WASHINGTON (AP) - Trouble's brewing in Magaritaville. U.S. distributors of tequila are upset over a proposed Mexican government regulation that would require all tequila sold in the United States to be bottled in Mexico.

Sales of tequila, propelled by the popularity of magaritas and tequila shots chased with lime and salt, have almost doubled over the past decade, making tequila the fastest growing liquor in the country. Some 83% of the tequila consumed in this country is shipped in bulk from Mexico and then bottled in U.S. plants.
 
But the Mexican government wants to change that, proposing a regulation that would ban bulk shipments and require all tequila to be bottled in Mexico...

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Should it be a requirement that all tequila be bottled in Mexico?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trouble`s brewing in Magaritaville. U.S. distributors of tequila are upset over a proposed Mexican government regulation that would require all tequila sold in the United States to be bottled in Mexico.

Sales of tequila, propelled by the popularity of magaritas and tequila shots chased with lime and salt, have almost doubled over the past decade, making tequila the fastest growing liquor in the country. Some 83% of the tequila consumed in this country is shipped in bulk from Mexico and then bottled in U.S. plants.

But the Mexican government wants to change that, proposing a regulation that would ban bulk shipments and require all tequila to be bottled in Mexico...

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18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/4/03 - 4:01:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah man!

Export controls.

Reciprocal trade agreements.

18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/4/03 - 4:17:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Here in 'Merica, we'd just start calling our own thing "tuhkeeluh" and claim it was the original anyway.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/4/03 - 5:29:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Um it's all made in Mexico.

Only bottled in USA.

The reason why they want to bottle it themselves is so they can piss in it like they do the beer.

18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 11/16/03 - 1:08:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think all alchahol should be illeagle.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 8:28:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who cares
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/31/03 - 7:30:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's fair. That happens with Champagne, Manchego Cheese, etc.

To boredofu: Not everyone has your customs.

18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:24:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's like saying all vodkas should be bottled in Sweden or Russia...the mexican govt is one big dumbass
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:27:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it's made in Mexico, then it stands to reason they can have control of it if they want to. Whether they do or not has about zero bearing on my life.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:28:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
It couldn't prevent US bottlers from trying to compete by making thier own. It's probably not a bad idea if Mexican bottlers can keep up with demand.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:29:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, CD, there's nothing they could do to legislate that. But until the U.S. does try to compete, it seems most logical that Mexico try and keep the jobs at home.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:45:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd be surprised if many tequila drinkers would by US made over Mexican made tequela--at least until the US slaps big tariffs on it and drives the prices way up...
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/04 - 2:46:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's always the nondiscriminating wino market.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/16/04 - 9:15:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
who cares
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/12/04 - 3:40:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
sure...mexico makes it...the mexican government has every reason to regulate it. its thier product. the usa does not own everything.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/25/05 - 5:34:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just know that tequila is tasty. :P
17 yrs ago - Monday 5/2/05 - 11:11:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/3/05 - 10:16:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, that would be kinda funny though.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/3/05 - 10:19:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Funny, but I bet it'd make tequilla expensive!
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/26/05 - 4:49:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
There goes my job...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 11:33:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
how could mexico make that kind of law in the US???
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 11:34:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course not. Like saying all vodka should be made in Russia.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 1/21/06 - 10:16:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 1/21/06 - 11:18:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really care.



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