The American Cider Association joined trade groups for wine, spirits, beer and mead in requesting the following support for the beverage alcohol community during the Covid-19 Pandemic:

Expand Unemployment Insurance

Suspend Payroll taxes

Provide federal excise tax relief

Provide Robust no- and low-interest loan assistance

Create an industry stabilization fund

Maintain an open commercial border

Seek the suspension of tariffs on beverage alcohol and their suppliers

You can view the letter here.

The association is pursuing additional efforts to support state level relief policies including ease of shipping. Cideries can help us identify opportunities for relief by taking our brief impact survey.

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