06:16 pm (Monday)
From: Mike Cox <[redacted]>
Subject: Oct 8-10 workshop comment
To whom it may concern,
I understand that the Federal Trade Commission has scheduled a workshop October 8-10 to address how state regulations and private business practices may have anticompetitive effects on E-commerce in nine industry segments, including wine. I am particularly concerned about the restrictions to interstate wine shipment.
I am a resident of the state of Wisconsin,
where current state law permits the direct shipment of wine, but restricts
such shipments to one case per year. The wine distributors in the state
I am also a wine collector, and these
limits are of much concern to me. The wine distributors to not carry wine
from the small boutique wineries that are the focus of my collection.
These wineries are
I hope you are able to address this situation in your workshop.