AREV deplores the decision of the American government and urges the European institutions to intensify their efforts to find a solution.

Brussels, August, 14th, 2020 – The Assembly of European Wine Regions, AREV, deplores the decision of the American government (US Trade Representative) to maintain exceptional Tariffs of 25% on European wine imports despite the compliance of European member states on July 14th on aid provided to the manufacturer Airbus.

This decision, which has already cost the economy of the European wine sector more than 950 million in less than nine months, heavily penalises it since it is already paying a high price for the unfortunate consequences of Covid-19.

European wine-growing needs increased support from Europe to deal with the consequences of this decision, as it is key not only to the future of the sector but also to the impact that its weakening can have on the socio-economic, landscape, and environmental levels of wine-growing regions.

Contact: Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre (Deputy to the General Secretariat)
Phone: +33 6 34 42 69 44