The European Spirits Organisation - CEPS acts as the European representative body for producers of spirit drinks with a membership comprising of 30 national associations representing the industry in 26 countries as well as a group of leading spirits producing companies.
The EU is the leading exporter worldwide of spirit drinks. With members from across the EU, the European Spirits Organisation - CEPS aims to raise and promote the understanding of the EU spirits industry to decision makers in the EU institutions international organisations and other key stakeholders. Our role is to secure, promote and advance the freedom to produce and market spirits in a responsible way, to support the needs of our members and to be the leading voice of the European spirits industry.
The European Spirits Organisation - CEPS also aims to:
Secure appropriate EU legislative conditions for the production, marketing, distribution and sale of spirits within the EU;
Secure non-discriminatory treatment of spirits in comparison to other alcoholic beverages;
Secure free and fair access for EU spirits in third country markets;
Increase awareness of the EU spirits industry and its vital economic role;
Promote responsible consumption.