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.

+ STATES SPIRITS DATA

Importance of Trade Agreements

Free Trade Agreements

The U.S. spirits sector has benefitted from the comprehensive and market opening trade agreements the United States has concluded, as well as efforts to ensure that U.S. spirits are treated fairly in foreign markets. Continuing to further liberalize trade with other trading partners will be key to the continued growth and long-term viability of the U.S. spirits sector.

+ USMCA FACT SHEET (PDF)

+ COUNCIL SUBMISSION TO THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS—2016 (PDF)

+ COUNCIL SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ON NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES FOR A U.S-UK TRADE AGREEMENT

NAFTA: Why it’s important to preserve, yet modernize, the agreement.

+DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL – ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT ON THE U.S. DISTILLED SPIRITS SECTOR (PDF)
+ U.S. DISTILLED SPIRITS AND NAFTA HANDOUT – APRIL 2018 (PDF)

+ DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL—NAFTA MODERNIZATION OBJECTIVES—JUNE 12 2017 (PDF)
+ DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL—NAFTA MODERNIZATION HOUSE WAYS & MEANS WRITTEN COMMENTS—AUG 2017 (PDF)

 

 

 

Barriers to U.S. Spirits Exports

Foreign Trade Barriers Inhibit U.S. Spirits Sector’s Growth

+ DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL 2019 SUBMISSION TO USTR (PDF)

+ DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL-STATEMENT FOR TRADE SUB COMMITTEE WAYS AND MEANS (PDF)

 

American Whiskey Trail Video (Spanish Subtitles)

El whiskey estadounidense forma parte de la experiencia de EE. UU., de los primeros colonos de Amerioca a George Washington hasta llegar a la actual explosion del whiskey a nivel mundial.
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