Early discussions at the New World Wine Producers, later renamed the World Wine Trade Group, identified the possible threats to trade that arose from differing national rules on oenological practices. At the first Zurich meeting it was agreed that such differences should not be a basis for erecting technical barriers to trade.
Below you will find the current negotiated Agreements and their status among WWTG governments.
Mutual Acceptance Agreement
The WWTG founding Agreement.
The first WWTG Agreement in which the Parties accept common labelling information.
Memorandum of Understanding
Seeks to facilitate trade among its Participants by promoting that routine certification of wine composition should not be required unless necessary for human health and safety.
Builds upon the 2007 Labelling Agreement to minimize labelling-related barriers among its Parties.
Arrangement on Information Exchange, Technical Cooperation & Counterfeiting
Recognizes the importance of information exchange and technical cooperation to address concerns among participants especially related to counterfeit wine.