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South Africa

 On 11 September 2019, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries notified the WTO TBT committee (G/TBT/N/ZAF/48/Rev.3) of a draft revision to the Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages regulation. The revision includes: 

  • Additional definitions/class designations;
  • Clarification that the addition of Cannabis is not permissible in the production of any liquor products;
  • Amendments to the levels of substances in wine, including lead and potassium polyaspartate;
  • Amendment to substances, which may be added to liquor products including an alterations to the conditions for water addition to wine;
  • Clarification on tannin addition;
  • Establishes definitions and conditions for low alcohol, dealcoholized wine; and
  • Other minor corrections.

The final date for comment is 60 days from the notification. The revised regulation is available here.

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