Before commencing a formal dispute resolution process senior representatives of each party should use their best endeavours to resolve the dispute by discussion and negotiation. Should these negotiations fail, an expert determination or a conciliation may be required.
The dispute will be directed down one of three pathways, based on information provided to the Secretariat:
- an Independent Technical Expert, if the Dispute relates to whether Grapes have been correctly assessed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Agreement; or
- an Independent Pricing Expert, if the Dispute relates to whether the price for the Grapes has been properly determined but does not relate to whether Grapes have been correctly assessed.
- a Conciliator for all other disputes such as those related to whether an Agreement has been breached.
Independent Expert Determination
Download Notice of Dispute template
Webinar – Assessing the Performance of grape assessment procedures
Register of Independent Pricing Experts
Register of Independent Technical Experts
Register of Approved Conciliators and Conciliation Bodies