International Trade & Export Promotion

Importance of Trade

Why Trade Matters to the U.S. Spirits Sector

The ability to export provides U.S. spirits producers access to adult consumers around the globe, thus supporting jobs in the U.S. agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality and logistics sectors in the U.S. economy as a whole.

The Distilled Spirits Council supports the efforts of the United States to open markets for U.S. spirits exports. Opening markets has helped U.S. distillers export to over 130 countries around the world, increasing from $242 million in 1989 to over $1.6 billion in 2017.