Australia files a trade complaint against Canada’s restrictions on imported wine

The formal objection, lodged with the World Trade Organization (WTO), follows a similar complaint made by the US last year. Canberra’s objection also targets policies in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as federal measures, which “appear to discriminate against imported wine,” allegedly in violation of a WTO agreement. If the issue is not settled within 60 days, Australia could ask for an adjudication by the WTO.

Meanwhile, B.C. wineries are involved in a Supreme Court case over legal barriers to interprovincial shipping of Canadian wine.