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Keith Nuthall

Articles by Keith Nuthall

Presidents Trump and Xi have gone head to head on tariffs imposed by the US on, among others, ChinaGlobal tariff row rumbles on as settlement panels to be put in place 23 November 2018

A range of settlement panels will be set up by the World Trade Organization to resolve the trade war between the US and several other nations that has caused sleepless nights for many drinks companies

Yesterday's transition agreement between the UK and the European Union offers hope for Europe's wine exporters to the countryWithdrawal agreement bodes well for GI protection as UK approaches EU exit 15 November 2018

Europe's wine and spirits exporters will be able to rely on their geographical indication protections within the UK, even after the country's departure from the European Union next year.

Global trade war comes to drinks next week, China, US confirm tariff hikes 19 September 2018

The trade row between the US and China is set to spread to the countries' drinks producers next week, with both nations confirming increases in the tariffs on each other's drinks exports.

Canada's wine row with Australia rumbles on as disputes panel demand goes unheard 31 August 2018

Canada is resisting attempts by Australia to set up a WTO disputes panel in the countries' row over perceived wine trading restrictions n the North American country.

Under the proposals from the European Commission, the abv of lower-alcohol beer, which qualifies for reduced excise rates, will rise from 2.8% to 3.5%European Union excise proposals "fail to address distortion" - SpiritsEurope 29 May 2018

The European Commission has announced its proposals for reforms of the rules on excise duty for alcohol in the European Union, drawing the ire of spirits producers in the region.

Presidents Trump and Xi met in China late last yearChina readies retaliatory duties on US wine exports as tariff row escalates 23 March 2018

China's Ministry of Commerce has warned that it is prepared to impose retaliatory 15% duties on wine exports from the US, retaliating to the latter's imposition of 25% and 10% duties on imported steel and aluminium, respectively.

The European Union and the US are edging closer to a tit-for-tat trade rowAmerican whiskey earmarked for EU duties retaliation 19 March 2018

The European Commission has taken a step closer to confirming the worst fears of US whiskey companies, including the category in a list of products that could be hit by increased tariffs should the EU's trade row with the US escalate.

Australia is pushing for a liberalisation of Canada's trading restrictions on imported wineAustralia calls in WTO over Canada wine restrictions 17 January 2018

Australia is taking Canada to the World Trade Organisation in an attempt to liberalise wine trading restrictions in four of Canada’s provinces.

The European Union drinks duty reform consultation closes on 7 JulyEuropean Commission calls on drinks industry to comment on duty changes 20 April 2017

The European Commission has invited drinks companies to offer their views on how the European Union might reform its excise duty rules.

Amstel is one of the Heineken brands that the new Georgian factory will brewHeineken gets Georgia boost with new brewery for licensed production 17 January 2017

Global Beer Georgia has secured a near-US$20m loan to build a brewery in the country that will produce Heineken brands under licence.

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