Distilled Spirits Council Urges Boosting Exports, Ending Retaliatory Tariffs

The Distilled Spirits Council recently participated in two events to highlight the importance of export markets to the U.S. spirits industry. Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President for International Issues and Trade Christine LoCascio spoke at the Glass Packaging Institute ’s annual meeting about the tremendous growth in U.S. spirits exports over the past two decades and the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Three Country Trade Deal

Urges Quick Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskeys The Distilled Spirits Council today welcomed the announcement of a new, modernized trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Trade is a key component to a strong economy, and the U.S. spirits industry and our consumers benefit from free and fair trade agreements,” said Distilled Spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Says China’s 25 Percent Tariffs on U.S. Whiskeys Could Put Brakes on Export Success Story

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to China imposing a 25 percent tariff on U.S. whiskey products.

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Distilled Spirits Council Extremely Concerned About Potential Harm From Retaliatory Tariffs in Letter to Commerce Secretary Ross

In a letter today presented to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Distilled Spirits Council said it is “extremely concerned” about the increasing likelihood that the European Union (EU) and other countries will begin retaliating against U.S. spirits products in response to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, and “the impact that retaliatory tariffs will have on U.S. distilled spirits producers, as well as their agricultural and supply chain partners.”

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Distilled Spirits Council Urges Massachusetts Lawmakers to Reject New Spirits Bottle Deposit Proposal

The Distilled Spirits Council today urged Massachusetts lawmakers to reject a proposal to impose a new 5-cent per container deposit on all 50-milliliter distilled spirits products, which would impose a significant burden on consumers without providing any intended benefit. “With recycling rates at historic levels, most states recognize that bottle deposit laws are a relic […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States to Showcase American Spirits in Australia

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (Distilled Spirits Council) today announced that it is conducting an export promotion in Sydney, Australia June 14, 18, and 19 to showcase some of the finest American distilled spirits products in one of its most important export markets.

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Distillers Head to Capitol Hill

Distilled spirits producers from across the country are gathering in Washington, D.C., May 14-16 for the ninth annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

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Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Tennessee Legislature for Approving Seven-Day Alcohol Sales

The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the 110th Tennessee General Assembly for voting to allow seven-day alcohol sales in the state.

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The Hill Names Council’s Naasz, Gorman & Culver Top Lobbyists for 2017

The Hill, one of Washington, D.C.’s premier publications covering Congress, the Administration and politics, named the Distilled Spirits Council’s Kraig R. Naasz, Mark Gorman and David Culver to its  2017 Association Top Lobbyists List . The Capitol Hill newspaper cited the Council’s efforts on tax reform and reducing the federal excise tax for spirits, wine and beer as a reason […]

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