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US tariffs on green Chinese exports

The USA's reported plan to levy tariffs on imports from China's emerging industries and its commerce department's decision to add 37 Chinese entities in hi...
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Posted on May 17, 2024

Waste plastic exports hit low volume

Exports of recovered plastic from the U.S.A have been on a downward trend for the past few years. In 2023, the amount exported totaled less than one fifth ...
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Posted on April 19, 2024

Peruvian mango exports plummet in the 2023-2024 season – Produce Blue Book

From the beginning of the 2023-2024 until the end of week 10, Peru exported 75,167 tons of fresh mango, representing a drop of 66.9 percent compared to the...
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Posted on April 8, 2024

NZ red meat exports

The Meat Industry Association says New Zealand red meat exports were worth $932 million during February, with demand from the United States helping to off...
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Posted on April 4, 2024

Belgium top import market for Kenyan coffee

Belgium has ousted America as Kenya’s top export market for coffee for the first time in a decade. Belgian Kenyan coffee imports amounted to Sh6.5 bil...
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Posted on March 21, 2024

US spirits exports reach record high in 2023

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus) showed in the American Spirits Export Report that US spirits exports totalled US$2.2 billion in 2023, up 8...
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Posted on March 1, 2024

USA Wheat Imports Highest in Six Years

U.S. wheat imports are expected to be their highest in six years for the 2023/24 marketing year, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. Several ...
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Posted on January 29, 2024

Air freight rates from China, HK to US, Europe

Air freight rates out of China and Hong Kong to the United States and Europe have returned to levels last seen in September. This is mainly due to surgi...
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Posted on January 16, 2024

USA Investigation into Imports of Unfairly Priced Wine Bottles

On December 29, 2023, the U.S. Glass Producers Coalition, a coalition of U.S. wine bottle manufacturers and American workers, filed petitions to counter un...
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Posted on January 4, 2024

Turkish Textile industry hopes for exports to US

A delegation from the leading Turkish textile/apparel associations recently travelled to the U.S., hoping to boost exports. Over 40 Turkish companies at...
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Posted on October 26, 2023

Weather slows avocado and asparagus exports

Peru, has enjoyed several years of export growth in U.S. markets,expanding market share in fresh produce commodities such as blueberries, grapes, avocados,...
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Posted on September 29, 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

Drop in U.S. Imports of Upholstered Furniture

After three months of growth, imports of upholstered household furniture into the USA decreased by -7.7% to 109K tons in July 2023. Over this period, impor...
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Posted on September 22, 2023

US working with Romania to increase grain exports

The USA is working with Romania and Moldova to increase Ukraine's grain exports via the Danube river. It is exploring alternative routes for exports after ...
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Posted on September 4, 2023

US seeking alternative routes for Ukraine Grain Exports

The United States has condemned Russia's continued attacks on Ukraine's grain infrastructure and said that the USA was working to identify alternative opti...
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Posted on August 18, 2023

Berries top export for Mexico

In 2022, berries superseded beer as the top agri-food export product from Mexico. Berries surpassed other popular export crops, such as avocados, and...
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Posted on August 3, 2023

Uyghurs: restrictions on US apparel imports from China

In the first four months of 2023, goods from China accounted for only 17.9% of US apparel imports in value, and 30.6% in volume. In 2019, China’s share o...
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Posted on June 13, 2023

Fruit exports

Vietnam has sharply increased sales of fruit and vegetables following a substantial increase in its formal exports of durian, mango, jackfruit, sweet potat...
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Posted on May 31, 2023

Top Export markets for Vietnam

Vietnam's top 10 fruit and vegetable export markets last included China, the United States, the Netherlands, and Malaysia. The general director of Vina ...
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Posted on May 30, 2023

Scotland doubles salmon exports

Scottish salmon exports to Asia have more than doubled by value for the first quarter of 2023. Strong demand from China, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea...
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Posted on May 23, 2023

Norway seafood exports to USA

Seafood exports from Norway to the USA saw the greatest growth in value in the first quarter, showing an increase in export value of NOK 1 billion (€87 m...
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Posted on April 17, 2023

Norway Exports Seafood Worth €3.6bn

Norway exported NOK 41.4 billion (€3.6 billion) worth of seafood in the first quarter of 2023 which is an increase of NOK 7.4 billion (€645 million), o...
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Posted on April 14, 2023

US imposes higher tariffs on Russian imports

President Biden has announced additional tariff increases on a variety of goods imports from Russia worth approximately $2.8 billion. The president rai...
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Posted on March 2, 2023

Mad Cow Disease Halts Brazilian Beef Exports

A confirmed case of BSE has led to reports that Brazil's beef exports to China will be halted beginning March 2, 2023. China is currently the largest expo...
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Posted on February 28, 2023

Container freight storage in USA

Complications are projected for February 2023 with freight being stored on wheeled containers in the USA. Significant volumes are being stored on wheele...
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Posted on February 15, 2023

USA Pork exports gain momentum

November exports of U.S. pork were the largest in 2022 in both volume and value. Data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)showed that Nov...
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Posted on January 8, 2023

Champagne exports affecting stocks for 2023

It is thought that 57 percent of all Champagne produced in 2022 was exported. Over 34 million bottles were imported into the United States in 2021. Be...
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Posted on December 26, 2022

Shipping sector COP27 pledge

The UK government has announced that it made a major pledge alongside the US, Norway, and the Netherlands to roll out zero-emission shipping routes between...
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Posted on November 14, 2022

US Beef exports face uncertainty

This year so far beef exports from the US have increased over the record levels of 2021. In the January – September period total beef exports increased b...
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Posted on November 11, 2022

Container Imports decline

There has been a steep fall in the volume of U.S. container imports in the last five months. Having reached all-time highs in May, container imports ha...
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Posted on October 25, 2022

US exports limited by dry Mississippi

Export bound grain is piling up at elevators because historically low water levels in the Mississippi River are hampering navigation. Barge traffic along t...
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Posted on October 24, 2022

U.S. sees beef, pork export boom

The USA shipped a record US$18.7 billion worth of pork and beef products in 2021 and is expected to exceed that total this year. Beef exports were value...
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Posted on October 7, 2022

U.S. freight railroads cut services

U.S. freight railroads are reducing their services after two of the country’s largest rail unions failed to agree on a new contract. The railroads beg...
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Posted on September 21, 2022

U.S. exports of hardwood expand

In January to June 2022 the U.S. exports of hardwood timber expanded 12% year-on-year to. The value of exports jumped 21% . In June, the average price f...
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Posted on September 6, 2022

U.S. fresh fruit exports decline

The value of U.S. fresh fruit exports declined 7% for a year from July 2021 through June 2022. There were strong gains in berry exports and a modest incre...
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Posted on August 11, 2022

Irish drinks exports to US

Drinks exports from Ireland to the US were valued at around €619 million in 2021; to commemorate the 4th of July, the drinks industry in Ireland is highl...
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Posted on July 11, 2022

Fruit imports to USA

The value of U.S. imports of fruit increased by 17% in the year ending April, compared with the same period a year ago. The USDA said that U.S. imports ...
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Posted on June 21, 2022

US bike imports up 52% in Q1

The U.S. imported 4.7 million bikes in the first quarter this year; in dollar value, that's an increase of 52% over the first quarter last year and 143% ov...
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Posted on June 15, 2022

Senators ask ocean carriers to increase agricultural exports

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla urged ocean carriers to accept more US agricultural exports. The US import market is increasing signi...
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Posted on May 6, 2022

US Trade Officials investigate Solar Imports

The US authorities are launching an investigation which may result in import tariffs on solar panels imported four Southeast Asian nations. Clean energy pr...
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Posted on March 25, 2022

Five largest Russian exports to USA

In 2019 Russia was the United States’ 20th largest supplier of goods imports. The top imports in 2019 were: mineral fuels, precious metals and stones,...
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Posted on March 3, 2022

Rising food imports into USA

Over half the fresh fruit and almost a third of the fresh vegetables Americans are now imported. Food imports will probably continue to increase, with imp...
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Posted on March 1, 2022

Avocado imports from Mexico suspended

The U.S. government has suspended all imports of avocados from Mexico after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. Avocado exports a...
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Posted on February 15, 2022

Meat substitute Hit by Russian import sanctions

A US produced meat substitute is a victim of Russia’s counter-sanctions on Western food imports. Imports of the plant-based meat alternatives have bee...
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Posted on November 26, 2021

Governor and Local Business Leaders Head to Europe on Trade Mission | KNSI

The Governor of Minnesota is in the United Kingdom leading a trade mission to the U.K. and Finland. The mission is focussing on increasing state exports...
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Posted on November 19, 2021

Canada halts glove imports from Malaysia

Canada has paused imports from a glovemaker in Malaysia as it awaits the results of an audit; a few weeks ago the United States barred imports from the fir...
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Posted on November 18, 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

Spirits exports from Ireland declined last year

An industry report shows spirits exports from the Irish Republic declined by 16 per cent last year. This was probably caused the closure of hospitality ven...
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Posted on September 30, 2021

Nigeria fish exports decline – The Nation Newspaper

Nigeria’s fish exports have marginaly declined in the last five years. According to data from the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Trade Map on f...
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Posted on September 20, 2021

US exporters want to Cut UK Bourbon Tariffs

The Bourbon Alliance in the USA – distillers, restaurants and pubs, retailers, wholesalers, and US whiskey fans - is launching a campaign to urge the Bri...
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Posted on July 6, 2021
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