AP: American distillers look to rebuild business in Europe
The EU tariffs on American whiskey are finally gone! After three long years, we can now compete on a fair basis of free trade. Bruce Schreiner writes for the Associated Press:
With the trade barrier coming down, Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia is looking to start reshipping its rye whiskey to EU markets, said Scott Harris, the distillery’s co-founder and general manager.
“We have a chance to go over to Europe now and compete fairly and bring our products back in at competitive prices,” he said. “This is what we’ve been waiting for the whole time.”
But it could take a few years to regain the lost European business, Harris said.
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