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Trade Dispute Over Canadian Wine Sales Restrictions on the Table at NAFTA Talks


(Joanna Smith – Canadian Press)

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has an issue with getting agricultural products to Canada, and it might not be the ones you think.

“It’s an extraordinary problem for those people who are affected,” Lighthizer said June 22 when he appeared before the House of Representatives ways and means committee to talk about trade priorities. “And there is no justification for it.”

Much of the spotlight on Canada-U.S. trade leading up to the new North American Free Trade talks has been on dairy products.

This time, though, Lighthizer was not talking about cheese, but what you pair it with: wine. Click here to read more.

Related: Wine Needs Better Deal (Postmedia)