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BC, SK open borders for DTC shipments

The BC and Saskatchewan governments have announced that their borders will open for direct to consumer liquor shipments (see: Dill Pickle Vodka for All, BC and SK open liquor borders). BC\’s borders were previously open for wine only. Saskatchewan\’s were closed for all liquor products. Wine DTC shipments between the provinces will be allowed by the end of this year with other liquor being added in 2015. In addition, as reported yesterday, Premier Wynne of Ontario has also indicated that she would like to implement a similar deal in the near future. This is obviously great news for BC wineries as progress is finally being made on the efforts to reduce interprovincial barriers for the wine business. Nevertheless, it remains unclear how these developments will affect FedEx\’s decision earlier this week to halt interprovincial wine shipments.

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