Scotch Whisky Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

6

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Scotch Whisky Association   (SWA)

    EU Transparency Register

    9201911441-69 First registered on 29 Sep 2008

    Goals / Remit

    The Scotch Whisky Association’s 94 member companies, including distillers, blenders and brand-owners, account for over 95% of the industry. The Association’s goal is to sustain Scotch Whisky’s place as the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink and its long-term growth worldwide. Scotch Whisky is a high-quality, much-loved and prestigious spirit drink with a global reputation. The Association’s role is to advance the global interests and profile of Scotch Whisky, of its member companies, and of the industry as a whole. The SWA does so by engaging with the full range of industry stakeholders and all levels of government, at home and abroad, by pursuing a competitive and sustainable tax and business environment, by safeguarding the category ‘Scotch Whisky’ against fraud, and by promoting the responsible use of alcohol.

    Main EU files targeted

    Spirit Drinks Regulation 787/2019; geographical indications; EU food labelling legislation; EU negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs); EU excise directives; EU alcohol policy; environmental dossiers; participation in Commission consultations; general EU market access/internal market issues.

    Address

    Head Office
    Quartermile 2 2 Lister Square
    Edinburgh EH3 9GL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    Quartermile 2 2 Lister Square
    Edinburgh EH3 9GL
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    10

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%2
    25%8

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Activities falling within the scope of the Transparency Register are mainly pursued by the Global Regulatory Affairs and International teams.
    Members of other SWA teams (Industry, Legal, Strategy and Communications) occasionally engage in activities covered by the register to a small degree (in some cases less than 5% of overall working time), hence the actual FTE is less than 3 in practice.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    We are a member of spiritsEUROPE, the representative body for the spirits industry at European level. We are also a member of oriGInEU.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Wine, spirit and foodstuffs

    Communication activities

    A range of documents and publications are made available on the SWA’s website.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    6 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 17 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject SWA presented their position on EU-US Trade retaliation list
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • James Morrison (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Duty Fraud
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • James Morrison (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Consultation on US S 232
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Organised Crime and Duty Fraud
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • James Morrison (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Apr 2018 Location Birmingham
      Subject Rural Affairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 18 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Various ongoing trade negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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