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What is the outlook for CBD in Europe? - Focus

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food and beverage industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nasce...

US Champagne tariffs threaten critical blow

These are trying times for Champagne exporters. Three months after dodging a tariff bullet through their exclusion from a list of retaliator...

FDA must lead CBD out of legal shadows - Comment

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies sellin...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Latest Interviews

"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


"There are some bright sides to Brexit" - Interview, Miles Beale, chief executive, UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association - Part II 26 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

In this, the second part of our interview the head of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Miles Beale looks beyond the European Union and sees cause for optimism, despite the uncertainty of recent months.

Latest News

EU, US trade groups unite in tariff fight 28 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

Two major trade organisations for the European and US spirits industries have come together to call for an "urgent return" to tariff-free transatlantic trade.


Bolivia recognises Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey as US products 27 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

The US and Bolivia have signed an agreement to recognise their respective spirits as distinctive products from each country.


US craft distillers frozen out as tariffs block European trade - FREE TO READ 21 Jan 20

Andy Morton

US craft distillers are being blocked from exporting to Europe as tariffs put pressure on large and small operators alike, the head of a US spirits trade group has told just-drinks.


France, US avert Champagne tariff threat in Trump talks - report 21 Jan 20

Andy Morton

The threat of US tariffs on Champagne has been postponed after discussions between Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron, according to a report.


"Great anxiety" for US distillers as tariff rows rumble on - FREE TO READ 17 Jan 20

Richard Woodard

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.


"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst 16 Jan 20

Andy Morton

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.



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