Scotch Whisky Association
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
Atholl Crescent, 20
Edinburgh EH3 8HF
(+44) 131 222 9200
Mr John Bartholomew
Director of Finance and Administration
Ms Chris Kauer
European Affairs Manager
The Scotch Whisky Association’s 57 member companies, including distillers, blenders and bottlers, account for nearly 95% of the industry. The Association’s goal is to sustain Scotch Whisky’s place as the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink and its long-term growth worldwide.
Scotch Whisky is a high-quality, much-loved and prestigious spirit drink with a global reputation. The Association’s role is to advance the global interests and profile of Scotch Whisky, of its member companies, and of the industry as a whole. The SWA does so by engaging with the full range of industry stakeholders and all levels of government, at home and abroad, by pursuing a competitive and sustainable tax and business environment, by safeguarding the category ‘Scotch Whisky’ against fraud, and by promoting the responsible use of alcohol.
Lisbon alignment of Spirit Drinks Regulation 110/2008; agricultural quality policy / geographical indications; EU food labelling legislation; EU negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs); EU excise directives; EU alcohol strategy; review of EU packaging directives; environmental dossiers; participation in Commission consultations.
Annual Review, a range of other documents and publications made available on the SWA’s website.
Through membership in spiritsEUROPE participation in DG AGRI Civil Dialogue Group ‘Horticulture, Olives and Spirits’.
Intergroup ‘Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs’.
75%: 2 50%: 3 25%: 10
Activities falling within the scope of the Transparency Register are mainly pursued by the two members of the SWA’s Global Affairs Department in charge of European affairs; in addition other members of the Global Affairs team are involved to a lesser extent.
Members of other SWA departments (Operations and Technical, Legal, Government and Communications) occasionally engage in activities covered by the register to a small degree (often less than 5% of overall working time), hence the actual FTE is 3.37.
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We are a member of spiritsEUROPE, the representative body for the spirits industry at European level.
01/2014 - 12/2014
700,000 € - 799,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.