Wine and spirits distributors are the vital link bringing an ever-expanding variety of brands from around the world to the places consumers buy them. As local, family-owned businesses, distributors are essential members of the economy.
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Feb 11, 2021
“A commitment to de-escalation and abandoning the tit-for-tat approach on this long-running dispute is a welcome sign that the Biden Administration cares about…delivering relief to our industry still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic” -WSWA CEO & President Michelle Korsmo
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WSWA is against any sanction imposed on foreign-origin wine and spirits imports due to ongoing trade disputes involving other U.S. industries.
Enforcement efforts around the country have revealed that states grapple with the harmful impacts of non-compliance in the direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping market. While many shippers respect state laws, there are bad actors that ship alcohol illegally to consumers by taking advantage of loopholes to evade compliance, which harms law-abiding businesses, undercuts state authority, and ultimately has negative impacts on the entire marketplace and consumers.