The United Kingdom was the largest export market for distilled spirits in the United States in 2017, with a total of $187 million, and the largest retail market for U.S. whisky exports. ACCORD IN THE FORM OF A LETTRES EXCHANGE between the European Community and the United States of America on the mutual recognition of certain distilled spirits/spirits Letter 1 Brussels, 25 March 1994.Sir,I have the honour of referring to the recent discussions between representatives of the European Community (EC) and the United States of America on the issue of recognition of distilled spirits. These discussions led to the following conclusions: A. The United States agrees, within the framework of its legal framework (27 CFR 5.22 or an equivalent regulation) to limit the use of product names „Scotch Whisky,” „Irish Whisky,” „Irish Whisky,” „Cognac,” „Armagnac,” „Calvados” and „Brandy de Jerez” for distilled spirit drinks from the Member States of the COMMUNITY Member States, Regulations (EEC) 1576/89 of the Council and the legislation of the Member States from which these products originate. It is also recognized that these products remain subject to all U.S. labelling requirements .B. The EC agrees, within the framework of its legal framework [regulation (ECE) No. 1576/89 of the Council, Article 11, or an equivalent estate settlement), the use of product names:: „Tennessee Whisky” /”Tennessee Whiskey,” „Bourbon Whiskey” and „Bourbon Whiskey” as a denomination for U.S. distilled spirit beverages produced in accordance with U.S. laws and regulations (27 CFR 5.22 or an equivalent regulation). It is also recognised that these whiskies must continue to be subject to all EC labelling requirements.C. The United States and the EC agree to meet in the future at a favourable time for both parties to discuss the possibilities of extending restrictive recognition to other distilled spirit drinks that each party can propose for such a review.
This willingness to respond to and review such requests does not affect the rights and regulatory procedures of one of the contracting parties. Both parties agree to consult, upon request, the implementation of this agreement.E. Both parties agree to implement, within 60 days of the date of your confirmation response, all regulatory or administrative measures necessary to meet the obligations under paragraphs A and B.