Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)
WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.
WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
600,000€ - 699,999€
Lobbyists declared: 4 FTE (12)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0
Meetings with European Commission: 3
Lobbying costs over the years:
Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
The Scotch Whisky Association’s 70 member companies, including distillers, blenders and bottlers, account for over 90% 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.
Lisbon alignment of Spirit Drinks Regulation 110/2008; agricultural quality policy / geographical indications; EU food labelling legislation; EU negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs); EU excise directives; EU alcohol strategy; environmental dossiers; participation in Commission consultations; general EU market access/internal market issues.
Quartermile 2 2 Lister Square 2 Lister Square
Edinburgh EH3 9GL,
Tel: 44 131 222 9200
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
Activities falling within the scope of the Transparency Register are mainly pursued by the three members of the SWA’s International Department with responsibilities for European affairs; in addition other members of the International team are involved to a lesser extent.
Members of other SWA teams (Industry, Legal, Strategy and Communications) occasionally engage in activities covered by the register to a small degree (often less than 5% of overall working time), hence the actual FTE is less than 4 in practice.
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
We are a member of spiritsEUROPE, the representative body for the spirits industry at European level.
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
Total public financing
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Expert groups (European Commission)
European Alcohol and Health Forum#E02224 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=2224 #Member #C
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Intergroup ‘Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs’.
Industry forums (European Parliament)
Meetings with European Commission3 meetings found.
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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 11 Apr 2018 - Miguel Ceballos Baron - Consultation on US S 232 (DG Trade)
- 10 Apr 2018 - Commissioner Phil Hogan - Rural Affairs (DG Agriculture)
- 18 Feb 2015 - Maria Asenius Christian Burgsmueller - Various ongoing trade negotiations (DG Trade)