German fruit wines flourish in land of the rising sun

German fruit wines flourish in land of the rising sun

As Europe’s biggest fruit wine producer, Katlenburger Winery exports 10% of its output to 17 countries around the world, including Japan. But Japanese duties of about 33 euro cents per litre make it hard for Katlenberger to compete there. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will cut these, helping the company go beyond the 750,000 bottles it sent to Japan in 2016.

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