Policy & Issues

Trade & Market Access

Australian Grape & Wine continues to ensure barriers to trade are removed or reduced where applicable, and will continue to actively advocate for fair trade arrangements for all Australian winemakers.  Working with the Australian Government and Wine Australia, Australian Grape & Wine:

  • Promotes free trade and the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers for wine
  • Ensures international standards are set on the basis of sound science and not used as an impediment to trade
  • Maintains the integrity of the current multilateral trade agreements under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation
  • Present submissions on behalf of the wine industry to Free Trade Agreement negotiations
  • Participates in the Wine Industry Market Access GroupWorld Wine Trade Group, International Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV) and FIVS, (which works to promote a global alcohol industry free from trade-distorting factors); APEC and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Australia-UK Free Trade agreement

The Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement was signed on 17 December 2021 and is expected to enter into force in 2022.

Austrade have provided immediate resources for Australian Grape & Wine members to assist with diversification or growth opportunities now available in the UK market:

Marketing Toolkit

Austrade FTA webpage to access case studies, sector outcomes and more.

China anti-dumping investigation on wines from Australia

China has initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigation on Australian wine in China.

Australian Grape & Wine and Wine Australia are working in close collaboration with the Australian Government to monitor and support the sectors’ interests in this investigation. See our dedicated China anti-dumping page for more details.

The latest updates from around the world in wine:

IARD News Analysis Report – How are the world’s governments responding to COVID-19?  Restrictions and reversals in alcohol sales policies – May 2020

The Prosecco GI Lie – February 2020

Monash University report on the ‘EU’s attempts to limit the use of the term ‘Prosecco” – Feb 2019

Overview of the grape variety Nero d’Avola, its use and protection in Australia – November 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s in it for Australian Wine businesses? – March 2018

WTO – Canada – Measures governing the sale of wine – January 2018

Australia’s additive and processing aid amendments – September 2017

Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation – September 2017

The China Draft Wine Standard – September 2017

China Certificate Update – September 2017

International Protection of Terms – August 2017

Nutrition Labelling – Australian Wine Industry Response – August 2017

Japan – European Union (Prosecco) FTA Update – July 2017

China AQSIQ Certificate Update – July 2017

Brexit Update
 – March 2017

EU Labelling Update – March 2017


Australia’s Free Trade Agreements

DFAT Free Trade Agreement Portal
What the Chinese- Australia Free trade agreement means for you? (PDF)
EU-Australian Wine Trade Agreement (PDF)
WWTG Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labelling (PDF) (http://ita.doc.gov/tdocgwwtg.htm)
Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) (PDF)
Thailand- Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) (PDF)

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