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Keith Nuthall

Articles by Keith Nuthall

Small cider producers in the UK would be affected by the moveEC aims to clamp down on UK cider tax exemption 3 March 2015

The European Commission has threatened legal action against the UK government, demanding that it scraps rules exempting from excise duty the sale of cider and perry made by small producers.

Spanish liqueur Pacharan faces new EU marketing rules 13 February 2015

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.

EUR: European Union's wine programme a waste of money – Finance watchdog 2 July 2014

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has argued against maintaining a special European Union (EU) public support system for the wine sector, saying it can rely on the EU’s rural development programme.

The duty on alcohol imports from Europe to Ukraine are set to be scrappedEUROPE/UKRAINE: European drinks companies poised to benefit from Ukrainian duty removal 24 March 2014

The European Commission has released details of proposals to remove tariffs on goods traded between the European Union and Ukraine.

SENEGAL: Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire granted EUR5m loan 26 February 2014

Senegal's Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire has secured a EUR5m (US$6.9m) loan to help boost its presence across west Africa.

GEORGIA/MOLDOVA: Wine co's target European export growth 2 December 2013

Wine producers from Georgia and Moldova will be hoping for a marked rise in exports to the European Union moving forward, following the signing of trade deals last week.

Officials from Canada and the European Union secured the FTA last monthCANADA: Gov't releases EU trade deal details 5 November 2013

Further details of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada have been revealed.

BELGIUM: EU, Georgia trade deal bodes well for Georgian wine exports 31 July 2013

Wine producers in Georgia are targeting improved export sales to the European Union after the creation of a “deep and comprehensive free trade area” between the EU and the Caucasus republic.

GLOBAL: Drinks health rules a Europe priority in EU-US trade talks 22 July 2013

The European Commission is targeting a renewed food and drinks health agreement with the US that would result in mutual recognition of their respective drinks safety controls.

The cartel case dates back to the late 1990s NETHERLANDS: Heineken, Bavaria "disappointed" after ECJ rejects cartel fine appeal 20 December 2012

Heineken and Bavaria have said they are “disappointed” after Europe's highest court rejected their appeals against a reduction in fines for their part in a cartel.

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