LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline

  LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline WASHINGTON –  Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on December 1 by contacting their members of Congress […]

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USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $564,818 to Promote American Spirits Exports in 2021

USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $564,818 to Promote American Spirits Exports in 2021 WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced it was granted $564,818 through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Access Program (MAP) to promote American spirits exports in 2021, a 10 percent increase over […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Forms New Environmental Sustainability Working Group

Distilled Spirits Council Forms New Environmental Sustainability Working Group Advancing Distillers’ Longstanding  Commitment to Sustainability Through Collaboration WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced today the formation of an Environmental Sustainability Working Group to collaborate and share effective strategies for maximizing resource utilization and eliminating waste at every step of […]

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New EU Tariffs on U.S. Spirits Further Devastates Once Booming Transatlantic Drinks Trade

New EU Tariffs on U.S. Spirits Further Devastates Once Booming Transatlantic Drinks Trade WASHINGTON – A coalition of 20 trade associations representing the U.S., European Union and United Kingdom wine and distilled spirits and related sectors today warned that new European Union tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. rum, brandy, vodka and vermouth would increase […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Outlines Top Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector in Report to USTR

WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted a detailed report yesterday with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying key foreign trade barriers impeding U.S. distilled spirits exports. The report provided a comprehensive review of the major trade barriers in countries around the globe, such as retaliatory tariffs, discriminatory taxation, import […]

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Spirits, Beer & Wine Associations File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in Support of Jack Daniel’s Trademark Case

WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), joined by five other associations representing spirits, beer and wine producers, filed an amicus brief yesterday with the Supreme Court in support of Jack Daniel’s petition for certiorari in an important trademark case. The case, Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, centers around VIP […]

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Tax and Trade Bureau Updates Rule to Allow “Gluten-Free” Labeling on Distilled Spirits

Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Increased Consumer Clarity and Industry Flexibility Yesterday, the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) updated their policy regarding gluten content statements on distilled spirits, wines and malt beverages. The move aligns TTB with the recently released Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final rule permitting “gluten-free” labeling claims on distilled products made from […]

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National Hospitality Recovery Coalition Applauds Gov. DeWine for Making Ohio Second State to Make COVID Cocktails To-Go Measure Permanent

 The Hospitality Recovery Coalition, an initiative led by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States ( DISCUS ) in partnership with the American Distilled Spirits Alliance ( ADSA ), the Council of State Restaurant Associations ( CSRA ), the National Restaurant Association and TIPs , sent a letter applauding Governor DeWine for signing HB 669 , a bill making cocktails to-go from restaurants and […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Statement on WTO Arbitrator Report that EU May Impose Tariffs on U.S. Imports Totaling $4 Billion

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) released the following statement today after the World Trade Organization (WTO) Arbitrator issued a report stating that the European Union (EU) may impose tariffs on U.S. imports valued at $4 billion in connection with the WTO Boeing dispute: “Instead of further escalation, we hope the U.S. […]

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Transatlantic Beverage Alcohol Associations Send Joint Letter to U.S. and EU Urging Immediate End to Tariffs on Spirits and Wine

WASHINGTON –  Eighteen associations representing the U.S., European and UK beverage alcohol and related sectors sent a letter today to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the European Commission for Trade expressing their shared opposition to tariffs on wine, distilled spirits and beer and urging for their immediate elimination. The joint letter, sent in response to […]

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