Tariffs cause 41% fall in American whiskey exports

Eighteen trade groups have written a joint letter calling for the urgent removal of tariffs on spirits, which have led to a 41% drop in exports of American whiskey to the EU. According to new research released by the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus), American whiskey exports to the EU – the US spirits industry’s largest export market – dropped from US$757 million to US$449m between August 2019 and July 2020. In October…

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Drinks groups unite to call for urgent end to US tariffs

Fifteen alcohol trade groups have sent a letter to the US administration and EU Commission calling for an urgent end to 25% tariffs on EU goods, including single malt Scotch, which could result in the loss of 8,000 jobs. On 2 October, the US government revealed its intentions to impose a 25% import tariff on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, single malt whiskey from Northern Ireland, liqueurs and cordials from Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland…

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