Tax Breaks for Alcohol Producers Included in Final Republican Tax Plan

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives agreed over the weekend on a sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code that will include excise tax relief for alcohol producers and importers.  The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) survived a conference committee of the House and Senate and will be included in the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Hong Kong, Argentina sign MOU to promote wine trade

Hong Kong and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-operate and promote wine trade between the two countries.

The MOU is not only related to wine related trade and investment promotion, but also focuses to the co-operation between the two countries in education, training and in the prevention of counterfeiting of wines.

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