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U.S. wine, spirits groups charge Canadian restrictions violate trade obligations

November 02, 2016 at 5:15 PM
Two U.S. groups representing the wine and distilled spirits industries are claiming measures instituted by Canadian provinces that give favorable treatment to domestic wines and spirits run counter to Canada's international trade obligations. The Wine Institute , which represents over 1,000 California wineries, claims that licensing and payment schemes in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec are costing its industry over $500 million while also arguing that some of those schemes violate Canada's obligations as a member of the...

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