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EU Tariffs Update

WSSA participated in a submission to the USTR along with the major groups representing the industry opposing the inclusion of EU spirits and wine in the retaliation list that is part of the 14 year dispute at the WTO involving … Continue reading

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EU Tariff Threat, New China Tariff & CBMA Update!

EUROPE: Requests for updates on the WTO case and potential retaliatory tariffs affecting the wine and spirits industry have been flooding our inbox. The 14-year dispute concerning civil aviation subsidies between the US and the EU is ongoing, and the … Continue reading

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Chilean Customs Strike

The National Association of Customs Workers of Chile has called a strike for today, August 1st, 2019. The customs workers are claiming that the Chilean government is not complying with the agreement previously reached regarding the law about Strengthening the Human Resources of … Continue reading

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Heatwave Continues – Protect Your Cargo!

The heatwave spreading across Europe is shattering records and even expanding northward into Scandinavia and the Arctic regions. On Tuesday, France saw multiple records set for heat, and the UK and Germany are expected to hit record-setting temperatures this week … Continue reading

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Heat Wave Expected for Europe & the US

Weather reports indicate that Europe is on track to experience a second heatwave next week, after the record breaking hot temperatures that spread across the continent last month. France, Germany, Austria, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal are … Continue reading

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CBMA Permanence?

DISCUS (The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States) and ACSA (the American Craft Spirits Association) are cohosting a Public Policy Conference for their members next week in Washington DC with the prime focus to “Make CBMA (the Craft Beverage … Continue reading

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Hurricane Barry Update

Hurricane Barry was downgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Tropical Depression Sunday afternoon after it dumped 20 inches of rain over Louisiana and Mississippi. Winds reached over 45mph and 70,000 people lost power due to the storm. Thankfully, no … Continue reading

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