Thompson Lauds Revised Tariffs That Could Have Hurt US Wine Community Saves American jobs and wine industry

Thompson Lauds Revised Tariffs That Could Have Hurt US Wine Community Saves American jobs and wine industry

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Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), co-chair and founder of the Congressional Wine Caucus, lauded the decision by the United States Trade Representative not to increase tariffs on wine imports, a revision for which Thompson fought. A statement from Thompson is below.  

“The revised tariffs are a huge win for our American wine community. While I disagree with the current 25 percent rate, I applaud the Ambassador for not instituting additional levels. Ensuring that wine tariffs do not increase from the current status is something I have been fighting for since December as such an increase would harm our American wine community, putting jobs and local economies at risk. I wrote to the Ambassador asking him to take this important step and I am glad to see it put into place today. This is a win for our wine community. It will benefit everyone from consumers to vineyard workers. I will continue to fight to keep wine off the next list of potential tariff increases.”