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May 06, 2020

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States President & CEO Chris Swonger Statement on the Launch of Negotiations for a U.S.-UK Trade Agreement: “This is a very positive development for the U.S. spirits industry.  We applaud the administration for launching trade negotiations with one of our most important trading partners and urge the administration to […]

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April 02, 2020

“This final rule adopts many of the recommendations included in the DISCUS submission filed last June. This was an enormous undertaking by the TTB and represents the first major update to the Part 5 labeling and advertising regulations in decades.  We greatly appreciate the effort that went into carefully reviewing the submissions and finalizing regulations […]

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October 07, 2019

UPDATED RELEASE: Oct. 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. alcohol trade groups urged an end to tariffs on EU distilled spirits and wine following the United States decision announced today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Malt Irish Whiskey from Northern Ireland, liqueurs and cordials, and wine […]

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August 05, 2019

Alcohol Trade Groups Urge USTR Not to Impose Retaliatory Tariffs on EU Spirits & Wines  WASHINGTON, DC – Up to 78,600 jobs in the U.S. beverage alcohol and hospitality sectors could be lost if distilled spirits, wine and non-alcoholic beer are included on the final U.S. list of European Union (EU) products targeted for retaliatory […]

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July 02, 2019

“We strongly oppose the inclusion of distilled spirits products in any proposed retaliation list.  These tariffs, if imposed, will have numerous unintended negative consequences on U.S. jobs, U.S. consumers and many U.S. companies that export to the EU.  U.S. companies–from farmers, to suppliers to retailers–are already being negatively impacted by the imposition of retaliatory tariffs […]

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May 29, 2019

Trade groups representing several beverage alcohol suppliers, wholesalers, importers and retailers, submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging the removal of spirits, wine and non-alcoholic beer from its draft list of European Union (EU) products being targeted for proposed retaliatory tariffs. The preliminary list of targeted EU products, which was announced by […]

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May 17, 2019

The Distilled Spirits Council today welcomed news that the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement that will result in the prompt repeal of retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskey exports to Canada and Mexico. “We thank the Administration for reaching an agreement to secure the removal of retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskey exports to […]

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