spiritsNEWS September 2022

Editorial by Ulrich Adam, Director General of spiritsEUROPE
Trade: an engine of growth & resilience amidst a challenging economic climate
spiritsEUROPE trade mission to Vietnam & Singapore
spiritsEUROPE took part in an EU High-level trade mission to Vietnam & Singapore in July 2022
Revision of the rules on Geographical Indications (GIs)
GI spirit drinks are highly sustainable & ambassadors of Europe’s cultural, gastronomic, and local heritage. spiritsEUROPE welcomes the Commission’s proposal yet believes some amendments are needed.
Reducing harmful alcohol consumption: why some of the existing approaches may not be the panacea policy-makers have been hoping for
Targeted approaches focusing on harmful drinking patterns and problem drinkers (rather than the entire drinking population) may increase the effectiveness and efficiency of alcohol policies.             
Risk of Internal Market distortions: Ireland’s TRIS Notification on planned health warning labels
The nature and timing of the planned measures are highly unusual given that the EU has already committed to present a harmonized proposal on the matter in 2023
Portugal: promoting responsible drinking at music festivals
A busy summer for our Portuguese member ANEBE and the dozens of young volunteers promoting responsible drinking at music festivals in Portugal 
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