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Mission Statement

The National Association of Beverage Importers, Inc. (NABI) is a national, tax exempt, trade association representing U.S. importers of alcohol beverages (beer, wine and distilled spirits).

 
The mission of NABI is as follows: 

1.  Primary Mission – To represent the interests of importers of alcohol beverages on issues that have a principal impact on importers. Because
      many importer members of NABI are also engaged in domestic alcohol beverage production, marketing, etc., as well as export activity, NABI
      will monitor issues related to those activities and will act when appropriate. NABI will direct its time and efforts towards working on issues at
      the Federal and state levels dealing with trade; trade barriers; legislative action and regulatory practices related to imports and the process of
      importation. The objective of NABI will be to foster free trade, and the development of a political climate conductive to the importation of
      alcohol beverages.

2.  Secondary Mission – To cooperate with other trade associations on issues that impact all alcohol beverages whether imported or domestic.
      NABI will support these associations on matters of mutual interest such as excise taxes; warning labels; responsible consumption policy and
      other health and safety issues; and in gaining access to foreign markets. NABI will act when it is in the best interest of its members, on any
      issue, whether import or domestic.

Policy Guide

In order to accomplish its mission and objectives, NABI will function in accordance with the following policy guidelines:

•   Lead the initiative to protect the interests of authorized importers on Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, U.S. Customs and Border 
      Protection issues, trade regulation and legislation, and issues such as “gray marketing.”

•   Develop and maintain liaison with embassies in Washington for the purpose of coordinating work on political, legislative and regulatory issues
      affecting imported and exported alcohol beverages.

•   Work with U.S. government agencies to ensure that regulatory and procedural requirements are fair and necessary. The primary objective is
      to eliminate where possible all unnecessary regulations and restrictions on the importation of alcohol beverages.

•   Develop and maintain communication with U.S. government agencies involved in U.S. trade policy. The primary objective of this initiative is to
      try to protect alcohol beverages from becoming targets for retaliation in trade disputes.

•   Maintain and disseminate to members statistical data on alcohol beverage imports.

•   Provide regulatory guidance to members and analysis on key issues where appropriate.

•   Work with representatives of trade associations of foreign suppliers to coordinate efforts on issues of mutual interest.

•   Work with other trade associations on state and Federal issues that are of interest to alcohol beverage importers, and to act on those issues
      when it is in the best interest of NABI members.

Our Team

21 Officers

 
Gabriel Bisio

Chairman of the Board

 

Vacant

Chairman of the Executive Committee

 

Gabe Barkley

Vice Chairman of the Board & Executive Committee 

 

 
Dean Ubriaco

Treasurer

 

Robert M. Tobiassen

President

 

Vacant

Vice President, Assistant Treasurer & Corporate Secretary 

2019/2020 Board of Directors

 

 
Gabriel Bisio

Chairman

 

Vacant

Vice Chair

Gabe Barkley*
 
John Beaudette
Robert DeRoose
 
William J. Deutsch
 
Ian Downey
Carolyn Forte*
Will Kinzel
 

 
Justin Kissinger*
David Morgenstern
 
Thomas R. Pape
Michael T. Perlberg
Michael Rudy
Adam Sager**
Jordan Sager**
Nikol Gruning Thompson*
 Dean Ubriaco*

 

 

2019/2020 Executive Committee

 
 
Vacant

Chairman

 
Gabe Barley

Vice Chairman

 
John Beaudette
Gabriel Bisio
Robert DeRoose
William J. Deutsch
Ian Downey
Carolyn Forte*
Will Kinzel

Justin Kissinger*
David Morgenstern
 
Thomas R. Pape
Michael T. Perlberg
Michael Rudy
Adam Sager**
Jordan Sager**
Nikol Gruning Thompson*
Dean Ubriaco*

 

Members

A Sampling of Our Members

Heineken USA, Inc.

White Plains, New York 10601-1103

 Website

 

 

Fedway Associates, Inc
Website
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

White Plains, New York 10604

Website

WineSellers, Ltd.

Niles, Illinois 60714

Website

Dreyfus Ashby and Company 

New York, New York 10604

Website

The Connacht Whiskey Company
Website
Kobrand Corporation
Website
Taub Family Wine and Spirits
(Palm Bay International)
Website
MHW Ltd.
Website
Terlato Wines Group

Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044

Website

Warsteiner Importers Agency

Cincinnati, Ohio 45069

Website

Winebow Imports

Website

Molson Coors
Website
Prestige Wine Imports
Website
Mast-Jägermeister
Website
Sapporo USA, Inc.
Website
United States Distilled Products
Website
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