WTO Action Against Canada


Australia Launches WTO Action Against Canada

 Canadian practices are keeping the price of local wine artificially low alleges Australia

Winemakers’ Federation chief executive Tony Battaglene said the anti-competitive actions arose because provincial governments owned the statutory authorities that marketed and distributed wine within their own states.

“Some of the methods include keeping the price of local wine product artificially low while increasing the mark-up value on imported wines,” he said.


Canada is an important market for Australia

Canada is Australia’s fourth-largest export market with an annual value of $198 million.  The largest export market is China with an annual market worth $900 million, which grew by 42 per cent in 2017.

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