SA wine and whisky trade war averted

CAPE TOWN – South Africa and the UK have kissed and made up before a verbal tit for tat escalated into a genuine trade war over the vexed issue of SA’s growing bulk wine exports to the UK.

“This is a fraught issue and I do understand why this matter is so critical in SA,” the UK’s secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, Dr Vince Cable said in a parliamentary address to media on Thursday. He is visiting SA as part of a trade delegation whose objective it is to increase trade between the UK and South Africa. The delegation is hosted by SA’s Department of Trade & Industry.

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