Sending orders online to the UK is a lot more expensive and complex after the Brexit. Some European online retailers are therefore discontinuing their deliveries to the country.
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A storm of protectionism is blowing across Europe, now that the Covid-19 crisis is hitting trade and food production hard. Each country is dealing with the situation differently, not always abiding by EU regulations.
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Retail sometimes works in mysterious ways... Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt has found itself in growing demand in the Latin American country of Costa Rica - or at least its cheap private label beer, Cara Pils.
Belgian brewery Huyghe, which is known for its Delirium Tremens beer, says it will invest more than twenty million euro to increase export capacity. The beer is already available in China, but the company now also targets Africa and India.
India is turning into the promised land for Belgian fruit farmers. It is already Belgian apples’ most important non-European market and Belgian pears are also promoted throughout the country.
Katoen Natie has prolonged its contract to ship AB InBev's beers through the port of Antwerp for five years. In two years' time, the world's largest beer terminal should double to four billion bottles of beer per year.
Belgian farmers have been given permission to export leek and chicory to Indonesia in an attempt to appeal to the country's many Western tourists.
Never before did consumers buy as much champagne as they did in 2015 according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne. Particularly its non-European sales grew a lot more.