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Japan’s exports increase

Japan experienced mixed results in its trade sector in October. Exports had a modest rise of 1.6% yoy to JPY 9167B, marking the second consecutive month of...
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Posted on November 16, 2023

UK poultry exports to Japan secured after market access approval

A new market access deal which will benefit UK farmers, meat processors and exporters has secured exports of cooked poultry meat to Japan, according to the...
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Posted on November 2, 2023

Japan Seafood Exports

The United States Embassy in Japan if providing proactive support for seafood exports by Japanese fishermen. This comes follows China's comprehensive ban o...
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Posted on September 28, 2023

Japanese exports fall

Exports from Japan fell in July for the first time in nearly two and a half years, caused minly bu down by faltering demand for light oil and chip-making e...
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Posted on August 17, 2023

Japan halts poultry imports from a second Brazilian state

Japan has temporarily suspended imports of chicken from Brazil's Santa Catarina state after confirmation of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case...
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Posted on July 14, 2023

Japanese Beer Imports to Korea Grow Explosively

Imports of Japanese beer have exploded as relations between the two countries have improved, including the recent restoration of shuttle diplomacy between ...
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Posted on July 12, 2023

South Korea to return to Japan’s ‘preferred export destinations’

The Japanese government has announced that Tokyo will restore South Korea to its list of preferred export destinations. A yearslong trade dispute had remo...
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Posted on June 27, 2023

Japanese imports car thefts

Car theft in Ireland is at a seven year high;thieves are particularly targeting specific types of Japanese car imports. Certain specific makes and model...
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Posted on June 23, 2022

China restricts imports from Japan

China is continuing to restrict imports of Japanese foods, including a total ban on fruit and vegetables. China introduced the curbs following the 2011...
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Posted on June 14, 2022

Meat Exports improving from USA

U-S beef exports reachedanother new value record in March, reaching $1.07 billion. It is reported that beef exports raced to a record pace in the first qu...
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Posted on May 16, 2022

Japan bans luxury car exports to Russia

Japan has a ban on exports of luxury cars and other items to Russia as part of economic sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The export ban will a...
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Posted on March 29, 2022

China top importer of Japanese food

Last year mainland China became the largest importer of Japanese food products for the first time. Until then, Hong Kong had been the longtime lead importe...
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Posted on February 3, 2022

Japan’s exports, imports rise

Exports and imports for Japan rose to record levels in December, due to higher energy prices and rising demand for automobiles. Exports from Japan in th...
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Posted on January 22, 2022

World gets taste for Japanese gin as exports hit record high in 2021 | The Japan Times

Gin made in Japan, especially craft gin, is becoming more popular for its distinct flavour, with exports of the distilled alcoholic beverage reaching an a...
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Posted on January 12, 2022

Japan export increases slow

There was a slowdown in the rise of Japan's overall goods exports in September. The total exports in September saw a 13.0 percent increase from the previou...
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Posted on October 26, 2021

Record Beef Exports In 2021

August beef exports from the USA were up 21.3 percent year over year. Year-to-date total beef exports were also up 21.0 percent from 2020. Beef exports Au...
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Posted on October 19, 2021

Imports at Japan Narita Airport

Imports into Japan via Narita Airport reached a record high in April partly due to the increase in import of coronavirus vaccines. Imports totalled more...
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Posted on May 28, 2021

Exports of Luxury Sake Flourish

Exports of premium sake from Japan made using sophisticated techniques are going well, although the quantity of sake exported in 2020 has fallen for the se...
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Posted on February 15, 2021

Japan exports and imports continue to recover

Japan's exports and imports continued to recover last month from a downturn caused mainly by Covid-19. Exports fell by 4.9 percent in September from a ...
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Posted on October 17, 2020

Fresh fruit imports to Japan grow

Japan's fruit imports reached a total 897,458 tonnes of fresh fruit during the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3 per cent from the same period in ...
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Posted on August 1, 2020

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

The Rubber Authority of Thailand said that the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted Thai rubber exports because of increased global demand for rubber gloves in th...
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Posted on April 23, 2020

Fresh produce exports from Australia to restart

The government of Australia has announced a new support package to ease easing pressure fresh produce exporters have experienced because of widespread bor...
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Posted on April 4, 2020

Japan to increase agricultural exports

The government of Japan has announced plans to double its agriculture, fishery and forestry exports to US$19bn by 2025, with the aim of the plan is to bols...
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Posted on March 12, 2020

Mango exports from India decline

Alphonso mango exports from the region of Maharashtra in India are on the decline. These mangoes have a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which is used on ...
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Posted on March 1, 2020

Japan exports fell in December

Although exports from Japan fell in December from a year earlier, shipments to China rose for the first time in 10 months. Exports reduced by 6.3% on ye...
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Posted on January 19, 2020

Japan reviews S.Korea export controls

The industry ministry of Japan has reviewed its tightened controls on exports of one of three high-tech materials which are usually exported to South Korea...
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Posted on December 16, 2019

Malaysia October exports stronger than expected

Exports from Malaysia in October declined 6.7% year-on-year, but total export value for the month is the highest monthly figure for the year and was above ...
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Posted on December 8, 2019

Japan to increase sake exports

Japan plans to allow new producers into the tightly regulated sake brewing industry, to increase exports of the traditional alcoholic beverage. Sake brewi...
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Posted on December 5, 2019

Beef exports Japan/China may resume

Japan is negotiating with China to resume exports of beef to the world's largest market for the first time in about two decades. Japan hopes to begin ex...
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Posted on November 24, 2019

Singapore imports of Thai rice met by other sources

Singapore’s imports of rice from Thailand can be easily met by alternative sources, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry. “Singapore’s demand f...
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Posted on September 15, 2019

Grape exports from Australia surpass half billion dollars

This year the value of Australian table grape exports has exceeded half a billion dollars for the first time ever. Australia exported a little over 146,00...
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Posted on September 6, 2019

South Korea may use countermeasures to Japan’s export limits

South Korea may decide to retaliate against the latest export limits from Japan on high-tech materials. Japan and South Korea are in a political dispute...
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Posted on July 5, 2019

Japan plan to increase food exports

Japan intends to streamline policy coordination between government agencies in an attempt to expand food exports. Exports of agricultural, forestry and ...
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Posted on May 17, 2019

US citrus exports slow

U.S. orange and tangerine exports declined by about 2% in value and 14% in volume last year. Trade statistics show that the top export market for U.S. ora...
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Posted on March 15, 2019

Japanese cosmetic exports record

Exports of Japanese cosmetics delivered another record performance in 2018, according to a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review. Exports increase...
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Posted on January 12, 2019

US exports more meat to emerging markets

As tastes change in emerging markets, the USA benefits from higher exports, especially to Asia. Exports to established markets are also improving. The ...
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Posted on November 19, 2018

Argentina lemon exports to Japan

Argentina recommenced lemon exports this year,to both the USA and Japan. Lemon exports from Argentina to Japan have been allowed since 2003, but protocols...
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Posted on September 10, 2018

Japan freight on Trans–Siberian Railway

Test exports of Japanese freight to Russia using a sea link, and the longest railway line in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway, began last week in Yoko...
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Posted on September 7, 2018

Major growth in beef exports Korea and Japan

The USA had exported 159,000t of beef to Japan (its largest export market) and 113,000t to Korea. These are gains of 6pc and 36pc respectively on the previ...
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Posted on August 7, 2018

Beef exports from Australia increase

July production figures are encouraging despite gloomy expectations, and beef exports increased. Figures released by the Department of Agriculture and W...
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Posted on August 6, 2018

Japan exports to US fall

Exports to the USA fell 0.9 percent in June compared with the same period a year ago due to a decline in exports of cars and semiconductor manufacturing eq...
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Posted on July 23, 2018

Imports of wooden windows to Japan down 25% in April

Japan’s April 2018 imports of wooden windows fell by just over 25% and compared with levels in March there was a 10% decline. There was a slight recov...
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Posted on July 5, 2018

Exports from Japan accelerate in May

JAPAN'S exports grew in May at the fastest rate in four months. The main increases in export shipments were for cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipmen...
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Posted on June 22, 2018

Argentina to expand beef exports to Asia

Argentina intends to expand fresh beef exports to Asia; Japan and China having already approved import deals, Argentina's agriculture minister said. The...
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Posted on June 11, 2018

US initiates investigation into car imports from China

The US government has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports which could lead to new U.S. tariffs. The national security i...
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Posted on June 6, 2018

Japan exports accelerate

Japan’s exports accelerated in April because of increased shipments of cars and machines used to make semiconductors. Rising volumes suggest healthy over...
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Posted on June 1, 2018

Increase in Yorkshire & Humber food and drink exports

Food and drink exports from Yorkshire and the Humber reached £1.14bn in 2017, an increase of 11% compared with 2016. That is according to the latest HM...
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Posted on April 3, 2018

Japan’s cosmetics exports annual record

Japan's cosmetics exports jumped 39% in value in 2017, marking a fifth record year. Tourists visiting Japan create new devotees who continue to use the pro...
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Posted on March 2, 2018

Japan wants to be excluded from US import curb

The steel industry in Japan wants the country to be excluded from any U.S. import restrictions, as steel from Japan poses no threat to the U.S. national ...
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Posted on February 25, 2018

UK Construction Equipment exports and imports up

UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment remained strong for the first nine months of 2017, showing a 21% increase compared with the same perio...
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Posted on December 7, 2017
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