Tariffs hit SA bottler

China’s tariffs on Australian winemakers have been blamed for the financial collapse of a bottling facility in Adelaide’s north, according to The Advertiser.

Contract wine packaging facility Southern Bottling Company has closed its doors and called in administrators with debts reportedly exceeding $3 million.

Unsecured creditors, including major supplier Vinpac, are owed about $2.2m, while six permanent employees have lost their jobs, and a similar number of casual staff have been let go.


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