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Liz Newmark

Articles by Liz Newmark

A free trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will come into effect next yearJapan's shochu companies get EU green light for bottle size amendment 8 October 2018

The European Parliament has backed a European Commission proposal to exempt Japan from European Union (EU) bottle size rules when selling the spirit shochu.


Drinks companies within the European Union have been asked to share their findings on counterfeit goods tradingEU calls drinks industry to action for counterfeit and piracy watch-list 12 March 2018

The European Commission has asked drinks companies for their comments on a planned 'Counterfeit and Piracy watch-list', designed to identify non-European Union online and physical trading areas that commonly allow the sale of counterfeit, pirated and smuggled goods.


The European Commission released its trade and investment barriers report earlier this monthEuropean wine, spirits sectors hit by new foreign trade barriers in 2016 29 June 2017

The wine and spirits categories were the subjects of more new foreign trade barriers to EU exports during 2016 than any other sector, according to a report from the European Commission.


European drinks producers have high hopes for Canada following the CETA agreement this weekEurope's drinks companies start engines on drop of Canadian tariffs 16 February 2017

Drinks producers in the European Union are looking to quickly exploit the export benefits that are expected from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.


Members of European Parliament have voted in favour of a trade agreement with CanadaHistoric CETA deal opens up Canadian-EU drinks trade 15 February 2017

European wine and spirits organisations have welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament to authorise the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.




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