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New! The European Spirits Organisation – CEPS adopts EU-wide Guidelines for the development of responsible marketing communications. Read the press release here or the Guidelines here (April 2012).
New! A new "Did You Know" section has been created. The series sets out a list of facts about each of the four committees dealt with by the secretariat (March 2012).
New! First year progress report on the implementation of the CEPS Roadmap 2015 published. More information can be found on the Charter/Roadmap page (March 2012).
New! Spirits sector calls for renewed EU Strategy targeting alcohol harm. Read more here(March 2012).
New! New CEPS report provides its view as a stakeholder supporting the implementation of the 2006 EU strategy, and founding member of the European Alcohol and Health Forum. It also shows the impressive breadth of actions undertaken across Europe to reduce Alcohol Related Harm (March 2012).
Updated! The latest excise duty and other tax rates table has been added to the tax tables page (January 2012).
New! The environment page highlights some of the environmental issues we are currently dealing with (January 2012).
The EU enlargement page has been updated (November 2011).
Two new members of staff joined the secretariat in November. See the secretariat page for more information (November 2011).
The latest excise duty and other tax rates table has been added to the tax tables page(November 2011).
The Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers page has been updated (November 2011).
Gavin Hewitt, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, has been elected President of the European Spirits Organisation – CEPS with effect from 23 November. Read more here (November 2011).
Paul Skehan is the new Director General of the European Spirits Organisation - CEPS. Read more here (November 2011).
Spirits Producers welcome WTO Panel Report on Philippines: The European Spirits Organisation - CEPS welcomes the release of the WTO Panel Report which confirms that taxes levied in the Philippines on EU spirits are illegal under WTO rules (15 August 2011). Click here to read the press release.
Factsheets on Alcohol advertising and consumption; Alcohol taxation, pricing and alcohol-related harm and Alcohol and underage drinking have been updated and Factsheet on consumer information about alcohol has been added to the factsheetspage. (June 2011).
The World Health Organision page has been updated. (June 2011).
The Annual Review 2010 - 2011 has been added to the publications section (June 2011).