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Wines: Excise Duties

Question for Treasury

UIN 131124, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a reduced duty rate for sales at the production point for the English wine industry, in order to provide support for that industry and the tourism sector through vineyard visits, winery tours, and distillery and brewery visits.

Answered on

3 March 2022

A reduced duty rate for sales by domestic producers, such as English winemakers, would privilege domestic producers and would breach the Government’s international obligations to treat imported products equally.

While the Government keeps all taxes under review, there are no plans to introduce a reduced duty rate for sales by domestic producers.

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