Nafta Agreement Wine

The regulation, which came into effect in 2015 under former Prime Minister Christy Clark and was continued by current Premier John Horgan, is unique among Canadian provinces in that it severely limits these grocery store sales. Ontario`s wine sales rules do not discriminate on the basis of country of origin and while Quebec adopts a slightly discriminatory policy – foreign wines can be sold in grocery stores as long as they have been bottled in the province of Quebec – their discriminatory effect is not as significant as that of British Columbia. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. wine exports to British Columbia amounted to $US 56 million last year, and U.S. wine held a 10 percent share of that market. .