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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...

Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril

FG moves moves to stop ozone-depleting imports 

The Federal Ministry of Environment is collaborating with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to curtail the importation of ozone-depleting substances into the country....

Turkey's new oil refinery to reduce dependence on imports

Turkey’s new oil refinery to reduce dependence on imports

Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday that the new $6.3 billion refinery set up by Azeri state oil company, will reduce Ankara’s dependence on imports for...

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China bans imports of pigs, wild boars from Belgium, Japan

China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever. The country did same for imports from Japan after a...

Steel: Turkey imposes 25% duty on imports above quotas

Steel: Turkey imposes 25% duty on imports above quotas

Turkey will introduce quotas on the amount of steel it imports from Oct. 17, with an additional 25 percent duty levied on any imports above the quotas. Ankara blamed a...

Customs reveals importer, ship that brought pump action rifles into Nigeria 

Illegal arms: Customs begins monitoring of Nigeria-bound imports 

Following cases of illegal arms importation including military hardware into the country in recent times, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has commenced...

EU ends restrictions on Chinese solar panels imports

EU ends restrictions on Chinese solar panels imports

The European Union will end restrictions on the sale of solar panels from China early next week. A move EU producers said would lead to a flood of dumped products. The...

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US to impose additional $16b tariff on Chinese imports

The United States Trade Representative’s office has unveiled a list of around USD16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional...

Petrol still retails at N145 per litre, says PPPRA

Nigeria imports 4.79 billion litres of petrol – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said 4.79 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) was imported into the country in the second quarter of 2018.  The NBS...