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, February 28, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New WTO Notification: G/TBT/N/CAN/393/Add.1

Country: Canada
Category: Standards of Identity, Labelling, Winemaking Practices
Notification Date: 2/18/2014
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/1fpOyro

The proposal notified in G/TBT/N/CAN/393 (3 July 2013) was adopted on 12 February 2014. The following amendments have been made:

  • a new standard of identify for icewine has been created under the Canada Agricultural Products Act;
  • the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations (CPLR) has been amended to include a definition of wine and to permit for single field of vision labelling for mandatory information on wine containers; and,
  • minor text amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and the CPLR have been made to allow a particular type size to be used on a specific size of bottle and to allow for the use of abbreviations in the alcohol content declaration have been made.

These regulatory amendments came into force on 29 January 2014.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New WTO Notification: G/SPS/N/THA/221

Country: Thailand
Category: Labelling
Notification Date: 1/20/2014
Final Comment Date: 4/20/2014
Documents Link: http://bit.ly/1hc6ClQ

Draft Notification of the Alcoholic Beverages Control, Re: Rules, Procedure and condition for Labels of Alcoholic Beverages
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014