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  • Writer's pictureVik F.

Global Spirits, Local Struggles: American Trade and Tariffs

In the world of international trade, the story of American Spirits Trade and Tariffs is one of resilience and revival, especially for whiskey. Despite a 12% dip in overall exports from 2018 to 2021 due to retaliatory tariffs, 2022 marked a rebound with U.S. spirits exports reaching $2.06 billion. This success extends from Tennessee to Texas, supporting millions of jobs and substantial grain usage.


However, American spirits face hurdles like the potential return of the EU's tariff in 2024, steep tariffs in India and Vietnam, and discriminatory practices in countries like Brazil and Thailand. Navigating these international trade waters is a challenge for the American spirits sector.


Yet, the industry's resilience is as robust as well-aged bourbon. Despite these "American Spirits Trade Tariffs" barriers, the sector continues to adapt and thrive. Persistent efforts are needed to dismantle these barriers for the free flow of American spirits globally.


As the U.S. spirits sector looks to the future, it remains hopeful and adaptable, eager for a time when American spirits can be enjoyed freely worldwide, fostering connections and conversations.

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