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UK food and drink exports 2021

UK food and drink exports fell by £2.7billion – a contraction of 15.9% – in the first three quarters of 2021, compared to pre-pandemic levels. Acco...
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Posted on December 29, 2021

Italy’s imports increase in August

Italy's imports from outside the European Union continue are growing as the country's economy emerges from the Covid-19 crisis. The same applies to its ex...
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Posted on October 4, 2021

Prosecco exports to UK drop – industry blames Brexit

The number of bottles of prosecco exported to Britain fell by about nine per cent. According to wine industry opinion, one cause was 'red tape' caused by B...
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Posted on July 18, 2021

Italy wine industry focusing on direct sales, exports

The Covid-19 pandemic has sped up the growth of interest in export markets, particularly to fast-growing markets in Asia. The economic recovery in China...
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Posted on February 17, 2021

S. Korea’s wine imports hit new high

Wine imports to south Korea reached a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. South Korea imported US$...
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Posted on January 2, 2021

Italy’s export firms outperform domestic firms

Italy's exports have shown signs of recovery since May. In March and April, exports fell sharply. In May, there was an overall improvement, and exports fr...
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Posted on September 8, 2020

Italy Leathergoods Exports continue to grow

A recent report released by the Italian leathergoods industry shows that the leathergoods sector exported products worth almost €6.8 billion in the first...
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Posted on February 19, 2019

Falling exports may hurt Italy’s economic growth

One of the traditional strong points of Italy's slowly growing economy - exports - is slipping, causing about prospects for an economic turnaround. ISTAT,...
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Posted on October 31, 2018

Wine exports Italy to China increase by 21%

Over the last year, Italian wine exports to China have surged 14.2% in quantity and 21.76% in value. This was revealed in the newly released report China V...
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Posted on October 29, 2018

China ends its beef with Italian meat imports

China has lifted a longstanding import ban on beef from Italy, officials said earlier this month, paving the way for Florentine steak and other specialitie...
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Posted on December 31, 2017

EU-China special products pact for exports

In June, the EU and China published a list of 200 European and Chinese geographical indications (GIs) that are protected in both countries as part of a bil...
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Posted on August 12, 2017

UK Customs ‘asleep’ as illegal Chinese imports avoid VAT

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

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 Januar...
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Posted on January 10, 2017

New export markets for English wine in 2017

Wine producers in the UK intend to increase exports by ten-fold by 2020, and have claimed strong early progress, with bottles of English and Welsh sparklin...
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Posted on December 31, 2016

Dutch flower and plant sales exports continue to rise

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

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 larges...
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Posted on March 10, 2016

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 Trad...
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Posted on May 22, 2015

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 import...
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Posted on April 30, 2015

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...
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Posted on April 10, 2015

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...
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Posted on September 13, 2014

Exports soar for rice fields of Italy

Italy is Europe's top rice producer. Exports are growing thanks to small-scale farmers growing premium rice varieties which are popular with health conscio...
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Posted on June 5, 2014
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