All alcohol sales in South Africa (SA) have been banned for most of this year. Exports sales have been keeping wineries going.
Now there is a threat on the horizon to them from the EU. The EU is SAs major export market and SA can export wines to the EU without duty being charged. But this is a reciprocal agreement in which the EU exports spirits in return.
But since those spirits cannot be sold in SA, EU spirit producers are questioning whether the treaty terms are being met, and warning SA
“to cancel alcohol prohibition quickly or risk devastating consequences at home and abroad.”
Story here: https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=36782