Distillers Head to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 150 distillers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. July 22-24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA). The conference will feature a series of legislative and regulatory […]

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DISCUS Unveils Interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today unveiled its new interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits tool, a database for current laws, regulations and rulings relating to the sale and distribution of distilled spirits in the United States. This announcement marks the modernization of DISCUS’ longstanding “Summary […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Statement in Response to USTR’s Proposed Retaliation List, Which Includes Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, and Other EU Whiskies

“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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Texas Governor Signs Bill to Relax Limits on Liquor Store Ownership and Promote a Free Market in the Lone Star State

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today signed into law historic legislation that will promote a free and fair market for liquor store ownership in the Lone Star State. Abbott signed   HB 1545 , sponsored by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, that authorizes the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to continue operating through 2031. The […]

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Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and Senators Back Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362) continues to build momentum with 218 members of the United States House of Representatives and 65 members of the Senate supporting the bipartisan legislation. Introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt […]

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Alcohol Trade Groups Call on USTR To Remove Spirits and Wine From Retaliatory Tariffs List of EU Products

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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Texas House and Senate Approve Historic Legislation to Promote a Free Market for Liquor Store Ownership

The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have overwhelmingly approved historic legislation that strikes down a decades-old anticompetitive and unconstitutional loophole limiting liquor store ownership that will promote a free and fair market in Texas. The Legislature approved HB 1545, sponsored by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, that would authorize the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Commends Agreement with Canada and Mexico to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskey

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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Distilled Spirits Council Blasts Proposed 10% Alcohol Tax Increase in Connecticut

The Distilled Spirits Council today called on the Connecticut legislature to reject the budget proposal by the state Joint Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, which included a new 10 percent excise tax increase on alcohol. “The proposal is a massive tax increase on consumers that received no oversight or chance for public comment,” said Distilled Spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Statement on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Action to Ban Alcohol Advertising on City Property

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement from Distilled Spirits Council Vice President Jay Hibbard: The mayor’s decision to ban alcohol advertising is misguided and unsupported by the scientific research. The research is clear – parents and other adults are the most influential factors in a youth’s decision whether or not to drink […]

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