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11 July 2017

Brussels, 7 July 2017 – After carefully reviewing Pau Roca’s programme, the General Assembly of CEEV decided, during its 7th July meeting, to support the application of the current Secretary General of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) to the position of Director General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

06 July 2017

Brussels, 6 July 2017 – After 4 years of negotiations the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, have announced the conclusion of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan.

12 June 2017

Brussels, 01/06/2017 - The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWAbyWiM) return in 2017 and will be opening for submissions on the 1st of June, accepting material in seven different languages.

24 November 2016

Strasbourg, 23 November 2016 – On the occasion of its annual General Assembly held this year in Strasbourg, CEEV launched today its brand new report European Wines: a solid pillar of the EU economy.

18 November 2016

Brussels, 18 November 2016 – CEEV has decided to appeal to the UK Supreme Court, together with other parties, the Scottish Court of Session's ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).

30 October 2016

Brussels, 30 October 2016 – After 7 years of comprehensive negotiations, CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU has been signed by the Council today. The EU wine industry welcomes this positive step and urges the European Parliament to give its consent for an effective implementation of the agreement in early 2017.

21 October 2016

Brussels, 21 October 2016 – CEEV regrets that the Scottish Court of Session has ruled today in favour of the Scottish Government on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).

12 October 2016

At a lunch-discussion at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Artis Pabriks, rapporteur on CETA, on 11th October 2016, CELCAA highlighted the benefits of the agreement for the EU agri-food trade sector. European Traders in agri-food and agri-commodities invited the European Parliament to give its ascent to the trade deal negotiated between the EU and Canada. In particular the wine, dairy, fruit and vegetable sectors expect that this increased market access in Canada will help support their growth and the employment in these sectors.

21 September 2016

Brussels, 21 September 2016 - The National Inter-Professional Organization of Wine and Vine (EDOAO) becomes National Coordinator of the Wine in Moderation programme in Greece. Wine in Moderation–Art de Vivre is an international programme of the wine sector to inspire healthy lifestyles and well-being, and to contribute to the reduction of alcohol related harm. The programme counts the membership of 15 national wine associations in Europe and South America and actions have been developed in more than 25 countries.

06 July 2016

Brussels, 06/07/2016 - The organisers of the Born Digital Wine Awards brought to you by Wine in Moderation are happy to announce that the entry deadline will be extended to the 18th of July, 2016.

24 June 2016

Brussels, 24 June 2016 – The European Wine sector regrets UK's decision to leave the EU and requests that a sustainable wine trade relationship be built after the divorce.

21 April 2016

Brussels, 21 April 2016 - The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) joins the Wine in Moderation Programme as a Partner focusing on social responsibility and education.

20 April 2016

Brussels, 20 April 2016 - Environmental sustainability, social responsibility, trade facilitation and consumer matters were the topics covered in a three-day conference of FIVS, with attendance from six of the seven continents and all segments of the alcohol beverage industry.

20 April 2016

Brussels, 20 April 2016 - As the European Commission intends to exchange tariff offers with Mercosur in May 2016, CELCAA, the European Umbrella association representing the trade in agricultural commodities, urges the Commission to secure a commitment on running parallel negotiations to promptly removed SPS and non-tariff barriers that impede EU agri-food exports. Celcaa also calls for agricultural sensitive products to be excluded from the full liberalization of the market access negotiations.

25 March 2016

Brussels, 25 March 2016 - After last year’s successful experience, it is with no hesitation that the European and Chinese wine industries decided to reiterate their collaboration and organize another European wine tasting at the CIADE. This year’s event brought about an eclectic range of top quality European wines from Italy, Spain and Portugal. This event constitutes another positive step towards the implementation of the cooperation programme and marks the 2-year anniversary of the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

02 March 2016

Brussels, 2 March 2016 - A major milestone of the EU ‘Wine PEF pilot’ towards harmonized methodologies for footprint measurement and communication of environmental performance of wines.

29 February 2016

Brussels, 29 February 2016 – In 2015, EU wine exports reached € 9,8 billion, the highest historical level, in a context of strong worldwide competition.

23 December 2015

Brussels, 23 December 2015 – We welcome the European Union's Court of Justice ruling on minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol.

07 December 2015

Brussels, 7 December 2015 - In the framework of the “EU-China wine cooperation” project, a delegation of high-level representatives and experts from Europe participated in a vast and polyvalent programme of activities and meetings organised by the European Wine Committee (CEEV) and the Chinese Alcohol Drinks Association (CADA).

03 September 2015
CEEV welcomes Advocate General of the CJEU opinion on MUP

Brussels, 3 September 2015 – We welcome Advocate General’s opinion, made public today, on minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol.

04 August 2015
CEEV welcomes the announcement of an agreement between EU and Vietnam on an ambitious Free Trade Agreement.

Brussels, 4 August 2015 – After 2 and a half years of negotiations, EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Vu Huy Hoang, announced the agreement in principle for free trade agreement between EU and Vietnam.

17 July 2015

Brussels, 17 July 2015 – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) just released its ruling in the long-standing case opposing the major spirits company Bacardi Limited and Netherlands-based bonded warehouse Top Logistics (Mevi), regarding the import of genuine branded products into the European Union without the authorisation of the brand owner. The ruling of the ECJ confirms that trademark owners can act against unauthorized imports of their products into the European Union, including in the case of goods stored in a bonded warehouse under a suspension of excise arrangement, and claim compensation for such illegal or illicit imports. 

07 July 2015
Wine and spirits suggestions for the revised EU trade strategy

Brussels, 7 July 2015 -  Every hour, the sale of high value, locally-rooted European spirits and wines abroad generates €2.2 million for the EU.  Put another way, a staggering €18.5 billion per year flows into Europe because of sales of iconic wine and spirits around the world.  Billions of reasons for the wine and spirits sectors to contribute to the revision of the EU Trade Strategy 2015.

23 June 2015

Brussels, 23 June 2015 - In the framework of the “EU-China wine cooperation” project, a delegation of high-level representatives of the major Chinese wine companies and the Chinese Alcohol Drinks Association (CADA) participated in a vast and polyvalent programme of activities and meetings organised by the European Wine Committee (CEEV) in collaboration with leading wine associations and companies in Europe including the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bordeaux (CIVB).

06 March 2015

Un consortium d’associations professionnelles et entreprises vitivinicoles européennes, sous la houlette du Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) et les principales entreprises du secteur vin chinois, membres de la Chinese Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA), ont lancé la mise en œuvre d’un accord de coopération business-to-business sans précédent pour une période initiale de deux ans.

06 March 2015

A consortium of leading wine associations and companies in Europe coordinated by European Wine Committee (CEEV) and the main wine companies in China, members of the Chinese Alcohol Drinks Association (CADA), have launched the effective implementation of an unprecedented and comprehensive business-to-business cooperation that will be developed over the next two years.

03 March 2015

A major milestone of the EU ‘Wine PEF pilot’ towards harmonized methodologies for footprint measurement and communication of environmental performance of wines.

28 November 2014

La Fédération Française des Vins d’Apéritif soutient et encourage les jeunes futurs talents  à suivre une formation exceptionnelle réservée aux experts jurés "Effervescents du Monde® 2014"

21 November 2014

The wine sector confirms its commitment to globally promote moderate and responsible consumption.

27 September 2014

CEEV welcomes the announcement of the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

27 September 2014

Le CEEV se réjouit d’apprendre la conclusion des négociations sur l’accord économique et commercial global (CETA en anglais) entre l’UE et le Canada.

21 March 2014

The B2B agreement achieved between the EU wine industry (CEEV) and the Chinese wine industry (CADA) has paved the way to an amicable solution.

20 March 2014

The EU wine companies welcome this new EU regulatory framework allowing to respect the specificities of this wine sector’s traditional products, while leaving room for innovation in their elaboration, and clarifying their commercial presentation. 

17 December 2013

CEEV calls Member States for a flexible implementation of the new possibilities for vine plantings in Europe.

18 October 2013

CEEV welcomes the agreement between President Barroso and Canada Prime-Minister Harper on the positive conclusions for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

03 October 2013
  • Wine is the largest EU agricultural export, worth €8.9 billion a year and contributing a €6.4 billion surplus to the EU’s trade balance
  • Despite the launch of a myriad bilateral trade negotiations since the demise of the Doha round, only four FTAs have been concluded and protectionist barriers are proliferating in key world markets
  • The EU must prioritise market access for this key strategic sector for Europe
31 July 2013
The European wine exporters are committed to reduce trade tensions and avoid trade defence measures against EU wines in China by engaging a EU-China business dialogue

CEEV will lead face to face industry dialogue with the Chinese wine sector to explore alternative win-win solutions aimed at increasing cooperation and expanding the market opportunities for domestic and European wines in China.

pdfThe European wine exporters are committed to reduce trade tensions and avoid trade defence measures against EU wines in China by engaging a EU-China business dialogue

05 July 2013
Ceev appoints a new president and shapes the future of the EU wine sector

Brussels, 5th July 2013 – At the occasion of its Annual Board Meeting in its headquarters in Brussels, the CEEV members have appointed Mr Jean-Marie Barillère as the new CEEV President for a three-year term. The meeting was also an occasion to address some upcoming EU wine sector challenges related to the implementation of the CAP reform, international trade, health and environmental issues.

pdfCeev appoints a new president and shapes the future of the EU wine sector

01 July 2013
The European Wine Committee (CEEV) denounces the opening of anti-dumping and anti-subsidies procedures against EU wines in China.

The EU wine sector urges the EU and China to seize all opportunities for prompt amicable negotiated solutions that contribute to de-escalate the bilateral tension and secure the abandonment of this unjustified Chinese threat on EU wines.

pdfChina - anti-dumping and anti-subsidies procedures

27 June 2013
The European wine companies welcome the EU deal for the cap reform
CEEV calls Member States for a flexible implementation of the new possibilities for vine plantings in Europe.

Brussels, 27th June 2013 – The EU Wine companies have welcomed the CAP reform deal which confirms and reinforces the orientations and tools of the 2008 Wine reform, aimed at improving the market-orientation and the competitiveness of the EU wine sector.

pdfThe European wine companies welcome the EU deal for the cap reform

05 June 2013
EU/China commercial developments: The European Wine Committee (ceev) denounces the possible opening of anti-dumping and anti-subsidies procedures against wine in China.

Brussels, 5 June 2013 – The CEEV has denounced today the announcement by Chinese authorities of their acceptance of a complaint from the Chinese association of wine producers (CADA) for anti-dumping and anti-subsidies procedures against European wines, just after the implementation by the European Commission of additional tariffs on solar panels.

pdfEU/China commercial developments: The European Wine Committee (ceev) denounces the possible opening of anti-dumping and anti-subsidies procedures against wine in China

03 May 2013
Minimum unit pricing – Decision from the Scottish Court of Session today

Brussels, 3 May 2013 - A Scottish Court of Session’s decision issued this morning says that the Scottish government’s rules setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol are not incompatible with EU law.

CEEV considers that the Scottish judge’s decision seems to ignore the existence of a comprehensive and exhaustive EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in relation to wine. Wine is classified as an agricultural product and subject to the rules of the CAP, which explicitly prevent Member States from interfering with wine prices.

pdfMinimum unit pricing – Decision from the Scottish Court of Session today

Brussels, 6 July 2017 – After 4 years of negotiations the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, have announced the conclusion of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan.

Brussels, 01/06/2017 - The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWAbyWiM) return in 2017 and will be opening for submissions on the 1st of June, accepting material in seven different languages.

Strasbourg, 23 November 2016 – On the occasion of its annual General Assembly held this year in Strasbourg, CEEV launched today its brand new report European Wines: a solid pillar of the EU economy.

Brussels, 18 November 2016 – CEEV has decided to appeal to the UK Supreme Court, together with other parties, the Scottish Court of Session's ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).

Brussels, 30 October 2016 – After 7 years of comprehensive negotiations, CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU has been signed by the Council today. The EU wine industry welcomes this positive step and urges the European Parliament to give its consent for an effective implementation of the agreement in early 2017.

Brussels, 21 October 2016 – CEEV regrets that the Scottish Court of Session has ruled today in favour of the Scottish Government on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).

Brussels, 24 June 2016 – The European Wine sector regrets UK's decision to leave the EU and requests that a sustainable wine trade relationship be built after the divorce.

Brussels, 29 February 2016 – In 2015, EU wine exports reached € 9,8 billion, the highest historical level, in a context of strong worldwide competition.

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