The Interprofessional Wine Committee of Champagne has decided to cancel the suspension of champagne exports to Russia from September 15, the committee's chairman Jean-Marie Barrière said.
According to Agent France Presse, Baryer said the lifting of the export suspension is a "conciliatory measure" that highlights the committee's reluctance to go to the World Trade Organization. "We will respect the new law," the chairman of the organization said.
He noted that the decision to resume deliveries was taken also "for the sake of restoring peace": winemakers do not want to punish Russian consumers and leave them without wine on the eve of the New Year holidays.
It should be reminded that in summer the Russian law on the regulation of alcoholic beverages came into force, according to which the term "champagne" may be used only in relation to drinks made in the country. Foreign producers, including those from the Champagne region, have to rename their products as "sparkling wine". The French wine community did not agree with it, in particular the termination of supplies was declared by Moet Hennessy.
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Author: Karina Kamalova