Policy Tables

Policy Tables

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements

July 20, 2018

This table details which alcohol beverage labeling requirements in several countries. Please be aware that details on the requirements for health warnings to be included on beverage labels are available in the Health Warning Labeling Requirements table. It is updated...

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Health Warning Labeling Requirements

July 20, 2018

This table details the health warning labeling requirements to which alcohol beverages are subject in several countries. It also lists health warning labeling voluntarily included by alcohol producers. For details on labeling requirements for such information as alcohol content, caloric...

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Drinking Guidelines for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

July 20, 2018

This table details drinking guidelines for alcohol consumption by women who may become pregnant, are pregnant and are breastfeeding issued by government bodies in various countries. Standard drinks are shown in grams of ethanol. Please note that general recommendations for...

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BAC and BrAC Limits

July 20, 2018

This table details the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) limits for the general population of drivers in various jurisdictions. It is specified where different limits apply to sub-populations of drivers. It is updated on an...

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Minimum Legal Age Limits

July 20, 2018

This table details legislation defining minimum purchase and/or consumption age limits for alcohol beverages in various jurisdictions. It is updated on an ongoing basis as jurisdictions enact or revise their requirements with assistance from staff of the Law Library of...

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Drinking Guidelines: General Population

July 10, 2018

This table details recommendations for alcohol consumption (drinking guidelines) issued by government bodies in various countries. Generally, these recommendations apply to healthy adults. It is specified when other groups are the targets of the recommendations. Standard drinks are shown in...

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