Cross Border Aspects on Alcohol Policy
In Europe, alcohol policy is not only a national issue
IBC GS is taking part on Estonian EU presidency Conference on ’Cross Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy.’ With the Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network board where Anne Babb is also a member we prepared a resolution to highlight the importance of dealing with Alcohol Policy issues not just in national but also at EU level. As IBC we acknowledge that this is a global issue and needs attention all over the world. Not all alcohol policy issues can be solved nationally. The three key messages are: Cross Border purchases need limits and excise duty would protect public health. Secondly, cross border marketing needs better regulating and we call for ban on Alcohol advertising. Thirdly, we demand labelling with ingredients and nutritional information to all alcohol products. This information is at all other products- why consumer should not have it also in alcohol? See the resolution here.