spiritsNEWS - November 2021

Editorial by Ulrich Adam, Director General of spiritsEUROPE
Change is the only constant – challenges & opportunities for our sector during ‘the most turbulent times in living memory
A new President at the helm of spiritsEUROPE
spiritsEUROPE has elected Manu Giró as new President of the organisation, succeeding Christian Porta, Managing Director, Global Business Development at Pernod Ricard
The Spirit Summit 2021 was a real success!
spiritsEUROPE was delighted to welcome colleagues and friends to the 2021 Spirits Summit at the lovely Residence Palace in Brussels.
New registration rules for food & drink products in China
From 1 January 2022 onwards, all foreign food and drink manufacturers will need to be registered with Chinese Customs – a significant task for industry and public authorities.
The economic footprint of the spirits sector
The report underscores the sector’s massive tax contributions and beneficial spill-over effects on agriculture, hospitality & tourism, including 1.2 million jobs in Europe supported by the spirits sector
U-label platform accessible for wine and spirits producers as of 1 December 2021
U-LABEL is a consumer-friendly e-label platform which enables consumers across the EU to access information about the wine and spirits products they purchase, in their own language - via QR code technology
spiritsEUROPE has launched a new website section that explains novel sector trends such as premiumisation and no- and low-alcoholic ‘spirits’. 
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