The National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights has reached a major milestone of support with more than fifty producer businesses and ten producer associations agreeing on the set of principles designed to help educate policymakers and modernize direct shipping regulations.
Held on February 28 and 29, the sessions are part of the Biden Administration’s rulemaking process after the Department of the Treasury’s February 2022 report on “Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits” following the President’s Executive Order 14036 to “to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, and small businesses.”
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will host a special webinar on Feb. 23 for small wineries related to this year's expansion of California's recycling program to include wine and distilled spirits bottles, the department announced.
The National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights has reached a major milestone of support with more than twenty producer businesses and ten producer associations agreeing on the set of principles designed to help educate policymakers and modernize direct shipping regulations.
As part of the new changes to California's recycling program, CalRecycle held an informal public workshop on December 18th to solicit feedback from the industry for draft regulatory language to implement SB 1013, which, as of this year, includes wine and distilled spirits bottles.
Imports of wine to the United States have reached record highs. According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in 2022, the USA was the leading global importer of wine by both volume and value. Furthermore, it secured the second spot in bulk wine imports by volume, with an average import price of €0.82 ($0.89) per liter. The primary wine-exporting nations to the USA by volume were Spain, Italy, and France.
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