European Union

Brexit will boost travel retail as duty free makes comeback

As work begins on hashing out a deal for the UK to leave the EU, the UK ferry industry is hopeful that its departure will provide a welcome boon for the travel retail sector, paving the way for the return of duty-free shopping on board for the first time in 20 years.

WSTA sets out its plans for post-Brexit landscape

Brexit is set to be the “overwhelming” priority of the WSTA over the next few years, CEO Miles Beale told members at its annual conference – but the wider industry also needs to also take a lead in forming the post-Brexit landscape.

UK not starting with ‘blank piece of paper’ post-Brexit, former Trade Minister argues

The UK is not starting with a blank piece of paper when it comes to negotiating trade agreements outside the EU, the former Minister for Trade and Minister for Europe told the wine and spirit industry - and it is not in Europe's interests to 'punish" the UK.

WSTA: Brexit could see ‘resurgence of alcohol smugglers’

The WSTA has warned that UK ports could face severe delays and gridlocks that could prompt a resurgence of alcohol smugglers if plans to ensure frictionless borders before the UK leaves the EU are not put in place.

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