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CEOs of Major Beverage Alcohol Associations Send Letter to Congress Urging Immediate Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

– Struggling Craft Producers Face Significant Tax Hike if Congress Fails to Act by Year-End – WASHINGTON – Chief executive officers from eight major beverage alcohol associations sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging immediate passage of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S. 362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA)...

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A STATEMENT FROM ACSA CEO MARGIE A.S. LEHRMAN & PRESIDENT BECKY HARRIS ON FEDERAL EXCISE TAX (FET) RELIEF

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2020) — The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) applauds Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who sent an urgent letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer today urging the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA,...

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The Monthly Mash: November 2020

The Monthly Mash: November 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.11 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in Our Craft Spirits Community: With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirrors, I remain focused on gratitude. We...

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LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action

November 30, 2020                          LAST CALL: December 1 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline WASHINGTON –  Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on December 1...

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20 Minutes With: Becky Harris, American Craft Spirits Association President

Becky Harris, the head distiller of Purcellville, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, was elected president of the board of directors for the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) in May. Diving into a leadership position amid a pandemic andand a social justice awakening, wasn’t quite what she envisioned. “It’s not...

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Tax cut extension ‘imperative’ for US craft distillers

The monumental passing of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in 2017 marked the first time the US government reduced taxes for spirits producers of all sizes since the Civil War. The act, which was announced as part of president Donald Trump’s US$1.4 trillion tax reform bill,...

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The Monthly Mash: October 2020

The Monthly Mash: October 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.10 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in Our Craft Spirits Community: Entering my neighborhood recently, I passed a sign I must have seen...

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U.S. EU Tariffs on Beverage Alcohol

October 7th, 2020 The Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer United States Trade Representative Executive Office of the President 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508 Valdis Dombrovskis Executive Vice-President European Commission Brussels, Belgium Dear Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Mr. Ambassador: The undersigned 18 U.S. and EU associations representing retailers, restaurants,...

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