Printer Friendly

Wisconsin senator wants more beer exports to Canada.

Wisconsin senator wants more beer exports to Canada

U.S. Senator Bob Kasten (R-WI) said last week he wants Wisconsin to export more beer to Canada because "it will mean more jobs."

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Carla Hills, Kasten urged the U.S. to "get tough with Canada" regarding its trade practices with the U.S. brewing industry.

"The issue is of tremendous importance to Wisconsin's beer industry - particularly our microbrewers," Kasten said. "It has cost us jobs and it has contributed to our trade deficit with Canada."

Kasten also noted that "Canadian provincial liquor boards flagrantly discriminate against U.S. beer in the areas of listing, distribution and pricing. These practices have persisted and expanded in violation of Canada's obligations under both the GATT and U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

"We ought to send a clear message to Canada and our other trading partners that we take their commitments seriously and will not tolerate their abrogation," Kasten told the USTR. He also pointed out that the G. Heileman Brewing Co., based in Wisconsin, is one of the two largest U.S. exporters of beer to Canada. "American jobs are on the line here, and clearly, we must protect this industry against unfair treatment by our trading partners," Kasten wrote. "I urge Ambassador Hills to act forcefully and promptly."
COPYRIGHT 1991 Business Journals, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1991 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Senator Bob Kasten
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Nov 25, 1991
Previous Article:Moosehead buys Imported Beer Co.
Next Article:Korbel acquires A-B's Master Cellars Winery in California.

Related Articles
U.S beer exports increasing rapidly.
Coors to export beer into Virgin Islands.
Jones Brewing begins exports to Canada.
Coors begins exports to overseas military bases with special cans.
Heileman asks for eased trade barriers.
Dock Street protests trade barriers with upside down labels on bottles this month.
U.S. beer imports in May increase.
Corona exports to over 40 countries.
Ad warning bill will go before Commerce committee soon.
Beer exports booming, Japan leading recipient.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters