How new labelling rules could impact the spirits sector

As lawmakers decide the type of nutritional information that should be printed on spirits labels, The Spirits Business asks how the move will affect the industry. While consumers are used to reading nutritional information on the back of products such as soft drinks and sweet packets, information about carbohydrate content and calorific value is not yet commonplace on spirits labels. Under current European Union (EU) law, any product with an ABV of 1.2% or higher…

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Discus urges US-EU tariff truce

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus) and Spirits United are urging consumers to take action and call for an end to all tariffs on distilled spirits between the EU and the States. The US introduced a 25% tariff on single malt Scotch, single malt Irish whiskey and liqueurs from the EU last October. The EU responded with its own 25% tariff on American whiskeys. Now, the US Trade Representative (USTR) is considering additional…

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