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India urges UK to remove minimum maturation criteria on Indian whiskey exports

According to CIABC, the UK unreasonably protects its own sector by requiring whisky to be at least three years old as a non-tariff barrier.

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Indian local alcohol producers have asked the Indian government not to give any concessions on bulk scotch imports until the UK agrees to remove the minimum maturation criteria for Indian whiskey exports amidst the ongoing India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) discussions.

The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) said that London uses the minimum maturation requirement of three years to reduce the import of whiskey from India.

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