HK: Hong Kong to become "hub" for Asia's wine trade
Hong Kong trade officials are looking at cutting the staggering import taxes on wine to turn the territory into the wine trading hub for South-East Asia.Hong Kong currently has among the highest import duties in the world at 60% of ex-cellar cost. Wine importers admit this is crippling but as it is a flat scale and affects all merchants evenly it has not significantly damaged local consumption.
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