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Australian wine exports to China up 63%

By Rachel Arthur

China continues to be a thriving market for Australian wine exports, with the value of wine exports to the country up 63% in 2017.

Whisky, beer, wine and gin are in the UK's top 10 exports. Pic: iStock/xfotostudio

Whisky and beer lead UK food & beverage exports

By Rachel Arthur

Exports of beer have overtaken chocolate to become the UK’s third largest food and beverage export product by value; joining whisky which retains the top spot in F&B exports. 

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‘Don’t put a tariff on tinplate steel cans’ urges CMI

By Jenny Eagle

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has asked the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security not to impose a tariff or import restrictions on tinplate steel because it will have a severe impact on the can manufacturing industry and its...

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‘It’s been a great year for beer exports, but we can certainly do more’: BBPA

British beer exports to China up 500%

By Rachel Arthur

British beer exports to China have increased by 500%, according to figures published by HMRC, while beer exports overall rose by 6% in 2016.

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Whiskey & craft beer help drive Ireland's record F&B exports

Irish whiskey exports to double by 2020

By Rachel Arthur

Irish whiskey exports are projected to double by 2020, according to Irish food board Bord Bia, with the category being the fastest growing spirit in the world. 

Wells Fargo: 'We expect Trump to pursue changes to limit the production of goods in foreign countries by US-based companies' (picture: donaldjtrump.com)

NAMI: ‘Failure to act on TPP will be potentially devastating’

What will Trump mean for beverages, meat, bakery? Wells Fargo, ABA and NAMI weigh in

By Elaine Watson

A Trump administration could herald more business-friendly tax policies, but it could also stymie food labeling, health and nutrition-related initiatives set in motion under the Obama administration, and create uncertainty for businesses with operations...

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Brexit bites, or the price of a low pound

By Mark Jones, food and drink solicitor

What will the impact of rising food prices in post-Brexit Britain be on manufacturers, retailers and consumers? Food and drink solicitor at Gordons law firm Mark Jones takes a closer look. 

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‘Exceptional growth’ in Australian wine exports to China

China becomes top wine export market for Australia

By Rachel Arthur

China has become the top market for Australian wine exports (by value), thanks to the middle class’ increased interest in wine and the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. 

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Brexit: Reactions from the beverage industry

By Rachel Arthur

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, and the negotiation of new trade agreements will be a key area of focus for the wine and spirits industries.

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News in Brief

US craft beer exports up 16% in 2015

By Rachel Arthur

Exports of US craft beer increased 16.3% by volume in 2015, according to figures from The Brewers Association.

The UK will hold a referendum on EU membership in June this year. Pic: iStock

UK wine and spirits companies back EU membership

By Rachel Arthur

The UK’s Prime Minister says that jobs and investment in the wine and spirits industry could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU. Meanwhile, the Wine and Spirits Trade Association has announced that 90% of its members want to stay in the EU. 

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California wine exports see record 2015

By Rachel Arthur

US wine exports (90% of which come from California) reached $1.61bn in winery revenues in 2015, up 7.6% from the year before.  Exports were boosted by demand for premium products.  

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