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Join WSSA & DISCUS for an Exclusive #ToastsNotTariffs Webinar!

50 Days Until the EU Increases its Tariff on American Whiskey to 50% A Call for the Immediate Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on Spirits & Wine April 12, 2021, 12pm EST You’re invited to join DISCUS and WSSA for the … Continue reading

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WSSA Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Issue of Grapevine is Now Available! Volume 11, Issue 1 of the WSSA Grapevine is here! Our Spring 2021 newsletter shares a feature focus on the global shipping crisis, a discussion on the future of CBMA involving permanence and changes, an update on the … Continue reading

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Suez Canal & Italy Strike Could Increase Congestion & Delays

The Evergreen ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal since March 23rd is creating an even more strained situation on an already critical global shipping crisis. With over 30 ships being forced to halt due to this blockage, we can … Continue reading

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Help Us Make the Tariff Suspension Permanent!

Now more than ever, your support is needed to put a permanent stop to the retaliatory tariffs that have negatively impacted the beverage alcohol industry! WSSA is a part of a coalition of over 40 associations supporting the #ToastsNotTariffs initiative. However, we need … Continue reading

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Global Congestion Continues…and Worsens

Just when we thought it could not get any worse, a 20,000 TEU Evergreen vessel is currently stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking over 100 ships on either end of the canal from passing. The Evergiven ran aground due to weather … Continue reading

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Guidelines Published for EU Tariff Suspension

As reported last week, the Federal Register Notice was published in regards to the 4 month suspension of tariffs on beverage alcohol from the EU (as well as the UK). To follow up on this, CBP/US Customs published the guidelines … Continue reading

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Storm Klaus Brings Delays to North Europe Ports

In Germany, storm Klaus hit the country’s coast and mountain regions today bringing hurricane force winds and severe rain. Due to these current effects, North European ports such as Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp have suspected terminal operations. Please be aware … Continue reading

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Additional Guidance on UK/EU Tariff Suspension

Last night, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued message CSMS #46561075 providing additional information on the implementation of the four-month tariff suspension on goods from the UK in connection to the Boeing/Airbus dispute. This notice provided additional guidance, … Continue reading

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EU and UK Tariff Suspension Update

We have had several follow up questions regarding the suspension of the US-EU and US-UK tariffs as we reported last week. In an effort to keep all of our members in the loop, please find our latest update to this … Continue reading

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US-EU Boeing/Airbus Tariff Suspension

The suspension of the retaliatory tariffs in place since decisions on the WTO cases involving Airbus and Boeing is now official! We are now awaiting the publication in the Federal Register and adjustments by CBP/US Customs system to effectively process the … Continue reading

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