Draft Commission Implementing Regulation laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards analysis methods for determining the physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics of grapevine products and notifications of Member States decisions concerning increases in natural alcoholic strength (4 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 provides for European Union (EU) rules on categories of grapevine products, oenological practices and the applicable restrictions for the wine sector and empowers the Commission to adopt delegated and implementing acts setting out the technical details on these matters in particular on authorised oenological, practices, products and processes for all the categories of wine products.
The purpose of this implementing act is to supplement Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 as regards the applicable EU analysis methods and the notification of EU Member States decisions allowing an increase in natural alcoholic strength.
The Delegated and Implementing Regulations repeal and replace Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 of 10 July 2009 laying down certain detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 as regards the categories of grapevine products, oenological practices and the applicable restrictions (OJ L 193 24.7.2009, p. 1). Please note that only the provisions related to technical standards, definitions and labelling would fall under the scope of the TBT Agreement. Elements pertaining to intellectual property rights, in particular to the application and/or implementation of Geographical Indications (GIs) are included in this notification as part of a legislative package but clearly falling outside the scope of the TBT agreement.