INTRODUCTION

Singapore has cemented its place as the hub and gateway to the broader Southeast Asian market for international wines and spirits. With a strong middle class and large expat presence, consumption of wine and spirits is set to increase in the coming years. Singapore is also a prominent location for the trade of premium wines and remains at the forefront of innovation as well as emerging trends. With its increasingly discerning and knowledgeable consumers, demand for premium products will continue despite strict domestic regulations on alcohol.

Wine & Spirits

OBJECTIVES

The EuroCham Wine & Spirits committee seeks to represent international wines and spirits producers and serve as an effective platform to reduce harmful drinking and promote a balanced and inclusive regulatory and taxation environment that supports responsible and sustainable growth.

LEADERSHIP

Mr Julian Quintero, General Manager Commercial at Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore (Chair)
Ms Victoria Chua, Senior Manager of Public Affairs & Regulatory Compliance at Rémy Cointreau International (Co-Chair)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARD – SPF Safe Clubbing Campaign 2024
  • Position to public consultation on Draft Food Regulations 2022: Labelling Requirements
  • Site visit to ABRACLEAN Recycled Glass Plant
  • Response to the Beverage Container Return Scheme (BCRS) in Singapore, with a focus on Glass bottles
  • Code of Conduct: Responsible Online Sale and Delivery of Alcohol
  • ‘Together In Spirits’ – Campaign – a trade support initiative programme to support F&B frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • MOU partnership with Singapore Nightlife Business Association for Singapore Alliance for Responsible Drinking (SARD)
  • Industry-led responsible drinking DrinkWise campaign with Rugby Sevens at Clarke Quay
  • Position paper on a holistic strategy for alcohol management in Singapore
  • Position paper on traceability as a cornerstone of food safety policy with AVA
  • Industry meeting with former MTI Minister S. Iswaran
  • TIPS bartender training programme
  • Annual budget submission to Singapore Budget public feedback

TOPICS

  • Responsible drinking
  • Traceability and decoding
  • Brand Protection
  • Taxation
  • Glass Recycling
  • E-commerce Code of Conduct
  • Sustainability

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

  • Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI)
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
  • Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
  • Singapore Police Force
  • Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
  • Singapore Nightlife Business Association

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE