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WHO plans Global Duty Free Liquor Ban

WHO plans Global Duty Free Liquor Ban

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has shocked the duty-free industry by proposing a global ban on duty-free liquor sales, a business which was worth $6.3bn last year. The surprise proposal has been outlined in a strategy paper on possible ways to reduce alcohol consumption, which was published on December 3 last year. The document will now be discussed at a meeting of the WHO Executive Board, an inner group of health ministers from 34 leading countries, in January. If approved, the proposal will then be put to the WHO's full annual General Assembly in May. The 193 governments that make up the General Assembly would then be encouraged to implement the strategy paper as policy. The European Travel Retail Council (ETRC) secretary general Keith Spinks said he had been surprised to read the proposal to tax sales of alcoholic beverage to international travellers as it had not been in earlier drafts of the paper. He said it was highly likely that the Executive Board would accept the proposal. [...more]

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Drinks Americas Adds Toronto Market with $50,000 Liquor Control Board Sale

Drinks Americas Adds Toronto Market with $50,000 Liquor Control Board Sale

Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd.announced today that the Company has launched the first of its products to be sold in Ontario, Canada. Drinks Americas has sold $50,000 of Trump Super Premium Vodka to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which has authorized the product. This initial order will open the Toronto market for the award-winning brand also sold in Alberta and Manitoba provinces. The cases are scheduled to deliver to the LCBO warehouse in January 2010. [...more]

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United Liquor Enters US Non – Alcoholic Drinks Market

United Liquor Enters US Non – Alcoholic Drinks Market

RMD Entertainment's subsidiary United Liquor Alliance has announced the formation of 'United Beverage Alliance', a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on sales and marketing of non-alcoholic beverages produced by the United Liquor Alliance. [...more]

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Jinro Brings New Soju Brand To China

Jinro Brings New Soju Brand To China

Jinro, a liquor maker based in South Korea, has said that its is going to sell a new soju brand in China starting next month. The company said that soju is a diluted Vodka-like liquor with 35% alcohol content. The company said that it has come out with a new type of soju with an alcohol content of 20%, over the past two and half years that is produced by blending spirits with water and bamboo flavorings. [...more]

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Gang Sells Foreign Booze On Facebook And Orkut

Gang Sells Foreign Booze On Facebook And Orkut

The Delhi Police have busted a racket involving sale of smuggled foreign liquor on social networking sites at cheap rates. Three persons were arrested in this connection on Wednesday. Police and excise department officials said the accused created an exclusive group called Whiskey On Wheels on at least three networking sites, Facebook, Orkut and Naymz. Entry to these online shops was restricted to registered members. [...more]

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