The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, released its report on competition in the markets for beer, wine, and spirits. The report addresses challenges to the growth of small businesses and new entrants into the marketplace and contains a series of recommendations to better level the playing field by enforcing existing laws that promote competition and modernizing outdated alcohol regulations. In a statement, the Brewers Association applauded the report’s focus and recommendations and stands ready to be continuing resource in the effort to translate the report’s recommendations into a safe, competitive, and modern beverage alcohol market.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles