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Australia-UK wine trade deal passes Senate

Grape vines in the New South Wales' Hunter Valley. Source: SBS

A wine trade deal with the United Kingdom has passed federal parliament ahead of the looming Brexit on March 29.

Australian wine exports will continue to flow to the United Kingdom under a trade deal which has passed federal parliament ahead of Brexit.

The UK's looming departure from the European Union on March 29 won't put a cork in wine trade with Australia, provided the British parliament can also pass the legislation.

Under the deal that passed the Senate, Australian winemakers will be able to export products using the same labels, certifications and manufacturing processes to both the UK and the EU after Brexit.

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