Trade Bill Could Limit Rare-Wine Imports

Americans stand to pay more for a smaller inventory of European wines
Daniel Sogg
Issue: December 31, 2002

American fans of high-end European wines may face significant price increases and fewer choices if Congress passes a new trade bill, according to critics of the measure. The wine provisions, which are a small part of a trade bill that encompasses more than 200 products, require American importers to provide official certification and laboratory analyses to prove that imported wines meet production standards established by U.

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