Special Year-End Edition, Merry Shutdown…? by Jim Trezise

December 21, 2018 Special Year-End Edition Merry Shutdown…? If you are not already a member of WineAmerica, join now! Background Music (Andy Williams): “It’s the most won-der-ful time of the year…” Twas the week before Christmas And all through the House The Members were voting And continuing to grouse Ah yes, after the ongoing border wall kerfluffle and the on-and-off … Read more

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

WineAmerica Supports Tariff Reductions in the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

October 9, 2015 Washington D.C., WineAmerica supports the completion of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement announced by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. The agreement is expected to eliminate existing high tariffs placed on American wines abroad and establish more enforceable trade rules for wine. “Asia is an emerging and … 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

WineAmerica Supports Trade Promotion Authority

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, supports the bipartisan effort to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for new trade agreements in foreign markets. The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, introduced by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) in the Senate and Rep. Ryan (R-WI) in the House will help open … Read more