Myanmar. Carlsberg leads petition against draught beer crackdown

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Representing around 4500 bars and restaurants, Carlsberg Myanmar plans to send a petition to the government by the end of August, in protest against a recent crackdown on serving draught beer without the right papers, a company spokesperson said. (more…)

“place2beer”—drinktec 2017 provides process solutions for “large” and “small” brewers

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The brewing industry is more varied than ever before. On one side, large corporations are increasingly working to establish the beer as the global beverage. On the other side, there are creative craft brewers as well as small- and medium-sized brewers who compete with wine with their specialties not only in trade journals and feature articles, but also in shopping baskets. (more…)

Myanmar. Draught law causes beer station panic

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On Kyar Kwet Thit Street in Yangon’s Tarmwe township, famous because it is home to more than 50 beer stations, dozens of young and middle-aged men and a handful of girls in their 20s enjoyed the nightlife earlier this week.

India. Tamil Nadu government plans to shut 1,000 more Tasmac shops

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Having closed 500 Tasmac shops in line with its stated policy, the Tamil Nadu government is exploring options to shut down an additional 1,000 liquor shops across the state in the next few months. The process of identifying such shops has already begun. (more…)

Vietnam. Will national brewers survive new taxes?

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The tax rise from 1 January, 2016 affected the Vietnamese brewers’ financial position. Yet, this doesn’t seem to be the end of their problems. In April 2016, new Decree issued by the Ministry of Finance, was published. This law changes the tax basis of VAT and SCT.

Vietnam. Government to review appointment of Sabeco Deputy CEO

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Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has directed the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to review and resolve a proposal from the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI) relating to the appointment of Mr. Vu Quang Hai as Deputy CEO of the Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (Sabeco). (more…)