Australian winemakers toast the prospects of the UK Free Trade Agreement
One of Australia’s largest wine exporters said that the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will reduce the cost of premium wines for British drinkers and help fill the void left by the collapse in exports to China.
Last year, as diplomatic and economic tensions between the two countries intensified, Australia’s wine industry has been struggling to cope with Beijing’s high tariffs of 218%.
Limestone Coast Winery is one of Australia’s 20 largest wine exporters by value, and its profit margins “disappeared overnight” because China accounts for about 50% of revenue and has the most cash flow.
Richie Vandenberg, CEO of the South Australian producer, said: “After the tariffs are reduced, this is’Black Friday’.” According to data from the Australian Wine Association, a government agency, in general, from December to March , Australia’s wine exports to China fell by 96% year-on-year.
But the prospect of one Duty-free, quota-free The Anglo-Australia trade agreement has increased hope that Britain will fill the void left by China.
Wine is Australia’s largest export product from Australia to the UK, second only to lamb, but according to tariffs, the tariff per bottle of wine will increase by approximately 10 pence to 12 pence.
Limestone Coast Winery (Limestone Coast Winery) is backed by the “Hidden Sea” label and also offers supermarkets’ own brand wines. The company said this makes the country “by far” the least profitable market for its products, but the tariff-free arrangement will enable it to compete.
The company’s co-founder Justin Moran said: “The tariff advantage of Chilean wine in the UK is 13% higher than ours. If Australia can reach a good deal with the UK, it will have huge benefits for Australian wine and benefit British consumers.”
A UK-Australian deal has become controversial because farmers warned that tariff-free beef and lamb imports from Donald could have a devastating effect on British agriculture.Australia’s largest beef exporter, Australian Agriculture Corporation, said this week that the tariff-free agreement may Increase its sales in the UK tenfold.
In a speech in the Coonawarra region where the group purchases fruits, Van den Berg said that the United Kingdom and Australia are natural trading partners. He said: “I sympathize with Scottish farmers, but it would be a shame if it prevents the free trade agreement between Britain and Australia.” “We are important trading partners. British consumers will win.”
Not all Australian wine growers rely on the “old world” to offset the impact of Chinese tariffs. Accolade Wines, owner of the Hardys and Echo Falls brands, said it would Shipping wine from Chile Avoid taxation and other places.
Between December and March, Australia’s wine exports to the UK increased by a third to 461 million Australian dollars, while exports increased by a fifth to 264 million liters. In the United Kingdom, the average price of Australian wine rose by 10% to A$1.75 per liter, the highest level in a decade.
Limestone Coast Winery (Limestone Coast Winery) has sold 100 million liters of wine since its establishment in 1998, hoping to use the potential cost of lifting tariffs on the Hidden Sea brand in the UK to save money-the brand uses profits from Removal of plastic from Indonesian waters.
Moran accused some British retailers and governments of “green cleaning” single-use plastics because large amounts of waste were shipped to Turkey and Southeast Asia. He said: “They are definitely laggards, but they still use plastic to remove plastic.”
Vandenberg is an icon of Australian rules football that played for Hawthorn club 20 years ago, and a notorious central figure. Sand line quarrel.
He said: “People get to know me from AFL. It’s a hard and arduous sport-but here, I’m pulling plastic out of the ocean.” He added that people don’t need stubborn “green skin”. To solve problems such as plastic pollution.