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The EU & US trade war timeline

Three years ago this week, we saw the first shots fired in a trade war that has only just caught its breath, with the US announcing a suspen...

New standards, new dawn for Japanese whisky

As distillers in Japan digest the introduction in 2024 of labelling standards for Japanese whisky, spirits category commentator Amy Hopkins...

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...

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

UK holds high hopes for India Scotch whisky duty cut - report 16 Apr 21

Olly Wehring

The British Prime Minister is heading to India later this month, with the country's authorities targeting "early wins" in a future trading relationship that could cut the rate of duty on Scotch whisky, according to a report.


South Africa sugar tax led to plunge in high-sugar CSD volumes - study 13 Apr 21

Andy Morton

Sales of high-sugar soft drinks in South Africa fell by 28% in the 12 months after the introduction of the 2018 sugar tax, a new study has found.


American whiskey tariff jump looms as US coalition makes latest trade war plea - video 13 Apr 21

Olly Wehring

A group of 48 trade associations in the US have teamed up to mark the pending hike in EU tariffs on American whiskey with a call to abandon the trade war between the US and the EU and UK.


Australia bids farewell to China as wine tariffs time frame set 29 Mar 21

Olly Wehring

Authorities in China have firmed up their stance on Australian wine imports, setting a time frame of five years for recently-introduced tariffs.


Diageo leads praise as UK freezes alcohol duty 3 Mar 21

Andy Morton

Diageo has joined alcohol trade groups in hailing the UK Government's decision to maintain the current rate of duty on beer, wine and spirits.


Damage done in South Africa as alcohol ban lifted 3 Feb 21

Rhodri Morgan

South Africa's alcohol industry has warned that the recent decision to lift the nationwide ban on alcohol sales may be "too little, too late".



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