South Africa's wine industry employs some 200,000 people and contributes over eight percent to the country's total exports. Recently it had cause to celebrate. After four years the European Union and South Africa, finally in May, signed an agreement. One of the terms stipulates that Port, Sherry, Grappa, and some others, will shortly cease to be names used by SA producers. However, the EU is allowing 43 million litres of wine per year to be imported duty free. This is 10 million more than hitherto. Also a grant of 15 million Euros is generously being given for development aid.
International Journal of Wine Marketing – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 2003