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One job in a brewery indirectly creates 17 new jobs, but most of those are in the bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants that serve beer
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary-General of The Brewers of Europe
Experience has shown that restrictive control policies simplistically aimed at reducing per capita consumption miss the target problem, producing mixed results and unintended consequences from both an economic and public health perspective
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary-General of The Brewers of Europe
In some cases, those who are inconvenienced tend to be moderate drinkers for whom beer or other drinks may be part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, while the determined alcohol drinker will always find a way
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary-General of The Brewers of Europe
Breweries are proud of the significant role they play in the European economy. Breweries create jobs in the value chain and increase trade both within and outside the EU. A business-friendly policy will enable breweries to improve the general competitiveness of the European economy and promote sustainable growth
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of the Brewers of Europe
Fair and reasonable taxation will benefit the entire value chain ‘from grain to glass’ and thereby the entire European economy. We need to ensure that taxation remains at a competitive level, so it doesn’t fuel cross-border trade in Europe
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of the Brewers of Europe
We have the best water in the world, with plenty of export potential, but only branded water is worth exporting. Finland should draw up a national export strategy in which all parties would cooperate on promoting exports of Finnish water. Export growth requires a strong domestic market, but the soft drinks tax is undermining our domestic market
Elina Ussa, Managing Director of the Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry
The increase in travellers’ private imports is a problem that requires a permanent solution. Finland must reduce its beer tax to a level that is competitive with Estonia’s. This means gradually halving the tax on beer with a moderate decrease of 10-15 per cent per year
Elina Ussa, Managing Director of the Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry
This legislation has already been under preparation for six years – and it’s still not ready. We need fast-acting measures to curb travellers’ private imports
This legislation has already been under preparation for six years – and it’s still not ready. We need fast-acting measures to curb travellers’ private imports
Consumers want information about the content of alcoholic beverages, but the disclosure of this information is still rare even in Europe, because it’s not mandatory. The Finnish brewing industry is a pioneer in transparency in product information
Communications Manager Outi Heikkinen from the Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry
The Finnish brewing trade has been facing an increasingly restricted scope for conducting business and, as a result, domestic sales have been falling for a long time. In order to curb travellers’ private imports, the new Alcohol Act must quickly be brought into force and the tax on beer, cider and long drinks should be lowered
Elina Ussa, Managing Director of the Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry
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