The UK is the world’s second largest importer of wine by volume and by value (€ 4.4 billion per year) and a significant market for EU wines. UK consumers have enjoyed EU wines for centuries and should be able to continue to do so under the future bilateral trade relationship. Wine imports are also vital to the British economy, insofar as they generate employment, including EU citizens working in the UK for the EU wine industry (regional/local headquarters, production or distribution subsidiary…).
Ensuring smooth wine trade flows and business relationship is therefore of vital importance to both sides of the Channel.
common position on the future
EU-UK Association Agreement
CEEV and WSTA are committed to ensuring that the future trade relationship between the EU and the UK be free from trade disruption and preserve consumers’ confidence.