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NEWS: Week #23 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and exposing Big Alcohol.
This week we feature not one, but two new resources. Scroll down to find a brand new booklet about alcohol and NCDs. And check out below our fresh new world map of alcohol industry interference and the mapping of Big Alcohol and its global lobbying front group.
For week 23, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from South Korea, Bhutan, Estonia, and Northern Ireland.
Fresh science updates about alcohol taxation in the EU and about the mental health of medical doctors in the UK.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes a raging beer war in Vietnam, marketing tactics to hook young people, and self-regulation failure in the EU…

NEWS: Japan: Sports Sponsorship Fuels Beer Consumption

Beer consumption in Japan is projected to rise by about 70% between September and November. The reason is Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup for which global beer giant Heineken is an official sponsor.
The Dutch multinational beer giant Heineken owns the sponsorship rights to the Rugby World Cup, which is to be held in cities across Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019.
Heineken, the second largest beer producer worldwide, expects demand for beer to surge because of the many rugby fans who are due to visit from overseas to watch the tournament. Preparing for this, the brewery plans to increase production by 80% for September compared to the same time last year…

NEWS: Norway: Pension Fund Divests from Alcohol Industry

KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, will no longer invest in alcohol manufacturers and gambling companies. As a first step they recently sold stocks and bonds in such firms worth about $320 million. KLP has added 90 companies of alcohol and gambling industries to their exclusion list alongside industries it previously divested from…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

BLOG: Making Sense Of “Heineken In Africa”

In this refreshing review of the book “Heineken in Africa” Viktor offers intriguing comparisons to Dostojevskij and explores questions of which findings are common for the entire alcohol industry and which ones are surprising revelations, as well as what does this case of Heineken mean for Big Alcohol in a broader sense…

NEWS: Heineken Fined for US Trade Practice Violations

Alcohol watchdog of USA, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) fined Heineken for USD 2.5 million for violation of trade practices.Heineken was charged with giving their BrewLock platform free of charge to bars and reimbursing others through credit card swipes. BrewLock is Heineken’s draught beer system. The TTB alleged the BrewLock draught system “both obligated and induced” the bars to buy beer from Heineken…

NEWS: Heineken in Africa: The Aid Is Lagging Behind The Trade

The story of state-sponsored exploitation by the second largest beer-maker worldwide:
Heineken received millions of euros in subsidies for agricultural projects in Africa, which the government praises as an example of a successful aid and trade policy. They provide the brewer with a lot of good publicity and tax benefits, but now it appears that the objectives are far from being achieved…

PRESS RELEASE: Not A Love Story: Heineken In Africa

IOGT International welcomes the new book “Heineken in Africa” (first time published in English) and calls for stronger action to hold Big Alcohol accountable for pervasive Human Rights abuses…

NEWS: DR Congo: Heineken Billboards Glorify War

The multinational beer giant Heineken, the second largest beer producer in the world, has a long history of unethical marketing campaigns. Dutch newspaper NRC reports the latest marketing stunt that transgresses ethical boundaries comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo where Heineken-owned brand Primus launched a billboard campaign that glorifies war.
The gigantic billboards, many of them near roads, depict fighters lifting a rifle into the air. The Swahili caption reads: “This is our beauty.”…