus almost doubled its exports to Sweden, according to information from the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. Since January trade between Belarus and Sweden has risen by 28%. Goods exports from Belarus have increased by 87.3%. ...Read More

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Plant and flower exports from Holland falling

Plant and flower exports from Holland to the UK have fallen by 2% to the end of September 2018; this may be because of the fall in the value of sterling. Holland's top ten export customer countries showed a decline ...Read More

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Exports of saffron from Iran increase

In 2018, 105 tons of saffron were exported from Iran, representing a 40 percent increase compared with last year. The chairman of the National Saffron Council of Iran said that saffron will be harvested until December. Exports are expected to ...Read More

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Exports and imports China

Last week China reported that exports and imports for the month of October exceeded forecasts. China recorded a trade surplus of $31.78 billion with the U.S. in October. The country's cumulative trade surplus with the U.S. in the first 10 ...Read More

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Nigeria imports Stockfish from Norway

The Norwegian Seafood Council revealed that Nigeria imported more than 9,000 metric tonnes of stockfish from Norway in 2017, making it the largest importer of Norwegian stockfish. The trade relationship dates back to 1890; pelagic fish, herring, mackerel, Tusk and ...Read More

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Wine exports growth to China slows down

THE growth of wine exports from Australia to China is showing signs of slowing down. The value of exports shipped to China in the year to September 30 was $1.06 billion, an increase of 24 per cent on the previous ...Read More

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New import requirements from China

Growth of wine exports from Australia to China has eased, coincidental with the beginning of new “verification requirements” which were introduced by China in April. Import shipments of of Australian wine held up in customs. The Managing director of a ...Read More

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Scottish pharmaceutical exports growing

The value of Scotland’s pharmaceutical industry has been revealed in a new report by the Fraser of Allander Institute. This shows that the sector makes a significant contribution to all parts of the Scottish economy. The Industry is the second ...Read More

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Afghan Agriculture Exports at “WorldFood Kazakhstan”

The US Agency for International Development is supporting Afghanistan in showing off its foodstuffs at the World Food show. Agriculture is vital to Afghanistan’s economy, and provided over $700 million in annual exports in 2017. USAID’s agriculture programs are designed ...Read More

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Egypt’s Agricultural exports

Egypt’s agricultural exports were valued at about $1.2 billion during 2017/2018, according to Abdel Hamid Demerdash, Chairman of Export Council of Agricultural Crops and Member of the House of Representatives. He clarified that Egypt exported about 4 million tons of ...Read More

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More exports of pumpkins from Netherlands

In the first five months of this year, the Netherlands exported 21 million kg of pumpkins, up from 18.7 million kg in the same period one year previously. Total pumpkin exports in 2017 amounted to 38.2 million kg. In the ...Read More

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New Airport in Istanbul should Boost Turkish Exports

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) has begun a global campaign to announce the grand opening of Istanbul New Airport. The airport opened on 29th October 2018, housing 1.6m square metres of logistics space and with 5.5m tonnes of cargo capacity, ...Read More

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Ukrainian Goods Exports grow

Exports of Ukrainian goods grew by 12.4% in the first eight months of this year compared with last year, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. "The export of goods in January-August 2018 increased by 12.4%, or ...Read More

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Apple exports from Turkey take off

The Turkey West Mediterranean Exporters Association (BAIB) say that west Mediterranean Turkish growers have exported 21,900 tons of apples to 31 different counties in the first 9 months of 2018. This represents a dramatic increase of 564% from last year ...Read More

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Export permission from China for five more rice mills

China recently approved five more Indian rice mills for export of non-basmati rice. On Monday, India again pushed for sale of its rice to China, and urged the country to open up its market further. So far, a total of ...Read More

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Falling exports may hurt Italy’s economic growth

One of the traditional strong points of Italy's slowly growing economy - exports - is slipping, causing about prospects for an economic turnaround. ISTAT, Italy's National Statistics Institute, said last week that Italian exports to markets outside the EU fell ...Read More

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Wine exports Italy to China increase by 21%

Over the last year, Italian wine exports to China have surged 14.2% in quantity and 21.76% in value. This was revealed in the newly released report China Vinitrac of Wine Intelligence on behalf of the Valpolicella Wine Consortium. This success ...Read More

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Fruit and vegetable import/exports grow in Spain

In the first 8 months of this year, 2,917,449 tons of fruits, vegetables, and legumes were imported or exported through ports in Spain. This is 25.5% more than in the same period of the previous year. These figures show that ...Read More

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Turkey experiences 100% growth in exports to Qatar

Turkey has gained a 100% growth in exports to Qatar from January to August 2018. This is greater than the same period for last year. The Turkish envoy said: “In the first eight months of 2018, Turkish exports to Qatar ...Read More

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British exports affected by USA trade war

British exports over £1.9 billion have been affected by President Trump’s trade attacks on the European Union and China, some analysis shows. Economists fear that UK export goods worth up £3.4 billion may be affected by the trade war between ...Read More

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Denmark Exports Fall Again

Merchandise exports from Denmark declined further in August, while imports grew, figures from Statistics Denmark showed at the beginning of October. Exports excluding ships, aircraft and fuel, fell by 1.9 percent year-on-year following a 1.8 percent fall in July. Imports ...Read More

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Poland’s Shoe Sector suffers from Cheap China Imports

The oversupply of cheap, imports of shoes from China is being blamed for prompting a crisis in Poland's footwear industry. A children's shoe company ceased trading at the end of last month after 20 years. A statement from the company ...Read More

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Egypt’s Exports flourish

In the 10 months from September 2017 to July 2018, Egypt’s exports of grape increased by 10 percent to reach $ 219 million. This was reported in a statement by Chairman of the Export Council of Agricultural Crops. He added ...Read More

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USA Beef Exports on the up

Beef exports from the USA set new records in August 2018; export value exceeded $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were comparable ...Read More

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Exports to benefit from robust US growth

The robust US growth is expected to help Indian exporters, according to the Indian press. “With the US, India’s largest destination for merchandise exports, showing a robust economic growth, its best in the last four years, Indian exports hold a ...Read More

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Dairy exports to China making recovery

Dairy exports from South Korea to China are recovering quickly this year after a large reduction in 2017 due to a diplomatic dispute. One major dairy producer is estimated to have increased its exports to China by 20 to 30 ...Read More

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North American trade negotiations could increase dairy exports to Canada

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is to continue under a new name and new deals will impact United States exports. The new agreement will be known as the United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Dairy farmers and the car industry ...Read More

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Commerce ministry in India aim to increase exports

In India the Commerce ministry is focusing on nine sectors, including pharmaceuticals, food processing and textiles, to boost exports in the current financial year. The ministry is aiming for a minimum growth rate of 16 percent in exports. Last week, ...Read More

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North company exports seaweed around the world

A company in Whitley Bay is exporting Hebridean seaweed for the industrial food and drink sector. It also produces a range of seaweed-infused cooking oils and nutritional supplements, under its Weed & Wonderful brand. The company started exporting three years ...Read More

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Basmati traders expect robust exports

Exporters of basmati rice in the Punjab and Haryana areas of India are unfazed by the recent incessant rains which damaged paddy. They hope to maintain the increase in exports which started from July this year. "The rain damaged 'Pusa-1509'; ...Read More

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Brazil exports mangoes to South Africa for first time

Brazil has shipped its first-ever mango export to South Africa, following an export agreement which was recently reached between the two countries. The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil reported that South Africa has now opened its import market ...Read More

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French spirits exports grow marginally in 2018

In volume terms, French spirits exports in the first half of 2018 grew 4% to 25 million cases, according to the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins & Spiritueux de France (FEVS). Cognac was the most important export, up by 9%, ...Read More

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Afghanistan’s exports worth $56 million

Afghan officials say that exports worth around 56 million US Dollars have been shipped to various countries via air corridors. The head of Public Relations said the exports have continued over a period of almost a year, since establishment of ...Read More

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Comment: Raising the game with Scotland’s exports

There was an increase in value from £24.1 billion in 2016 to £28.6bn in 2017 (18.5 per cent). The most recent HMRC stats for Scotland suggest that international exports continue to grow. The first half of 2018 saw exports reach ...Read More

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Brazilian coffee exports jump 33 pct in August; robusta rebounds

Brazil exported 3.07 million bags (60 kg) of coffee in August. This is the largest monthly volume in the last two years, and 33 percent higher than levels in the same month a year before. A record harvest has been ...Read More

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US wine exports to China increase by 14%

U.S.A wine exports to China increased by 14 percent in value for the first half of 2018, compared with that period last year. Exports to that large Far East market were $38.4 million from January to June, according to the ...Read More

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UK exports grew in 2017

ONS figures published in July show that UK exports continued to grow against news of 'uncertainty' caused by Brexit. Overall exports of goods rose by 13%, while services rose by 7%.  The USA remained the top export market for the ...Read More

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Cherry exports dip in July

U.S.A fresh cherry exports dropped 17% in July, feeling the effects of retaliatory tariffs from China. Total U.S. exports of fresh cherries totaled 44,953 metric tons in July, down from 53,987 metric tons for the same month last year. Cherry ...Read More

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Lobster exports to China drop

America’s live lobster exports to China hit a two-year low in July. This was the first month when a new import tariff on Maine’s most significant export took effect. The United States shipped $4.2 million worth of live lobsters to ...Read More

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UK exports remain at record high

The National Statistics Office on Monday 10 September issued results showing that UK exports to the world rose by 5.2% compared to the same time last year. The service sector continues to thrive with exports up 3.9% to a record ...Read More

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Cheddar imports rising

There has been a particularly large increase in the size of the trade deficit for cheddar, resulting from a noticeable increase in imports. The trade deficit for cheddar improved between 2016 and 2017, because of both lower imports and some ...Read More

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Bangladesh Government gives more incentives for exports

In order to encourage exporters, the Bangladesh government is giving a subsidy to extra products for the current financial year. Exporters will receive a 10 percent cash incentive for nine products, including pharmaceuticals, photovoltaic modules, motorcycles, chemicals (chlorine, hydrochloric acid, ...Read More

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Morocco to Push Exports at Paris ‘Rencontre Africa 2018’

The third Rencontres Africa (Africa Meetings) will be held in Paris this month. Morocco will send a business delegation, led by the Moroccan Association of Exporters which will also include representatives of the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE), ...Read More

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Forest Distillery to expand alcohol exports capacity

UK-based Forest Distillery is planning to expand its alcohol exports capacity by 2023, having secured pre-orders from customers in Japan for its new brand Forest Whisky. The beverage is exported to more than ten countries, including Japan, China, Australia and ...Read More

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Spanish lemon season to be turning point in non-EU exports

The lemon industry of Spain aims to increase exports to countries outside the European Union. The industry forecasts a big increase in production from last season, so the country intends to strengthen its position as a global exporter. “At the ...Read More

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Vietnam fish exports on track to surpass $2bn

The raised price level for pangasius, a freshwater fish which has become popular in the USA, is boosting Vietnam's chances of reaching, or even surpassing, its $9 billion exports target. Pangasius exports are likely to exceed $2bn for the first ...Read More

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Argentina lemon exports to Japan

Argentina recommenced lemon exports this year,to both the USA and Japan. Lemon exports from Argentina to Japan have been allowed since 2003, but protocols on cold storage resulted in problems for Argentine producers and hampered sales. The Argentine Foreign Office ...Read More

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Japan freight on Trans–Siberian Railway

Test exports of Japanese freight to Russia using a sea link, and the longest railway line in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway, began last week in Yokohama, Japan. “This is a significant event for Russia and Japan. The project literally ...Read More

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Argentina exports sweet citrus to China

Argentina has carried out its first shipment of sweet citrus to the China in eight years. A 22-metric-ton (MT) export load of W. Murcott mandarins was shipped on the Trébol Pampa and is due to arrive in Shanghai in late ...Read More

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Spain expects record grape exports in 2018 season

Murcia, Spain’s grape-growing region, expects exports to reach record levels of around 160,000 metric tons (MT) this season. In 2017 the region exported 130,000MT, so this season’s forecast would mark a sharp increase. 90% of exports go to the EU ...Read More

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Rice bran oil: exports on the rise

Rice bran oil from Bangladesh is gradually improving its exports thanks to manufactures' efforts to sell the antioxidant-rich edible oil abroad. The country exported more than 20,000 tonnes of rice bran oil for the second consecutive financial year in 2017-18. ...Read More

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Meeting to focus on banana exports

The National Research Centre for Banana in India focussed its Foundation Day on banana exports. It teamed up with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and a banana producer to export bananas through sea ports last year.The post-harvest ...Read More

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MP committed to phasing out sheep exports

An Australian MP remains committed to ending long-haul live sheep exports, even though she and another Liberal have been forced to shelve a private member's bill. It would have also ended live sheep exports to the Middle East during next ...Read More

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Coffee Exports Increased 15.9%

The total coffee exports by country totaled $32.7 billion in 2017, according to World’s Top Exports. This represents an increase of 15.9 percent over the past five-year period starting in 2013. The year over year gain increased by 7.5 percent ...Read More

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First ever American-style school bus export to South Korea

An American-made yellow bus, built in New York has been exported to South Korea and is taking pupils to and from school. The manufacturer struck a deal earlier this year, to export at least 100 yellow school buses annually to ...Read More

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Swedish healthcare industry booming in China

China's aging population has created a growing market for healthcare products from Sweden. Swedish exports of medical and pharmaceutical products have almost doubled in the period of four years, with China becoming an increasingly important market for healthcare companies in ...Read More

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Most Mexican auto exports can fulfil NAFTA rules

Most of Mexico’s auto exports should be able to comply with new rules drawn up under the re-negotiated agreement between Mexico and the United States of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico’s economy minister said. The minister told ...Read More

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Food and beverage exports increase by 1.9 pct

The exports of Lebanese food and beverage products made up18 percent of the country’s total exports in 2017. This made the F&B industry the second-largest exporter in Lebanon behind the jewelry sector. According to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ...Read More

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UK food exports rise to record levels

UK food and drink exports have achieved record levels for the first half of 2018 at £10.6 billion, aided by a slight rise in exports of fresh produce. According to trade statistics from HMRC, in the first half of 2018 ...Read More

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Panama: Exports of bananas to Europe under the Panama Exporta brand

The government of Panama stated its commitment to provide all necessary support to strengthen banana production and exports in the province of Bocas del Toro. "The Panama Exporta program is providing a platform for companies that want to expand their ...Read More

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British Gin exports show record high

Exports of British gin have broken records, reaching £279m during the first half of 2018. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), representing over 300 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wine and spirits, estimates that this will be the ...Read More

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Cognac Exports Set New Record

For the fourth consecutive year, exports of Cognac have continued a steady increase. The previous record number of bottles shipped (200 million) has been surpassed, with 205.9 million bottles exported between August 2017 and July 2018. Contributing 3.2 billion euros ...Read More

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Basmati exports down

India’s basmati exports have dropped by 89,000 tonnes in the first quarter of the current financial year. This is because of due Iran’s embargo from India and refusal of export cargos by several countries who they found traces of pesticides ...Read More

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July China exports maintain growth

Exports from China are expected to maintained solid growth in July, in spite of new import tariffs on billions of dollars of shipments to the United States. China proposed retaliatory import tariffs on $60 billion worth of USA goods, ranging ...Read More

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US dairy exports continue to grow during June

Dairy producers maintained growth during June despite new disadvantages from tariffs. On a volume-basis, exports of whole milk powder almost tripled over the previous year, while exports of all other product categories, except modified whey, were above the previous year ...Read More

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Mango growers advised to focus on exports

The Indian Industries Minister said that mango growers should focus on galvanising their business by exploring means of capturing external markets and exports to ensure internationally viable trade. The Minister was giving cheques to the mango growers near Chittoor. As ...Read More

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Beef exports from Australia increase

July production figures are encouraging despite gloomy expectations, and beef exports increased. Figures released by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources put the July production tonnage at 105,157, the second highest monthly total for the year so far. Japan ...Read More

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Traditional medicine exports from China

Exports of traditional medicine from China picked up last year, according to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicine & Health Products. In 2017, China exported 358,000 tonnes of traditional Chinese medicine, an increase of 0.7 ...Read More

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China weak exports reduce factory activity

Manufacturing decelerated in China during July, as exports and domestic demand weakened, a survey showed. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing said that its monthly purchasing managers' index declined to 51.2 from 51.5 in June on a 100-point scale. ...Read More

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Exports must be a priority for India

A major Indian CEO has said that the Indian economy cannot survive without exports. Citing the example of 13 percent growth for China in 2016 with the country’s exports contributing more than 37 percent to the economy during the period, ...Read More

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S. Korea Exports Hold Up

Exports from South Korea held up despite global trade friction. Semiconductor shipments were the biggest exports, while domestic demand showed weakness. The latest figures provide a mixed picture of healthy exports for the key semiconductor industry. Export volumes increased by ...Read More

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Dairy outlook:lower optimism due to lost exports

In April U.S. dairy exports were the highest ever recorded, accounting for 18.8 percent of production;this led to optimism about better export prices for the rest of the year. “If we don’t export dairy products, we have to move it ...Read More

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Local farmers anxious over long-term effects of foreign tariffs on exports

The USA government will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to American farmers affected by the reduction in exports and imports due to the trade war with other countries. Import tariffs are being introduced by the USA on any product ...Read More

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Japan exports to US fall

Exports to the USA fell 0.9 percent in June compared with the same period a year ago due to a decline in exports of cars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, two of Japan’s most important export products. The decline is slight ...Read More

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EU exports from Spain fall

The value of Spanish fruit and vegetables exports to the EU fell 4 per cent in value terms during the opening four months of the year, while exports to third countries grew by 5 per cent. Total Spanish exports in ...Read More

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USA May dairy exports third highest ever

On a total volume basis, dairy exports from the USA were the third highest ever, according to Marc Beck, executive vice president of strategy and insights at the U.S. Dairy Export Council. In fact, he said these exports were greater ...Read More

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Salmon exports from Norway to China to triple after end of restrictions

China’s decision last to lift a ban on some Norwegian salmon imports will triple the volume of the trade in the second half of 2018 and drive up prices, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) said. Imports of whole salmon from ...Read More

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Citrus exports from Peru could increase by 15%

According to the general manager of the Association of Producers of Citrus of Peru, the country could export 192 thousand tons of citrus this year, i.e. 15% more than the 167 thousand tons it dispatched in the previous season. He ...Read More

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Chinese tariffs could affect beef and other USA exports

China only opened its import market to American beef last year and this new export market may now be lost to the UK and France because of high Chinese tariffs. Some US beef exports are almost up to 50 percent, ...Read More

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USA import restrictions will affect S. Korean exports

US restrictions on imports of South Korean steel, washing machines and solar cells may cost Asia's fourth-largest economy more than $2.4 billion in lost exports over the coming years, a parliamentary report said last week. The American administration's import restrictions ...Read More

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South African car exports under threat

After imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium, the USA is threatening to do the same on an important export for South Africa: cars. South Africa's exports of cars and automotive products to the USA have increased exponentially since the advent ...Read More

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Indian Cotton Imports To Increase

Industry sources in India stated that an increase in the minimum selling price for cotton will eventually result in a higher average price for the current season. This may also result in an increase in cotton imports;industry members are planning ...Read More

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India’s seafood exports surpass $7 billion

Reaching new highs in export performance, India’s shipment of 13,77,244 MT of seafood earned US$ 7.08 billion during the financial year 2017-18. Frozen shrimp and frozen fish continued to be the flagship export items. In rupee terms, exports of marine ...Read More

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Turkey exports $1.6B of hazelnuts in 10 months

Turkey sold over 255,000 tons of hazelnuts abroad in the first 10 months of the export season, realising $1.6 billion. The export volume between September 2017 and June 2018 witnessed a 25.3 percent jump in the same period from the ...Read More

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Retaliatory Tariffs on Exports from America by Canada and EU

Canada and the European Union have retaliated to the USA import tariffs which began on July 1. The Canadian government began to impose import tariffs on a long list of U.S. consumer goods, totaling about $12.6 billion of U.S. exports ...Read More

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China to US Exports reduce as Tariffs Approach

Growth in exports from China to the U.S. slowed significantly in the first half of 2018, according to official data, indicating that the brewing trade conflict between the two nations may already be taking a toll. China exports to the ...Read More

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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 related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Producers in Aydın's Sultanhisar district, which produce about 50 percent ...Read More

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Belgians drink less beer but exports rise

The Belgians export twice as much home produced beer as they drink. The average Belgian drinks about 240 250ml glasses of domestically produced beer a year. The volume of Belgian beer sold at home fell by 1.6% between 2016 and ...Read More

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Cotton exports from India to China fall

China, the largest importer of yarn, reduced its cotton purchases sharply in 2017 - 18. Global yarn exports declined 8.8% year-on-year by volume in 2017-18. Exports however increased by 2.2% in value terms. Yarn exports to China fell 30.7% year ...Read More

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Bengal state intends to double exports

The state of Bengal in India has a strategy to double exports in three years. The State finance minister said exports from Bengal in the last financial year stood at $9.15 billion, a growth rate of 11.17 per cent over ...Read More

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UK plastic exports to Malaysia triple following China ban

Exports of plastic waste from the UK to Malaysia have tripled in the first four months of 2018, after China banned the import of 24 grades of solid waste at the start of the year, according to the latest HM ...Read More

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Shoemaker intends to double revenue from exports

An outdoor adventure shoemaker in India plans to expand its reach in the overseas market, aiming to double its revenue from exports in the next 3-4 years. The parent company plans to increase its business from exports by strengthening its ...Read More

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Exports from Japan accelerate in May

JAPAN'S exports grew in May at the fastest rate in four months. The main increases in export shipments were for cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment, a sign that global demand is gaining strength. Exports rose 8.1 per cent in ...Read More

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Iran will Increase Exports to US

An Iranian trade official has announced that the country is trying to find ways to boost its exports to the USA, despite the threat of import sanctions after Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal. The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran ...Read More

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Salmon exports from Norway to China rising

Norway exported 233 tonnes of fresh salmon to China during the third week in May, up from 44 tonnes the previous week and compared to 29 tonnes during the same week a year ago, data from Seafood Norway shows. Producers ...Read More

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Rwanda Government to increase exports by 17%

Rwanda intends to increase its exports base by 17 per cent per year, according to Trade and Industry Minister, Vincent Munyeshyaka, during the 3rd National Exporters’ Conference in Kigali. The conference included various stakeholders in trade, including government institutions, private ...Read More

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Vietnam coffee exports increase

Vietnam’s coffee exports for January to May rose an estimated 1.8 percent from the same period a year ago; rice exports surged an estimated 20.4 percent during the same period. Coffee exports from Vietnam will increase by an estimated 1.8 ...Read More

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Argentina to expand beef exports to Asia

Argentina intends to expand fresh beef exports to Asia; Japan and China having already approved import deals, Argentina's agriculture minister said. The Minister said in Tokyo that his country has signed a deal with the Japanese government, under which Tokyo ...Read More

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Swiss watch exports rise in April

Watch exports from Switzerland rose 13.8 percent in April to 1.76 billion Swiss francs ($1.77 billion), induced by a boom in the important Hong Kong export market. The news is welcomed by Swiss watchmakers. The Federation of the Swiss Watch ...Read More

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Mexico plans more exports to China

A Mexican trade delegation travelled to China to complete talks which will allow more banana, pork and sorghum exports, a top Mexican agriculture trade official said last week. The talks, which centre on health and safety protocols, come at a ...Read More

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German Exports Decline

German exports fell at the highest rate for more than five years at the start of 2018, holding back growth in the largest economy in Europe. A breakdown of first-quarter GDP data showed foreign sales fell 1 percent, the highest ...Read More

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S.Korea’s ‘new’ exports top growth of overall exports

South Korea's exports of products from 'new' industries grew at a faster rate than the exports overall in the first quarter, a government report showed. Exports from 12 new industries reached 20.42 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter, up ...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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China agrees to buy more US imports

China has agreed to buy more imports of goods and services from the USA, reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries and calming fears of a trade war. Washington has not said how much more China has agreed to ...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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Spanish exports to UK fall

Spanish exports to the United Kingdom fell for the first time in five years in 2017. Exports of Spanish products to Britain fell six per cent last year, while trade with the European Union grew eight per cent in the ...Read More

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USA Table grape imports rose

The U.S. imported higher volumes of table grapes in the first quarter of 2018. Imports amounted to 317,000 metric tons (MT) of grapes between January and March, compared to 303,000MT last year. Exports from Chile – the main supplier – ...Read More

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Agriculture, shipping and energy will gain most from the US-China trade agreement

The truce in the US-China trade war should benefit the agriculture and energy sectors, because of China’s commitment to increase related imports from the USA. Shipping companies and port operators will probablym also profit from stronger freight demand and trade ...Read More

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China more welcoming to rice imports from Japan

In China, Japanese imported rice is only for the rich, as it costs four times as much as domestically grown rice. One reason Japanese rice is so expensive is because China imposes strict controls on imports of if from Japan. ...Read More

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Wine imports to China soar in Q1

From January to March, China imported 200.57 million litres of wines, representing a year-on-year growth of 32.34% in volume and a 35.84% increase in value, according to the latest figures released by the China Association for Import and Export of ...Read More

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Estonian exports decrease

According to a report from Statistics Estonia, exports fell by 3% compared with the previous year in March 2018. Imports into Estonia rose by 4% compared with March 2017. The total volume of exports from Estonia in March 2018 amounted ...Read More

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Rail Freight Service from Liverpool

The first rail freight service from the port of Liverpool made its inaugural journey on 8 May, officially launched by the mayor. The intention is to reduce road haulage miles locally. The mayor said; “Improving our connectivity, both logistically and ...Read More

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China Tech company in trouble, US imports delayed

A China tech company affected and delays for imported U.S. cars, apples, timber and other agricultural products are signs that the widening trade dispute between China and the U.S. is exacting a toll on both sides. The tech company said ...Read More

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US trade deficit drops; exports achieve record high

The U.S. trade deficit reduced sharply in March, as exports increased to a record high due to an increase in exports of commercial aircraft and soybeans. The Commerce Department said last week that the trade gap dropped 15.2 percent to ...Read More

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Food from Finland exports purity

Finland’s food exports are growing quickly. In 2016 Finland exported 1.5 billion euros’ worth of foodstuffs, compared with 1.6 billion last year. The public research funding agency 'Business Finland' expects that to grow beyond 1.7 billion this year. An egg ...Read More

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Turkey hazelnut exports record

Turkey exported over 215,000 tons of hazelnuts in the first 8 months of the export season, making a $1.36 billion revenue, a national union of exporters of the nut said Wednesday. The export volume between September 2017 and April 2018 ...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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Algeria sends first cement exports to Europe

The Algerian Industry Ministry said last week that the country exported its first-ever shipments of cement to Europe in April. A subsidiary of the state-run GICA Group exported 45,000 tons of clinker cement to the European market. The export shipment ...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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Algeria will end import ban on mobiles, food, home appliances

Algeria plans to lift a ban on imports of mobile phones, household appliances and food and introduce high customs duties in their place, its trade minister said yesterday, in a new attempt to generate more tax revenue to ease pressure ...Read More

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US exports to China support American jobs

US exports to China have supported one million American jobs annually, a report released by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on Monday (April 30) showed. Over the last decade, US exports of goods to China increased by 86 per cent, ...Read More

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Salmon exports from Norway to China rose

Norway exports of fresh salmon to China increased to 229 tonnes in mid April, up from 225 tonnes the previous week and none during the same week a year ago, data from Seafood Norway showed. Norwegian producers see demand from ...Read More

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US imports tariff won’t affect German exports

U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum would not reduce exports from Germany, if an exemption granted to the European Union expires on May 1 without a permanent solution. This was the view expressed Germany’s leading economic institutes. But they ...Read More

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Irish exports falls by 12% in value in February

The value of Irish exports fell by 12 per cent in February while imports rose marginally. This resulted in a trade surplus for the month of just under €4 billion. While the monthly trade figures from the Central Statistics Office ...Read More

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Demand for sheep exports growing

Australian sheep industry projections 2018 report showed that international demand for live and boxed sheep imports continues to grow, with the Australian sheep industry described as set to enjoy a robust future. In 2017, Australian sheep meat exports had their ...Read More

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Burgundy exports go on rising in 2017

Exports of Burgundy rose 0.7% by volume in 2017 versus 2016. The lack of Chablis and Petit Chablis hampered further gains as, if Chablis is removed from the equation, exports of Burgundy by volume rose 6%. Exports by value rose ...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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Corporate banking executive appointed UK exports chief

A former Barclays corporate banking executive has been appointed Britain’s export chief by Liam Fox’s Department for International Trade. The new position will have the title of Director General for exports. Liam Fox said: “With the IMF predicting that 90 ...Read More

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North East exports grow at fastest level for over a decade

North East businesses have grown their export sales at the quickest rate for more than 11 years, according to the North East England Chamber of Commerce. The figures were published as part of the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey, which showed ...Read More

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Ukraine wheat exports down 4% year-on-year

Ukrainian wheat exports have remained steady during the last fortnight, with the gap on the 2016/17 marketing year remaining at around 4%. Total exports for the 2017/18 marketing year came to 14.4 million mt. About 214,000 mt of wheat were ...Read More

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China plastic ban: increased exports to other parts of Asia

China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste imports, including plastic and paper, at the start of 2018 because it said contaminants were polluting its environment. In the first quarter of 2017, New Zealand exported $1.7 million dollars worth of ...Read More

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US craft beer exports rise 3.6% in 2017

Canada has retained the top spot as the leading importer of craft beer from the USA , representing 51.3% of total exports. The UK is the second import largest market, accounting for 10.5%, higher than Sweden (6.7%), Korea (4.6%), Australia ...Read More

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China Feb fuel exports to North Korea tiny

China kept fuel exports to North Korea to a minimum and shipped no corn or rice to its isolated neighbour in February, extending a months-long drop in export/import trade amid tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programme. The only fuel ...Read More

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Russian weekly grain exports on target

Russia remains on target to meet its revised grain export target, with 1.31 million mt of grain leaving in the week to March 26, data from the ministry of agriculture showed. Total grain exports are 40% higher than at the ...Read More

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S.Korea exempt from US heavy tariffs on steel imports

South Korea earned an exemption from the U.S. heavy tariffs on steel imports, in a deal to revise their free trade agreement. Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong told a press briefing that the U.S. side agreed to exempt South Korea from ...Read More

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US bean exports to China fall 25%

Imports of US soybeans to China fell by 25% in February, compared with the same month a year earlier as Brazil's bumper crop displaced US farmer supply. China imported 5.42 million mt of soybeans in February, with the US taking ...Read More

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Date exports from Egypt increase 127%

Egypt’s exports of dates increased by 127 percent during the first two months of 2018, according to the Food Export Council. The Council added that the volume of date exports reached 21,600 tons in January and February 2018, compared to ...Read More

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Increase in Yorkshire & Humber food and drink exports

Food and drink exports from Yorkshire and the Humber reached £1.14bn in 2017, an increase of 11% compared with 2016. That is according to the latest HMRC figures, which also show that meat (£157m), dairy/eggs (£73m) and drinks (£58m) are ...Read More

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Peru expects mandarin exports to China to rise 15% in 2018

South America’s leading soft citrus exporter is expecting more strong export growth to China this year. Peru has become the largest soft citrus exporter in the region by volume, and is expected it to be on a level with South ...Read More

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Food and drink exports soar

Exports of food and drink from the South West of England rose by 8% in 2017 compared with the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show. The amount of food and drink exports from the region increased to £810 ...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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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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Russia increases fuel exports

Russia plans to sharply increase fuel exports and acquire a larger share of the European market after an extensive $55 billion modernization of its refineries, companies’ plans and analysts’ reports show. Russia began modernising its biggest refineries in 2011 after ...Read More

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Trans Pacific Pact to increase Australian wine exports

A new trade agreement signed after the USA withdrew from trade negotiations is considered “a vital win” for Australia, according to the country’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. The countries participating in the pact include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, ...Read More

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UK exports to Emerging 7 could be higher

The UK could benefit from £10bn worth of exports a year to a group of emerging economies, according to a study by Standard Chartered bank. Annual UK exports to the 'Emerging 7' (China, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia) ...Read More

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Record India soybean imports

Traders overseas have signed deals to export up to 100,000 tonnes of soybeans to India since December, shipping mainly from the African countries of Ethiopia and Benin, with which India has concessional import duty agreements. India's soybean imports have hit ...Read More

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China exports tunneling machine to Bangladesh

A Chinese firm this week rolled off the largest-ever shield tunneling machine for export, which is destined for Bangladesh to assist with a river tunneling project. The export of the machine made by a manufacturing company based in east China's ...Read More

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Coffee exports may fail to meet 2025 target

Currently, Uganda exports only 4.6 million bags, far below their target. Uganda may not export the 20 million bags of coffee by 2025 if production is not increased. This is according to former finance minister Ezra Suruma who is part ...Read More

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EU considering import tax on Levi jeans from USA

The Euopean Union may levy a 25% import tax on Levi jeans and bourbon whisky if President Donald Trump imposes import tariffs on European steel and aluminium. The EU Commissioner for Trade said that the items were on a draft ...Read More

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Aluminium exports from China rise

Aluminium exports from China grew more than 25 per cent in the first two months of 2018, but steel exports fell by almost a third. China faces scrutiny as the US was planning to impose substantial tariffs last week. The ...Read More

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Fear of stock-piled bike Imports from China

The European Bike Manufacturers Association is requesting the European Commission to begin registering imports of e-bikes from China. Because Chinese bike exporters fear that a provisional duty will be imposed on their exports, e-bike imports from China to Europe are ...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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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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Japan’s cosmetics exports annual record

Japan's cosmetics exports jumped 39% in value in 2017, marking a fifth record year. Tourists visiting Japan create new devotees who continue to use the products long after returning home. The export value hovered around the 100 billion yen range ...Read More

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New Zealand Apple Growers look for Export opportunities

In New Zeland there are six sheep for every person, so exports are the primary market for New Zealand apples. With only 4.5 million people in the country, there are few domestic opportunities for the fruit produced. New Zealand exports ...Read More

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on UK lamb exports

Saudi Arabia authorities have this week lifted the 20 year-long ban on sheep meat from the UK, which had been put in place after the BSE crisis in the UK. Exports may begin as early as next month after export ...Read More

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Car imports to Vietnam drop

Only 337 cars of all kinds were shipped to Vietnam in the first month of 2018. Of all these imports, there were only 17 passenger cars with nine seats or less, amounting to 567,000 USD. No cars were imported from ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland record high

The Central Statistical Office in Ireland issued statistics showing that Irish exports hit a record high in 2017, rising 2 per cent to reach €122 billion for the year. Imports were also at record levels, with an increase of 4 ...Read More

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Salmon Exports from Norway on the rise

Combined exports of salmon from Norway for China and Vietnam, rose during Week 6 of 2018 to 633 tonnes from 538 tonnes in same week last year. Export volumes to Hong Kong rose to 459 tonnes last week from 199 ...Read More

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Norwegian salmon exports to China rise

During Week 6 of 20189, Norway exported 420 tonnes of fresh salmon to China, an increase over 355 tonnes the previous week. This was a fraction of the total exports, but producers in Norway see demand from China as an ...Read More

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Singapore’s exports increase

Singapore's exports increased more than expected in January. Stronger exports of non-electronic items such as non-electric engines, measuring instruments and petrochemicals - as well as the timing of the Chinese New Year - helped January's performance. Non-oil domestic exports rose ...Read More

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Port of Sunderland cargo imports grow

Last year record levels of cargo were handled at the municipally-owned Port of Sunderland last year; the port, which was 300 years old in 2017, recorded a 13% rise in freight tonnage passing through its docks when compared to 2016. ...Read More

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Salmon exports from Norway to China fall

Salmon exports from Norway to China fell to 355 tonnes last week from 523 tonnes the previous week. However, this was an increase from just 15 tonnes in the corresponding week last year. Exports to China remain small when compared ...Read More

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Ban lifted on exports of Avocados from Kenya

A ban on exports of Fuerte avocados grown in Kenya, was officially lifted by Kenya's Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) on 1 February. The decision has been welcomed by Kenyan exporters whose CEO said that the move would bring relief ...Read More

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China approves imports from Denmark

China has approved the import of processed meats from a leading processor in Denmark. China is the world's top pork consumer, and the export of these products will be valuable to Denmark. The agreement, comes after more than nine years ...Read More

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New processed pork exports to China

A Danish company which has just received approval for its products in China, says that exports of such products to China could be worth 250 million Danish krone ($42 million) a year in a few years time. They expect the ...Read More

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Service exports from China increase in 2017

Service exports from witnessed expanded quickly in 2017, exceeding the increase of imports for the first time in seven years, figures from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) in China showed last week. The value of service exports increased by 10.6 ...Read More

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Couple in Australia accused of making nickel exports to Iran

It is alleged that a couple from New South Wales exported two shipments of nickel alloy in 2009 and 2010 of which the ultimate destination was Iran. Nickel which contains heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys may be used in nuclear power ...Read More

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China investigates US sorghum imports

China is commencing an anti-dumping investigation into imports of sorghum from the United States. Less than two weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed high tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. The investigation in China is expected ...Read More

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Steel sector in EU expects import threat

Demand for steel in Europe is expected to rise in 2018, European steel association Eurofer said earlier this week, warning of a threat of rising imports. Steel consumption, is set to rise by 1.9 percent in the 28 countries of ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports surge 16 pct in January

Turkey’s exports increased by 16.3 percent on a yearly basis, to reach nearly $12.2 billion in January, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced on Feb. 1. According to TİM data, this was the third-best January export figure of all time. ...Read More

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Businesses plan exports outside Europe in response to Brexit

In response to Brexit, 62 per cent of mid-market business leaders plan to increase investment in exports beyond the EU. Mid-market businesses are looking beyond Europe for their future success, according to research from national law firm Mills & Reeve. ...Read More

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Swiss Quartz watch Exports Slump

Switzerland exported the fewest quartz watches in 33 years as competition from fitness bands and smartwatches attacked the lower end of the market, forcing the industry to refocus on more expensive mechanical timepieces. Swiss watchmakers exported 17 million quartz and ...Read More

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US beef exports increase

The latest USA beef trade data for November shows continued improvement in beef exports. November beef exports were 260.7 million pounds, up 2.7 percent over exports in November, 2016. Beef exports have increased compared with the previous year each month ...Read More

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New markets for Belarus’ agricultural exports

Belarus began to export agricultural products to 17 new countries in 2017 the head of the main department for foreign economic affairs at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said. Belarus' dairy exports to China increased by a multiple of ...Read More

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India rice export record

India's rice exports increased by approximately 22 percent in 2017 to a record 12.3 million tonnes as nearby Bangladesh increased imports, after flooding hit its crops, industry officials said. The boost in exports from the world's top exporter will probably ...Read More

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Irish Butter exports surged 60% last year

Butter that continues to be the big winner for Irish food and drink export; last year, dairy products were the largest sector of Irish exports and this was driven by butter sales worldwide. Exports of Irish whiskey, infant formula and ...Read More

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Plastics exports rise to non-China destinations

Exporters of plastic waste for recycling have increased volumes sent from the UK to Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia, Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment, has told Parliament. He has also cautioned against burning plastic for energy recovery ...Read More

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Record year for Irish food and drink exports

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has announced that the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017. Speaking at the launch of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects 2017-2018 report, the Minister said, ...Read More

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Canada says US duties on lumber exports unfair

Canada has denounced the United States for imposing import duties on its some softwood lumber exports. "U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber are unfair, unwarranted and troubling. They are harmful to Canada's lumber producers, workers and communities," Canadian Foreign Minister ...Read More

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Spice exports from India rise 24%

India exported 5.57 lakh tonnes of spices and spice products worth Rs. 8,850.53 crore during April-September 2017, compared with 4.5 lakh tonnes of exports worth Rs. 8,700 crore during the same period a year earlier. This is an increase of ...Read More

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Russians increase Italy wine exports to record level

Exports of wine from Italy reached a record six billion euros ($7.2 billion) in 2017, an increase of 7.0 percent on the previous year thanks largely to Russia, according to Italy's largest agricultural union. Sales of everything from the full-bodied ...Read More

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Fiji bans live coral exports

Fiji's government has banned the export of live coral, hoping to protect the Pacific nation's reefs. This has has stirred concerns about job losses among local companies. The export ban came into force last week; Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau saying ...Read More

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China ends its beef with Italian meat imports

China has lifted a longstanding import ban on beef from Italy, officials said earlier this month, paving the way for Florentine steak and other specialities to enter kitchens in China for the first time in 16 years. Italian beef exports ...Read More

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Bulgarian Wine Exports Rose by Nearly 13%

Exports of wines from Bulgaria grew by nearly 13 per cent in the first eight months of 2017, Deputy Economy Minister Lachezar Borisov has announced. 17 517 139 tons of wine for 17 432 629 million euro were exported, according ...Read More

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Pakistan Exports continuously decline

Because domestic industries are not protected,energy costs are increasing, and import duties are too high, Pakistan’s exports have been losing international market share very quickly and imports are increasing. Representatives of different chambers of commerce and industry of the country ...Read More

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Norway salmon exports to China increase

Salmon exports from Norway to China rose to 395 tonnes during the second week of December,from 291 tonnes the previous week, and from 109 tonnes in the corresponding week last year, data from Seafood Norway showed. Volumes to China remain ...Read More

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Israel Exports fall due to big pharma crisis

Israel’s export-dependent economy is expected to be harmed by planned job cuts and plant closures at its largest company, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Teva, the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, accounts for as much as 3% of Israeli economic output, according ...Read More

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Japan exports/imports increase on strong demand from China/US

Japan's exports rose 16 percent in November from the previous year, while imports jumped 17 percent. Customs data showed the trade surplus slipping to $1 billion on exports of $61.4 billion. Imports totaled 6.81 trillion yen ($60.4 billion). Exports to ...Read More

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Strong exports of citrus to China

Peru has made strong inroads into the China export market, increasing by over 300 per cent to 7,000 tonnes with exports of mostly mandarins in July and August. The growth in demand for Southern Hemisphere citrus is part of the ...Read More

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Exports to top Kenyan tea markets fall by 15 per cent

Tea exports to the main markets in the year to October dropped 15 per cent compared with the same period last year: all the top buyers except Pakistan registered significant decrease. Statistics from the Tea Directorate suggest that exports fell ...Read More

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Kazakhstan will increase grain exports

Kazakhstan is planning to increase the volume of grain exports by the end of 2017. "We plan to export about 9.1 million tons of grain and flour in 2017. This is 400,000 tons more than in the previous year," said ...Read More

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German car exports falling

Car exports from Germany have fallen in 2017, partly due to the weaker pound undermining British demand, the head of the Germany's car industry federation said earlier this month. "...lower demand in Britain caused by exchange rates" had contributed to ...Read More

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Record US imports from China, Mexico, Europe

In October, imports to the USA increased by 1.6% to a record $244.6 billion. Exports were unchanged at $195.9 billion. Almost half of the increase in the U.S. trade deficit was tied to larger imports of petroleum at higher prices. ...Read More

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Tea exports from India increase 6.6 pct

India's tea exports in the first ten months of 2017 increased by 6.6 percent from a year ago. Iran and China increased their imports of tea from India,the state-run Tea Board said in a statement lastg week. Iran imported 20.98 ...Read More

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UK Construction Equipment exports and imports up

UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment remained strong for the first nine months of 2017, showing a 21% increase compared with the same period 2016. Imports of equipment also showed resilience, with a 12% increase in the same period ...Read More

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Good news for UK construction exports

The UK remains a net exporter of construction and earthmoving equipment, both in weight and financial terms. In Q3, the trade surplus increased to £381 million, the highest quarterly level since 2014. In the first nine months of 2017, the ...Read More

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Vietnam exports less coffee

Vietnam exported nearly 1.3 million tons of coffee in the first 11 months of this year, amounting to a decrease of 22.5 percent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said last week. Germany and the United States are still ...Read More

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Decrease of Exports to Russia

The decline in Bulgaria's exports to Russia during the last four years is caused by problems of the Russian economy and not by EU sanctions against Russia. This is stated in a report of the Bulgarian Industrial Association concerning Bulgarian ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports continue to rise

Exports of UK food and drink increased to £5.9bn in the third quarter of the year, an increase of 14.7% on the same period last year. The Food and Drink Federation published its quarterly Exports Snapshot which highlights key UK ...Read More

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India cotton exports to drop

India is likely to export nearly one-fifth less cotton than estimated as pink bollworms are expected to eat into the south Asian country's output. Lower exports from the world's biggest producer will help its rivals like the U.S, Brazil and ...Read More

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Russia has suspended Brazilian beef imports

According to a Brazilian beef processor, Russian authorities have temporarily suspended bovine meat imports from Brazil, a measure Brazilian authorities have still not confirmed according to the company. The company said Brazilian beef will be exported to other markets, while ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports – Biggest Monthly Gain Since 2013

Swiss watch exports rose at the quickest monthly pace in more than four years in October. This has been largely fuelled by Asian demand for higher-priced timepieces. Exports increased 9.3 percent to 1.85 billion francs ($1.9 billion) in October, the ...Read More

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Japan exports climb

Japan's exports grew 14 percent over the previous year earlier due to strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall ...Read More

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Bulgarian Exports to the EU Increase

In the period January - August 2017 Bulgarian exports to the EU increased by 11.0%, compared with the same period in 2016. The main trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium. In August 2017 the ...Read More

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South Australia exports soaring

NEW airlines and more wide-body planes helped direct exports from South Australia’s agriculture and fisheries industries to increase by 50 per cent during the past two years. The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner wide-body service to Auckland saw freight capacity grow ...Read More

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China October exports & imports growth slows

Export and import growth for China eased in October, suggesting that the world’s second-largest economy is starting to cool after a strong first half. Growth is likely to slow even further due to Beijing’s crackdown on pollution from factory output. ...Read More

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China to remove VAT on imports

China intends to remove the value-added tax on imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS), the foreign ministry said in a statement last week. This should result in an increase of imports move from top exporter the United States. The news ...Read More

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Korean pear exports increase

Exports from Korea are on the rise, according to a new report form the US Agricultural Service./ The total pear crop is expected to grow 4 per cent to 247,300 tonnes. For 2017/18, Korean fresh pear exports are expected to ...Read More

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Value of Scotch whisky exports on the up

Scotland’s whisky is the UK’s single largest food and drink export, which makes up about a fifth of Britain’s food sector exports. It’s also the number one internationally traded spirit in the world, so changes in the market can cause ...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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Northern Ireland exports ‘best on record’

Exports of goods from Northern Ireland increased by 12% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016. The total value of the exports was just under £2.3bn. This is the best quarter on record in ...Read More

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Exports helping Norfolk traders

According to the latest report from the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, manufacturing businesses had an improvement in export sales from 11% to 27% and export orders from 7% to 27%. Concern over exchange rates increased, with 76% of firms surveyed ...Read More

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Imports and exports linked for success

An examination of data for over 160 countries provides evidence that imports are just as important as exports for economic growth. For almost four-fifths of countries last year, the volume of exports and imports moved up or down in harmony. ...Read More

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Europe exports suffer from sanctions

A study by an Austrian based think tank shows that sanctions against Russia imposed due to the Ukraine crisis have resulted in a reduction in exports to Russia. In Austria alone, the sanctions are estimated to have caused a fall ...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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India’s coffee exports up 9.36%

Coffee exports from India, Asia s third-largest producer and exporter of coffee, increased by 9.36 per cent to 3,76,873 tonne in the year ending September 2017, buoyed by higher global prices, according to state-run Coffee Board. The country's export coffee ...Read More

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Pakistan rice exports take off

Pakistan rice exports have started the current financial year well, giving rise to hopes that the export turnover for the full year will hit $2 billion after a gap of two years. Rice exports jumped 40 per cent year-on-year to ...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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Pharmaceutical exports from India decline

Pharmaceutical exports from India registered a negative growth of 4 per cent during the first five months of the current financial year, owing to increased regulatory issues and pricing pressure. According to the Director General of the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion ...Read More

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American Vehicle exports increase, imports decline

Vehicle exports from the U.S.A have come as a welcome encouragement for American ports, but they are wondering The question a boost in exports will offset declining auto import volumes. Last year, the Port of Portland, Oregon recorded double-digit increase ...Read More

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Estonia August exports up 8 percent imports 12 percent

According to information from Statistics Estonia, goods exports increased by eight and imports by 12 percent compared with last August. The increased exports and imports of mineral products and mechanical appliances contributed to this. Exports from Estonia amounted to €1.1 ...Read More

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German exports increase

German exports increased strongly in August due to strong demand from the eurozone, although strictly speaking these are not 'exports' but intra-Eu trade. The Federal Statistical Office of Germany said that total goods 'export's in August rose 3.1% from July. ...Read More

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Farmers market at Singapore airport to promote exports

Japanese foods are on sale at the newly opened Premium Japan Farmers Market in Singapore’s Changi Airport for local consumers and globe-trotting travelers. It is hoped that promoting theses products to travellers will stimulate export orders from their countries. A ...Read More

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European imports of Chilean fruit through Netherlands falling

Chilean fruit exports to Europe increased by 8.7% in 2016-17, but there were noticeable shifts in the distribution between markets. The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association's recently released statistics show that despite this upward trend, the leading European importer and re-exporter ...Read More

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Italian Companies Profit from Greek Exports

The export of world renowned Greek olive oil is an example of how the country’s productive potential is wasted. Greece exports in bulk tons of olive oil at half the price of what Greek customers pay in supermarkets. Italian companies ...Read More

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Tea exports from India rise 4.6%

In spite of the loss of exports on account of the prolonged closure of the Darjeeling tea estates, India’s tea exports have increased 4.6% by volume duringthe first seven months of 2017. Two countries where Indian teas made major inroads ...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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Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan. FDA Division of Food Safety section head Wu Tsung-his said the Taiwan government will wait for the Japanese government to provide a list of government-certified facilities so that ...Read More

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Vietnam’s shrimp exports grow

While Vietnam’s exports of shrimp thjroughout the world rose in the first seven months of 2017, it is not shipping as much to the United States, mainly due to an increase in duties. The U.S. used to be the top ...Read More

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Taiwan Suspends oil Exports, clothing imports with North Korea

Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports. Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, because of Beijing's position that it is simply a province of China, and ...Read More

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EU wheat exports to fall

European Union soft wheat exports are expected to fall this season, despite an increased harvest. A threat is posed by exports from Russia after a huge harvest. An industry analyst cut by 1.3m tonnes to 23.1m tonnes its forecast for ...Read More

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Irish Drinks Exports grow

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has said that newly published figures confirm the massive contribution the drinks industry makes to Ireland’s agri-food exports. The CSO data indicates that drinks exports have grown by 8.65% since June 2016. Whiskey exports ...Read More

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Brexit may be dangerous for Ireland’s exports

The importance of the UK to the Irish Republic as a destination market for exports has declined over the last 40 years. In the 1970s, the UK accounted for more than 50% of Irish exports, whereas in 2015 the figure ...Read More

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China exports more books to other countries

China will export more publications to other countries, both in print and digital formats, to expand its visibility in the world, officials said. And it needs more translators. According to figures released at the 13th Chinese Books Overseas Promotion Project ...Read More

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Dutch flower exports higher than ever

The export of cut flowers and plants was the highest ever in the first eight months of this year, the sector organisation VGB reported last week. The export sales figure reached €4.2bn by end-August. TotaL plant and flower exports were ...Read More

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Farm assurance ‘important’ for UK dairy exports

The UK Red Tractor scheme is keen to show off its credentials in the face of cheap imports. Red Tractor assures the quality of product and animal welfare for more than 13 billion litres of milk produced in the UK. ...Read More

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China-Europe rail freight hits air cargo business

Rising rail freight volumes between China and Europe now include more electronic goods, which in turn is reducing the volume of electronics sent by air cargo. Overall growth in exports and imports is also being partly attributed to China's Belt ...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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Turkey earns $1.88B through hazelnut exports

Turkey earned around $1.88 billion with exports of more than 235,000 tons of hazelnuts in the last 12 months, a hazelnut exporters’ association said. The 2016-2017 hazelnut export season ended on Aug. 31, the President of Black Sea Hazelnut and ...Read More

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Brazil chicken exports strong as food scandal subsides

Brazilian chicken exports rose by 14.6 percent in August, the third-best monthly result on record. Chicken exports totaled 416,800 tonnes last month, confirming a recent forecast. In financial terms, processed and chicken exports generated revenues of $690.6 million in August, ...Read More

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Gothenburg Reports fall in Freight Containers Handled

The Port of Gothenburg has reported an unprecedented fall in freight container volumes for the first six months of the year; a 22% fall in the number of containers shipped is the biggest decrease in the history of the port. ...Read More

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Driver shortage concern for freight industry

The freight and logistics sector is still suffering from a deficitof skilled drivers, according to the Freight Transport Association FTA July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS). The survey, which asked the opinions of 6,000 freight and logistics businesses in the ...Read More

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Turkey exports ice cream to 68 countries

Turkey exports ice cream to a total of 68 countries and four free zones, earning nearly $204 million in the past 5.5 years. According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the United Nations, nearly 88.4 thousand tons ...Read More

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Spain fears rise of Egyptian citrus exports

Egypt’s expandion of land devote3d to citrus is destabilising the European export market, and threatening Spain’s dominance as an exporter. Egyptian exports have risen by 66 per cent in the last five year. This is set to accelerate in the ...Read More

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Rwanda Earns $22.9 million From Meat Exports

Rwanda exported over 6.2 million kilogrammes of meat during the past year, up from 5.3 million kilos exported the previous year, indicating 17.5 per cent growth in volumes. According to the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) annual report released this ...Read More

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Wine exports get Federal Government funding

The Australian Federal Government has announced a new $50 million initiative to bolster Australia's wine exports and tourism. The Export and Regional Wine Support aims to boost wine exports to a record $3.5 billion, including help in marketing product to ...Read More

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China’s wine imports continue upwards

Wine imports to China continued the resilient growth trend seen in the first half of the year, increasing its total import volume and value from January to July. The country’s total wine imports in the first seven months of the ...Read More

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Upward curve for Spain’s exports

Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable exports continued to increase through the first half of 2017. According to figures from the Ministry of Economy's Customs and Excise Department, processed by Fepex, fresh produce exports grew just over 6 per cent in ...Read More

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Beer exports to South Korea increasing

South Korea is “fast gaining a taste for British beer”, with exports to the country shooting up 77% in the first half of 2017. Belgium and China had the highest exports value percentage growth in the first half, with shipments ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports lifted by whisky

According to figures released by the Food and Drink Federation, food and drink exports from the UK achieved £10.2 billion (US$13.1bn) in the first half of this year – the largest H1 food and drink exports value on record. During ...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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Exports help UK manufacturers

Results of the CBI's recent survey of manufacturing prospects suggest that exports have had a big influence, possibly due to the weakness of the pound sterling. Export orders for UK manufacturers increased to +11 from +2 - there was a ...Read More

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Slow month for EU exports

The deceleration of EU pork exports continued in June, with volumes down 25% year-on-year at 158,300 tonnes. This equated to almost 80,000 tonnes less than the month 2016, and was also almost 6,000 tonnes lower than in May this year. ...Read More

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Scottish salmon exports reach record value

Scottish salmon exports reached a record value of £346m in the first half of 2017, an increase of 70% on the same period last year. Fresh salmon worth £190m was sold in the second period of this year alone. That ...Read More

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UK exporters less confident

The British Chambers of Commerce 'trade confidence index' shows that exporters' confidence has softened slightly The measure, based on export documentation provided by regional chambers of commerce during the three months to June, was 2.5 percent lower than a year ...Read More

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French Wine Exports Increase

France has been outstanding among wine-producing countries in the first quarter, but the USA suffered a major fall in exports. A Wine Quarterly survey showed healthy growth for French wine exports, which increased by 5.9 percent in volume. Champagne and ...Read More

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UK remains Ireland’s top export customer

The UK remained Ireland's largest trading partner with almost 40pc (€4,804m) of total exports by value in 2016. Figures from the Department’s Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine show that Irish agri-food exports went to over ...Read More

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EU-China special products pact for exports

In June, the EU and China published a list of 200 European and Chinese geographical indications (GIs) that are protected in both countries as part of a bilateral deal that should be concluded by December. Many European items, particularly those ...Read More

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Shrimp demand may increase seafood exports from India

Seafood exports from India could exceed $6 billion in the current financial year, driven by demand for shrimps in the global market. In 2016-17, India exported $5.78 billion worth of marine products. Cultured shrimps amount to about 70% of the ...Read More

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Australia’s conflict with China over meat exports

Australian beef which was exported to China before the Asian powerhouse imposed a temporary import ban on some producers, will now be allowed into the country. Australian authorities have been negotiating with Chinese officials since Beijing refused to accept imports ...Read More

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China wine imports up

From January to June this year, China imported 254 million litres of bottled wines, representing a 13.9% increase in volume and a 3.34% increase in value over the same period last year. France still ranks as the biggest wine exporter ...Read More

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UK Production High as Exports Grow

U.K. factory production reached a two-decade high point in the second quarter of the year, as optimism about export orders grew to the highest since the 1970s. A Confederation of British Industry survey showed that volume output rapidly grew, with ...Read More

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Exports of coconut products declining

Philippine exports of virgin coconut oil (VCO) fell by 38 percent in volume last March, three months before an organization of American heart doctors advised against VCO in the diet. In terms of value, VCO exports dropped by 40 percent ...Read More

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Indian spices exports at all-time high

Exports of spices and spice products from India have touched an all-time high during 2016-17, said the Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently. Spices exports from the country have touched Rs. 17665 crore in the year, compared with Rs ...Read More

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China Bans Foreign Trash Imports

On July 18, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would stop accepting imports of waste such as plastic, paper, slag from steelmaking, waste wool, ash, cotton, and yarn; the import ban would be effective by the end ...Read More

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Ethiopia’s coffee exports up 20 pc

Ethiopia's coffee exports have shown a 20 percent increase during the past three months, according to the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority. The Authority has introduced various measures to reduce the impact of contraband and other illegal ...Read More

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EU to allow in more Ukraine exports

EU foreign ministers approved last week measures to allow Ukraine to export more industrial and agricultural products tariff-free to the EU in recognition of reforms undertaken by Kiev and the fragility of the country's economy. By the end of September, ...Read More

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Ireland exports to UK increase

Goods exports to Britain were €153m higher in May than in the same month last year. Exports to Britain last year being almost half a billion euro lower, the Central Statistics Office painted a more positive picture for 2017 so ...Read More

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China calls for more imports

The President of China, Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors. China is coming under pressure from the US and Europe to provide better access for overseas companies in the country. Donald ...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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Mexican car exports hit record high

Mexico's car exports set a record in June. This was driven by a surge in exports to buyers in the United States, the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) said. Vehicle exports had risen 12 percent from a year earlier. Mexican ...Read More

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British Wheat Exports Slow

Britain's May wheat exports were at the lowest monthly level since July 2014. This means it is likely to be a net wheat importer in the 2016/17 season, customs data showed. Exports in May amounted to only 29,509 tonnes, against ...Read More

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Uncertainty affects Bangladesh exports

Political changes in the West and devaluation of currencies have adversely affected growth in Bangladesh exports. The clothing sector contributes over 82% to overall export earnings, and this sector has been particularly badly affected. According to provisional data of Export ...Read More

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Gems & jewellery exports rise

India gems and jewellery exports from India rose by over 11 per cent to $6.78 billion during the first two months of the current financial year. In April-May last year, the sector's exports amounted to to $6.1 billion, according to ...Read More

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Brazil advises EU no salmonella in poultry exports

Brazil notified the European Union's Food Service Authority last week that it had found no traces of salmonella in poultry exports. The statement was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply in Brazil. It had been informed in ...Read More

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Seed potato exports

A new bi-lateral trade agreement means that Scotland will export seed potatoes to Kenya. The organisation’s head of crops export market development, Rob Burns, said: “The seed potato sector is already particularly successful at exploiting overseas markets with roughly 30% ...Read More

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Tanzania: PM Bans Food Exports

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has asked Tanzanians to take part in safeguarding the country's resources, as he put an immediate ban on food exports. On the food export ban, he said that a study had established that as the long ...Read More

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Salmon exports worth £500m to Scotland

Exports worth £500m and 2,000 direct jobs make salmon a healthy part of the Scottish economy. The fish have become Scotland’s number one food export worth £500 million to the country’s economy. Salmon has now regained its position as the ...Read More

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Norway signs agreement on salmon exports to China

Norway has agreed in principle to begin farmed salmon exports to China after a seven-year trade conflict. "For some weeks now there have been discussions between the Food Safety authorities in China and Norway on how we can ensure predictability ...Read More

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Dutch exports continue to rise

The volume of goods exports from the Netherlands was 2.9% higher in April compared to the previous year. However growth was lower than in March, when exports rose by 6% year-on-year. Imports were marginally lower in April, while the April ...Read More

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NZ primary sector exports to hit high

The Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand released its 2017 'situation and outlook' recently. By June 2018 the ministry is expecting agricultural exports to lift to over $41bn, explained by the forecast that dairy prices are likely to remain ...Read More

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Record increase for UK food and drink exports

UK FOOD exports have achieved a new high, with the figures for the first quarter of 2017 up 8.3% on 2016, hitting a record-breaking £4.9 billion. This was once again based on the UK's top three export products – whisky, ...Read More

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Furnace closures in China increase scrap exports

The closure of dangerous induction furnaces in China has caused flows of displaced steel scrap exports to India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, despite the country’s 40% export duty. A delegate told the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) conference in ...Read More

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Seafood exports from Pakistan increase

The exports of fish and fish preparations from Pakistan showed an increase of 17.08 percent during the first ten months of the current financial year compared with the previous year. Fish exports during July-April (2016-17) were $316.926 million compared with ...Read More

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China Made Car Exports go by train

Sweden based Volvo Cars recently announced it has exported the first consignment of China-built cars to Europe by train. It has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by rail freight, via the ...Read More

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Sudan bans imports from Egypt

Sudan’s cabinet has instituted ban on imports of agricultural and animal products from Egypt, and also urged the private sector to import products directly from countries of origin, bypassing neighbouring Egypt. Growing tension between Egypt and Sudan has led to ...Read More

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Vietnam fruit and veg exports surge

Vietnam is expected to earn nearly 1.4 billion U.S. dollars from exports of fruits and vegetables in the first five months of this year. Vietnam's fruit and veg export turnover to China in the five-month period rose 36.8 percent, while ...Read More

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Mangoes boost India’s export

India has boosted agricultural exports, by beginning shipments of juicy varieties of mangoes such as Kesar, Alphonso and Banganapalle to South Korea and Japan. Devendra Kumar Singh, chairman of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA), who ...Read More

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Exports suffer in political uncertainty

The gloomy outlook of the world economy have challenged into the export earnings of Bangladesh this financial year. Exporters and economists are calling for policy support to aid recovery. In the first ten months of 2016-17, export earnings stood at ...Read More

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Russian Exports to US Increase in Spite of Sanctions

The volume of Russian exports to the United States is increasing despite US sanctions and less friendly bilateral relations, Russia's Trade Envoy Alexander Stadnik said. 'In 2014 – 2016, the physical volume of our exports to the United States was ...Read More

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Malaysian pineapple exports to China expected to double

Malaysia’s exports of pineapples to China are forecast to double to RM320 million annually by 2020. This follows the signature of a protocol on phytosanitary requirements for the export of pineapples from Malaysia to China. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister, ...Read More

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Swedish Exporters Struggle

The economy in Sweden slowed at the start of the year as exports tried to maintain momentum, dulling a housing-fueled investment and consumption boom in the largest Nordic economy. Gross domestic product in Sweden grew 0.4 percent in the first ...Read More

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Strike affects Chilean salmon exports

Salmon exports from Chile have been stopped, following a customs strike which began on May 24th. The decision to strike involves grievances over staffing issues, working hours and retirement benefits. This has limited exports and imports of all goods, including ...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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NZ dairy, wood & wine exports up in April

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 resulted in a goods trade surplus of $578 million, said Statistics New Zealand. April's goods trade surplus was the largest monthly surplus since March 2015 and the largest April surplus since ...Read More

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Most of South Africa’s fish exports go to EU

Half of all the fish caught in South Africa is exported to the European Union (EU). Cape hake is the most popular fish species, making up more than 50 percent. South Africa is a net exporter of fish with the ...Read More

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Turkey imposes limits on Russian wheat imports

Exports of Russian wheat to Turkey are facing another barrier, after Ankara introduced a new law restricting Russian imports to 25 percent of the total amount of grain imported. Russia's main exporters confirmed the information reported by a business daily ...Read More

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China defends tariffs on sugar imports

China's recent decision to impose extra tariffs on sugar imports would help maintain a fairer market and trade, accordi8ng to the Chinese commerce ministry. This followed criticism of the decision by major sugar exporter Brazil, which is set to suffer ...Read More

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Norway signs deal to resume salmon exports to China

Norway moved closer to resuming its exports of farmed salmon to China on Tuesday after the two countries signed an agreement, Norway's Fisheries Ministry said on Tuesday. The exports have mainly been blocked since the 2010 award of the Nobel ...Read More

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Rwanda: Horticulture Exports to Soar – Airlines Cut Freight Charges

Rwanda has intensified efforts over the past few years to increase exports, particularly for non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits. These efforts have encountered various challenges, including the high cost of air freight and other logistical issues, such ...Read More

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UK pork exports slow down but imports up

UK exports of fresh and frozen pork during March were 3% lower than last on year but imports rose by a massive 47%. The fall in export volumes to 19,100 tonnes highlights the lack of supply in both clean pigs ...Read More

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Exports to Asia May Slow

The Asian Export boom may be about to end. Demand from consumers and manufacturers in China, a key driver for an unexpected jump in Asian exports so far this year, is likely to reduce as Beijing shifts its focus toward ...Read More

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Swiss Boom in Clothing Exports deceptive

A large increase in Swiss exports of clothing and shoes isn’t quite what it appears; export shipments of textiles and footwear rose 10 percent in 2016, second only to pharmaceuticals and chemicals. But that really reflects dissatisfied shoppers sending back ...Read More

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Georgia wine exports to China to increase

Georgian wine exports to China are set to grow; the two countries have officially signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 13 May. China will drop import tariffs on 93.9% of exported products from Georgia. The import tariff on remaining ...Read More

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Tunisia Seeks to Increase Exports to Russia

Tunisia is hoping to increase its exports to Russia. Many government and private institutions are seeking to boost the Tunisian presence in the promising Russian market. The capital Tunis hosted a workshop to study potential to export to Russia, the ...Read More

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Decline in food exports from Ireland

Export growth from Ireland to the UK fell sharply from 12% in 2015 to just 2% last year. Total exports to the UK, which account for 35% of net Irish indigenous exports, were worth €7.5 billion last year. Enterprise Ireland ...Read More

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Dutch avocado imports

In 2016, the Netherlands imported a record €433m of avocados. This makes it the largest importer of avocados in the world after the US, according to the national statistics office. Avocados are now the second biggest fruit import in the ...Read More

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Turkey says Russian wheat imports resumed

Turkey resumed wheat imports from Russia on 8 May,just a few days after the trade dispute between the two countries was settled. Turkey, traditionally the second-largest importer of Russian wheat after Egypt and the top buyer of its sunflower oil, ...Read More

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German Exports Increase

German exports rose for a third month in March- a sign that Europe’s largest economy is benefiting from a pickup in global trade. Exports rose 0.4 percent from February, the Federal Statistics Office said last week. The data come a ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports rise in April

Exports for the month of April rose to $12.83 billion, which is a 7.83 percent increase from April 2016, according to estimates. Imports also increased by 9.58 percent. In April, the country’s total foreign trade volume soared by 8.65 percent ...Read More

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Pakistani Women entrepreneurs go to Europe to explore export potential

A delegation of women entrepreneurs has left Islamabad for a 10-day visit to explore the European market and find ways to increase exports. The delegation, led by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) Founder-President Samina Fazil, will visit ...Read More

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Scotland’s whisky exports on the rise again

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released new figures showing that Scotch represents more than 20% of the UK’s total food and drink exports. It is 73% of Scotland’s export output. The SWA says scotch exports increased last year by ...Read More

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Exports of Scottish farmed salmon leap by 17%

Exports of farmed salmon from Scotland rose 17% by value last year, but there was another big reduction in the volume of fish sold overseas. There was also a big recovery in exports into the European Union, up by more ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Break Record

Swiss watch exports rose for the first time in 21 months in March. This ended their longest slump on record. Shipments to Hong Kong pulled out of a two-year decline. Exports gained 7.5 percent to 1.6 billion francs ($1.6 billion), ...Read More

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Irish exports to Britain rebound

Ireland’s trade surplus fell by 9 per cent to €4.7 billion in February, after a record-high €5.74 billion a month earlier as imports jumped 16 per cent. Preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicates exports rose 3 per ...Read More

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Indian Export recovery on stream

The Indian export sector started the last financial year badly, with exports falling by 6 percent in the very first month. By the end of the year the sector has distinctly reversed the trend, growing for seven months in a ...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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White fish exports from Norway rising

Fish from Norway are continuing to enjoy an export boom; sales of the main white fish species are showing a steady increase. The Norwegian Seafood Council published statistics showing that the country exported 129,000 tonnes of cod, haddock and saithe ...Read More

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Harvest and exports up for Rhône Valley in 2016

Export volumes of Rhône wines declined very slightly by an estimated 2.7% to 913,000hl: – this was broadly in line with the global downward trend for French exports of still wines. Export values however rose and stayed stable on €460m ...Read More

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North East England exports fall for second quarter

Export sales in the North East ofEngland have fallen for the second quarter in a row, in spite of the fact that many manufacturers claimed that the weak pound was boosting business. The statistics were quoted in the North East ...Read More

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Cyprus Imports and exports up

Both imports and exports rose markedly during the first two months of this year, compared with the same period in 2016, according preliminary data from the Statistical Service. This is in spite of the turmoil at the port of Limassol, ...Read More

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USA Beef Exports growing

U.S.A beef exports continue the 2016 trend with more improvement so far in 2017. In February total beef exports increased by 19.3 percent and combined with the January figures add up to a 20.1 percent year over year increase. Japan ...Read More

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UK manufacturers take extra export cash due to weak pound

British car manufacturers are benefitting from the weak pound. New figures show that exports are generating higher revenues once translated into sterling. Exports are now accounting for a bigger share of turnover for UK car and trailer companies, reversing the ...Read More

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China March exports and imports up

China's March exports rose 16.4 percent from the previous year, while imports increased 20.3 percent. Both exceeded market expectations. Exports in the first quarter of the year rose by 8.2 percent last year, while imports surged 24.0 percent. China's first-quarter ...Read More

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Dutch exports increase

The volume of Dutch exports rose by 8% in February compared with the same period a year earlier. The increase was due largely to exports of machinery, chemical products and transport equipment. Imports in February were 4% higher year-on-year. The ...Read More

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E-certificates for US-EU organic imports

Next week a new system of electronic certificates of inspection will begin for EU imports of organic products from the US and other third countries. And US exporters have six months to adapt to the digital system before e-certification becomes ...Read More

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Falling exports haunt experts

Exports need from Pakistan currently account for only 7.4 percent of Pakistan's GDP, whereas Bangladesh's exports that are equivalent to 14.8 percent of its GDP. Despite its improving GDP growth, Pakistan's exports are declining, creating a big trade deficit. With ...Read More

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UK-China rail freight service starts in Essex

The first direct rail freight service from the UK to China departed from Essex on Monday. A train with 30 containers filled with British-produced exports began the 7,500-mile journey from the DP World London Gateway rail terminal in Stanford-le-Hope. Whisky, ...Read More

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Rwanda:Targeted Support to initiate Exports Growth

There is currently a drive in Rwanda to diversify agriculture exports, and National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) is already promoting horticulture exports including flower farming and growing of fruits. This initiative is mainly designed increase non-traditional cash crop exports. Besides, ...Read More

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Exports boost for manufacturing in Ireland

There was a marked rise in new export business during March, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the sector. An economist with specialist bank Investec,said: "More than twice as many firms reported growth in new export orders ...Read More

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Danish exports to Britain growing

Denmark’s exports to the UK have continued to increase even after the Brexit vote, says Sydbank’s chief economist Jacob Graven. At the end of 2016, Danish exports to Britain were about 37 billion kroner. According to Graven, Britain was Denmark’s ...Read More

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EU farmers seek exports as quotas end

EU farmers are increasing production of sugar beet this year, when they will be freed at last to grow as much as they want and export it globally, after a decade of strict quotas and export limits. Several EU member ...Read More

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Mexico Looks Beyond USA for Corn Imports

In response to widespread concern over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Trump administration, Mexico proposes to reduce ties to U.S. agriculture and look for new exporting partners. After indications of a possible 20 ...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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Scotch meat exports excel

SCOTTISH MEAT has made a great contribution to the country's record year of food and drink export growth. New figures released by the Scottish Government showed that total food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, ...Read More

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Japan trade surplus with China

Japan has logged a surplus of 111.8 billion yen (S$1.4 billion) with China - its first in five years. Overall, Japan's seasonally adjusted trade surplus stood at 680.3 billion yen. This is the highest since April 2010. Analysts said that ...Read More

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USA Protectionism threatens exporters

President Donald Trump has singled out Japan, China and Germany for their high net exports to the American market. This is a concern for exporting countries, who fear that global trade could falter. Japan and the US will start a ...Read More

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Japan February exports up

Japan's exports had the biggest increase in more than two years in February. Exports recovered from a Chinese New Year slowdown in January, as a widening trade surplus with the US potentially raises tensions in expectation of rising protectionism from ...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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Brazil’s meat exports drop sharply

According to Brazil's Trade Ministry, the country's meat exports have dropped to $74,000 (68,500 euros), compared with the daily average of $63 million - a drop by 99.9 percent. Last week a police investigation showed the existence of a corrupt ...Read More

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Rains damage produce exports from Peru

Spectacular growth in Peru’s fruit and vegetable exports could be temporarily disrupted by the heavy rains that have been battering coastal regions since December, killing dozens of people and causing widespread flooding and damage to roads and houses. Carlos Posada ...Read More

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Exports up, revenue down for 2016-17 cherries from Chile

By the end of February, total exports were 17% higher, but total FOB returns were 28% down at US$444 million. The drop is revenue is due to the significantly lower unit price, which was US$4.70 per kilo on average – ...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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Brexit to help farmers with China chicken feet exports

Farmers could profit from chicken feet by increasing exports to China for business after Brexit, a farming minister has said. George Eustice said there were opportunities to increase exports of this popular snack to China, and other areas where parts ...Read More

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Log exports from British Columbia under threat

Log exports are a contentious issue.; some politicians, policy analysts and unions have argued for a ban on log exports, whereas the current government has allowed limited exports of logs, but with an excessively complex export-approval process. Some commentators think ...Read More

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Freight Demand Continues Slow Recovery

Air freight demand was up 6.9 percent in January, as export orders increased and the shipping of consumer electronic parts witnessed a steady rise, IATA said in its monthly update. Africa had the biggest regional jump in demand, 24.3 percent, ...Read More

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China imports surge almost 40%

China's imports increased by almost 40% in February 2017, according to official data, driven by higher commodity prices and strong domestic demand. Exports fell 1.3 percent, far below the 14 percent estimate. The readings left China with a trade deficit ...Read More

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Tea exports from India drop in January

Tea exports fell by 6.62 per cent to 19.02 million kg in January this year from 20.37 million kg in the corresponding month a year ago, according to Tea Board data.  By value, exports fell 4.14 per cent.  Most of ...Read More

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Scottish ministers to boost exports

Scotland could struggle to meet export targets because of "significant cuts" to the enterprise budget,Scottish Conservatives have warned. The party has asked the Scottish Government to do more to help boost exports from businesses. MSPs were debating a report on ...Read More

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South Korea exports to China increase by 28.7%

South Korean exports to China rose for a fourth month in February, leaping 28.7 percent compared with a year ago, trade ministry data showed. The February rise was the strongest since November 2010, driven by exports of intermediate goods like ...Read More

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Exports from Pakistan

The textile export figures in January 2017 have finally registered an increase. This means that the government’s textile package for exports may be working and perhaps it's now time to further strengthen it. Commentators say that the government should quickly ...Read More

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Chile leads fruit exports to China in 2016

Chile became the leading exporter of fresh fruits to China in 2016, overtaking Vietnam and even Thailand, local media reported last week. Chile exported $1.2 billion of fresh fruit, mainly cherries, to China last year, the report said, citing data ...Read More

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US trade policy may affect pigmeat exports

Donald Trump's trade policies, could damage the USA'S future pigmeat exports, causing a knock-on impact on other exporters, including the UK, according to one pork producer. “President Trump has been supporting a protectionist, anti-globalisation agenda which he believes will support ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Continue Decline

The Swiss watch industry began the year where it left off, with exports falling in January, albeit at a slower pace than in 2016. Export shipments of Swiss timepieces fell 6.2 percent, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch ...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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UK goods may cost more as import prices rise

Britain’s manufacturers fear that increased cost of raw materials may threaten a robust recovery since the Brexit vote that has included total export orders hitting a two-year high. A survey of the sector found that firms said the weak pound ...Read More

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Swiss trade surplus rises due to big fall in imports

The Swiss trade surplus rose to CHF 4.7 billion in January from CHF 2.7 billion in the previous month, attributable to sharp declines in imports during the month. The report showed that imports during January slid 5.3 percent compared 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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UK food and drink exports reach record levels

An increase in exports to the USA and China helped global exports of UK food and drink rise to a record-breaking £20bn last year, says Defra. Food and drink exports grew in total by nearly 10% in 2016, according to ...Read More

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Sterling devaluation reduces value of Irish exports to Britain

The Brexit-related crash in sterling reduced the value of Irish goods exports to Britain by about half a billion last year, the latest trade figures show. According to the Central Statistics Office, exports to Britain fell by €496 million to ...Read More

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Brazil forced to import Robusta coffee

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday that he has asked the country's Foreign Trade Chamber to authorize robusta coffee imports at near zero tariff, according to the ministry. If the board approves the request, it would be the ...Read More

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Trade shows increase UK fashion exports

UK exports of clothing and textiles increased by 7% year on year to £9.1bn in 2016, following success at European trade shows. The UK Fashion & Textile Association reported that exports have increased by 28% in the last five years. ...Read More

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Imports of potatoes to Romania up

Romania imported 120,830 tons of fresh and frozen potatoes in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 45% against the similar period of 2015. The sums spent surpassed 27.4 million euro in the mentioned period, while in the ...Read More

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Pakistan government offers exports package

The export package enabled exporters to improve cash flows for the next six months, as the eligible sectors got refunds on all exports made between January and June. Thereafter, producers would need to make a10 percent export increase to receive ...Read More

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Honda enjoys export bounce to the US and Japan

Honda UK is producing more cars as the lower pound has boosted exports of its new British-built Civic hatchback to the USA and other international markets including Japan, executives said last week. Honda’s European spokesman Nik Pearson said: ‘The lower ...Read More

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Thai Rice Exports fall due to Vietnam Competition

Rice exports from Thailand, the largest world supplier after India, are likely to decline about 4 percent this year because of increased competition from Vietnam and other producers. Exports will total 9.5 million tons in 2017,the honorary president of the ...Read More

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SNP to miss exports target

The Scottish National Party government is set to miss a target to increase international exports by four years, the Scottish Labour Party claims. They said the government will probably miss a target set in 2011 to deliver a 50per cent ...Read More

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Adriatic – Baltic rail freight service launched

What is described as 'the first direct rail freight service' between the ports of Trieste in Italy and Kiel in Germany was launched on January 25. There are connections with shipping services to Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey. The service is ...Read More

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Newcastle and Sunderland exports go to the EU

A new report shows that Sunderland is in the top 10 cities in the country to be reliant on the European Union for exports. It is also one of only seven which are heavily reliant on a specific industry for ...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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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 record crop of 119 million tonnes in 2016, the SovEcon agriculture consultancy said. ...Read More

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Scottish exports grow

According to figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), exports from Small and Medium Enterprises were worth £12.4billion to the Scottish economy in 2014.This represented a 59% rise since 2006. As a percentage of total exports from Scotland, SMEs ...Read More

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Exports of Scottish-made gin and beer on the rise

Exports of gin and craft beer from Scotland have grown during last year, new figures show. Whisky remains the "driving force of the UK food and drink industry", however. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all exports each year. ...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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Weak pound boosts exports

Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI chief economist, said: “UK manufacturers are firing on all cylinders right now, with domestic orders up and optimism rising at the fastest pace in two years. “The weaker pound is driving export optimism for the year ...Read More

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Taiwan cabbage exports troubled

Cabbage is not yet one of Taiwan's major agricultural export products, due to a lack of integrated marketing systems. The Council of Agriculture showed that Taiwan dedicates 9,000 hectares of farmland to cabbages, with annual production estimated at over 360,000 ...Read More

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Cognac exports reach highest level yet

Cognac exports reached their highest ever level in 2016,mainly because of the expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) zone, according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). AFter a positive 2015, Cognac exports continued to rise ...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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Greek exports continue recovery in November

Greek exports continued to rise in November, coming to 4.2 percent on a monthly basis. This was the fourth consecutive month with a rise in the value of exports. Data analyzed by the Panhellenic Exporters’ Association showed that the total ...Read More

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New Year Celebrations in China

The build up to Chinese New Year has already started, and can involve business disruption for about two weeks. Companies in China begin winding up for the year on 12 January, as workers head for home and the biggest holiday ...Read More

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Exports add £35 a pig to UK industry

Pork exports add about £35 to the value of UK pigs, with products going to China making a major contribution to that total, an industry lader told participants at the Oxford Farming Conference. According to some current estimates, pigmeat exports ...Read More

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German output lower, but exports surge

German exports surged 3.9% in November from the month before, while imports increased 3.5%. But total exports in the first eleven months of the year were only 0.8% higher than in the same period in 2015, a sign that global ...Read More

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Good citrus exports end difficult year for Australia

Queensland citrus growers are expanding their planting of export varieties because of good prices for exports, which outperformed domestic markets. Prices for fruit popular in export markets are encouraging compared with the domestic market. A grower said that export prices ...Read More

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Italian machinery exports recover

A third-quarter 2016 recovery in exports of plastics and rubber machinery by Italian machine makers helped improve sales. In the nine months from January to September 2016, imports of machinery to Italy increased by 8.5 percent. Exports climbed by 1.5 ...Read More

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Afghanistan exports decline

Cool relations between Kabul and Islamabad have slowed down Afghanistan’s plans to boost fruit exports. Pomegranates and grapes have long been a part of Afghan exports, but trade from the landlocked country has suffered due to poor air connectivity and ...Read More

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Rwanda Flower exports gain momentum

After more than three years of planned rose exports from Rwanda’s Gishari Flower Park in Rwamagana District, ‘encouraging’ flower shipments have been exported to key European markets. Since production started in July, the project managed by Bella Flowers, has shipped ...Read More

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New export markets for English wine in 2017

Wine producers in the UK intend to increase exports by ten-fold by 2020, and have claimed strong early progress, with bottles of English and Welsh sparkling wine being exported to 27 countries in 2016. Even France and Italy, which produce ...Read More

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UK car exports at record high

The car industry in the UK reported record exports in the first 11 months of the year. It is thought that the low pound boosted sales. UK car exports increased to 1.25m, the highest ever. Factories had put on more ...Read More

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Cultural goods exports from Turkey rise by 120 per cent

Cultural goods exports from Turkey, which mainly consists of the exports of handicrafts, has increased by 120 percent in the past five years. The exports value of cultural goods was 17.8 billion Turkish liras ($5.06 billion) in 2015, compared to ...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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Burgundy Exports to UK increase

Despite yields in Burgundy falling to 1.15 million HectoLitres from an average 1.5 million HectoLitres due to frost and hail in the Spring, the region saw gains in exports to the UK, recording a17.7% rise in wine exports. Meanwhile Beaujolais ...Read More

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Cool-climate wines increase French exports

Overall wine exports from France dropped 1.4% in volume in 2015, with FranceAgriMer
 reporting AOC wines down 1.5% for AOC and PGI wines down 5%. However cool climate wines remained level and an increase in export volumes, with key US ...Read More

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Russian wheat exports up 1.9% on year

Russian wheat exports in the 2016-17 marketing year from July 1 to December 14 were up 1.9% year on year at 14.317 million mt, Ministry of Agriculture data showed last week. Wheat exports from Russia have been slower than expected ...Read More

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EU sets import duties on steel bars from Belarus

The European Union will impose duties on imports of concrete reinforcement rods and bars from Belarus, to counter what it considers are excessively cheap prices, according to news on Tuesday. The European trade bloc will impose import duties of 12.5 ...Read More

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Georgia wine exports to China highest ever

Georgia’s wine exports to China registered the highest growth rate among all export markets in the first 11 months of the year. According to the latest figures released by Georgia’s National Wine Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, wine exports ...Read More

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Afghan dried fruit, herbal exports up

Officials of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) last week claimed an increase in the export of dried fruit from the province of southern Kandahar. They said that the quality of dried fruit had driven up demand in ...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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Uncertain outlook for exports to US, China from Germany

German engineers expect low growth in 2017, with an uncertain outlook for exports to the United States and China offsetting a recovery in exports to other markets such as Russia and India. They warned it was unclear what path the ...Read More

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Brazil’s export lull precedes record soybean shipments

Although Brazil's exports Shipments of corn and its byproduct, ethanol, were down by nearly 80 percent in October and November versus a year ago, encouraging results are expected for 2017. Soybeans fared slightly better in October/November, with exports down two-thirds ...Read More

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China November exports reverse decline

China's November exports rose 0.1 percent on-year, thus reversing October's 7.3 percent decline. Imports to China in November meanwhile grew at the fastest pace since September 2014, rising 6.7 percent from a year ago. Imports into China had fallen 1.4 ...Read More

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Small business sector produces 26% of Dutch exports

More than 26% of the Dutch exports last year were made by independent small businesses, the Dutch statistics bureau CBS said last week. CBS noted that most of these goods were manufactured in the Netherlands. The export figure for the ...Read More

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American agriculture export fears

Since winning the presidential election, Donald Trump’s anti-trade tone has moderated, but not completely faded. Farmers and ranchers, remain wary, because 20 percent of all U.S. farm production is exported. In 2015, U.S. agriculture exported $133 billion of bulk commodities ...Read More

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Russia intends to boost agriculture exports

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced an obujective of increasing exports of Russia’s agricultural products from $17 to $19 bn. He added that the goal is to "boost the potential of exports in the future, keeping in mind that the ...Read More

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Continued decline in machinery exports to Russia

Exports of plastics and rubber machinery to Russia have continued to fall sharply this year, figures issued by a German industry association have revealed. Before the Interplastica exhibition which will happen on 24-27 January 2017 in Moscow, the association put ...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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Turkey’s exports in October

The main destination for Turkish exports in October was Germany with $1.308 billion, followed by the U.K. with $1.049 billion, Iraq with $774 million and Italy with $739 million. The overall volume of exports decreased in comparison with the same ...Read More

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Autumn Statement good news for Exports

In his autumn statement earlier in November, the Chancellor announced doubling support for export shippers as the government looks to make it easier for British companies to export. He has extended the export credit guarantee and increased the number of ...Read More

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Dutch flower/plant exports to UK fall by 7%

Floridata said overall exports increased in September by almost one per cent during the month, but exports to the UK dropped by seven per cent, while France consumed four per cent fewer products. Germany showed average growth in imports from ...Read More

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Wien Süd freight terminal test operations begin

Rail Cargo Austria has begun test running at the Wien Süd freight terminal. The official opening will be on December 5. This is planned to be Austria's biggest import and export transshipment hub. The multi-functional terminal includes an intermodal facility ...Read More

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Shipping on Rhine in Germany increases as water rises

Freight shipping on all of the river Rhine in Germany has returned to its normal levels, as rain has raised water levels to allow full vessel loading. Levels on the River had been below normal since early September, compelling vessels ...Read More

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Value of UK Pork Exports Increases

The value of pork exports from the UK during September increased 16 per cent on the year, reaching £21.7 million. A 26 per cent rise in average unit prices supported the total export value. The weak the pound which protected ...Read More

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Chinese firm exports transistor chips to India

The leading locomotive maker in China said last week that it has made its first bulk export of eight-inch transistor chips to India for upgrading the transformers of 100 electric locomotives to make the electric trains more energy-efficient. The state-run ...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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Donald Trump may jeopardize New Zealand wine exports

The New Zealand Export Organisation is concerned that Donal Trump's election as US President will reduce opportunities for NZ exporters. His apparent desire to introduce protectionist measures for international trade may mean that it is no longer economic for exports ...Read More

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