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India defence imports

India is reducing its dependence on Russian arms imports to counter tensions with Pakistan and China. According to the Stockholm International Peace Resear...
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Posted on March 13, 2024

French exports to Libya hit record high

French exports to Libya amounted to $325 million in 2023, which was a significant increase of 36.4% compared with 2022, the French Embassy in Tripoli confi...
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Posted on March 5, 2024

French exports of perfumes and cosmetics

There has been a slowdown in key markets, such as China and the United States but French exports of perfumes and cosmetic products continue to grow rapidly...
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Posted on February 14, 2024

Airships for Large Cargo

A French logistics and freight forwarder has a new idea on how to move large cargo for shippers; they plan to fly it to and from the ship using airships no...
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Posted on November 21, 2023

Sparkling Wine Imports

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

Valentine chocolates in Japan costly as imports increase prices

The average retail price for chocolate for Valentine’s Day this year is ¥390 including tax, up by 7% from the previous year. Increased costs for ingr...
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Posted on February 14, 2023

Norway salmon exports rise

The value of salmon exports from Norway during October rose by 14% year on year. Although the export performance did not quite match the September recor...
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Posted on November 24, 2021

Pomegranate exports from Tunisia on the rise

Pomegranate exports from Tunisia, which started in September, have increased by +4.34% compared with 2020. According to the Interprofessional Fruit Grou...
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Posted on October 30, 2021

Putin: Only our champagne is the real thing

A law has been approved in Russia by President Putin, which decrees that only sparkling wine produced in Russia can be called 'champagne.'  Any wine impor...
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Posted on July 2, 2021

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$...
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Posted on January 2, 2021

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 facia...
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Posted on September 20, 2020

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 Euro...
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Posted on July 12, 2020

Singapore and France agree freight policy

Singapore and France have announced in a joint statement that they will co-operate to ensure the supply chains for essential food and agricultural freight ...
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Posted on June 11, 2020

Pigs fly into China

More than 4,000 high-quality French breeding pigs arrived by air freight from China so far this year, as the world's top pork producer rebuilds its decimat...
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Posted on April 3, 2020

Champagne exports worry

Producers from Champagne fear that coronavirus will threaten potential export sales to Asia. A fifth-generation champagne producer said: “I mean ever...
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Posted on March 5, 2020

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 ma...
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Posted on January 1, 2020

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....
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Posted on December 13, 2019

US threatening import tariffs on France

The USA has been planning import tariffs on goods from various European countries, in retaliation for subsidies given to Airbus. There will be import dutie...
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Posted on December 2, 2019

Higher Prices on Lighter Wine imports

The USA is soon to introduce 25 percent American import tariffs on certain European foods, drinks and other products. The tariffs will go into effect on O...
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Posted on October 8, 2019

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 co...
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Posted on September 13, 2019

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...
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Posted on February 19, 2019

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...
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Posted on September 16, 2018

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 be...
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Posted on August 20, 2018

Foie gras imports may be banned after Brexit

Imports of a luxury French food, made by force-feeding ducks or geese may be banned from being to the UK after Brexit, a UK government minister has hinted...
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Posted on June 16, 2018

French farmers blockade fuel over palm oil imports

The main farmers' union of France called for protesters to continue a blockade of refineries and fuel depots, after the government failed to address their ...
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Posted on June 15, 2018

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...
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Posted on May 18, 2018

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 amou...
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Posted on March 31, 2018

European Rail Freight Group Call for Action

The collapse of the new rail tunnel at Rastatt in Germany has caused serious disruptions to intermodal freight travelling in western Europe. The European R...
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Posted on September 10, 2017

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...
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Posted on August 28, 2017

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 s...
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Posted on August 14, 2017

Third country imports up in Nepal

Nepal’s imports from third countries have soared in recently, with shipments from France, Ukraine, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and South Korea, in particular...
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Posted on July 31, 2017

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 ...
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Posted on June 29, 2017

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...
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Posted on June 20, 2017

Freight companies call for action at ports

Freight companies in Kent are urging the government to meet French officials to help protect freight lorry drivers in Calais following reports of increased...
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Posted on May 25, 2017

Exports of lamb on increase

While imports of lamb declined during February, exports rose by 10 per cent on the previous year to 5,600 tonnes. This is despite a decline in volumes goin...
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Posted on May 7, 2017

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 ...
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Posted on April 1, 2017

UK Customs ‘asleep’ as illegal Chinese imports avoid VAT

UK Customs has been accused of being “asleep at the wheel”, by allowing imports of illegal goods from China without paying VAT. Several executives i...
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Posted on March 11, 2017

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 bot...
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Posted on January 29, 2017

Freight train arrives Chinese city to London

About 34 containers packed with clothing, bags and millions of pairs of socks completed the 7,456-mile journey to east London on January 18th. During th...
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Posted on January 26, 2017

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 sparklin...
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Posted on December 31, 2016

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 ...
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Posted on December 26, 2016

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%. Howe...
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Posted on December 25, 2016

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 Franc...
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Posted on November 30, 2016

France’s trade deficit widens as exports fall

France's trade deficit widened in September as declines in exports were sharper than the fall in imports, the French customs office said this week. The ...
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Posted on November 8, 2016

Scotland’s £12bn ‘exports’ to Europe are at risk

BREXIT puts almost £12 billion a year worth of Scotland's exports to Europe at risk, a new report has warned. A briefing by Holyrood researchers highligh...
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Posted on August 9, 2016

Dutch flower and plant sales exports continue to rise

The Netherlands exported cut flowers and plants to the value of €3.2bn in the first six months of this year, a 3% rise on 2015, export organisation VGB s...
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Posted on July 24, 2016

South Africa aims to boost exports to India, France

Trade and Industry Minister of South Africa, Rob Davies says the country will use the up-and-coming state visits involving India and France to boost trade ...
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Posted on July 12, 2016

French Wheat Exports Improve

French wheat stockpiles will be much smaller than previously forecast, as exports accelerate and farmers hold back grain in hopes of higher prices. Fren...
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Posted on June 5, 2016

Freight Transport Association visits Calais

Freight Transport Association (FTA) representatives and members were invited to Calais at the beginning of the month by Immigration Minister James Brokensh...
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Posted on April 25, 2016

French Wheat Exports increased In January

France exported 1.1 million tonnes of soft wheat outside the European Union in January, the second-highest monthly volume since the start of the 2015/16 se...
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Posted on March 18, 2016
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