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?
I think the comment period closed yesterday, correct? I heard, but have not been able to confirm, that a decision will arrive tomorrow in the form of tariffs being applied or not being applied.
I’m not familiar with any sort of a timeline on a decision? I think the trade negotiations are still ongoing. Do you have any more detail on this?
I’ve seen it reported as, vaguely, “the end of January.” My previous boss mentioned to me that January 15th was the day he heard the tariffs were scheduled to be applied. But I haven’t found anything official as far as when new or enhanced tariffs would be imposed.