Wine Institute Applauds Market Access Gains Made in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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The FINANCIAL — San Francisco — Wine Institute CEO, Robert P. “Bobby” Koch, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States, Canada and Mexico have completed negotiations on a new, modernized free trade agreement to succeed NAFTA.

In the agreement, Canada has agreed to resolve the ongoing dispute regarding grocery store access in British Columbia by ensuring the discriminatory policies are removed by November 1st of next year.

Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses working at the state, national and international levels to support California wineries. Canada is the number one market for U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, which reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million liters (42.2 million cases) in volume in 2017.


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