2015 International Trade Barriers Report

The 2015 Trade Barriers Report continues a series that began as a study of the
Wine Equity Act of 1984. This report evaluates regional and country-specific
export performance and analyzes current trade barriers facing California and
U.S. wine exports. In addition, it identifies opportunities enabling the U.S.
Administration, Congress and winemakers to work together to eliminate barriers
to trade. Over the years, numerous trade barriers have been successfully challenged, allowing U.S. wine exports to grow to nearly USD 1.5 billion in 2014.
Nevertheless, California winemakers face an increasing number of new tariff
and non-tariff technical barriers each year. This report identifies these challenges
and offers ways in which governments and industry can work to address
them and open up new markets.

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