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New year, new tariffs: French wine & cognac hit by new US trade tax

A grape harvest in France's Bordeaux region
A grape harvest in France's Bordeaux region © FRANCE 24
By: Stephen Carroll Follow | Kate MOODY | Farah BOUCHERAK | Selina SYKES
13 min

In another blow to French wine producers, the United States has expanded the list of products it's hitting with tariffs to include all French and German wines – except for champagne – as well as cognacs. It's part of a long-running dispute between the European Union and the US over subsidies to planemakers. We speak to French winemaker Bérénice Lurton, the owner of Chateau Climens in the Bordeaux region.

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