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Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun

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Jumat, 21 Jan 2022 19:30 WIB

Skotlandia - Produsen Scotch Whisky masih bergulat dengan dampak Brexit pada ekspor ke negara Uni Eropa. Pembatasan COVID-19 juga mempengaruhi terhambatnya proses produksi.

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Tong Whisky terlihat menumpuk di Speyside Cooperage, Craigellachie, Skotlandia, Rabu (19/1/2022) waktu setempat.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Produsen Scotch Whisky masih bergulat dengan dampak Brexit pada ekspor mereka ke negara-negara Uni Eropa.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Selain itu pembatasan perjalanan akibat COVID-19 juga mempengaruhi terhambatnya proses produksi di tempat penyulingan.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Diketahui Uni Eropa menjadi pasar regional terbesar dan menyumbang sekitar sepertiga dari semua ekspor Scotch Whisky.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Sebelum adanya brexit, ekspor Scotch Whisky ke Uni Eropa mencapai senilai £1,26 miliar per tahun.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Seperti sejumlah industri lainnya, Scotch Whiskey sekarang harus dengan cepat menyesuaikan diri dengan undang-undang perdagangan pasca-Brexit yang baru.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Akibatnya ekspor Whisky menurun karena meningkatnya biaya dan kerumitan ekspor dari luar negara Uni Eropa.  

CRAIGELLACHIE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A worker is seen lifting a whisky cask at Speyside Cooperage on January 19, 2022 in Craigellachie, Scotland. Scotch whisky producers are still grappling with the impact of Brexit on their exports to EU countries, and Covid-19 travel restrictions have hampered tourism at distilleries. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Kendati demikian pengolahan Whisky hingga tong masih terus berjalan.  

Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun
Imbas Brexit, Ekspor Whisky di Skotlandia Menurun