ACSA recently joined dozens of associations representing all tiers of the beverage alcohol industry in the launch of the Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition to advocate for the permanent removal of all EU, U.K. and U.S. tariffs on beverage alcohol products in connection to the steel and aluminum and WTO Boeing/Airbus disputes.
If you export or plan to export, we urgently need your help to secure more members of the House of Representatives to sign a letter on tariffs on beverage alcohol products to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. It is essential that this letter have a significant number of members on it to demonstrate to the Biden Administration the importance of this issue.
The next 2-3 months are critical. The temporary tariff suspensions expire in early July, the EU’s tariff on American Whiskey will increase to 50% on June 1, 2020, and we understand the U.K. will launch a review of its tariff on American whiskey in May. We must make our collective voice heard now!
In order to secure as many signatures as possible, Reps. John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) have extended the deadline for signatures to Friday, April 2. Please share the letter with your Congressional contacts/delegation members and register the importance of the spirits/beverage alcohol tariff issues to your company. If a member of Congress is interested in signing, the points of contact for the letter are: