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TTB/ICQRF (Italy) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

On April 12, 2011, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Deputy Administrator, Mary Ryan and the Inspector General of the Central Inspectorate for Food Quality and Fraud Repression (ICQRF) of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Giuseppe Serino, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to establish a consistent channel for cooperation and exchange of information for the purpose of combating fraud in the production of and trade in alcohol beverages.

The MOU, signed in Washington, DC, establishes a consistent point of contact on issues of mutual interest in the regulation of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages issues, and provides a friendly cooperative framework for working together to resolve issues before they negatively impact either party’s market.

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