Marino fighting for SW wineries

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the Turnbull Government is standing up for the over 20 South West wineries which export to Canada.

The Turnbull Government launched formal action with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Canada on January 12, following concerns about Canada’s measures affecting Australian wine raised by the industry.

“I’ll be working with the Minister for Trade Steven Ciobo on behalf of our local wineries that export to Canada,” Mrs Marino said.

In addition to the more than 20 South West wineries exporting to Canada, a number of Australian winemakers may source wine from the region, also export to Canada.

Mrs Marino said the trade partnership was important to the South West.

“The Canadian market vital is a vital one to the South West,” Mrs Marino said.

“The deal is vital to the region’s jobs and economic growth.

“According to Wine Australia, 174,000 litres of Margaret River wine with an FOB value of over $2.1 million was exported to Canada in the year ending September 2017.

“I do not want to see these measures disadvantage our wine producers exporting to Canada.”