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August Update

Exclusive interview with David Richardson from WSTA We thank David Richardson, Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). David has kindly given his time to speak with us and share some insight into the work being undertaken by the Association following the successful campaign to revert the introduction of …

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David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)

Exclusive interview with David Richardson WSTA

We’re delighted this month that David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has kindly given his time to share some insight with us (Chris Porter – CP) following the success of the campaign to revert the introduction of VI1 certificates for wine imports. CP “David, thank …

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France Enforcing Weight Limit for

From 1 January 2022, French border forces will begin enforcing EU Directive 96/53/EC, limiting the rolling weight of articulated vehicles (tractor units) with more than four axles to 40 tonnes – seven years after the EC introduced the rule.

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BIFA releases freight report on the issues impacting the Container Market

BIFA (British International Freight Association) has been monitoring conditions in the container market for some time, liaising with international organisations in order to compare global market conditions. Download here: Container Market Overview Report The subject was discussed at length at the lastest BIFA Maritime, Road and Rail (Surface) Policy Group meeting held on 14 July, and following …

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WSTA scores historic win as Government announce scrapping of arduous and unnecessary wine paperwork

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has won a significant post-Brexit victory, for its members and consumers, after government has agreed to scrap wine-specific paperwork on imports from across the globe.   Following the referendum, the WSTA started a campaign calling for Government to do away with the time consuming and costly VI-1 forms on imported wine.   The historic removal of this unnecessary red tape will mean the UK’s 33 …

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UK FTA announcement a major step in the right direction for Australia’s wine sector and British consumers

Australian Grape & Wine welcomes the announcement that Australia and the United Kingdom have reached an in-principle agreement on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement [FTA]. This announcement is a key milestone on the path towards a truly liberalising agreement that will see more wine lovers in the UK enjoying Australia’s finest drops. “The United Kingdom …

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Warehousing facing critical shortages in the UK

The latest report on the size and make up of the UK warehousing sector, commissioned by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and produced by Savills, has confirmed predictions by the Association of critical shortages of space, particularly well-located grade A facilities. The shortages, exacerbated by Brexit and the massive rise of ecommerce during the global …

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The shifting landscape of post-Brexit organic food & drink import and export.

It was hoped that December’s announcement of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) would bring much needed certainty regarding the future movement of organic goods in and out of the UK. However, with our workforce still dispersed by Covid, Soil Association Certification staff in kitchens, bedrooms – and sometimes gardens – across the UK …

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UK FTA announcement a major step in the right direction for Australia’s wine sector and British consumers

Australian Grape & Wine welcomes today’s announcement that Australia and the United Kingdom have reached an in-principle agreement on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement [FTA]. This announcement is a key milestone on the path towards a truly liberalising agreement that will see more wine lovers in the UK enjoying Australia’s finest drops. “The United Kingdom …

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