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Grapegrowing and FSMA Compliance

As of 2018, winegrape growers are now required to adhere to the burdensome requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule when selling winegrapes to wineries for processing.  However, most winegrape growers will qualify for an exemption from the FSMA rule (see FDA flow chart for rule and exemption applicability). For winegrape […]

China To Add 15% Tariff on U.S. Wine

As discussed in our previous post, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact U.S. Alcohol Beverage Producers, retaliatory tariffs presented a risk to goods unrelated to those subject to U.S. tariffs. Now, China has indicated it will retaliate against U.S. tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese goods by imposing an additional 15% import tariff on U.S. […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact U.S. Alcohol Beverage Producers

As has been widely reported, the President of the United States has proposed enacting steep tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum.  These tariffs could both directly impact U.S. alcohol beverage products that use those materials such as beer, and result in retaliatory tariffs targeting U.S. goods nominally unrelated to steel and aluminum, including […]

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