July Newsletter

As expected, the U.S. Trade Representative has opened the public comment portal for the WTO / Large Civil Aircraft dispute, which includes all of the current tariffs on wine from the EU. The portal will be open through July 26, and the USTR will announce their decision regarding any potential changes to the tariffs on or about August 12. The USTR is required to go through this “carousel” process every 180 days.

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USWTA-COVID-19 Response

I would like to briefly update you on our current activities during this challenging time. As you know, we are now confronted with a variety of issues that will have serious consequences to our businesses for the foreseeable future. I will not pretend that we have broad answers or solutions, but we are moving swiftly to make sure our industry has a seat at the table as the Federal Government considers various actions to ease economic burdens related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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