Australia sent in a complaint with the WTO in Canada due to restrictions in the sale of wine

© AFP 2018 / Fabrice CoffriniШтаб-apartment world Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Archival photoAustralia sent in a complaint with the WTO in Canada due to restrictions in the sale of wine© 2018 AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

Australia sent in a complaint with the WTO in Canada because the country’s rules for sales of Australian wine, according to the SBS.

«It seems that a number of measures of distribution, licensing and sales… as well as duties and taxes on wine used at the Federal and provincial levels, may discriminate, directly or indirectly, in relation to imported wine» — leads the channel the contents of the complaint.

Australian authorities claim that Canada unfairly restricts the sale of imported wines in grocery stores, which are located in a special Department with its own cash — so-called «shop in shop».

According to the Minister of trade of Australia Steve Csaba, the Australian share market in Canada is negated. «Potentially, it’s costing jobs in Australia,» he said.

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