Coca-Cola Spent $680K Lobbying Government in 4Q
February 5, 2009
Associated Press

NEW YORK - The Coca-Cola Co., the world's biggest beverage maker, spent $680,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby on sugar imports, commodity prices, nutrition issues and other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola also lobbied the federal government on legislation involving Russia's entrance into the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization's non-communicable disease strategy, intellectual property issues in Egypt and labeling issues in Korea.

The company also lobbied on recycling, taxes, ethanol policy and other issues.

In the October-December period, Coca-Cola lobbied Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the departments of Health and Human Services, Commerce and State, according to the report filed Jan. 22 with the House clerk's office.

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