CHILE: Chile bows to WTO pressure on imported spirits taxes
From March 2003 Scotch whisky, Cognac and other spirits from the European Union will no longer be discriminated against in Chile. An agreement reached between the two sides in Brussels has put an end to the 20-year so-called "whisky-pisco" dispute, in which the EU had accused Chile of imposing excessive taxes on imported liquors to protect the market for its own pisco brands of spirits.
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