Tagged: Trade

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…

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…

NEWS: New Booklet: Unhealthy Side Effects Of CETA

Through 12 concise points and 6 poignant case studies by organisations such as the University of Manchester, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), IOGT International and the Health and Trade Network, this booklet aims to expose the toll CETA would take on public health…

PRESS RELEASE: Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

OPEN LETTER: European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…