- Written by Mark Hicken Mark Hicken
- Category: Latest News Latest News
- Published: 15 August 2011 15 August 2011
The American Association of Wine Economists has released Andy Hira's study of the BC wine industry this morning which should make for interesting reading regardless of whether you agree with the conclusions: BC Wine Industry Study. There are a couple of references to this site in the study. I am particularly interested in Prof. Hira's conclusions regarding regulatory protectionism as I have previously advocated for systemic change in this area because, in my opinion, BC's current wine distribution system does not comply with BC's and Canada's obligations under our international trade agreements including GATT and NAFTA.