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China adopts new regulation on Ochratoxin A for wine

China will be adopting a new limit for Ochratoxin A (OTA), the toxin produced by fungi such as Aspergillus and Penicillium commonly found in cereals, coffee and wine, starting from 17 September.

SWA appeal against minimum unit pricing underway

The Scotch Whisky Association's (SWA) appeal against minimum unit pricing in Scotland has begun at London's Supreme Court, with the decision likely to  set a precedent on the future of alcohol pricing in 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.

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.

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