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New Zealand EU Geographical Indication List

New Zealand have continued to progress their free trade negotiations with the European Union. In late December 2018 the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced a public consultation on the European Union’s proposed list of product...

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FedEx make Shipping Wine Overseas Easy!

The $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package will bring more overseas visitors to the wine regions in Australia, leading to an increase in wine exports.  To take advantage of this opportunity, FedEx can help wineries throughout Austr...

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ACCC Market Study

On 26 September 2018, the ACCC announced it would conduct a market study of the Australian wine grape industry. The purpose of the market study is to complete an in-depth review of the industry, and identify any market failures or trade practices iss...

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Positive outcome for Nero d’Avola producers on the Avola GI protection issue

A decision has been handed down by IP Australia, in WFA’s opposition to the registration of “Avola” as a GI, which will provide Nero d’Avola producers with some needed comfort. The decision held that the evidence provided by WFA had “establishes that...

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Diploma of Viticulture Public Consultations

The initial work to review and redevelopment of the Diploma of Viticulture project has now been completed. The Subject Matter Experts (SME) working group meeting was held during September, with people who work directly in the viticulture industry bei...

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