Brussels, 29 April 2021 – The EU wine companies applaud Ambassador Tai on her successful testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 27, 2021. In the Ambassador’s Opening Statement, she lists the four-month suspensions of the Airbus/Boeing tariffs with the EU in highlighting her early successes.
CEEV urges EU and US authorities to scale up efforts and to use every upcoming opportunity to settle definitively this long-running dispute. Until this is achieved, CEEV calls for a sine die extension of the tariff suspension to provide exporters on both sides of the Atlantic with the predictability they need to plan ahead. This is particularly important in light of the approaching end of the suspension period on 11th July and the added complication of shortage of shipping containers, which is delaying trade at a global scale.
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Founded in 1960, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV – www.ceev.eu) represents the European Union wine companies in the industry and trade (still wines, aromatised wines, sparkling wines, liqueur wines and other vine products). It brings together 23 national organisations from 11 EU Member States, plus Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine, as well as a consortium of 4 leading European wine companies. The companies represented by CEEV, mainly SMEs, produce and market the vast majority of quality European wines, both with and without a geographical indication, and account for over 90% of European wine exports.
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