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Commission Calls on Portugal to Comply with EU Excise Duty Legislation on Wine

  • The European Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to Portugal for not complying with EU excise duty rules on wine.
  • Portugal incorrectly applies a zero rate on products with an alcoholic strength between 15% and 18% that have been enriched.
  • Portugal excludes all flavoured wines from the wine category, resulting in a higher excise duty rate being applied.
  • Both cases go against the definition of wine in EU excise duty legislation.
  • Portugal has two months to address the issues raised in the letter of formal notice.

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