I don't hear much noise from my fellow wine community members. Is everyone aware of what is going on? If not, here are some current articles to help sober you up! Everyone's livelihoods are threatened here. Please voice your concern to your local congressman. The more noise me make, the less likely it will go through. Let's permanently block this tariff now! Could impact 17,000 jobs, 2 Billion loss to our economy, millions of dollars generated from state taxes on wine sales, loss of consumer choice, cost-prohibitive pricing, and of course, a threat to free trade and our rights as citizens.
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Not to take away from your message, but what constitutes noise to you? I'm hearing quite a bit. My email inbox has been flooded with tariff emails, I read two beverage industry news aggregators daily, both of which have had daily updates on the issue from the industry perspective, Guildsomm has had several discussion that focused on the topic, and my colleagues are being interviewed by local newspaper and tv agencies across the nation. What should we be doing to make more noise?
What region are you? Perhaps your network is more lively than mine, but I don't hear any official statements from the Court, the Wine Scholar Guild, the WSET, the IMW and other large important trade organizations. Everyone needs to speak out. Doesn't matter if the official comment period has closed, the government needs to feel like this is a really really bad idea, so I don't think there is enough noise, no.
You'll be happy to know the Court did send out an email encouraging everyone to comment. To your point, of the emails I've seen,have almost all have been from retailers and distributors.