"Risk Management & Certification in Wine Trade: Public-Private Dialogue"
Auckland, New Zealand
In November 2012, New Zealand hosted the second Wine Regulatory Forum meeting, with more than 60 regulators and wine industry representatives from 16 Asia-Pacific economies participating. The Dialogue focused on two key themes: wine trade and its risks; and coordinating approaches to certification. Economies gained a greater understanding of wine as a low risk product from a food safety perspective, calling into question the value of and need for multiple certification requirements based upon relatively few risk factors.
WRF members agreed to strengthen the implementation of good regulatory practices throughout the APEC region in support of Regulatory Coherence, International Standards and Collaboration and Information Sharing. For additional information please refer to presentations, the press release, and final report and proceedings from APEC Wine Regulatory Forum 2012.