spiritsNEWS February 2020

A Toast to free trade – with Vietnam!
European Parliament greenlights #EVFTA – a deal that can be a force for good in the widest sense (…)
Killing us softly…we regret the decision to maintain 25% tariffs on spirits
As the damage of tariffs on European and US spirits is piling up, a negotiated solution is now needed more than ever (…)
Drink-Driving Campaign successfully rolled out in Malta
Hard-hitting messages used, as drink-driving decreases slightly (…)
Latvia: when higher consumption taxes push down state revenues – rather than consumption
Though excise taxes on spirits were ramped up by +86% in 10 years, levels of alcohol consumption have barely moved (…)
Welcome to the list! EU recognizes Norwegian Aquavit and Vodka as Geographical Indications
On 6 February, the two Norwegian spirits joined the EU’s GI register (…)
The biggest risk? Not understanding it…
The importance of managing, perceiving and communicating on risk properly (…)
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