China launches anti-dumping probe against EU wine

5th June, 2013 by Andy Young

Concerns of a trade dispute between Europe and China have grown after Beijing said it was launching an anti-dumping probe against wine imported from the European Union.

Wine in ChinaThe move comes after the EU announced that it will impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels.

French representatives at the EU have lobbied for the introduction of the solar panel levy as the panels have been sold in the EU at a price which, it is claimed, is far below cost. This is possible largely because of subsidies paid by the Chinese government.

But this pressure from the French, who faced fierce opposition from German representatives, looks to have backfired slightly because the large quantities of French wine exported to China could now face extra levies. At present around 140 million litres of French wine, worth just over £500 million could be affected by a Chinese levy.

The EU’s trade commission has hinted that negotiations over the various levies is still possible, but the Chinese government has remained defiant, warning that there “would be no winners” in a trade war.

China imported 430 million litres of wine last year and more than two-thirds of that came from the EU.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

New Business Development Manager Nordic

Concha Y Toro
Stockholm, Sweden

Experienced Administrator

The Drinks Business
Central London, UK

Sales Executive (London – Craft Spirits)

Bimber Distillery
London, UK

2 x Buying Assistants

Berry Bros. & Rudd
Battersea and Basingstoke, UK

Temporary Christmas Sales Support - Wines & Spirits

Harrods
Knighsbridge, London, UK

Head of Wholesale

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

Sales Manager

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam,Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017

London,United Kingdom
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017
Click to view more

Green Awards 2017

Deadline : 25th October 2017

The Global Riesling Masters 2017

Deadline : 30th October 2017

Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more