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Spirits Canada Welcomes Canada – Australia Partial Agreement to Resolve Alcohol WTO Dispute

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TORONTO, June 27, 2020. Spirits Canada welcomes today’s agreement between the Governments of Canada and Australia related to Australia’s WTO challenge of certain Canadian beverage alcohol policies (DS 537 “Canada – Measure Governing the Sale of Wine”), https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/07/canada-reaches-partial-agreement-with-australia-on-wine.html.

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Over One Million Litres of Alcohol for Hand Sanitizers a Month Committed by Canada’s Distillers

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Ottawa & Toronto ʹ April 24, 2020 – Today, the Exchange is pleased to announce that over one million litres of high-grade alcohol per month has been committed bLJ Canada͛s largest distillers. Through our exchange, this alcohol has been matched with various manufacturers of handsanitizers across the country. To put this volume into perspective, 1 million litres would have been sufficient to produce nearly the entire 2019 supply of hand-sanitizers for the consumer retail market prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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HAND-SANITIZER MANUFACTURING EXCHANGE IS LAUNCHED

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(March 27, 2020) – Ottawa & Toronto: Cosmetics Alliance Canada, the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association and Spirits Canada today launched the Hand-Sanitizer Manufacturing Exchange as part of their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Hand-sanitizers are recognized as one of the effective tools in combatting the transfer of the COVID-19 virus and a measure that can be easily and safely utilized by everyone in stopping the spread of this disease.

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NOTICE TO MANUFACTURERS OF NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCT (NHP) HAND SANITIZER PRODUCTS DURING THE PANDEMIC COVID-19

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(TORONTO, March 26, 2020) – Health Canada is issuing this notice in response to a number of questions coming from companies that are not currently manufacturers of health products, but have expressed interest in manufacturing hand sanitizers for public distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Canada is establishing an interim approach to support those companies in acquiring the needed licences during this public health emergency. Following this, Health Canada intends to discontinue this approach and returns to its regular licensing approach for hand sanitizers.

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Spirits Canada Joins Open Letter to U.S.A. PA Governor Wolf from International Wine & Spirits Trade

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August 5, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Re. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board “Flexible Pricing” Model

Dear Governor Wolf:

We are writing to you today on behalf of a broad coalition of leading wine and spirits industry trade associations with an important export interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These include representative bodies of Australia, Canada, the European Union, New Zealand, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
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SPIRITS PRODUCERS & PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS FORMALLY UNITE AS THE WORLD SPIRITS ALLIANCE

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Geneva, 9 July 2019 – Spirits producers and producer organisations from across the world joined forces today in Geneva for the formal creation of the World Spirits Alliance (WSA), an international trade association dedicated to representing the views and interests of the spirits sector at the international level. Following many years of successful cooperation, members decided to set up a dedicated, formal organisation to act as the common global voice for the distilled spirits sector.
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Spirits Canada Welcomes Ontario Special Liquor Advisor’s Report

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Toronto, May 27, 2019. Spirits Canada today welcomed the release of Mr. Ken Hughes’ Report for the Ontario Beverage Alcohol Review: “The Case for Change: Increasing Choice and Expanding Opportunity in Ontario’s Alcohol Sector”.

Ontario Spirits manufacturers strongly concur with many of Mr. Hughes conclusions, including that competition leads to healthier markets, that the private sector has just as deep an interest in social responsibility as everyone else and that Ontario is ready for bold reforms.
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Spirits Show Strong Growth in Canada in 2018

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Toronto, January 21, 2019. Spirits sales volumes in Canada increased by 3.2% in 2018, the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, according to Spirits Canada.


“Canadian adult consumers demonstrated their great enthusiasm last year for Spirits, Spirits Cocktails and Spirits-based beverages”, stated Jan Westcott, President & CEO of Spirits Canada.

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