Money Canada faces Australian wine sales complaint

02:06  17 january  2018
02:06  17 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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TORONTO — Australia has filed a complaint about Canada 's rules around wine sales with the World Trade Organization. The complaint filed Friday argues that Canada 's distribution, licensing and sales measures discriminate against imported wine .

Australia has complained at the World Trade Organisation about Canada 's rules on wine sales , expanding a similar US complaint against one Despite a growth in sales to China, now the top export destination, and to Hong Kong, Australian wine sales overall fell from $US2.5 billion in 2007

TORONTO - Australia has filed a complaint about Canada's rules around wine sales with the World Trade Organization.

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The complaint filed Friday argues that Canada's distribution, licensing and sales measures discriminate against imported wine.

It targets product mark-ups, market access and listing policies used in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The complaint acts as a request for a consultation between the two countries in an effort to avoid litigation.

If the matter is not resolved in 60 days, a panel can be brought in to adjudicate the case.

The complaint comes two years after Australia pressed Canada to lower trade barriers on the wine industry like it had done for the European Union.

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