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Keith Nuthall

Articles by Keith Nuthall

The leaders of the 12 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the trade deal last monthTrans-Pacific Partnership issues wine, spirits details 10 November 2015

The member-nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have released detailed regulatory standards for wines and spirits that have been written into the trade deal.

This yearEurope's wine harvest big and good - Copa-Cogeca 6 November 2015

The wine harvest across Europe this year is forecast to be up slightly, with the quality broadly expected to be good, according to EU farmers' cooperative Copa-Cogeca.

Talks about a Free Trade Agreement have begun between New Zealand and the European UnionNew Zealand upbeat on wine sales in EU ahead of trade deal 2 November 2015

New Zealand’s wine industry could benefit from a new Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, with preparatory talks now under way.

The European Commission released a report on customs enforcement earlier this monthEuropean Union sees counterfeit drinks seizures soar - figures 30 October 2015

The European Union seized about EUR2.1m (US$2.3m) in counterfeit or fake beverages at its borders in 2014, a marked rise on the year before, according to a European Commission report.

Will Vietnam be the next big export market for US brewers?US brewers target Vietnam as main Trans-Pacific Partnership opportunity 19 October 2015

The American Brewers Association has said the best opportunity created by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal for the US beer industry is increasing exports to Vietnam.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was secured earlier this weekWhat does the Trans-Pacific Partnership mean for the drinks industry? - Focus 8 October 2015

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that will reduce barriers to trade between 12 Asia-Pacific countries. The Europeans, however, have concerns.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was secured in Atlanta, Georgia yesterdayAsia-Pacific drinks companies hopeful as TPP talks secure deal 6 October 2015

Drinks exporters in the Asia-Pacific region are awaiting the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which was successfully concluded yesterday.

Amcor, Sidel get liquid packaging JV green light 1 October 2015

Amcor Group and Sidel have received approval from the European Commission for their liquid packaging technology joint-venture.

EU opens consultation on lower excise rates for smaller producers 2 September 2015

The drinks industry in the European Union has been asked whether it wants to allow smaller beverage manufacturers to sell products at lower excise duty rates than their larger competitors.

Ball Corp announced its intention to buy Rexam earlier this yearEuro Commission runs rule over Rexam's Ball Corp purchase 24 July 2015

The European Commission has launched a phase two examination of UK aluminium can and bottle manufacturer Rexam's proposed takeover by US rival Ball Corp, over concerns that a merged company might dominate European markets.

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