EU Halts WTO Wine Complaint About India

eu.jpg As a follow on to the reduction of tariffs on wine being imported into India, the EU has halted its WTO complaint about Indian wine. The EU praised the Indian government for lifting barriers to wine and whisky imports. However, Brussels said that it regretted that India was raising its basic duties on wines to 150 percent from 100 percent even though these remain within the WTO limits.

The United States declined to say if it was continuing with a separate WTO probe over the same issue. For more on this issue, read the Associated Press coverage. Sommelier India contributor, Alok Chandra also discusses the issue in a Business Standard article. Also read the previous winetariffs posts published on the Sommelier India blog and comment on the subject.

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