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Joint FTC and DOJ Letter Raises Concerns about California Assembly Bill 1541, which would Impose New Restrictions on Beer Manufacturers Who Wish to Terminate Distribution Agreement with Wholesalers

March 25, 2020

According to the letter, the bill's restrictions "are likely to burden members of California's large, and growing, craft brewing industry especially, as smaller, developing brewers might find it hard to bear the costs of the proposed restrictions, and might be ill-equipped to enforce, alter, or decline to renew distribution agreements, especially in dealing with large distributors, or with distributors owned by large manufacturers."