World Wine Trade Group Agreement On Requirements For Wine Labelling

At the 2011 meeting in Santiago, Chile, a joint seminar between WWTG and FIVS was organized to discuss the sustainable development initiatives of various WWTG members and european countries. You can find the lectures of this seminar here. At the Santiago meeting, the industry section proposed a set of general principles to adapt the use of labelling requirements for national and regional sustainable development programmes to the requirements of Article 5, paragraph 1 of the Convention on Labelling Requirements. The industry strongly supported the development of the principles-based approach set out in the Santiago Declaration. WWTG governments have recognized this development and encouraged industry representatives to continue to develop and implement this approach. The group is inspired by principles that facilitate the trade in wine and protect consumers, which benefits both wine-exporting and importing countries. WWTG recognizes the specifics of each regulatory system and works on mutual acceptance of practices and labelling, rather than imposing a single regulatory approach. Please use this website to learn more about WWTG`s government/private sector initiatives and our other efforts to promote free and responsible international wine trade. These principles provide a positive benchmark for wine labelling and promote clarity and consistency of information presented in different markets. These principles could form the basis of a global standard if adopted by sufficient international bodies and countries, since the Codex Alimentarius Committee does not have an international standard for wine labelling. The governments of WWTG member states intend to continue to cooperate with WWTG industry representatives on wine sustainability initiatives. These regulations do not apply to the position on the measurement of standard-sized wine containers, as mentioned in the World Wine Trade Group convention on wine labelling requirements, signed on January 23, 2007 by the Commonwealth Minister of Commerce.