APEC Model Wine Export Certificate: The Success of the Exchange of Information Reflected in a Certificate to Facilitate Wine Trade

Joaquin Almarza, Ministry of Agriculture, Chile

Initiative was born under the frame of the Wine Regulatory Forum year 2013.

In the frame of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC), the Wine Regulatory Forum (Good Regulatory Practices Action Plan) through the Working Group on export certificates, after 3 years work, developed an APEC Model Wine Export Certificate for the economies that require this type of certification. (2013-2015)

Outcome: to develop a Model Wine Export Certificate in order to reduce and simplify the export certificates to facilitate wine trade among APEC economies.

The APEC Model Wine Export Certificate was approved by regulatory and trade officials from APEC economies, during the APEC Peru in 2016.

The consolidated APEC wine certificate aims to reduce the number of required export certificates for wine trade and to  facilitate wine trade in the APEC region.

▪Chile was the first APEC economy implementing the use of the certificate for wine trade.(2017)