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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:34 GMT

Breaking: French Wine Companies Ask Macron to Intervene Against US Tariffs

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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:32 GMT

French wine and spirits trade body FEVS called on President Emmanuel Macron to protect it against a US government threat to impose tariffs of up to 100% on a range of French products including sparkling wines such as Champagne.

The taxes would come as other types of French wines already face additional US duties of 25% as part of the Unites States' WTO-sanctioned response to illegal EU aircraft subsidies.

"For six weeks now, our companies have been strongly affected by the Airbus litigation. We must avoid creating new problems," FEVS Chairman Antoine Leccia said in a statement."

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