A bad wind blows on these Aude vines, that of a war between states and that of American reprisals in the case of European aid to aeronautics. Red wine from Fitou will now be taxed on export. “In a context already very complicated by the health and economic crisis and while we fight every day to save our companies and our jobs, it is one more constraint that will further weaken our sector.“, enthuses Jean-Marie Fabre, president of the National Federation of Independent Winegrowers.
For more than a year, wines of less than 14 degrees had already been overtaxed when they entered the United States and the margins of French winegrowers had therefore already been reduced. Since Tuesday, January 12, all wines and spirits will be taxed at 25%. Since the first taxes in October 2019, the wine sector has not been helped. This time, the profession asks Europe to assume.