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Wine Institute Statement Updated and Corrected: Latest China Tariff Increase on U.S. Wine

May 15, 2019

The Chinese government announced that it would be increasing the tariff on U.S. wines in response to the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Effective June 1, China will add another 15% tariff on U.S. wine imports to their country. The additional 15% tariff is on top of a previous 15% tariff increase implemented in April 2018 and another 10% increase in September 2018. When compounded, the new total tax and tariff rate will be 91 percent (not 98 percent)