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Customs, Taxation
Type of act
Proposal for a directive

Commission adoption

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Proposal for a directive
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Adopted on
25 May 2018
Feedback period
25 May 2018 - 20 July 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • 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...

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