About this initiative

Reference
COM(2018)334
Type
Full title

Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 92/83/EEC on the harmonization of the structures of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages

Department
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
Download (316.2 KB - PDF - 14 pages)
Download (283.8 KB - PDF - 6 pages)
Download (197.5 KB - PDF - 3 pages)
Download (1.6 MB - PDF - 68 pages)

Give your feedback

Feedback period
25 May 2018 - 20 July 2018
Feedback status: Closed

The Commission would like to hear your views.

All feedback

Subscribe to receive notifications

Get notified by e-mail when new initiatives are added.
If you already have an account please log in.
Otherwise create an account using the Register button below.

Recent feedback

  • European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) (United Kingdom)
    20 July 2018 Consumer organisation
    European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) (United Kingdom)

    EBCU is a non-political, non-religious organisation formed in 1990 to give voice to the beer consumer at the European level, both within and beyond the European Union (EU). Our members are different national beer organisations in European countries representing over 200 000 consumers. In general, we are positive to the changes set out in the proposed Directive. Many of us beer consumers are also friends of artisanal cider and therefore we see...

  • The Brewers of Europe (Belgium)
    20 July 2018 Company/business organisation
    The Brewers of Europe (Belgium)

    The European Commission rejects a EU Court ruling in the proposal on structures. If this is rectified, The Brewers of Europe could support the envisaged amendments. This is clarified in the attached position paper.

  • Beoir (Ireland)
    20 July 2018 Consumer organisation
    Beoir (Ireland)

    Beoir is the consumer organisation for beer and cider drinkers on the island of Ireland and is a constituent member of the European Beer Consumers Union (Transparency Register no. 570846710712-13). We welcome the changes set out in the proposed Directive. In particular we welcome the extension of reduced duty rates for cider producers as this has been a longstanding campaign point of ours. Ireland's craft cider industry exists very much in...

  • CIDER IRELAND (CI) The Independent Irish Cider Makers' Association (Ireland)
    19 July 2018 Business association
    CIDER IRELAND (CI) The Independent Irish Cider Makers' Association (Ireland)

    CIDER IRELAND (CI) The Independent Irish Cider Makers’ Association is a body that represents small cider producers based is Ireland. The Irish market has been dominated for decades by industrial macro producers of cider. This has given rise to a particular domestic legislative framework which has tended to embed the incumbent and create barriers to entry; in turn stifling innovation, consumer choice and sector growth. CI sees the current...

  • Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (Ireland)
    19 July 2018 Business association
    Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (Ireland)

    The ICBI represents Independently owned microbreweries in Ireland. The criteria for membership of our organisation primarily corresponds with The Irish Revenue Commissioner’s definition of a microbrewery as is based on Directive 92/83/EEC. The upward limits in Ireland for duty reduction to be available to breweries is lower than the EU threshold at 40,000 hl. The ICBI also have additional criteria for membership to ensure that participating...

All feedback (5) >