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WIRSPA is recognised regionally and internationally as the voice of the ACP Caribbean rum industry and the organisation works closely with the CARICOM Secretariat, CARIFORUM and Caribbean Governments to ensure that the industry’s position is fully taken into account in all relevant forums.

WIRSPA has a joint accord with CIRT-DOM, the rum industry in the French Overseas Departments (DOM) and has long-standing associations with spirits organisations in major markets such as the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), Spirits Canada, Spirits Europe, the UK’s Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). WIRSPA is also a member of the World Spirits Alliance which represents spirits producers’ interests in North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.