NOffLA engages Spain on wine excise

The National Off-Licence Association recently engaged with the Spanish Ministry for Trade in relation to the Irish government’s excise treatment for wine compared to that for other forms of alcoholic beverage.

This move follows the sending out of a number of letters to international Ministries for Finance and Trade as well as to Ambassadors from the world’s leading wine exporting countries, explaining the Government inequality in levying excise tax rates on wine in comparison to those raised on beer, cider and spirits here.

A number of NOffLA’s member suppliers also issued these letters on its behalf and it hopes that it can continue highlighting the “unfair practice of targeting foreign imported products such as wine with a view to equalising the excise duties charged on wine and beer”.

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