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First Vine and Wine World Trade Forum held in France

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine held the first edition of the Vine and Wine World Trade Forum (VWWTF), in Dijon, France, on October 3.

The forum gathered 170 people from 35 nationalities with the theme of “What is the future for the international trade of vine and wine products? Between sustainability challenges and non-tariff measures.”

For this first edition of the VWWTF, the OIV’s goal was to reflect and exchange views on facilitating global trade in the vitivinicultural sector.

This included fostering cooperation and sharing knowledge and collaboration among producers, distributing stakeholders and international organisations to address the major issues and trade challenges for vitivinicultural products.

Experts from the OIV, the European Commission, embassies, the World Trade Organisation, UNCTAD, International Trade Centre, Wine Origins Alliance, FIVS, Moët Hennessy and Pernod Ricard attended the conference.

The forum facilitated the exchanges, gave examples of both tariff and non-tariff measures and participants agreed on the importance of fighting against the fragmentation of the sector, climate risks and sustainability in the future of trade.

The OIV is the intergovernmental organisation of a scientific and technical nature of recognised competence for its work concerning vines, wine, wine based beverages, table grapes, raisins and other vine-based products.

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