spiritsNEWS December 2023

Editorial by Ulrich Adam, Director General of spiritsEUROPE
(Re-) Strengthening the European Spirit, Our Priorities for the 2024 European elections and the next European Commission.
spiritsEUROPE welcomes the additional suspension of EU tariffs on US Whiskey & Bourbon
spiritsEUROPE welcomed the 15-month additional suspension of EU rebalancing tariffs in the frame of the EU-US steel & aluminium dispute, while calling for a permanent resolution of all disputes with the US.
spiritsEUROPE welcomes institutional alignment on PPWR recognizing the sector-specific realities of the spirit drinks
spiritsEUROPE welcomes institutional alignment on PPWR including mandatory re-use exemption for spirits & better protection of packaging designs by IP rights
spiritsEUROPE welcomes a new President
On 15 November, spiritsEUROPE has elected Ian McLernon as new President of the organisation, succeeding Manu Giró, CEO of Destilerias MG in Spain.
A very fruitful spiritsEUROPE mission to India
A spiritsEUROPE delegation took part in a trade mission to India earlier this month, against the backdrop of ongoing trade, investment & GIs negotiations and of DG AGRI high-level mission.
EU Tax Symposium 2023 - The role of behaviour tax in the policy mix
What is the economic rationale behind behavioural taxation? How should a tax be designed to internalise the cost of negative externalities and influence behaviour? What is the place of behavioural taxes in the future tax mix?
Belgium – “You Do You” campaign targeting young adults
Social pressure increases the risk of problem drinking among young Belgians. Vinum Et Spiritus Belgium launched a new campaign encouraging them to respect their limits and those of their friends.
Spirits Tourism: a cocktail of experiences showcasing the know-how of a traditional sector
Explore the festive spirit of Europe's rural gems this Christmas with the rich experiences offered by the spirits sector and its partners, making your short trip a memorable journey of discovery and delight.
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