Wine industry left confused after state backtracks on wine export ban
Wine industry body Vinpro seeks clarity after the government says only wine already at ports will be cleared for export
SA’s wine industry, a main economic driver contributing R38bn to the fiscus, has been left confused and frustrated after the government this week seemingly reversed an earlier decision to allow exports during the lockdown period.
Last week, the government updated regulations to permit the transport of wines and fresh produce through seaports and airports for export. The updated regulations meant that the industry, which supports 300,000 jobs, would be allowed export all finished wine — bottled and boxed...