“The WSTA has previously said the forms work out at around £330 each, with one needed for every product line. Global marketplace for the wine trade, Liv-ex, estimates it would have to produce as many as 65,000.
The WSTA has repeatedly called on the government to abolish VI-1 forms and simplify import and export requirements. Miles Beale, the trade body’s CEO, has described the procedures as “completely impractical”, particularly when submitting products for lab testing.”
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