Trade Barriers Report 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 International Trade Barriers Report continues a series of annual reports that began as a study of the Wine Equity Act of 1984. This year’s edition evaluates regional and country specific export performance and analyzes current
trade barriers facing California and U.S. wine exports. In addition, it identifies opportunities enabling the U.S. Administration, Congress and wine community to increase U.S. wine exports. Through the years, numerous trade barriers have been removed, allowing U.S. wine sales overseas to reach a record USD 1.61 billion in 2015. Nevertheless, California winemakers face new and existing tariff and non-tariff impediments to trade each year. This report identifies these challenges and offers ways in which governments and industry can work to address them and open
up new markets.

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