Distilled Spirits Council Applauds New USMCA Agreement

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today applauded the signing of an agreement to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The signing follows an agreement reached earlier today between the Trump Administration and Democratic congressional leadership. “The USMCA reaffirms tariff-free trade with two of […]

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December 5 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline

Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on December 5 by contacting their members of Congress to urge passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA). “With less than four weeks remaining before the current tax […]

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Including Spirits in NY Bottle Bill Will Cost Businesses, Consumers

WASHINGTON – A recent study released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation suggests expanding the NY bottle bill to include wine and liquor, but the study’s own research shows the move would impact approximately 4,500 businesses. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Vice President of State Government Relations Jay Hibbard released the following […]

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DISCUS Launches Job Board to Serve as Talent Pipeline for Spirits Industry

Top US Spirits Industry Advocate to Match Qualified Job Seekers with Employment Opportunities in Sector WASHINGTON — In an effort to bolster the spirits industry’s workforce, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today launched the DISCUS Job Board. The DISCUS Job Board will connect qualified job seekers with exciting and diverse employment […]

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Congressional Support for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Hits New Milestone

Congressional Support for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Hits New Milestone  New Record of Co-Sponsors Follows Industry “Day of Action”  WASHINGTON – Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.362/H.R. 1175) has reached an all-time high with 315 cosponsors in the United States House of Representatives and 73 in the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Launches Health Care Program to Address Craft Member Health Coverage Needs

DISCUS Offers Association Health Plan for Employers in Select States ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced it will offer an association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to craft member spirits distillers in approved states. In states where the association health plan is […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies at Senate Hearing on Importance of Spirits Outlet Expansion in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – David Wojnar, vice president of state government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), testified today at a Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing that an increase in spirits outlets will result in convenience for consumers and increased revenue for the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania drastically lags behind other control states in the number of spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Celebrates 85th Anniversary of Code of Responsible Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today marked the 85th anniversary of the Code of Responsible Practices , a set of voluntary advertising and marketing guidelines first adopted by the spirits industry within months of the repeal of Prohibition. “Eighty-five years ago, leaders in the spirits industry showed a great sense of duty […]

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Joint Statement by International Beverage Alcohol Associations in Response to U.S. Tariffs Imposed Today on Certain EU Distilled Spirits and Wines

We are united in our opposition to the imposition of tariffs and clear in our view that there are no winners in a trade war.  Our 15 international beverage alcohol associations today sent a letter to the U.S. administration and the EU Commission calling for an immediate end to tariffs on distilled spirits and wines […]

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Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

–Campaign Results in more than 6,000 Engagements with Congressional Offices-  WASHINGTON – Nearly 2,000 individuals affiliated with the beverage alcohol sector contacted their members of Congress yesterday to urge passage of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R.1175/S. 362) as part of a “ Day of Action ” supported by a broad coalition of beverage […]

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