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America’s Imports From China Tumble

In January 2017, the U.S. imported nearly $41.4 billion worth of product from China, which dropped to nearly $32.8 billion in February 2017. This marked a record month-to-month decline of just over $8.6 billion worth of imports from China. In ...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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Russia Suspends Imports of Poultry Products from EU Countries

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) banned imports of live poultry and hatching eggs from several EU countries, including Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Poland and Sweden over the threat of avian flu. The countries affected ...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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Price of imported fruit and vegetables

The price of food imported from the EU is likely to rise by up to 8% as Britain is forced to impose extra border controls after Brexit, making it more difficult import foods that we cannot produce ourselves. Last year ...Read More

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Hong Kong lifts ban on meat imports from Brazil

Hong Kong said last week that it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat. An investigation into corruption has hit exports from the world's top beef and poultry exporter. Meat exports fell by around a fifth the ...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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Turkey may stop Russia wheat imports

The economy minister of Turkey said that the country has not banned the import of wheat and similar products from Russia, but imports may completely stop as Turkish companies do not like to import from Russia. Turkish import buyers have ...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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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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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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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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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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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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India Imports More Wheat

Wheat production in India will probably fall short of a government forecast, causing the world’s second-biggest grower to import a large quantity amid declining domestic inventory. Imports in 2017-18 may total 2 million tons, the second highest level in 11 ...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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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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Cheap NZ imports could damage UK lamb industry

The Welsh rural affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths has expressed fears that a free trade deal with New Zealand could damage the UK lamb industry irreparably. She said that a huge influx of lamb imports' would absolutely destroy' the industry. Phil ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports, imports fell in 2016

Turkey's exports fell by 0.9 percent and imports fell by 4.2 percent in 2016 compared with last year, while the foreign trade deficit fell by 11.7 percent helped by low oil prices. The Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) published the foreign ...Read More

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Texan Business Owners Fear Tax On Imports From Mexico

A possible import tax to pay for president Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border is causing protests from business owners in Texas. The tax is not yet in operation but has created anxiety among businesses who import on a ...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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Trump Will Need Imports for His Domestic Priorities

The new President of the USA wants to minimise imports, which he says take away American jobs. These criticisms seem not to take account of the fact that, apart from energy, the U.S. imports significant amounts of the commodities it ...Read More

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Ireland cost of imports rise

The value of Irish imports increased by 18 per cent to €6.15 billion in November, as weakness in sterling could be inflating the cost of British-manufactured goods. The latest trade figures also reveal the value of exports fell by 1 ...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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Iraq poultry import ban includes Serbia, Finland and Britain

Iraq widened a ban on live and frozen poultry imports to include Serbia, Finland and Britain on Monday. This reflects government concern over the spread of bird flu. The country imports nearly 50 percent of its annual poultry needs. Iraq ...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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Alcohol imports to China grew in 2016

China’s imported alcoholic drinks continued to grow in the first 11 months of 2016, with spirits imports registering positive growths in both volume and value. Figures were released recently by China Association for Imports and Export of Wine & Spirits. ...Read More

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Why a US recession could cause pain for China

A recession in the USA could be a big challenge for major exporters to the US, such as Germany and China. The US is the world’s biggest importer. 14 percent of global imports in 2015 were to the US and ...Read More

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US continues probe of China plywood imports

U.S. trade officials said they will continue their anti-dumping investigation into some hardwood plywood products imported from China, after deciding there was a "reasonable indication" that the domestic plywood industry was hurt by subsidized imports. The U.S. International Trade Commission, ...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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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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China’s wine imports forecast to grow 25% in 2016

China’s wine imports in 2016 are expected to increase by 25% over the previous year, which would make it the highest in the past five years. The country imported 505 million litres of wines, worth about US$1.9 billion in the ...Read More

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EU bans Ukraine poultry imports due to avian flu

The European Union has banned poultry imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over avian flu, Ukraine's food safety watchdog said last week. The ban, which is for an indeterminate period, is linked to a recent case of avian flu in ...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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Trump’s China tariff may damage US industries

Donald Trump is still taking a tough stance on China and some investors are starting to wonder who who will suffer if he puts words into action. The ramifications of the president-elect's talk of a punitive 45 percent tariff imports ...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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Pakistan puts cotton imports from India on hold

Pakistan has suspended cotton imports from its top supplier, India, because the shipments failed to fulfil phyto-sanitary certification. Traders say it is possible that rising hostility between the neighbours might have prompted Pakistan to restrict imports. This will help other ...Read More

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China’s meat imports growing against trend

This year China beat Japan as world's largest pork importer. Contrary to other agricultural imports, which are proving weak in 2016 thus far, China's meat imports are reaching record levels in 2016 because of shortages in local production. Local meat ...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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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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WWF reveals ‘challenging’ furniture imports to UK

The WWF-UK has revealed that imports from outside the EU are the furniture industry’s biggest challenge when dealing with sourcing timber from legitimate producers. According to its new report ‘Are you sitting comfortably? Sustainable timber sourcing and the UK furniture ...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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USA Thanksgiving demand to increase import volumes

A new report predicts major retail container ports will see a 4.4 percent increase in import cargo volumes this month before the Thanksgiving holiday. The monthly forecast from the Global Port Tracker also indicates that December "should see a slightly ...Read More

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Pakistan tea imports up by 10.8% in first quarter

Tea imports into Pakistan increased by 10.79 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year. The tea imports into the country were recorded at $134.448 million during July-September (2016-17) compared ...Read More

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Zimbabwe Clothing Industry Suffering From Imports

Zimbabwe's clothing industry is under pressure from a worsening economy, which has made most local clothing lines uncompetitive against cheap imports which have flooded the market. The sustained erosion of incomes has forced Zimbabweans to resort to cheap imports, including ...Read More

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Taiwan Government continues to monitor Japan food imports

The government will continue to rigorously monitor food products imported from Japan to ensure public health. There had been rumours that Taiwan is considering lifting a ban on food imports from Japanese prefectures close to the site of the Fukushima ...Read More

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US may launch investigation into Chinese steel imports

The Department of Commerce is expected to launch a formal investigation into whether Chinese steel companies are shipping steel through Vietnam to avoid U.S. import tariffs. The decision to investigate, follows a complaint in September from U.S. steelmakers, and is ...Read More

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German September Exports Decline 0.7%

Seasonally-adjusted exports from Germany declined 0.7% in the year to September following a 3.4% gain seen the previous month, while imports declined 0.5% over the year after a 1.9% gain previously. During the first nine months of 2016, exports secured ...Read More

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South Africa’s industry hurt by cold-rolled steel imports

Imports of cold-rolled steel products, particularly from China, are hurting South African producers, initial findings from a local trade agency showed earlier this week, potentially paving the way for import duties. The International Trade Administration of South Africa launched an ...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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China Imports falling

China's imports of iron ore, crude oil, coal and copper all fell in October, after its robust demand drove global prices of many major commodities higher this year. Analysts had expected October exports to have fallen 6 percent from a ...Read More

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China exports, imports fall more than expected in October

China's exports and imports fell more than expected in October. Weak domestic and global demand adding to doubts that a pick-up in economic activity in the world's largest trading nation can be sustained. October exports fell 7.3 percent from a ...Read More

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North Korea imports rice on large scale in September

North Korea imported the largest-ever amount of rice from China per month in September since the launch of the Kim Jong-un regime in 2011, in an apparent bid to stabilize prices, a U.S. broadcaster reported last week. North Korea imported ...Read More

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UK wood pellet imports expected to reach new record in 2016

The United Kingdom is by far the largest importer of wood pellets in the world followed by Denmark, South Korea and Belgium. In the 2Q/16, the U.K. imported record volumes of just over 2 million tons, which was 11 percent ...Read More

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Sweden exports more to Nigeria

Nigeria’s trade exports to Sweden have continued to increase reaching N222.713 billion as at 2015 while exports from Sweden to Nigeria is N74.237 billion according to Swedish Minister for European Union (EU) Affairs and Trade, Mrs. Ann Linde. Speaking to ...Read More

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China’s coal imports surge again

China’s imports of coal from the seaborne market surged again in October, thereby justifying the jump in prices but also raising questions as to how much more of the fuel the world’s top buyer can import. Seaborne coal imports were ...Read More

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British gin exports skyrocket

The rest of the world has developed a bigger taste for British gin than ever before. New figures show global exports have risen 166 per cent by value since 2000. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, exports since ...Read More

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US trade deficit widens in August on higher imports

The U.S.A trade deficit rose more than expected in August because a rise in imports offset higher exports. The Commerce Department said last week that the trade gap widened 3 percent to $40.73 billion. Imports hit their highest level since ...Read More

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China Allowing Corn Exports

Big crops in the U.S.A are expected to find more competition on the world market, as China announces plans to start exporting its massive corn stockpile. This would be the first time in 10 years that China has issued permits ...Read More

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Monsoon Rainfall Seen Trimming India Imports

India may import less sugar than predicted three months ago, after global prices surged to a four-year high and the first normal monsoon in three years boosted the outlook for domestic crop. Imports may total 1.25 million metric tons in ...Read More

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Estonia imports rubbish to keep power plant running

Estonia has become an importer of other countries' rubbish in order to keep one of its power plants running. Last year, the country importede some 56,000 tonnes of refuse for its waste-to-energy power plant at Iru. That fuel imports - ...Read More

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China adds duty USA Distillers’ Grains Imports

China will impose an anti-subsidy duty on imports of distillers’ dried grains with or without solubles from the U.S.A. The provisional anti-subsidy import duties range from 10 percent to 10.7 percent and will be implemented from Sept. 30. Imports from ...Read More

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Russia revises ban on imports of Egyptian foods

In 2015, Moscow imported Egyptian fruit and vegetables worth around $350 million. Russia has a history of limiting imports in trade disputes, but has said officially that the fruit and vegetable ban was due to "insufficient Egyptian phytosanitary controls". "Egyptian ...Read More

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Study suggests increased exports from LAC to China

A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank has found that exports from Latin America and the Carribean could increase by 10% if China reduces its tariffs by more than 50 per cent. The study also found that manufacturing goods ...Read More

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Olive oil imports likely to rise 20% in 2016-17

India's olive oil imports are expected to rise 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes this financial year, on the back of rising demand in large conurbations, a top Indian Olive Association official said. The country had imported 11,106 tonnes of ...Read More

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China Removes Ban on Some U.S. Beef Imports

China has removed the ban on imports of some U.S. beef products, opening up the trade for the first time since 2003. The ban on imports of U.S. bone-in beef and boneless beef for livestock under 30 months has been ...Read More

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Sudan bans Egyptian imports

Sudan has temporarily suspended imports of fruit, vegetables, and fish from Egypt from Sept. 20 on safety grounds, the Sudanese trade ministry said. This action comes less than a week after Russia announced it would suspend fruit and vegetable imports ...Read More

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UK bedroom furniture imports surge

Intensifying competition and higher imports has caused continued growth within the UK bedroom furniture market. Figures suggest that the 2% growth is likely to continue into 2016/17 as competition looks set to dictate the future rate of growth. Another major ...Read More

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How Donald Trump could wipe $420 billion off China’s exports

Victory for Donald Trump in the US Presidential election may effect China's economy in a major way. The candidate's promise to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports would be highly contractionary, deflationary and wipe hundreds of billions off the value ...Read More

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Russia adds salt to list of banned imports

Russia has expanded the ban on Western and Ukrainian food imports, adding salt to the list, according to a government decree published on yesterday. The ban will become effective on Nov. 1 and apply to both white and industrial salt, ...Read More

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China’s Imports of Soybeans Rebounding in Fourth Quarter

China’s soybean imports are likely to rebound in the fourth quarter, as seasonal demand rises. China’s imports dropped 13 percent from a year earlier in the two months to July to 15.3 million tons. This was caused by demand from ...Read More

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Car imports to Zimbabwe decline

THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has recorded a 2,7 percent decrease in car imports through Beitbridge border post between January and June this year, compared with last year. Official figures from Zimra show that a total of 13 976 motor ...Read More

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Algeria: Medicines – Imports Rise By 10 Percent in Seven Months

Pharmaceutical imports into Algeria rose by 10% in the first seven months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015. The value of imports reached US$1.14 billion between January and July 2016, against US$1.03 billion during the same period ...Read More

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Gold exports from India drop

Exports of gold jewellery contracted by 25.13 percent to $1 billion during the first quarter of the financial year, from $1.36 billion a year ago. Exports of gold medallion and coins too fell by 9.51 percent to $1.48 billion. The ...Read More

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Venison import fears

Venison imports could dramatically overtake domestic production volumes in the next five years, the Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP) has warned. They forecast that if UK market trends continue, the UK will import more than double the amount of venison it ...Read More

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Australian potato imports rise

New data suggests Australian potato imports have increased over 2016, igniting concerns about the profitability and competitiveness of the domestic industry. Figures released by Global Trade Atlas for the first quarter of 2016 indicate that imports rose by 23 per ...Read More

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China may exempt some US farm exports from Zika rules

U.S. farm exports from regions not affected by the Zika virus may eventually be excluded from China’s new rules requiring mosquito treatments for incoming goods. Currently, however, agricultural exporters have to treat outgoing shipping containers with pesticides to kill the ...Read More

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Australian potato imports rise

New data suggests Australian potato imports have increased over 2016;this has sparked concerns about the profitability and competitiveness of the domestic industry over the coming months. Figures for the first quarter of 2016 indicate imports rose by 23 per cent ...Read More

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Irish Exports increased ahead of Brexit vote

Exports of Irish goods rose sharply in the weeks before the Brexit vote, but analysts say that that favourable conditions may be reversed in the coming months after the euro lost much of its competitiveness against sterling. The figures show ...Read More

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Questions Over Export Finance are Raised in UK

The Office for National Statistics recently released trade figures for the month of June, showing a widened trade deficit, meaning the difference between imports and exports has widened by around £900m since May 2016. Import / export data are important ...Read More

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Value of Irish exports rises

The value of Irish exports rose 5 per cent to €9.5 billion in June 2016, while imports fell 8 per cent to €5.05 billion. As a result, the State’s trade surplus for the month rose €826 million or 22 per ...Read More

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Car imports “dramatically” increased since Brexit vote

There has been a 60% increase in the amount of car imports into Ireland since the UK voted to leave the EU in June, year-on-year. A currency exchange specialist has reported that it is dealing with a huge influx in ...Read More

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Indian Govt to take steps to boost exports

Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman today said that the Indian Government has taken a number of steps like promoting access to new products and finding new geographical areas to boost exports. The share of Indias export in global ...Read More

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Colombia Maintains Tariffs on Panama Imports

Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas and the Minister of Commerce Maria Claudia Lacouture announced Sunday, July 31 that they will be maintaining tariffs on footwear and textile imports from Panama to Colombia. The decision reportedly goes against World Trade Organization ...Read More

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Mujuru says now a vendor, sues Bob over imports ban – New Zimbabwe.com

New Zimbabwe.com Mujuru says now a vendor, sues Bob over imports ban New Zimbabwe.com This is according to papers filed at the High Court in which Mujuru is seeking an order to set aside Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 which ...Read More

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Former Vice President brings imports lawsuit in Zimbabwe

Former Vice President and now Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, has filed a lawsuit against President Robert Mugabe and his government over the controversial import ban on basic consumer goods. She argues that the imports ban is in ...Read More

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Rapid growth in Polish exports expected

Poland’s Deputy Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has announced that Polish exports could grow by up to 7 percent over the whole of 2016. Kwieciński told journalists: “Our exports are rising. We expect them to rise this year by around 6-7 ...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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US set to relax rules on UK lamb imports

Restrictions on British lamb imports could be lifted by the USA within months,paving the way for a trade worth £35m to British farmers, says Defra minister George Eustice. Mr Eustice said that the long-running mission to get British lamb chops ...Read More

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Call for anti-dumping probe into iron ore imports to China

Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of iron ore from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. More than 20 Chinese miners made a statement on the Metallurgical Miners' Association of China website which said "a ...Read More

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Brexit uncertainty hits June imports of Swiss watches

Exports of Swiss watches to the UK fell by 26.1% fall in June. Uncertainty over the EU referendum had caused retailers and wholesalers to delay purchasing decisions. The subsequent fall in the value of the pound against the Swiss franc ...Read More

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More evidence of China’s “booming” pigmeat imports

Chinese pork imports continued to “boom” throughout the first half of 2016, with June imports of fresh/frozen pork up 138% on the year at 762,000 tonnes. China has been rationalising its breeding herd, and domestic production has yet to recover. ...Read More

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Beijing slaps import duties on Japan, EU, South Korea

China said on Sunday that it has started imposing anti-dumping tariffs on certain steel imports from the European Union, Japan and South Korea, as Beijing itself is criticised for similar trade practices with its exports. Import duties on the materials, ...Read More

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US and Vietnam reach deal on US imports

The United States and Vietnam signed an agreement on this week, resolving two longstanding World Trade Organization disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp into the United States, the U.S. Commerce Department said. "The agreement also provides a framework for the ...Read More

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EU to investigate rise in Russian, Brazilian steel imports

The European Commission will investigate whether Russia, Brazil and three other countries are flooding the bloc with cheap hot-rolled flat iron and alloy and non-alloy steel products. The investigation follows a complaint from European steel producers. As well as Russian ...Read More

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E-Bike Imports Show Vast Growth in 2015

The increase in the sale of electric bicycles across Europe’s main markets is underlined by comparing import figures for 2015 to those of 2014. They account for close to 50% import growth. A figure that’s even higher when taking the ...Read More

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Pulses imports to India may rise to 5 mn tonnes

India is likely to import about 5 million tonnes of pulses during April-December period of this financial year, largely by private traders, to boost domestic supply and cool retail prices which have reached up to Rs 200 per kg. India, ...Read More

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Freight must be a priority in Brexit negotiations

New costs, restrictions and bureaucratic requirements are all possible risks following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to the Freight Transport Association. The group, which represents the freight and logistics industry, is warning that “additional burdens” could ...Read More

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Brazil/Uruguay beef overtakes Australian exports to China

Australia has lost its place as the number one beef exporter to China, because the Chinese are seeking cheaper imports from Brazil and Uruguay. Australian beef exports have dropped overall by 41 per cent in May 2016, compared to the ...Read More

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Irish exports holding up despite Brexit nerves

A €254m jump in the value of goods exports helped drive a near 22% surge in Ireland’s trade surplus in April; according to the latest seasonally adjusted data, the value of Irish goods exports increased by 3% to €9.24bn in ...Read More

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EU fish imports increase by €1 billion

FISH imports to the EU have increased by an average €1 billion every year since 2009. The 2015 increases were spread across all the main EU suppliers – Norway, China, Iceland, Morocco and the US. The EU’s €141 million, or ...Read More

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South African poultry imports destructive

South African poultry producer Astral has warned that cheap imports coming into the country threaten to destroy South Africa’s poultry industry. The group said its operating profit dropped 22 percent to R429 million, down from R550m for the six months ...Read More

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Iran bans import of Chevrolet cars

Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised imports of U.S. autos, and asked the government to support domestic production. The semi-official Mehr news agency quoted an unnamed official in the Ministry of ...Read More

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Timesaving import system implemented in Turkey

A risk-based inspection system for imports has been put into effect on May 2. The system reduces the waiting time for imports and helps trace risky products and companies. The Customs Minister, Tüfenkci said the system electronically carries out the ...Read More

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SA imports tons of maize

South Africa’s largest grain terminal is ready to receive millions of tons of maize imports, aimed at combatting the ongoing drought. The Durban Agriport terminal is poised to handle the lion’s share of imports from across the world. From 2 ...Read More

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Major rise in Iran’s imports from Russia

A recent report announced that the value of Iran’s imports from Russia in March stood at $132 million. It said the figure marked a significant rise compared to the same period last year. This came as a surprise given that ...Read More

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US Steel launches campaign to stop China imports

U.S. Steel Corp has launched a campaign to prevent imports from China's largest steel producers,the boldest step yet by a U.S. company, as a trade brawl with the world's largest steel producer in China escalates. In a complaint to the ...Read More

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China’s ‘teapot’ oil imports may stall on port bottlenecks

Logistical bottlenecks and growing crude inventories will soon force China's independent refiners to cut back on a surge of imports. China's independent oil refiners, known as teapots, were granted licenses to import crude only last year. Frenzied buying of oil ...Read More

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Russian ban on EU food imports causes European farmers’ fury

The export/import market – especially for beef, pork and dairy – is continuing to worsen, fuelled by the Russian ban on EU farm exports. Pork prices were lower that they were 11 years ago. “It is unacceptable that farmers are ...Read More

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Russia: Putin highlights Uzbek fruit imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed a rise in imports of Uzbek agricultural products into Russia this year. This includes a 54-fold jump in citrus exports, an industry news outlet reported. The move comes amid a strained supply environment since ...Read More

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RDF exports see strong start to 2016

Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the UK have shown a strong start to the year.More than 600,000 tonnes of material were exported to Europe during January and February, according to the latest provisional Environment Agency data. This suggest ...Read More

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China imports offer hope to NZ dairy farmers

Desperate dairy farmers in New Zealand can now see a glimmer of hope. After being suffering from a plunge in prices in a world market flush with supply, things are finally improving as China is importing more. New Zealand-based Fonterra ...Read More

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Food imports to Pakistan up by 2.68 percent

Food imports into Pakistan has increased by 2.68 percent during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year compared with the corresponding period of last year. The food imports into the country during July-March (2015-16) were recorded at $3.98 ...Read More

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Imports from UK to surge in the next 10 years

The value of imports into Ireland from the UK will grow by 66% in the next 10 years, adding a further €26bn to the overall level of imports which currently stands at a record-high of €40bn, a recently published forecast ...Read More

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Higher tariffs on imports of Chinese steel being considered by EU

Steel imports from China could be hit with fresh trade duties by the EU, according to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Mr Juncker said the commission was investigating China’s largely state-backed steel industry, which European producers say is one of ...Read More

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India’s wheat imports to hit decade high

India’s 2016/17 wheat imports are expected to increase more than five-fold to the highest in a decade, as a severe drought and unseasonal rains push domestic output down to the lowest since 2011. A spike in overseas purchases by India, ...Read More

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Imports to Russia though March plummet 14%

"According to preliminary customs statistics, in January-March 2016 imports from non-CIS countries decreased by 14.2 percent compared to the same period last year and amounted to $32.254 billion,” said the Federal Customs Service in a statement last week. Even so, ...Read More

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Kenya: Wheat Farmers complain as Imports Increase

Kenya's wheat imports hit Sh35.6 billion last year, amid rising concerns by local farmers that millers are ignoring their produce. The farmers said millers are shunning their crop, in favour of imports. Imports have become cheaper because oversupply in the ...Read More

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US Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to ban the import of virtually all ancient art and artifacts from Syria, to discourage the looting and trafficking of illicit objects by the Islamic State and other armed groups. The Senate voted by ...Read More

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China clarifies rules for online imports of infant milk

Infant milk formula imports to China through international websites will need official approval by 2018, the finance ministry said recently. China raised tariffs on online retail imports last Friday, but also published a "positive list" which tightened restrictions on some ...Read More

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February US shrimp imports rise 17%

Shrimp imports from all but one of the top seven US suppliers rose in February 2016, with a total shrimp import increase of 17.5% year-on-year, according to latest figures. The reason seems to be lower prices, with the average price ...Read More

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Dairy segment gets Russia exports boost

India’s efforts to boost falling farm exports has got a boost as Russia has agreed to drop a stringent condition which was obstructing Indian exports of dairy products to that country. Once formalities are completed, major dairy producers like Amul ...Read More

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Turkish Exports Rise First Time in 4 Months

Turkey’s trade gap shrank in February from the previous year, as exports rose for the first time since October. The shortfall narrowed to $3.17 billion from $4.7 billion in February 2015, compared with the median estimate of $3.2 billion in ...Read More

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Rail bridge in Gothenburg Port opens

A new rail bridge over the Göta Älv River – the South Marieholm Bridge – opened to traffic on 31 March. The new double-track bridge will result in a long-awaited expansion of rail capacity to and from the largest cargo ...Read More

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Officials urged to resist Sweden’s plan to ban lobster imports

The lobster fishing and export industries in Maine, USA, are moving swiftly to pressure the European Union not to approve a proposal from Sweden to list the American lobster as an invasive species. This listing would effectively ban 28 EU ...Read More

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Exporters should diversify markets as Egypt cuts imports

Exporters who ship products to Egypt have been advised to improve their competitive edge and/or explore new export markets following the announcement of a plan to slash Egypt’s imports by 25 percent. An economic analyst from the University of Indonesia ...Read More

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Cheap vegetable imports harm Australian growers

The viability of Australia's vegetable industry is under threat from cheap imports, according to industry body AUSVEG. Figures show nationally the amount of land sown to vegetables decreased by 12,000 hectares last financial year, resulting in a $159 million drop ...Read More

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Chemical imports into Ireland decrease

Seasonally adjusted goods imports decreased by €1.7bn, to €4.6bn, leading to an increase of €1.1bn, in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to almost €5bn in January. Imports of organic chemicals decreased by €214 million, while imports of petroleum dropped by ...Read More

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Brussels urges EU members to regulate steel imports from China

The European Commission announced plans on Wednesday 16 March, to speed up trade defence cases against cheap imports from China. The Commission urged member states to stop blocking measures that could set higher import duties against dumped and subsidised products. ...Read More

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German exports fall in January, imports soar

German exports dropped for the second consecutive month in January but imports jumped more than expected, data showed on Thursday, in a sign that weak foreign demand held back growth in Europe’s biggest economy at the start of 2016. Seasonally ...Read More

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Sweden December exports higher than 2014

With an increase of 0.6% to a total of 904,200 m³, Swedish exports of softwood lumber and planed products in December 2015 were only slightly higher than the previous year. Exports to buyers within Europe were raised by roughly 13% ...Read More

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Turkish January exports worst since 2011

Turkey's monthly exports fell below the $10 billion mark for the first time since 2011 in January, while regional political crises dealt a major blow to Turkish exports to such traditional markets as Russia and the EU, government data showed ...Read More

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South Africa: Cost of Cheap Imports

Poultry and pork producers in South Africa are struggling, not only because of the impact of dry climatic conditions on production, but also because they have to compete with “cheaper” imports. South Africa, which has an unemployment rate of over ...Read More

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South Florida’s imports fall

Last year, South Florida’s imports fell to their lowest level since 2011. Against that backdrop, the top 10 imports were all valued in excess of $1 billion for the first time. Overall, imports totaled just shy of $48.60 billion, down ...Read More

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Nigeria: Tomato processors competing with cheap imports

Tomato processing factories in Nigeria are working to secure the local market and keep out cheap imports. This is difficult for Africa’s second largest tomato producer due to inadequate facilities. They face a variety of problems, ranging from cheap imports ...Read More

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Argentina weaker peso will keep imports flat

Argentina's imports in 2016 are expected to be approximately unchanged from last year, as a devalued peso offsets the lifting of most import restrictions imposed by the country's previous government, Buenos Aires' top trade official has said. Argentina has removed ...Read More

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South Africa’s maize imports to soar

South African maize imports could cost up to 19 billion rand ($1.2 billion) this year, a sharp increase from 2 billion rand in 2015, as a severe drought hits farm output and pushes up food prices, the Treasury said in ...Read More

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South Africa and USA resolve poultry imports problems

South Africa and the United States (US) have resolved all the outstanding issues relating to agricultural imports from the USA. In a statement issued by the government on Tuesday, Minister Siyabonga Cwele said that solving the issues had paved the ...Read More

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Russia banning imports of US soy

Moscow's ban on imports of US soybeans may have forced Russia to use genetically-modified crops to gain enough oilseeds for its burgeoning livestock industry – at least, according to US officials. In 2014 Russia banned a swathe of agricultural imports ...Read More

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Salmon gives Norway exports a boost

NORWEGIAN seafood exports surged to 6.7 billion ironers in January, a rise of 18 per cent or one billion kroners. The farmed salmon sector accounted for well over half that total. Although salmon export volumes were down during January, continued ...Read More

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Aussie wine exports fuelled by China growth

Rocketing Chinese demand and new free trade agreements in Asia have helped lift the value of Australian wine exports to their highest level since before the global financial crisis. The value of wine exports to China grew by 66 per ...Read More

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Chinese cotton imports fall

Chinese cotton imports in December were down 29% year on year, as demand from the world's largest cotton consumer remains low. The Chinese trade website Cncotton.com said the country's imports stood at 188,200 tonnes in December. And concerns are growing ...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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Iran bans Saudi imports

The Iranian government has said it has banned the import of products from Saudi Arabia, as well as the import of goods of Saudi origin from other countries. The move comes after Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Tehran on January ...Read More

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Zimbabwe to step up maize imports

Zimbabwe is planning to import up to 700,000 tonnes of the staple maize this year to avert hunger as the El Nino weather pattern brings poor rains and affects crops in the Southern African nation. Last year the government imported ...Read More

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USA halts Spanish pepper, Colombian citrus imports

USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service announced last week that it has suspended imports of Spanish peppers following the discovery of Mediterranean fruit fly in a number of consignments arriving at US ports. Aphis said the ban also applied to ...Read More

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Imports from Spain, France and the Netherlands are stable

Imports to Italy from Spain, France and the Netherlands are stable. "The import of the main vegetables from the foreign markets at the moment is dead calm", explained CoFra, a wholesaler based in Verona specialising in imports from Spain, the ...Read More

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Russia wants rise in fruit imports from Iran

Russia has announced that it is considering reduction or elimination of import duties on Iranian agricultural products – a measure that may be meant to encourage larger exports of Iranian fruits and vegetables to Russia. Minister of Economic Development Alexei ...Read More

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Farmer protests this Christmas over NZ lamb imports

Farmers are threatening protests against Tesco this Christmas, after talks broke down over reducing the large amounts of imported New Zealand lamb on sale in its stores. Members of farm lobby group Farmers For Action and North Wales sheep farmer ...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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China imports and exports falling again

Chinese imports and exports both fell in November, official data showed on Tuesday, the latest poor figures from the world's second-largest economy. Exports sank 6.8 percent year-on-year to $197.2 billion in November, Customs said; a marginal improvement on the previous ...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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Mongolian imports to quench thirst for forage

China will import more than 400,000 metric tons of forage from Mongolia next year, in order to cope with the growing demand in China for dairy and other high-protein products, officials said earlier this month. Import shipments have already started, ...Read More

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Scotch Whisky Exports Fall due to Brazil Downturn

Scotch whisky exports continued to decline in the first six months of this year, as the economic downturn in Brazil and high import taxes in India curbed demand for the spirit. Export volume fell about 3 percent to 517 million ...Read More

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Fruit and veg growers soaring imports

Fruit and vegetable imports have hit record levels, according to a report by the NFU Horticulture and Potato Board. The value of UK field vegetable production plummeted 14% between 2010 and 2014 and outdoor vegetable growers shrank their cropped areas ...Read More

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Florida exports fell 10.9% in August

Exports of manufactured goods contributed significantly to the state’s international trade, accounting for 75 percent of all state exports in August. Exports from state manufacturers decreased in August by 7.1 percent from the previous month to $2.99 billion. Meanwhile, exports ...Read More

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Logistics Park Progress

Phase 1 of the Masterplan for the new Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park is completed. The Logistics Park will provide 1.4 million square feet of purpose built warehousing at theUK's largest container port. 40% of all UK container freight moves ...Read More

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German trade body expects 6% rise in exports

Germany's BGA wholesalers and exporters body raised its forecast for export growth for this year. They said that demand from Europe and the United States would offset weaker emerging export markets and any negative impact from Volkswagen's emissions scandal. The ...Read More

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US sets high duties on melamine imports from China

The United States has set steep duties on imports of melamine from China and Trinidad and Tobago, after finding the goods were produced using unfair government subsidies and sold too cheaply in U.S. markets. The Department of Commerce set final ...Read More

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China to welcome back pork imports from USA

China, the global leader in pork consumption, will resume pork imports from 14 U.S.A plants and warehouses, after banning the imports due to the use of a prohibited feed additive. "China's decision will 'mean a significant boost in sales for ...Read More

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Russia Plans Cheese Imports From Iran

Iran is ready to start shipping cheese to Russia, a little over a year after Moscow imposed an embargo on dairy products from most European countries. Iranian dairy products to be supplied to Russia successfully passed an inspection by Russia's ...Read More

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New Zealand Annual Imports From China Surge In September

Annual imports of goods from China hit a record high of NZ$10 billion, up NZ$1.6 billion (19 percent), for the year ending September 2015, Statistics New Zealand said earlier this week. Total goods imports reached NZ$52 billion, the highest-ever for ...Read More

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China’s gold imports from Hong Kong jump to 10-month high

China's net gold imports from the main conduit, Hong Kong, jumped to a ten-month high in September, data showed this week. Net gold imports from Hong Kong rose to 97.242 tonnes in September from 59.319 tonnes in August, according to ...Read More

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Tata Steel Blames China imports for 1200 British Jobs Cuts

Tata Steel Ltd. (IW 1000/196) on October 20 said it would cut around 1,200 jobs at two plants in Britain, blaming the action in part on cheap imports from China. "This comes in response to a shift in market conditions ...Read More

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Vietnam blocks Chinese apple imports due to island dispute

Apple exporters in China will have to come up with new, non-controversial packaging if they want to resume sending the fruit to Vietnam, authorities said last week. "Importers will have to cancel those cartons if they want to want to ...Read More

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Port of Tyne set to axe 40 jobs as coal imports fall

The Port of Tyne is to axe about 40 jobs as it looks to slash costs due to a fall in coal imports. The port issued a statement confirming it was in talks with staff and unions over the cuts ...Read More

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China bans African ivory imports for a year

Chinese authorities have announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country’s latest effort to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking. In a statement on its website, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) said it ...Read More

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China slowdown continues as imports fall

The release of Chinese trade figures this week showed a nearly 18 percent fall in renminbi terms for imports in the year to September and a decline in exports. In dollar terms, the decline in imports comprised of raw materials ...Read More

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German exports show biggest fall since 2009

German exports suffered their worst month since the global recession, raising fears that Europe's manufacturing powerhouse is being hampered by slowing global demand. Exports in Europe's largest economy collapsed by 5.2pc in August. This was their largest drop since January ...Read More

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Dairy imports into China decline

USA Shipments of dairy products to China for the year to August 2015 were 1.2Mt, down 20% on the same period in 2014. This fall in volumes coincided with prices for dairy products decreasing resulting in the overall value of ...Read More

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Argentine apple exports to Brazil crumble

Apple producers in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén fear that rising domestic inflation and the falling real could mean the disappearance of the Brazilian export market for Argentine topfruit. The warning follows the release of data which show ...Read More

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India’s biggest Jewellery exporter has designs on Europe

India's biggest jewellery exporter has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it plans to market designer jewellery in Europe and North America. The jewellery exporter said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has developed a special ...Read More

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Estonia exports and imports led by transport services

In the first half of 2015, transportation and storage represented the biggest share of exports and imports of services. Transport and storage formed 31% of exports and 17% of total services imports. According the Central bank of Estonia, in the ...Read More

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Foreign imports cause trouble for Kashmir

Many locals in the Kashmir walnut industry are struggling because India has begun importing the nuts from other countries. Traders say demand in the world markets was initially high, but now there are virtually no export orders. Traditional import countries ...Read More

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Greek Exports Expected to Decline in 2015

Greek product exports are expected to fall in 2015, the Federation of Northern Greece Exporters (SEBE) said in September. In a report, SEBE said that the introduction of capital controls in the country exacerbated an already difficult situation and were ...Read More

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China’s August exports fell by 5.5%

China's exports in August fell by 5.5% in US dollar terms, compared to expectations for a 6% fall year-on-year. Imports for the month fell by 13.8% in dollar terms, in comparison with forecasts for a decrease of 8.2%. Dollar-denominated exports ...Read More

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Russia bans food imports from Bulgaria

Russia has banned some food imports from Bulgaria from September 1, after Sofia told Moscow about an unspecified number of cases of false phytosanitary certificates. The temporary restrictions were imposed on any imports and re-exports to Russia accompanied by such ...Read More

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Florida exports drop 9.9% in June

The latest international trade figures show that $4.54 billion worth of goods left Florida for international markets in June, a decrease of 9.9 percent from May. Exports of manufactured goods contributed significantly to the state's international trade, accounting for 75 ...Read More

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US imports of cell phones and drugs tumble

The U.S. trade deficit fell 7.4% in July, mainly because of smaller quantities of imports such as cell phones and pharmaceutical products. Exports rose for the first time in three months. Exports rose 0.4% in July to $188.5 billion, led ...Read More

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Asian imports of Iran oil fall slightly in July

Asian imports of Iranian oil fell slightly from a year ago in July, after a landmark agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme that may pave the way for an increase in crude exports as early as next year. Imports by ...Read More

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Pulse imports to India set new record this year

Indian importers are looking for huge quantity of chickpeas, yellow peas, pigeon peas (tur) and black matpe (chana) from Australia, Canada and other countries. Lower prices are expected, which is prompting importers to sign early contracts. Imports are being ordered ...Read More

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Fruit and meat exports from NZ rise

The value of total goods exported from New Zealand was $4.2 billion in July 2015, up $514 million (14 percent) compared with July 2014. Fruit exports led the rise, up 51 percent ($105 million) to $311 million. Meat exports rose ...Read More

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Schiphol streamlines freight forwarding

Cargo carriers at Amsterdam Schiphol – Europe’s third-busiest freight airport – are trying out a new logistics system to cut CO2 emissions. The ‘Milk Run’ concept uses a single delivery from a handling agent to multiple freight forwarding facilities in ...Read More

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German pork imports at a 10-year low

Increased pigmeat production in Germany in the first half of 2015 has resulted in the country exporting more and importing less. Although Germany was a relatively small direct outlet for the UK, at 14,700 tonnes for January to June 2015, ...Read More

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All Finland exports to Russia down this year

Customs data show a significant decline in exports to Russia from all sectors in Finland during the first five months of the year. Worst effected were exports of foodstuffs and oil products, which fell by 78 percent and 42 percent ...Read More

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China Imports beef offal

According to a recent report, the majority of Irish beef exports to China are in the form of edible offal and are worth in the region of €8m annually. Irish exports of edible beef offal to China were worth €7.8m ...Read More

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Government in Russia destroys illegal imports

Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance has used bulldozers, steamrollers and tractors to destroy hundreds of tons of illegal food imports, in televised spectacles that some Russians are calling absurd and grotesque. In a country where millions starved in the ...Read More

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SMEs account for most Turkish exports

The percentage of exports stemming from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was 56.5 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). SMEs also accounted for 37.8 percent of imports. According to the report, 62,987 enterprises ...Read More

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Russia extending ban on food imports

The Russian government has extended the ban on food imports for another year. The ban on imports includes cheeses and dairy products, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway. Demand for domestically produced ...Read More

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Cheap imports threatening Black Country

Cheap imports, particularly from China, 'risk undermining Europe's steel industry', according to Tata Steel. A combination of the imports, the strength of the pound and high energy bills in the UK have combined,Tata Steel, leading to a sharp drop in ...Read More

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New freight route to connect Liverpool with Greenock, Belfast and Rotterdam

Peel Ports has signed a deal with shipping operator BG Freight Line for a new freight service which will connect Greenock, Belfast and Rotterdam with the Port of Liverpool’s £300m Liverpool2 terminal. This will open up global opportunities for Scottish ...Read More

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Russian boycott damages Dutch food exports

The value of Dutch agricultural exports fell in the first four months of 2015, the first time exports have gone down since 1996, the national statistics office CBS said last month. Compared with the year earlier period, exports fell 2.7% ...Read More

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Impact of Collapsing Chinese Coal Imports

Global seaborne coal trade is currently projected to drop 1% y-o-y in 2015. This would be the first annual decline in almost three decades. The driving force behind the slump has been a collapse in Chinese seaborne coal imports, which ...Read More

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Russia eases ban on seafood imports from Japan

Russia’s agriculture ministry said that it has partially lifted a ban on seafood imports from Japan which was imposed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. A total of 23 fish processing companies in Aomori Prefecture will now be ...Read More

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Russia considers ban on flower imports from Netherlands

Russia's agricultural watchdog is proposingto ban the import of flowers from the Netherlands after discovering a pest in shipments. Currently, the federal regulatory service is discussing the legal implications of this ban, and analyzing the consequences while considering the direct ...Read More

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China imports shrink again

China's export sales unexpectedly rose for the first time in four months in June, and imports fell again but posted their best performance this year, causing some optimism. The General Administration of Customs said Chinese exports grew 2.8 percent last ...Read More

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Egypt cancels decision to ban cotton imports

The Egyptian cabinet cancelled a decision banning cotton imports to Egypt two weeks ago. During a cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb the door for importing cotton and conducting studies to define the market’s needs were discussed. Minister ...Read More

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Japan proposes low-tariff quotas for butter imports under TPP

Japan has proposed setting low-tariff quotas for imports of butter and skim milk powder, under terms being thrashed out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiation sources said last week. The proposal was made in response to strong calls from other members ...Read More

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German exports strong monthly rise

German exports rose at their fastest pace this year in May, encouraging expectations that Europe's largest economy will achieve stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. Seasonally-adjusted exports climbed unexpectedly by 1.7% on the month ...Read More

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Yemen running short of imports

Yemen is running critically short of imported food and fuel as war has cut internal supply lines and a near-blockade by Saudi-led naval forces has held up shipping to the country. The United Nations says that more than 80 percent ...Read More

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Greek firms fear slow death as bank freeze cuts off imports

Thessaloniki is famous for its wines and spirits that are in high demand across the world, regardless of Greece’s economic crisis. But it cannot be exported without bottles, which have to be imported. “We don’t make bottles in Greece, we ...Read More

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Russian Food Will Squeeze Out Imports – Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov said earlier this month that Russian farmers will push foreign food imports off the Russian market entirely in the course of just 10 years, news agency TASS reported. "The main task that faces Russian agriculture is ...Read More

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India’s plan to curb steel imports could hit small mills

Steps by India to protect its large steelmakers from a flood of cheap imports could end up closing scores of small, local firms that process the metal, industry analysts and executives said. These processors currently buy imported steel at up ...Read More

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Indian Poultry Industry Demands Soybean Imports to Compete with USA

The Indian poultry industry has demanded permission to import at least one million tonnes of soybean meal, to help them deal with the impending competition of cheaper imports of chicken legs from the USA. Producers think this will help the ...Read More

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Greek Exports Hurt by Capital Controls

Greek exporters could lose 80 million euros per week after the imposition of capital controls and the closing of banks, estimates the Panhellenic Exporters Association (PSE). Also, PSE predicts a shortage of imports adding up to 600 million euros per ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports and imports both sink in May

According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) on last week, Turkey's exports decreased by 18.8 percent to $11.11 billion and its imports decreased by 14.4 percent to $17.86 billion in May 2015 when compared with the same ...Read More

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Wine imports expected to surge in China

China's imports of wine are expected to increase sharply this year, after a free trade agreement was signed with Australia on June 17. Under this, tariffs on Australian wine exports to China will be reduced to zero within five years, ...Read More

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Russia can change list of banned Western imports

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that a list of banned imports from Western countries could be changed according to the state of relations with the European Union and other countries. Medvedev told a government meeting he had ...Read More

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India signs biggest wheat imports deal in a decade

India has signed the biggest wheat import deal in over a decade, despite surplus stocks at home, with a deal with Indian flour millers and the local units of global trading giants to import 5,00,000 tonnes of premium Australian wheat ...Read More

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China’s coal imports from Australia down 37.6 percent

China imported 4.89 million tonnes of coal from Australia in May, down 37.6 percent from the corresponding period last year, figures from the country’s customs authority showed. The figure was also down 25.9 percent from April, despite some predictions that ...Read More

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Export/Import balance narrows

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published last month, showed a slight narrowing of the UK’s trade deficit; imports of goods outstripped exports by £10.1bn in March, down £700m from February. Exports of goods rose by ...Read More

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Strong pound constrains exports

THE STRENGTH of sterling is serving to stilt Britain’s economic growth by constraining export performance and driving a surge in cheap imports, experts have warned. The chief economist of a financial information firm, called on the new Government to revive ...Read More

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New rules on Japanese food imports to be enforced

A new measure that will tighten regulations on Japanese food imports will be enforced from May 15 as scheduled, a Cabinet spokesman said earlier this month. Sun Lih-chyun reaffirmed the government's stance after Japan again criticized the new measure. Sun ...Read More

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South Australia expects to grow China exports

South Australian businesses have the potential to create jobs and double in size by embracing exports to China, said Australian Trade Minister. The minister is about to lead the state's largest trade mission to China, which is South Australia's biggest ...Read More

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E-commerce site to slash price of wine imports

A major e-commerce platform is slashing prices of wine imports to China by offering direct sales to retailers, according to media reports. Using a business to business (B2B) model, the company is connecting exporters in Spain to retailers in China. ...Read More

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France leads world wine exports

The world wine export market is largely dominated by Spain, Italy and France, who represent more than half of the world’s wine exports in terms of value of sales as well as in terms of volume. Whereas Spain exported the ...Read More

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Ghana’s exports to Italy on the rise

Ghana’s total export to Italy in 2013 amounted to $751 million dominated by petroleum oils, cocoa beans and tuna, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry at the launch of Milan Expo in 2015. He said while the country ...Read More

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California nut exports beat competition in March

Led by almonds and walnuts, California exports slipped slightly in March but managed to do better than Texas, its primary shipping rival, and the rest of the USA. California businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.9 billion in March, down about ...Read More

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Food imports may be allowed into Turkey

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said the government might allow the import of some products in order to decrease food inflation. Zeybekci said the ministry expects a growth rate of 1.5 percent for the first quarter of the year, but this ...Read More

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Iron ore imports from Australia to China fall

China's iron ore imports from Port Hedland, Australia, fell 4% in April as demand weakened, according to data released by the Pilbara Ports Authority on 4 May. Data showed that iron ore imports fell from 31.2 million tonnes in March ...Read More

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US trade deficit largest since 2008 as imports surge

The U.S.A trade deficit increased to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years in March, as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labour dispute at key West Coast ports, suggesting the economy contracted in the first quarter. ...Read More

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Complex procedures delay imports

Lack of standard norms for clearance of inbound shipments at ports coupled with complex procedures lead to inordinate delay in imports,the government auditor of India said earlier this week. "It was seen that the procedural complexities and consequent delays in ...Read More

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Zimbabwe imports maize

Zimbabwe plans to import 700 000 tons of the staple maize grain to compensate for a deficit after bad weather affected the crop from the current farming season, state radio reported on Tuesday. It quoted Agriculture Minister Joseph Made as ...Read More

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Car Imports to Russia Down 50 Percent

Imports of new cars to Russia dropped 45.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, as car sales in the weakening economy collapsed, it was reported. The market for car imports to Russia has been hit hard by the steep ...Read More

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EU threatening to ban seafood imports from Thailand

The EU has given Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, six months to crack down on illegal fishing or face a trade ban on its fish imports. “The commission has put Thailand on formal notice, after identifying serious shortcoming in ...Read More

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Flood of Imports to West Coast Ports

There was a virtual flood of imported cargo to the USA West Coast ports in March. Container ships steamed into West Coast ports last month after the end of a labour dispute. While the resulting surge in imports may be ...Read More

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Mexico bans poultry, egg imports from Iowa

Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there, the Mexican government said last week. Mexico and other major ...Read More

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Japan exports improve

Japan posted its first monthly trade surplus in nearly three years in March, due to falling import costs from cheaper oil prices, along with a modest recovery in exports. It is unclear how long surpluses will continue - Japan's oil ...Read More

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Coal imports to China fall nearly half in 12 months

Imports of coal to China fell by nearly half in the first three months of the year as the slowing economy and tougher rules on pollution took their toll. Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in ...Read More

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Irish Exports up 17% to €7.93bn

Ireland’s trade surplus decreased by €34 million (or 1 per cent) to €3.8 billion in February, as exports rose 3 per cent, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Exports increased by €238 million or 3 per ...Read More

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Syria slashes imports to save foreign reserves

Importers require government licences that allow them to request a favourable exchange rate at the Syrian central bank. But the government has in recent months issued fewer licences, and the central bank has increasingly declined to offer importers the favourable ...Read More

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World imports more Swedish sweet treats

Food and drink account for an increasing share of exports from Sweden, with France and the US among the countries gobbling up a growing number of cakes, breads and pastries from the Nordic nation. Food and drink exports from Sweden ...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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EU cannot maintain protection against Chinese imports

European fears of being forced to lower tariff defences against cheap Chinese imports have grown following a confidential warning from the EU's own lawyers. The head of the European Commission's Legal Service, Luis Romero Requena, warned the head of the ...Read More

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Indian Wheat imports hit five-year high

India has purchased some 80,000 tonnes of Australian wheat in recent deals, the biggest amount of such imports by Asia's third-largest economy in five years. The imports were necessary after unseasonal rains damaged the crop in the Indian subcontinent. Imports ...Read More

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Japan trade gap narrows on lower oil prices

Japan's trade deficit narrowed in February, due to a plunge in import costs due to lower crude oil prices. The Finance Ministry said two weeks ago that the trade deficit fell 47 percent from a year earlier to 424.6 billion ...Read More

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Falling imports improve euro zone trade surplus

Euro zone imports dropped in January compared with last year, while exports remained flat, boosting the single currency area's trade surplus, data from the European Union's statistics office showed on last week. Eurostat said unadjusted imports fell 6 percent in ...Read More

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Exports increase from China, but slide in imports

Imports to China shrank in February for a second month in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. Imports contracted by 20.5 percent to $108.6 billion compared with a year earlier, customs data showed. Trade data for ...Read More

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Lower ringgit boosts rubber glove exports

Top Glove Corp, the world’s biggest rubber-glove maker, said the fall in Malaysia’s currency to its weakest level in six years would benefit the country’s exporters. The stronger US dollar “augurs well” for exports, chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai ...Read More

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US exports at risk from avian flu

A case of bird flu confirmed last week in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices. The USA Poultry & Egg ...Read More

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Rose imports bloom in Japan

Rose imports to Japan are starting to peak before the nation’s annual rites for graduation ceremonies and corporate personnel reshuffles. Workers at the flower importer Classic Japan Ltd. have been especially busy this week inspecting rose imports from Kenya at ...Read More

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Beijing Destination for fresh fruit imports

Beijing has become the main destination for fresh fruit imports in northern China, with increased direct shipments in the past five years, according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report, ‘Fresh Fruit Market ...Read More

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Poultry from Turkey risk export loss

The Turkish poultry sector, which has the fourth largest share in the world’s poultry market, has faced a risk of losing its biggest market, Iraq, due to additional import taxes.  With the new taxes, which began to be enforced in ...Read More

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UK Rioja wine imports up 10.3%

Imports of Rioja wine to the UK rose 10.3% by volume year on year in 2014. Total exports of the wine reached a record 106 million litres. The UK imported more than a third of this volume. Most of the ...Read More

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Japan exports surge, imports shrink

Exports from Japan continued to rebound in January while imports shrank, as the yen's sharp fall and the nation's powerful manufacturing industry helped the country deal with a weak domestic economy. Exports for the month grew 17% from a year ...Read More

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US Meat Exports Face adverse conditions

US meat exports are facing significant barriers at the moment, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries or the slowdown strike in West Coast ports. ...Read More

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Hong Kong bans Japanese poultry imports

Hong Kong is banning some imports of poultry from Japan, Israel and Nigeria, after the announcement of avian influenza outbreaks there. The latest ban covers imports of poultry, poultry products and eggs from Okayam prefecture in Japan, Haifa in Israel ...Read More

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Indian mango imports to EU to resume

A ban on Indian mango imports into the European Union will be lifted, clearing the way for them to return to the UK and other EU member states. But imports of other foodstuffs such as Indian aubergines, two types of ...Read More

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Georgia Wine Exports hit all-time high

Georgian continues to be exported to foreign countries, resulting in the highest volume of wine exports in 2014 in for the last 20 years. By 15 December, Georgia had exported 59 million 0.75 litre bottles of wine, valued at $183 ...Read More

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Chinese Coal Imports: Regulatory Risks

In recent years, Chinese seaborne coal imports have been surging, registering average growth of 67% p.a. between 2009 and 2013 to total 265mt. However, this trend has not continued - seaborne coal imports into China are down 7% year-on-year in ...Read More

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Nigeria imports rice from Vietnam

The Nigerian-Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry says that the Nigerian government’s yearly rice import bill from Vietnam has hit about $500 million. The President of the chamber said in an interview that Vietnam was also spending about $100 million ...Read More

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India Asks For Protection Against Cheap China Imports

Indian industries are seeking a limit on imports from China and a string of other measures to give local manufacturers a chance against a tidal wave of cheap Chinese imports. Industry players also urged a policy on import substitution, the ...Read More

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Regional conflicts stem Turkish exports

Turkish efforts to diversify trade partners, which have been ongoing following the 2008 global financial crisis, stalled in 2014 amid regional conflicts. Since the financial crisis that erupted in the USA in 2008 before affecting the world economy, the Turkish ...Read More

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US to resume beef imports from Ireland

The United States will permit imports of beef from Ireland, the first European Union country allowed to resume exports to the USA since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago, officials said on Monday. Simon Coveney, Ireland's minister ...Read More

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US relaxes Chinese solar import tariffs

A group of US solar firms has welcomed proposals to lower the tariffs imposed on Chinese solar imports as "a step in the right direction" for the industry. The US Department of Commerce recently completed an administrative review of the ...Read More

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Russia bans poultry imports

The Russian federal service for veterinary matters, Rosselkhoznadzor, has banned the imports of all kinds of poultry from Italy where an epidemic of bird flu broke out. Earlier, the Russian veterinary watchdog had imposed a similar ban on imports of ...Read More

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Hong Kong suspends chicken imports

Hong Kong began culling 15,000 chickens on Wednesday, and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a batch of chickens from the southern province of Guangdong. Authorities ...Read More

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Russian Shoppers Want Imports

January 1 is Russia’s answer to Christmas - a day for exchanging gifts after a night of feasting. But as shoppers crowd into Moscow’s malls, they may glimpse some truths about their economy that could spoil the festive mood. At ...Read More

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2014 a bubbly year for sparkling wine imports to USA

It has been a bubbly year for sparkling wine imports. They will set a record in 2014, as will overall wine imports, annual U.S. Census Bureau statistics will show when they are released in February. In October, sparkling wine imports ...Read More

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USA Sparkling wine Import-Export Imbalance

Looking strictly at exports and imports,the United States is running a deficit totaling $698.72 million this year, with — and here’s the imbalance — about 96 cents of every dollar in sparkling wine trade a U.S. import and just 4 ...Read More

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Prosecco Imports fizz

The most rapid growth in sparkling wine imports to the USA is not those originating in France but in Italy,perhaps best known for one of its leading varieties, Prosecco. France will end 2014 year responsible for a lower percentage of ...Read More

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‘Dangerous drug’ imports to be banned from Japan

The Japanese government and the ruling parties are expected to revise the Customs Law to ban imports of quasi-legal drugs known as dangerous drugs, it has been learned. The planned revision will place such drugs in the same category as ...Read More

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Now Calais migrants threaten imports

Fresh food imports to the UK are coming under threat because illegal immigrants are hiding in the back of lorries; entire truck-loads of imported fruit and vegetables are being destroyed if a migrant is found inside a transportation vehicle. This ...Read More

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Russia May Start Fish Imports From Iran

Russia may start importing fish and fish products from Iran this month, a spokesman for Russia’s agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said a couple of weeks ago. Russia had banned imports of fish, seafood and other foodstuffs from the European Union and ...Read More

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Kiev resumes imports of Russian coal

The Ukrainian government has partially resumed imports of Russian coal which were suspended in late November, Ukraine’s acting energy minister told journalists last week. “The import of Russian coal is facing certain problems. Some part of the coal is being ...Read More

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Fish traders want cheap imports banned

Fish traders in Zimbabwe have appealed to the government to protect the local industry from cheap and poor quality imports from Cahora Bassa in Mozambique, which they say are hurting the local fish market. Foreign fish exporters have flooded the ...Read More

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Road Haulage & Freight Forwarding Welcome Road Development

Representatives from both the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA), which represents the freight forwarding community, have welcomed the government’s plans to invest £15 billion in the country’s road infrastructure. Both organisations however tempered their ...Read More

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Imports of illegal timber fall

Five major timber importing countries have made progress in cutting contraband wood from their markets since 2010, argues a series of reports published by Chatham House. The analysis — covering Britain, France, Japan, the Netherlands, and the US — is ...Read More

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Declining US beef production increases imports

Beef production in the USA is declining and resulting in higher beef imports according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia. Kelly says that with domestic production declining stronger prices in the US are expected to lead to an ...Read More

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China opens door to Aussie wine imports

China will erode import tariffs for Australian farm products – including wine – over the next decade, after the signing a landmark trade agreement. Australian wine imported to China currently faces tariffs of between 14% and 30% according to ABC ...Read More

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Freight association wants action on air cargo

The Tunbridge Wells based Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on Sir Howard Davies to ensure that air cargo flights are well catered for when he releases his report into expanding the UK’s aviation capacity. The Airports Commission – led ...Read More

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Singapore exports slide in October

Non-oil domestic exports in Singapore contracted 1.5 per cent on-year in October, dragged down by a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports. The fall comes after a 0.9 per cent growth in the previous month, according to statistics released ...Read More

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Eurozone Exports Jump

The eurozone's trade surplus widened in September as exports surged. The European Union's statistics agency on Friday said the eurozone economy grew at an annualized pace of 0.6% in the third quarter, a slight acceleration from the second, with France ...Read More

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China October cotton imports low

China imported 81,900 tonnes of cotton in October, down 42 per cent on the same month last year - the lowest level since January 2009, data showed. It was the first time monthly imports of the fibre dropped below 100,000 ...Read More

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USA Pork Exports Increase Dramatically

Pork exports have increased dramatically since the 1990s and currently account for over 20 per cent of total domestic production in the USA. The US is by far a net meat protein exporter and as such, it is in the ...Read More

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Turkey exports to Russia slide

Turkey’s exporters may have reported their best-ever October, but exports to Russia have dropped one-fifth year-on-year. There had been hopes of boosting trade after Russia downgraded links with the West, figures released by the country’s leading export organization have shown. ...Read More

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Saudi Export Increase

Saudi exports continued their consistent growth in August after realizing SR18.5 billion in returns, a 22 percent increase over the same period last year. Monthly volatility noticeably dampened this year, averaging at around SR18.2 billion a month. The contractual nature ...Read More

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Vietnam to stop fresh fruit imports from Australia

Australia's Department of Agriculture (DoA) has confirmed that Vietnam has 'raised concerns with Australia's fruit fly management systems and is considering suspending trade in Australian fruit'. The export market is worth about $40 million, including grapes and cherries. Alan Bramble, ...Read More

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Canada import barriers

When it comes to the value of goods that can be shipped into the country before duty is assessed (referred to as the de minimis level), Canada comes near the bottom of the list. Americans can import $200 worth of ...Read More

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Hong Kong record Australian wine imports

Hong Kong was one of the best performing export markets for Australia in the year ending September 2014 according to the latest Wine Export Approval Report September 2014. Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan were among the strong Asian performers with Hong ...Read More

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Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat

Citing health concerns, Russia last week announced new sanctions on meat products from the European Union, widening its restrictions on Western food imports. Its federal supervisory agency for agriculture, the Rosselkhoznadzor, said "temporary restrictions" will go into effect Tuesday on ...Read More

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Europe could save on energy imports

The European Union could save up to $80 billion (50.21 billion pounds) in energy imports if oil prices remain low. The price of oil has dropped over a quarter since the summer to below $85 per barrel, a level last ...Read More

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UK Wheat Imports to fall

UK wheat imports will fall more than 40% this season due to the boost to domestic supplies from the strongest year-on-year rise in production in history – requiring  bumper exports to avoid a huge stocks build-up. UK wheat imports - ...Read More

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China Exports and Imports Surge

China's exports and imports in September were far higher than expected, according to official data: exports were 15.3% higher than last year, while imports rose 7%, giving a trade surplus of $31bn for the month. The data beat the expectations ...Read More

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Mystery of North Korean exports to China

It is believed that millions of North Koreans are suffer from malnutrition, but Pyongyang has reportedly increased rice exports to its powerful neighbour by more than a third this year. It emerged last week that the isolationist state may be ...Read More

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Russian import sanctions lower fruit prices

Fruit growers in the United Kingdom are suffering from the impact of Russian sanctions on EU food imports, which are lowering the price of their produce by up to a quarter. Russia has banned fruit imports from EU nations, which ...Read More

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German exports dive

Exports from Germany plunged in August by their largest volume since the height of the financial crisis, and leading institutes slashed forecasts for growth. The figures fuelled debate on whether Berlin is doing enough to prop up the domestic and ...Read More

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Russia increases food imports from ‘non-sanctioned’ countries

Russia is increasing the volume of imports from third countries, following the ban on food from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Norway and Australia. Turkey is exporting poultry and fish, Switzerland is delivering dairy products, and Uruguay is ...Read More

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Significant Reduction in UK wheat imports

UK wheat imports will fall more than 40% this season due to the boost to domestic supplies from the strongest year-on-year rise in production in history. Bumper exports will be needed to avoid a huge build-up of stocks. UK wheat ...Read More

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UK Exports Increasing

The UK Environment Secretary has been giving encouraging news to the Conservative party conference about food exports. She said that almost 600 new markets had been opened overseas, adding that exports had increased by more than £1 billion in the ...Read More

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Food imports ‘a disgrace’

British children should grow up knowing the taste of Melton Mowbray pork pies, Norfolk turkeys and black pudding, Liz Truss, the Environment Secretary, has said. She said that the UK imports of large quantities of apples, pears and cheese at ...Read More

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Polish Miners Block Cheap Coal Imports from Russia

Miners in Poland protesting against imports of cheap Russian coal have blocked a border route into northern Poland, according to mining union leaders. More than 200 workers blocked the passage in order to protest against imports of Russian coal. Polish ...Read More

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Turkey preparing to cut imports

Turkey is preparing to introduce new measures to curb imports by the end of the year, in the latest measure to cure the chronic current account deficit problem, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has announced. “We performed a study on ‘the ...Read More

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Abu Dabi Export and Import Growth

Abu Dhabi Ports Co (ADPC) expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year, as work on major infrastructure projects in the capital gathers pace, the company’s chief executive said. Container traffic at Khalifa Port is expected ...Read More

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Russia to increase imports from Vietnam

Russia is enacting measures to import more agricultural products from Vietnam due to sanctions imposed by the West over Moscow’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis. The increase in imports is also meant to boost trade ties between the two countries, ...Read More

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Vietnam Seafood Exports to Russia

Ten Vietnamese seafood companies are currently exporting products to Russia, according to a report by the Export Department. However, the Russian trade representative in Vietnam said the number of Vietnamese businesses entering the Russian market has increased on a daily ...Read More

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Euro zone July trade rises on exports

The euro zone's trade surplus rose year-on-year in July as exports grew faster than imports, indicating a positive contribution to economic growth at the start of the third quarter, the European Union's Statistics office data showed. Eurostat said the non-seasonally ...Read More

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Dutch exports grow thanks to previous imports

The volume of exports in June 2014 increased by 4.1 percent over June 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Holland has reported. The bureau said in a statement that this was mostly due to transshipment of goods through ...Read More

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Whisky exporters oppose Independence

Whisky exporters in Scotland have been vocally opposed to the independence movement. "Internationally, as an export oriented sector, we rely on effective support from government in our overseas markets, whether in influencing EU negotiations or pressing other governments to allow ...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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China exports up but imports shrink again

Exports from China grew more than forecast in August while imports shrank unexpectedly for the second month in a row, a reminder of the fragile recovery in the world's No. 2 economy, customs data showed on Monday. Exports rose 9.4 ...Read More

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Exports essential to India

As the Indian Prime Minister laid the foundation of a highway connecting the country's biggest container port to the hinterland, he emphasised repeatedly that if India wants to focus on exports it needs to focus on port-led development. "Port development ...Read More

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Eurozone exports to Russia down 14 per cent in 2014

Exports and imports between the Eurozone and Russia have plummeted in the period January to May, figures from Eurostat revealed last week. The was a 14 per cent decline in exports to Russia in January-June 2014 compared with the same ...Read More

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Russia turning to Israel for fruit imports

Russia is interested in increasing its fruit imports from Israel, after boycotting imports from Europe as part of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Russia and the West. This new development comes as buyers in Gaza, Jordan and some European nations ...Read More

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UK wheat imports top forecasts

UK wheat imports finished high in 2013-14, far exceeding expectations, as exports put in their worst performance in more than 20 years, with imports of corn rising too. The UK imported 2.21m tonnes of wheat in the year to the ...Read More

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Russia bans most food imports from EU and US

Russia has banned meat, fish, dairy and fruit and vegetable imports from Western countries in the most drastic retaliatory measures taken by the Kremlin so far. The measures - a response to sectoral sanctions designed to punish Russia for stoking ...Read More

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Finland fears crisis as Russia curbs food imports

Finland warned last week that Russian retaliation against EU sanctions could push its economy into crisis, while President Vladimir Putin ordered curbs on food imports from countries that join the Western action over Ukraine. The central bank warned that import ...Read More

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Warning of over reliance on food imports

THE PROPORTION of food which the UK produces for itself is continuing to fall, with the country able to feed itself only up until today without imports, farmers have warned. The UK’s self-sufficiency in food dropped by two percentage points ...Read More

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Russia to ban all US agricultural imports, EU fruit & vegetable imports

A one-year ban has been imposed on certain agricultural produce, foods and raw materials imports from countries that have sanctioned Russia. An order for economic measures 'to protect the country's security' has been signed by President Putin. The decree “on ...Read More

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China Energy Imports

At present, China imports 55 percent of its oil, nearly half of which comes from countries in the Persian Gulf. In volume terms, that amounts to 5.3 mbd, or about 75 percent of Saudi Arabia’s production. China’s reliance on Middle ...Read More

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USA wrong to punish Chinese imports, says WTO

The U.S.A was wrong to impose punitive import fees on a range of products from China, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled a couple of weeks ago, in a decision that gave Beijing a key victory in a long-running tariff ...Read More

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India – Duty on solar gear won’t reduce imports

In a setback to the Indian government's bid to encourage domestic solar cell industry, solar power project developers have said that they would continue to import solar cells from different countries and would not source domestically, even if an anti-dumping ...Read More

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Nepal concentrates on quality exports

According to the Nepali pashmina industry, shawls, stoles and scarves in natural, multi-colour and artistic designs are the most popular Nepali products among importers. The country’s industry had plunged into a prolonged downturn after some traders began shipping poor quality ...Read More

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Export Sector joins Irish recovery

"The trade data for May provides further evidence that the export sector is joining in the Irish economic recovery and will contribute to GDP growth in 2014," according to analyst Conall MacCoille. Preliminary figures for May from the Central Statistics ...Read More

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Drop-off in Wine Exports to China

Australia's top five export destinations held their places in the last financial year, with the United Kingdom remaining in the top spot. Record grape harvests in the United States have seen demand for wine imports drop significantly, reflected in the ...Read More

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UK trade gap widens in May on higher aircraft imports

Britain's goods trade deficit widened in May, increased by imports of aircraft, official data showed last week. The Office for National Statistics said the goods trade deficit grew to just over 9.2 billion pounds from 8.8 billion pounds in April, ...Read More

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China Exports Rise and Imports Bounce back

Exports from China were lower than estimates in June, which suggests that support for growth from global demand will be limited as China's leaders try to defend their economic expansion goal of about 7.5 percent this year. Exports gained 7.2 ...Read More

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Export, Import boost for India

If everything goes as per plan, then gradually all minor ports in the state will be converted into commercial ports to promote export and import. Minister for ports and fisheries Baburao Chinchansur said that very soon the cabinet will discuss ...Read More

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War on imports to Belarus

The Council of Ministers in Belarus is introducing licensing for the imports of cars and tyres. Public authorities are working on a draft law, according to which licensing could be introduced in the country for imports of cars and tyres ...Read More

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Surge in Imports to Sweden

The economy of Sweden contracted in the first quarter of 2014 as imports surged, masking a gain in consumer spending and a recovery in exports. Gross domestic product shrank 0.1 percent in the three months to March, Statistics Sweden said ...Read More

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Value of Irish exports drops in April

The value of Irish exports fell again in April, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show. Seasonally adjusted exports were €6.8 billion in April, a reduction of €45 million or 1 per cent on the previous month.But imports saw ...Read More

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UK Imports Wheat

Recent figures show that the UK had for a 23rd successive month imported more wheat than it exported, against the typical trend. Imports, although down 9.8% month on month at 113,861 tonnes, far exceeded exports, of 26,910 tonnes, a gain ...Read More

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Norway, Kazakhstan Seeking to Expand Cooperation

Already cooperating and supporting each other in world nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament efforts, Norway and Kazakhstan are seeking to expand cop-operation in the areas of imports and exports. Oil and natural gas are the largest exports of Norway, followed by ...Read More

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China’s exports rise 7% in May, imports fall

Exports from China increased in May thanks to firmer global demand, data showed on Sunday, but an unexpected fall in imports signalled weaker domestic demand which may continue to weigh on the world’s second-largest economy. Exports rose 7 per cent ...Read More

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Russia Suspends US Pig Imports

Russia - concerned over the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diahorrhea virus (PEDv) in U.S. pig populations, announced last week it was suspending U.S. imports of live pigs effective from May 30. The disease has already killed about 10 percent of ...Read More

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E.U Bans Citrus Imports From South Africa

On 27 may, the European Commission announced restrictions on citrus imports from South Africa due to an outbreak of “black spot” plant disease there. South African politicians are concerned about the economic ramifications for the world’s largest citrus exporter. The ...Read More

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Hong Kong wine imports static in 2013

Hong Kong imported 1bn US dollars' worth of wine in 2013. 100m US dollars' worth of this was of re-exported to Mainland China, said the region's secretary of commerce and economic development, at the opening of the Vinexpo Asia Pacific ...Read More

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Freight Forwarders Vietnam Fears

Freight Forwarders believe import and export demand to and from Vietnam may be affected for an extended period after many of the country’s key industrial parks closed.  A dispute with China over maritime rights escalated into violent anti-China protests earlier ...Read More

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Irish beef imports affect prices in Wales

There has been an increase in Irish beef being imports to the UK, which reports say are undercutting Welsh beef at 310p/kg, compared to 352p/kg for Welsh steers. The Welsh Red meat body's chairman Dai Davies said: “Throughput at Irish ...Read More

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British dairy imports to Ireland

Milk imports into the Republic have almost doubled for the first two months of the year compared to 2013. The volumes imported are also significant, totalling 90m litres for January alone. The vast bulk of the milk came from Northern ...Read More

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China wine imports from Australia increasing

China is becoming one of the top three wine-consuming countries in the world, with imports from Australia growing by nearly 150%, according to the latest National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness Rural Commodities Wrap. Wine imports to China from Australia have ...Read More

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US beef industry wants China to resume imports

China is working hard to resolve issues that would allow imports of US beef to resume for the first time since 2003 when a Washington State outbreak of "mad cow disease" prompted Beijing and other countries to restrict them. The ...Read More

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Record cashew exports from India

Cashew exports rose to a record high last financial year in volume and value compared with the previous year. Total exports during 2013-14 increased by over 13 per cent to 1,13,620 tonnes from 1,00,105 tonnes. “Performance in all the segments ...Read More

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New foreign trade policy to boost exports from India

The Indian government has said that a new Foreign Trade Policy will focus on ways to boost India's exports, and reduce dependence on imports. "India being part of WTO cannot only think in terms its export promotion without equally supporting ...Read More

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Report predicts annual growth in China beef imports

A new bank report suggest that China's government will need to increase beef imports in order to support the country's domestic beef supply. The bank forecasts five years of 15% to 20% annual growth in China's beef imports. The report ...Read More

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Hong Kong Rice Imports Increase

Hong Kong’s rice imports in 2013 have increased to around 339,000 tons, up about 9% from about 310,000 tons in 2012, according to the USDA Post. The Hong Kong rice import market has changed significantly since its full liberalization in ...Read More

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Surge in value of Irish exports

THE value of Irish exports rose by 3pc in February when compared with the same month last year, official figures show. One of the main reasons for the positive data was a 15pc increase in the value of exports of ...Read More

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China Fair shadowed by weak exports

The Canton Fair - officially known as the 115th China Import and Export Fair-is expected to draw 200,000 international buyers, an increase of more than 180,000 over the autumn session when there was a drop-off in numbers, said Liu Jianjun, ...Read More

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Hong Kong shark fin imports fall 35 per cent

Exports of shark fins from Hong Kong to the mainland plummeted by 90 per cent last year, an environmental group has revealed, amid a crackdown on corruption and lavish living in China. While the amount of shark fin imports to ...Read More

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China imports less gold

Banks in China have been importing less gold over the past month as demand reduced after the festival season. Cheaper prices at home due to a softer yuan also curbed overseas purchases of the precious metal, banking sources and traders ...Read More

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UK Food And Drinks Exports To China Soar

China's imports of U.K. food rose 82 percent in 2013 from 2012, driven by spectacular sales of pork and salmon, making the world’s second largest economy a prime market for British food exports outside the European Union. The value of ...Read More

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Hong Kong Exports Decline For a Second Month

Hong Kong's exports declined for a second straight month in February, while imports increased strongly, leading to a larger trade deficit than a year ago, data from the Census and Statistics Department revealed Tuesday Exports fell 1.3% year-on-year, after decreasing ...Read More

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EU bans fish imports from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea

At €10 million annually, the value of these countries exports to the EU is relatively low, but NGOs say it sends a strong signal to other larger fishing countries on the commission’s warning list. “These are not the major importers ...Read More

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China Blocks Imports of American apples

The Washington Apple Commission has suffered a setback in its attempts to persuade China to import their apples. In December, Chinese officials appeared ready to resume imports of Washington Reds and Goldens after one more inspection trip, but they have ...Read More

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Tea exports rise marginally in 2013 – Economic Times

Tea exports from India during 2013 increased by only two per cent at 212 million kilograms as compared to 208 million kilograms in 2012, according to data by Indian Tea Association (ITA). Production of tea during 2013 increased 6.6 per ...Read More

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Exports from Estonia decrease by 20%

According to official statistics, exports from Estonia in January reduced by 20% compared with the previous year. The substantial decrease was partially influenced by the high reference base of January 2013 caused by single transactions involving sea vessels. After eliminating ...Read More

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Imports meet China’s food needs

China is importing more and more food to meet its domestic needs, which is causing anxiety at home and abroad after years of near domestic self-sufficiency. This is particularly true of grain, the US Department of Agriculture reporting a near ...Read More

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Imports can help us unlock Britain’s export potential

A report by a leading international bank shows that British manufacturers – particularly in the automotive, pharmaceutical and machinery industries – have started to import more semi-finished parts, allowing them to focus on value added. But this increase in imports ...Read More

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India rejects EU demand for zero-duty auto imports

The European Union is seeking zero-duty import of automobiles, as part of a trade agreement with India. The Indian government has dismissed this demand. In addition the 28-member grouping wants further customs duty removal for 29 auto components, again a ...Read More

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Japan exports rose in January

Exports from Japan rose by 9.5 per cent in January, compared with the previous year.   This is lower than the expected 12.6 per cent. Imports increased by 25 percent, partly caused by the weak yen.  With the big increase ...Read More

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Fruity imports to U.SA. Grow

Imports of fruit to the USA will account for about half of total per capita fruit and nut use by 2023.   Imports of vegetables will make up 25% of per capita vegetable use. Those new projections from the USA's ...Read More

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Russia considers 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

Russia is considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, joining an increasing number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators. The government of Ryussia is looking at a 30% tax on imports worth more than 7,000 roubles (£123) ...Read More

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Cloth Exports from Scotland to China on the rise

In the first nine months of 2013, Scottish tweed exports to China rose to a record high, reaching £9.7 million, which is higher than all of the exports in the previous year. China’s overall wool importsincreased by 6.5 percent to ...Read More

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China Imports Rising

Imports to China rose the most in five months in December, indicating that domestic demand will support economic growth.The Chinese government claimed the title of the world’s biggest trader of goods. Inbound shipments increased 8.3 percent from a year earlier, ...Read More

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China Rice Imports down 5% from Previous Year

China’s Customs General Administration (CGA) says that China imported around 2.24 million tons of rice in the calendar year 2013, which is about 5% less than the 2.36 million tons in 2012. According to the CGA, China also exported around ...Read More

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British beef suffering from Polish imports

In the wake of the horse meat scandal last year, British retailers turned to domestic supplies of beef, but now they are buying imports from Poland at a cheaper price. While imported beef doesn't fit the Red Tractor requirements to ...Read More

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Freight takes off at Shanghai Pudong Terminal

Shanghai Pudong cargo terminal saw freight tonnage rise by 2.83 percent to a total of 1,173,784 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013. In 2012 the total was only 1,141,472 tonnes. Domestic cargo volume grew by 17.05 percent year-over-year ...Read More

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Russia banning fish imports from Norway

Russian vets recently returned from a visit to Norway;they are unsatisfied with the food safety control and want to stop all import of fresh fish and fish products from Norway. Norway exports salmon to 120 different markets; only the Russian ...Read More

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More US cars Shipping to China

Exports of cars from the USA to Saudi Arabia and China are increasing revenue for shipping vessel operators. The U.S.A exported a record 1.8 million cars and light trucks last year. Exports rose another 8.9 percent in the first 10 ...Read More

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