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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 Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has written an open letter to Federal minister Alexander Dobrindt, Ministry of ...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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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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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, rising sharply due to lower costs. According to the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC), imports from these ...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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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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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 migrant activity. According to drivers, rubbish bins were placed on the entry to the Port of ...Read More

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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 going to France, which is the UK’s largest export market. French exports were ...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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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 involved in imports into the UK, have noted the scale of the problem, particularly in regards ...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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Freight train arrives Chinese city to London

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

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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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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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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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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 eurozone's second-largest economy recorded a 4.77 billion euro ($5.28 billion) trade deficit in September after ...Read More

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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 highlights the significance of access to the single market. The briefing by the Scottish Parliament’s ...Read More

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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 said last week. Much of the rise was due to exporters raising ...Read More

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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 and investment, in a bid to boost exports to those markets. The Minister also said ...Read More

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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. French wheat exporters are benefiting from increasing demand from Morocco, where severe drought slashed the harvest by ...Read More

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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 Brokenshire MP.   The visit was to explore progress and ongoing challenges with migrants trying to board freight vehicles ...Read More

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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 season. This was helped by substantial sales to Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, customs data showed. In ...Read More

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French wine and spirit exports reach all-time high

France scored record-breaking sales of wines and spirits in 2015, due mainly to robust exports of champagne and cognac, with €11.7 billion ($13.15 billion) flowing in. "This good result should not distract from the constant erosion of our export market ...Read More

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NFU welcomes DairyUK Exports Strategy

Dairy UK has published a new export strategy to help the dairy industry unlock a ‘new world of opportunity’ on international markets. The strategy, ‘United Kingdom: Exporting Dairy to the World’, identifies a raft of actions and recommendations that will ...Read More

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New Poole-Bilbao freight service

A vessel to carry freight between Poole and Bilbao, in northern Spain has been chartered by a French shipping company. A pure RoRo craft, Pelican has the capacity for around one hundred unaccompanied freight trailers and twelve drivers and will ...Read More

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Saudi Arabia suspends French imports over bird flu

Saudi Arabia yesterday suspended the import of poultry, eggs and dairy products from seven French regions, due to a bird flu outbreak. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said the regions include France’s southwestern Dordogne. The director of the French ...Read More

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Scottish whisky and salmon exports to France soar

New Government figures have revealed a growing demand for Scottish produce among the French, largely driven by a growing taste for the Scottish national drink. Exports of whisky have risen by over 50 per cent since 2007. Wine continues to ...Read More

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French trade deficit widens as imports increase

France's trade deficit widened in October from September as imports rose abruptly and exports declined slightly, the country's customs office said on Tuesday. The trade deficit of the eurozone's second-largest economy rose to 4.58 billion euros ($4.97 billion) in October ...Read More

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France bans imports of lion hunt trophies

France has banned the import of lion heads, paws and skins as hunters’ trophies, almost four months after the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion by an American trophy hunter sparked international outrage. In a letter to the animals rights ...Read More

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Scottish food and drink exports could be at risk from Brexit

The SNP has warned that Scottish exports worth £733 million could be put at risk if Britain leaves the EU. External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the union was “essential” to maintaining trade in products such as whisky, which provides ...Read More

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UKTI deal with to boost UK exports

Amazon have done a deal with the Government, in an attempt to give more support to small businesses wishing to export. Last year the number of UK businesses using Amazon Marketplace to export was up by more than 90%. The ...Read More

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Calais refugees:Freight companies warn of ‘grave’ consequences

Freight companies have warned of "grave" consequences, unless security is tightened in Calais. Eurotunnel has lifted a suspension on British-bound freight trains passing through the tunnel, which started over the Bank Holiday weekend, one of the busiest times of the ...Read More

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Scottish Salmon Company reports ‘record’ Q2 exports

National figures indicate that exports of whole, fresh salmon rose again in 2014 to an all time maximum, with a value of £494M. While the USA remained the top export destination with sales worth £213M, there was also significant consolidation ...Read More

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Britain to build ‘secure zone’ for freight traffic

The UK Government willbuild a new “secure zone” for British-bound freight lorries at Calais, to stop vehicles being targeted by illegal immigrants. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that a special holding area will be constructed next to the ferry ...Read More

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France expects threat from Russia to wheat exports

French crop officials, ending a series of upgrades to wheat export forecasts, highlighted the threat to the country's trading prospects due to Russia lifting an export a tax on shipments of the grain. FranceAgriMer, which had raised its forecast for ...Read More

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Scottish salmon exports ‘reach £500m for first time’

Figures released last week show that exports of Scottish salmon grew by £50 million last year, reaching £500 million for the first time ever. This announcement comes as Scotland’s salmon farmers head for the Seafood Global Expo, the world’s largest ...Read More

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France bans imports of Italian vegetables

Italian farm associations have accused France of starting a trade war, by announcing a ban on imports of vegetables from the southern Puglia region because of a bacterial outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of olive trees. French Agriculture ...Read More

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Champagne exports to ‘overtake’ sales in France

The Comite Champagne is predicting that more champagne will be exported that sold in France in 2015. The new managing director of the Comite said that export sales will continue to go, and will overtake French sales by the end ...Read More

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Exports of French Wine and Spirits Drop

Exports of wine and spirits from France dropped sharply in the first half of the year, hit by a dramatic slowdown of demand for luxury drinks in China. Exports of wines and spirits—one of France's top 10 exports—fell 7.3% to ...Read More

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France will be top wine producer despite fall in exports

There was good news for France’s wine industry this week as it emerged the country is set to overtake Italy to become the world’s largest wine producer, although a fall in demand from China has seen exports plummet. Italy was ...Read More

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Air Freight Good News

A four times weekly air freight service from Hong Kong to Paris to meet demand from French importers has been announced by a leading freight forwarding company. American Airlines and US Airways Cargo have produced May tonnage figures showing a ...Read More

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Prosecco exports to UK leap by 40%

The Italian sparkling wine enjoyed a huge increase in popularity last year as exports to the UK soared 40.2 per cent in a single year, according to new research. This follows a dismal year for champagne, UK sales of which ...Read More

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