CHINA (Hong Kong) - France and Hong Kong want to make sure together that more French wine is sold to the Chinese special administrative area. He had contracted a treaty with the government of Hong Kong that was a win for both sides, the French minister of agriculture Michel Barnier said today in the former British colony.
The partnership should encourage investments and strengthen the connections between companies. Moreover, the Hong Kong-Chinese should get to know the French wine growing regions better; wine fairs, testings and similar events should act as incentives.
Hong Kong wants to evolve into an international platform for wine trade and backs on increasing demand in China. Therefore, the administrative area abolished its wine tax of 40 per cent in February. Branch experts expect that in three years, Asians will drink twice as much wine as they do now. (aw.yoopress / translator r.baur)