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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 a ‘rude awakening’ for the drinks industry

Last month's Brexit will have "critical implications" for the drinks industry with some winners and losers, Rabobank analysts have said.

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.

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