Simon Spillane / Director Communications and Public Affairs.
Excise duty: Letter to the Chair of ECOFIN, opposing the over-taxation of flavoured beers
The Brewers of Europe has written an open letter to the Chair of the European Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) over the current proposal to over-tax flavoured beers.
Whilst brewers support the additional flexibility given to Member States to allowed reduced excise duties on lower-alcohol beers, the proposal around flavoured beers goes against the European Court of Justice and is unjustified, discriminatory and totally contradictory to the harmonisation objectives of the EU Excise Directives.
Read the letter here.