Webinar: The Intricacies of Exporting Spirits
When?: Thursday, February 22nd from 3-4 PM Eastern
How much?: Complimentary to ACSA members, $59 for non-members
What?: There is a growing demand internationally for craft spirits. The American distilled spirits industry is recognized around the world for the quality of its products. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S, export sales in 2022 totaled $2.06 billion, up 30% over 2021. American whiskey exports performed even better, up 32%. The top markets for U.S. spirits are the European Union, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. The export business is not just for the big producers. But it is complicated. Learn some of the challenges to exporting and how Food Export Midwest/Northeast can assist you through the journey.
Who?: Ron Tanner is president of Tanner Food Group, a specialty food consultancy focused on international trade, industry preparedness and regulatory activities.
Ron is a former executive team member of the Specialty Food Association, the leading trade association for the $207-billion specialty food and beverage industry. His last role after a 33-year career with the trade group was Vice President, Education, Content and Advocacy. His responsibilities included education, content, marketing, public relations, industry relations, awards, government relations and philanthropy.
Ron is a frequent speaker on the U.S. specialty food market and food trends and has presented at key national and international industry conferences and events, including FoodEx Japan, Anuga, CIBUS, the Fancy Food Shows, the American Craft Spirits Association Convention, the American Cheese Society Conference and more.