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Ref. Ares(2019)409393 - 24/01/2019
Ref. Ares(2019)2527775 - 10/04/2019
Meeting with SpiritsEurope 
Meeting date and place 
Meeting held on 28/09/2018 11:00 in Charlemagne 
Participating organisation(s) & representative(s) 
- - Beam Suntory
- - Diageo (TRN: 10774885698-20)
- - PERNOD RICARD (TRN: 352172811-92)
 - spiritsEUROPE (TRN: 64926487056-58) 
Participant, Requester, 
- - spiritsEUROPE (TRN: 64926487056-58)
Main issues discussed 
Spirits Europe declared to be heavily affected by EU tariffs on US spirits. They questioned Trade on the process of the Executive Working
Group and on the whole transatlantic strategy. 
Trade explained the process launched on 25 July by Presidents Juncker and Trump, aiming at a reduction of tariffs on “non-auto industrial
goods” and at regulatory cooperation. Elimination of tariffs on steel (and of EU rebalancing measures) is equally included in the statements,
although the US has not yet shown any concrete interest in removing tariffs. Unless measures are removed or their form modified, EU tariffs
will remain in force.
Trade invited the business association to increase outreach on the White House and on the Congress, as Treasury Secretary Mnuchin
recently referred to President satisfaction with the “steel plan”. 
Directorate or unit 
Internal participants 
Participant, Notetaker, 
Participant, Requested for, 
Author(s) of minutes 
Validator and validation date 
 validated the minutes on 24/01/2019 11:57 
Minutes generated by EMT (Id:TRADE/570)
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