Agreement On Mutual Acceptance Of Oenological Practices

The World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) is a group of government and industry representatives from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and Uruguay. The group, established in 1998, aims to facilitate international wine trade through the exchange of information, discussion of regulatory issues in wine markets and common measures to remove trade barriers. WWTG negotiated three agreements and an agreement to promote international wine trade. This new approach is consistent with the Common Food Standards for Wine Code in Australia and New Zealand, which is based primarily on health and safety26.26 The Committee is aware that ratification of the MAA has required ensuring that Australian legislation complies with treaty provisions and conducting an assessment of wine and wine practices used by other parties. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) conducted detailed health and safety assessments of the legislation, 27 Approximately 11 practices that were inconsistent with the code were identified and, under normal public consultation procedures, the code was amended to comply with the Australian obligations of the MAA28.28 HAVING concluded such assessments of the laws of each contracting party.28 HAVING concluded such assessments of each party`s laws. , rules and requirements for wine practices, as prescribed by their national legislation; The MAA recognizes that each WWTG member has acceptable mechanisms in place to regulate wine practices and agrees in return to accept the winemaking practices of all other contracting parties. It aims to facilitate the trade in wine and avoid imposing barriers to this trade by allowing contracting parties to import wine produced in another contracting party and produced in accordance with the laws, regulations and requirements of other contracting parties with respect to wine practices and the regulatory mechanism of these products. (a) “wine”, a drink obtained by total or partial alcoholic fermentation from fresh grapes, grape musts or fresh grape products, according to winemaking practices permitted according to the regulatory mechanisms of the exporting contracting party, and which contains an alcohol content of no more than 7% and no more than 24% in volume; 2. The contracting parties enter into negotiations to conclude a marking agreement within one calendar year of the effective date of this agreement. The agreement on mutual acceptance of wine practices (Toronto, The MAA aims to facilitate wine trade between the States parties to the agreement by mutually accepting wine practices.2 Parties to the MAA are Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States of America.3 Each party has established acceptable mechanisms to regulate wine practices; The Agreement on Mutual Acceptance of Wine Practices (MAA) was signed in December 2001 in Toronto, Canada, by the United States and Canada.