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, August 30, 2013

New FAS GAIN Report: Canada

Title: Overview of the Wine and Spirits Sector in Canada
Publication Date: 26 July, 2013
Report Link: http://1.usa.gov/146dBuP

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Friday, August 23, 2013

New WTO Notification: G/SPS/N/CHN/630

Country: China
Category: Contaminants (pesticides, metals etc.)
Notification Date: 8/12/2013
Final Comment Date: 10/11/2013
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/16DkMbQ

Sets limit for Ochratoxin A in wine and coffee.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

New WTO Notification: G/SPS/N/ARG/171

Country: Argentina
Category: Composition, Winemaking Practices
Notification Date: 8/14/2013
Final Comment Date: 10/19/2013
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/14WMoeH

Text proposes to establish new methanol limits for red, white and rose wines.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Call for submissions on application to use fungal chitosan as a processing aid

Country:Australia New Zealand
Category:Processing Aids
Notification Date:8/12/2013
Final Comment Date:9/23/2013
Documents Link:http://bit.ly/17HEPmZ   

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today invited submissions on the use of chitosan as a processing aid in the production of wine, beer, cider, spirits and food grade ethanol.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New WTO Notification: G/TBT/N/ISR/696

Country: Israel
Category: Labelling
Notification Date: 7/19/2013
Final Comment Date: 9/19/2013
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/16JrGLl

Public Health Regulations (Food) (Nutritional Labelling) 5773 - 2013 (4 pages, in Hebrew)
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New FAS GAIN Report: India

Title: Draft Food Import Regulations - 2012
Publication Date: 06 August, 2013
Report Link: http://1.usa.gov/1eHXpPD

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Monday, August 12, 2013

New EU Official Journal Entry: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 753/2013 of 2 August 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009

Title: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 753/2013 of 2 August 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
Publication Date: 02 August, 2013
OJ Link: http://bit.ly/13giMT4

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New WTO Notification: G/TBT/N/TUR/41 (Turkey)

Category: Labelling
Notification Date: 8/6/2013
Final Comment Date: 8/9/2013
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/15OCc4R

Draft Communiqué on Warning Messages Placed on Containers of Alcoholic Beverages
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New WTO Notification: G/TBT/N/TUR/42 (Turkey)

Category: Labelling, General
Notification Date: 8/9/2013
Final Comment Date: 8/9/2013
Documents Link: http://1.usa.gov/193xj99

REGULATION AMENDING THE REGULATION ON PROCEDURES AND PRINCIPLES CONCERNING DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TRADING OF ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New EU Official Journal Entry: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 752/2013 of 31 July 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 555/2008 as regards national support programmes and trade with third countries in the wine sector

Title: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 752/2013 of 31 July 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 555/2008 as regards national support programmes and trade with third countries in the wine sector
Publication Date: 31 July, 2013
OJ Link: http://bit.ly/1b9f7fg

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