The Agriculture State Fund will allocate 170 million Bulgarian levs in investment loans to vine growers and wine makers in 2003. Projects approved under the SAPARD Programme will be financed through the Fund, the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) stated, cited by BTA early last week. Zero excise duty on wine will be introduced on January 1, 2003. The National Vine and Wine Chamber, a collective member of BIA, suggested that the growers meet with Deputy Agriculture Minister Boiko Boev and Vi...


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