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Australian Grape & Wine, Australia’s national association of grape and wine producers, has expressed its disappointment after learning its opposition to Italy’s effort to register Prosecco as a geographic indication (GI) has been dismissed, but says the battle is not over. Read more here…

The Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) has been under negotiation for some time. Since the beginning of 2021, there has been renewed enthusiasm from both sides to progress these free trade negotiations.  On 26 August 2021, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and his counterpart Hon Mr. Piyush Goyal,

On 19 June 2021, the Australian Government announced it would initiate the dispute settlement process at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s decision to impose duties on Australian wine imports in March 2021. The WTO dispute settlement process was one of the few remaining avenues for ongoing engagement

Australian Grape & Wine is progressing its project to support grape and wine businesses impacted by the disruption of exports to the China market. The project, which is being funded under the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Trade and Market Access (AMTAC) grants program, is seeking to create clear framework to ensure the sectors priorities for

Australian Grape & Wine are pleased to announce that there have been over twenty new Signatories to the Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases. For those who are yet to sign, you can do so online in less than a minute. We would like to acknowledge those who have shown their support for fair

UK Scrap burdensome VI-1 Certificate The post-Brexit landscape is already starting to pay dividends for Australian wine producers, with the removal of import tariffs for wine announced last month under our Free Trade Agreement; and further good news announced in recent weeks of the removal of VI-1 Certificate requirements. Australian Wine producers woke to the

Australian Grape & Wine is seeking nominations to join the national wine industry’s Sustainability Strategic Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice on emerging issues impacting the sustainability of grape and wine producers as well as the national assurance program, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Nominations will be assessed based on skills and experience as outlined on

A new article was published on 28 July 2021 by Julia Stafford, Chair of the Cancer Council Alcohol Working Group, asserting that a number of ABAC signatories had failed to age restrict some of their Facebook/Instagram accounts, asserting that given this is a clear ABAC requirement it represents a failure of the ABAC system In

Australian Grape & Wine hosted a Livestream of our Annual Industry Briefing on Tuesday 20 July 2021, broadcasting on YouTube and Facebook platforms. Watch a full recording of the Industry Briefing and view the presentation decks here.

A new national website has been launched as a hub for biosecurity information. The website is a hub for public information with links to help individuals and businesses understand their biosecurity responsibilities.

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