Final Step Taken to Avoid Costly Tariffs on American Wine in Canada

3.7.2016 By Michael Kaiser The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized the rule repealing country of origin labeling rules (COOL) for certain muscle cuts of meat. The repeal, as authorized by the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, will allow the the US to avoid costly tariffs places on goods, including wine, exported into Canada and Mexico. … Read more

Senate Must Act on COOL

The American wine industry is about to face crippling tariffs from Canada and Mexico, and we need your help! We need you to let your Senator know that a full repeal of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat and poultry is the ONLY way to avoid crippling tariffs on our industry. How does meat … Read more

Wine Testifies for the Senate

Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on COOL June 25th, 2015 Washington D.C. — Today the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the Country of Origin Labeling dispute.  A list of U.S. commodities, including wine, faces over three billion dollars in tariffs from Canada and Mexico. WineAmerica Board Member and New York Wine and Grape Foundation … Read more