Welcome to the official website for the Industry Section of the WWTG - an informal grouping of industry representatives from wine producing countries around the world. Our Vision is for "a successful, competitive and growing global wine industry, characterized by social responsibility, sustainability and focus on consumer interests, operating in a climate free of trade-distorting factors." Please use this website to learn more about WWTG's government/private sector initiatives, industry news and our other efforts promoting free and responsible international trade in wine.

Friday, November 9, 2012

WWTG Study Tour to Waiheke Island Wineries

At the conclusion of a very successful meeting, the participants in the WWTG meeting at Auckland enjoyed beautiful weather and scenery as they participated in study tour of winemaking facilities on Waiheke Island.   Here is a group photograph of the event:


Friday, May 11, 2012

New WTO Notification: G/SPS/N/THA/204

Category: Certification
Notification Date: 05/04/2012
Final Comment Date: 07/02/2012
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/1aAnMYL

Draft MOPH Notification entitled "Production Processes, Production Equipments, and Foods Storages for Prepared foodstuff. 1. Pre-packaged food, other than those specified MOPH Notification (No. 193) B.E. 2543 (2000) entitled "Production Processes, Production Equipment, and Food Storage, are required to be in accordance with "Good Manufacturing Practices" which cover the following items: (1) Premises and production building; (2) Tools and equipment used in the production process; (3) Processing control; (4) Sanitation; (5) Maintenance and cleaning; (6) Personnel and personnel hygiene. Manufacturers of these foods are required to be in accordance with a specified production method. Tools and equipment used in the production and storage process shall comply with the good manufacturing practices specified in this notification. Importers shall provide certificate of compliance of the requirements set forth in this notification. #WTOSPS