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US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

Imports at major retail container ports in the U.S. reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected...

Exports fall, imports flat as trade war hits Southern California ports

Exports fall, imports flat as trade war hits Southern California ports

The U.S.-China trade war is pounding the San Pedro Bay ports. Import volumes were essentially flat year over year in July as exports declined 5.1%. The ports of Los...

DP World introduces intelligent container storage system

U.S. retail imports remain despite tariffs

Imports at the United States of America major retail container ports are expected to continue at near-record levels this month and the remainder of the year despite a...

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Nigeria imports 5.61bn litres of petrol in 3 months 

The National Bureau of Statistics said 5.61 billion litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) was imported into the country in the second quarter of 2019. The NBS disclosed...

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Imports at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach fall in May

The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex – the No. 1 hub for U.S. ocean trade with China – processed 6.3% fewer inbound cargo containers in May, signaling that...

Stakeholders kick against 0.2% levy on imports from AU countries

Stakeholders kick against 0.2% levy on imports from AU countries

  Maritime industry stakeholders have kicked against the 0.2 percent import levy imposed by the Federal Government on goods emanating from other countries under the...

Nigeria to save N4tr from imports' cutback for 3 years - Minister

Nigeria to save N4tr from imports’ cutback for 3 years – Minister

Nigeria stands to save N3.6 trillion as well as generate 4.4 million jobs, if it cuts down on the importation of goods and services for three years, Minister of Science...

Zambia to enforce 5% duty on copper concentrate imports

Zambia to enforce 5% duty on copper concentrate imports

  Zambia’s Mining Minister, Richard Musukwa, on Monday vowed to enforce a 5 percent import duty on copper produced from rough ore. Musukwa made this known on...

China's iron ore imports from Australia rise by 14%

China’s iron ore imports from Australia rise by 14%

Iron ore exports from Australia’s Port Hedland, the world’s biggest iron ore port to China, jumped 14 percent in December from a month earlier, Pilbara Ports...

Brazil to crack down on ships sold into ‘toxic’ scrap trade

China widens ban on waste imports

China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday. This is almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their...

South Sudan boosts oil output by 70,000 bpd

Japan to resume crude oil imports from Iran

Japan’s Trade Minister, Hiroshige Seko, on Tuesday, said Japanese buyers of Iranian crude oil are expected to prepare to resume imports from the Middle Eastern...

Is it surprising that Nigeria imports soup from China?

It is not because we import everything importable,including tooth picks. When I first heard the news, it seemed to me like a rumour not until I found out that it was...