Wine products; Alcoholic beverages (ICS 67.160.10)
Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards authorised oenological practices (10 page(s), in English; 21 page(s), in English)
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 supplements Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 as regards rules that are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market for grapevine products. In particular, it defines in a clear and precise manner the permitted oenological practices including the methods for sweetening wines, the limits on the use of certain substances that may be used for wine-making and the conditions for using some of those substances for wine-making. It also aligns certain provisions with relevant international standards, namely the International Code of Oenological Practices and the International Oenological Codex of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), as regards its Annex IA.
The draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 introduces new oenological practices on the basis of resolutions adopted in 2019 and 2020 by the OIV. It also provides clarifications on, and improves consistency of, some of the existing provisions. Please note that only the provisions related to technical standards, definitions and labelling 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.