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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – WTO DISPUTES PANELS WILL ASSESS EU RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA KNITWEAR EXPORTS



THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has approved establishing disputes settlement panels ruling on whether retaliatory duties imposed by the European Union (EU), on US knitwear exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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JAPAN’S LOVE FOR CHICKEN PUSHES UP JAPANESE MEAT CONSUMPTION



JAPAN’S meat consumption rose in 2018, but only because of a rising appetite for chicken, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD).

Poultry consumption was up from 16.9kg per capita in 2017 to 17.2kg in 2018, making it the only meat that experienced consumption growth in the country last year.…

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NORTH AFRICA’S BEAUTY MARKETS CONTINUE TO GROW BUT CAN BE TOUGH TO ACCESS



NORTH Africa offers personal care product majors populous markets, close to European manufacturing centres, with large and growing middle classes (outside troubled Libya) – but trading in these countries is not without complication. Regulatory shifts, counterfeiting and some security concerns make these useful markets a challenge for brands to tap.…

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EGYPT MOVES STEADILY TOWARDS DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING AS EXPORT SECTOR GROWS, ESPECIALLY IN SPORTS AND ACTIVEWEAR



Digital textile printing is a niche sector in Egypt but is expected to grow as demand for sports and active wear increases within its clothing sector, bolstered by government-supported initiatives to treble garment and textile exports by 2025.

Egypt has a long history of garment and textile manufacturing, but the sector’s strength has been in ‘cut and sew’ due to the country’s low labour costs, at between USD60 to USD100 a month.…

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ADDITIVES MANUFACTURERS SEEK TO GIVE ASIAN COATINGS BRANDS EDGE IN COMPETITIVE REGIONAL MARKET



WITH the Asia-Pacific coatings market and industry being one of the most dynamic worldwide, experiencing continuous robust growth, the potential for additives to give brands an edge in seizing market share is increasingly important.

Backed by buoyant construction, automotive and marine industries across the Asia Pacific, the region’s paint and coatings additives market is showing promising growth, analysts say.…

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ROADMAP TO RESTORE PHILIPPINE TEXTILE INDUSTRY’S COMPETITIVE EDGE



A ROADMAP to improve the future of the Philippines textile industry is set to be published next month (March 2018) by government officials aiming to return the archipelago’s sector to international prominence.

Focus will be given to arranging new free trade agreements and securing market access to the key areas of Europe, the US and Japan.…

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MALAWI’S TOBACCO LEAF SECTOR STILL FOCUS OF EFFORTS TO REDUCE CHILD LABOUR



WITH Malawi’s persistent cycle of poverty where half of its 18 million population (2017 World Bank data) live under the poverty line and nearly 1.5 million children employed as labourers, according to International Labour Organisation (ILO) data, including on tobacco farms – meaningful reforms to prevent these abuses have progressed slowly, experts say.…

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TAIWAN REFERENDUM HALTS NUCLEAR PHASE OUT PLANS AS PUBLIC HOSTILITY BLUNTED BY BURGEONING AIR POLLUTION



TAIWAN’S nuclear power sector is looking to the future with increased optimism, since a referendum rejected plans from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to phase out nuclear power on the archipelago by 2025. The DPP has since the 1980s campaigned for a nuclear-free Taiwan and press ahead with this policy after its election win in 2016.…

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CHINESE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET MATURES AS ONLINE SALES BOOM



It is hard to avoid either a cosmetics store or an advertisement for one in Chinese cities today. A mind-boggling wave of new retailers set up by investment firms to cash in on the cosmetics and personal care boom are eagerly seeking franchisees around the country.…

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