Salon/AP has this:
The U.S. liquor industry is crying foul over a proposed Mexican government regulation that would require all tequila sold in the United States to be bottled in Mexico.
Boosted by the popularity of tequila shots and margaritas, tequila has been the fastest growing liquor in America in recent years, with sales nearly doubling over the past decade.
Mexican supporters of the proposed change argue that it will allow for better monitoring of tequila quality.
Salvador Behar, trade counsel for the Mexican embassy in Washington, said the proposed rule is simply an effort “to protect the honesty of tequila. We are concerned that the measures now in place are not working properly.”
Which makes sense, really. It’s a well-established fact that the way to prevent corruption is to have Mexico control it.