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71,931. More and more of our exports are coming from abroad. (Export & Bush) George W Bush
71,932. Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less. (Export & Smoking & Tobacco) Dan Quayle
71,933. Well, the way things are going, aside from wheat and auto parts, America's biggest export is now the Oscar. Billy Crystal
87,639. In December 1965 the Saudis announced they would buy the British planes: the bribes had worked. It was the biggest export deal in Britain’s history. And King Faisall came on a state visit to celebrate it. It was also the beginning of the modern arms trade with the Middle East which has grown to dominate Britain’s economy. And from it also came a much wider commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Arabia & Export & Arms & Bribery) Adam Curtis, The Mayfair Set I: Who Pays Wins, BBC 1999
100,261. ‘Should we stop sending arms to Nigeria?’ (Army & Nigeria & Empire UK & Export) ibid. Robin Day roundtable
63,730. By the early 70s [David] Stirling had become a successful businessman. He arranged enormous arms deals, and his mercenaries kept many third-world leaders in power. Almost single-handedly Stirling had created the foundations of Britain’s modern privatised foreign policy. It is a hidden world of vicious guerrilla wars fought by British mercenaries, a world that occasionally surfaces in scandals like the Sandfire affair. It all began with Stirling selling Britain’s military power to countries he approved of. (Army & Empire UK & Export & 1970s & Great Britain) ibid.
88,453. The elaborately decorated material was in such demand that by the last 1700s hand-woven Lyon silk made up over a third of France’s exports. (Silk & Export & Industrial Revolution) Ronald Top, Industrial Revelations: The European Story
88,459. The history of silk development spans through centuries and can be traced around the world's very ancient trade route called 'Silk Road'. A UNESCO inspired team trekked this obscure yet historical caravan tract called ‘Silk Road’, which began in China, passed through Tashkent, Baghdad, Damascus, Istanbul and reached European shores. Since the beginning of the Christian era (by 126 B.C.) silk has been the most coolourful of world caravans. Fabulous silks from China and India were carried to Europe through this 6,400 km long road. (Silk & Export) R K Datta, Global Silk Industry
99,444. The Export Credit Guarantee Department. They underwrite British business … so if that country defaults the taxpayer … cough for it … 95% of third world debt owed to Britain comes from the Export Guarantee Department … Mark Thomas Comedy Product s4e5
99,455. We not only armed Saddam Hussein, we paid for it as well. ibid.
99,459. ECGD and what they do is they provide underwriting, financial underwriting, from the taxpayer’s money to support firms who are exporting overseas. If the country they export to default they get the money within thirty days of default coughed up by the taxpayer … An insurance scheme for arms dealers … 52% of their business was arms sales. (Export & Arms) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s4e9
99,461. They’ve recently banned Iraq importing twelve bulls from France … to improve the breading stock of Iraq. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s4e11