South African wine producers must be relieved. A row with the US over meat exports to the SA market threatened to end billions of rands in benefits which SA exporters enjoy under AGOA.
The deal with Washington has been done in extra time, and our wine exports are safe.
The challenge is immense in selling our wines to the large and diverse US market, but with producers from here winning major accolades, the future can only be bright.
As for trade minister Rob Davies, he says he won’t be toasting the deal because he is both teetotal and vegetarian. No wonder he looks so miserable.