South Korea lifts Scotch whisky import barriers
on 01/07/11 at 1:18 pmSpirits
The new free trade agreement was struck between the European Union and the Seoul government.
The 20% spirits import duty is being phased out and complex requirements for labelling and warehousing removed.
The South Korean government also agreed to protect Scotch whisky and other European products against imitators.
During 2010 Scotch whisky was the UK’s biggest export to South Korea, with top brands including Windsor, Imperial Classic and Scotch Blue.
Macallan and Glenfiddich are the most popular single malt brands.