International Federation of Spirits Producers

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International Federation of Spirits Producers Ltd
AbbreviationIFSP
Formation1993
TypeTrade association
Legal statusPrivate company
PurposeCounterfeit protection of international production of spirits
HeadquartersHolborn Viaduct
London, EC1
United Kingdom
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
Spirits producers
Managing Director
Andrew Barber
WebsiteIFSP

The International Federation of Spirits Producers is the trade association for the worldwide spirits industry's protection against counterfeit produce.

History[edit]

Spirits are alcoholic drinks that include distilled alcohol, such as gin, liqueurs, vodka, rum, whisky, and brandy. They are high value products. Counterfeit products are sold by subterfuge by re-filling branded spirits bottles.

The IFSP was set up to combat counterfeit spirits around the world. The problem is a big industry.

Structure[edit]

It is situated on Holborn Viaduct (A40) in the City of London near City Thameslink railway station.

Membership[edit]

It includes the nine largest spirits companies -

Member companies produce around 300 million cases of spirits per year - around a third of the worldwide total.[1]

Managing Director: Andrew Barber

Function[edit]

It works in over thirty countries around the world to protect consumers against counterfeit spirits.

In the UK it works largely with local council trading standards officers and environmental health officers.

Whisky brands

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