Coca-Cola Spent $680K Lobbying Government in 4Q
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
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
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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