Clearly defined EU product standards and labelling rules protect consumers and producers alike. For example, EU rules on the definitions of gin, distilled gin and London gin protect both consumers and producers from inferior products. Similar protections are also provided by strict EU rules on how wine can be made, labelled and marketed.
Wine is the only category of alcoholic drink that currently requires an import certificate when entering the EU (and UK) from third countries. EU rules also require wine coming into the EU/UK to have been subjected to a costly laboratory analysis.
WSTA TRADE 21 – Wine Import Certificates
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The UK is a hub for the world wine trade: the world’s second largest importer of wine (by both volume and value) and wine is the UK’s 5th most valuable food and drink export category (2018). Leaving the EU provides the opportunity to enhance the UK’s status as a major trading nation and move away from restrictive and distortive EU wine production rules which favour EU producers over those producing wine from outside the EU.
WSTA TRADE 21 – Joining the World Wine Trade Group
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