Tagged: Trade

NEWS: Trade: UK Pushes Myanmar to Weaken Alcohol Control

The UK is changing its trade policy with Myanmar and pushing for more market liberalization including for alcohol. Importing alcohol is currently banned in the country…

NEWS: New York: Heineken Fined for Trade Violations

The New York State Liquor Authority finalized a $1.25 million settlement agreement with Heineken USA Incorporated for 42 violations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control law.
This fine comes just 3 months after Heineken USA agreed to pay the largest offer in compromise ever — $2.5 million — to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for trade practice violations…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Liquor Giants Create Global Lobby Group

Liquor giants join forces to create the new lobby group “World Spirits Alliance”. Some of the world’s largest liquor makers and trade associations unite to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA), a global lobbying front group that aims to protect the profit interests of distillery businesses…

NEWS: Australia: Woolworths Ditches Alcohol Business

Woolworths has announced it will be cutting out alcohol retail from its supermarket chain. They will package together its alcohol, hospitality and gaming interests in the Endeavour Drinks and ALH Group businesses ahead of either a de-merger, or “other value accretive alternatives”, such as a trade sale, in 2020…

REPORT: Trade Challenges at the World Trade Organization to National Noncommunicable Disease Prevention Policies

Policy makers appear to face significant pressure to design food, beverage, and tobacco regulations that other countries will deem consistent with trade rules. Trade-related influence on public health policy is likely to be understated by analyses limited to formal trade disputes…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Exploring Global Industry Pressures on Health

At a recent event entitled ‘Global Health Outlook: Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’ hosted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) the speakers in attendance explored the linkages between health and global politics.In the discussion the extent to which addressing the health issues plaguing Sri Lanka requires diplomacy and international cooperation to deal with forces that extend beyond the confines of national borders was highlighted…

REPORT: Organised Crime and Illicit Trade in Tobacco, Alcohol and Pharmaceuticals

This report examines the illicit trade in tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutcial products. The most prevalent methods used by OCGs involved in this trade will be discussed in further detail below, but the overview provided here illustrates the scope of their activities…