Hong Kong wine duty slashed to zero
27 Feb 2008 by JR
Really, you shouldn’t have…   No sooner had I stepped off the plane here in Hong Kong than I got several messages telling me that the Hong Kong government had just announced that from now on duty on wine is to be reduced from a 40% ad valorem tax to zero. (The duty was 80% only recently.)   The government has apparently been engaged in a great deal of economic analysis and is clearly hoping to establish the city as a fine wine hub for the booming Asian fine wine market. Collectors currently holding millions of dollars and pounds worth of fine wine abroad can now ship it home and make a killing. The HK...

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