China Wine Press May 2024

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A month on, Chinese buyers still cautious after wine tariffs dropped

Sydney Morning Herald: Sumeyya Ilanbey

“When the Chinese government finally lifted crippling tariffs on Australian wine four weeks ago, the Rathbone Wine Group still had containers of bottles that had been sitting on the wharfs for months, waiting to be cleared by customs.

“The end of the tariffs – which were as high as 220 per cent for the past three years – also terminated the burdensome red tape for the handful of Australian winemakers who were exporting small quantities to China, and Rathbone’s premium wines soon after made it onto the Asian mainland.”

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