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Wine Spectator: With Tariffs Left In Place, Importers Face Long Wait Until Next Review

August 14, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had no good news for wine consumers Wednesday night. The 25% tariffs his office (USTR) imposed on most French, German, Spanish, and UK wines nearly ten months ago will remain in place for the foreseeable future, forcing wine lovers to pay more and inflicting economic distress on importers, retailers and restaurateurs just as the hospitality industry grapples with the economic downturn triggered by Covid-19. Wine Spectator assesses the situation.

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