Markets and Market Access
FIVS-Abridge is a database of national regulations and international agreements for markets around the world, covering topics such as certification, composition, labelling, marketing, packaging, production, promotion, tariffs, taxation and transportation. This service is a resource for those interested in the legal aspects of the international alcohol beverage industry, particularly for those trading or intending to trade their products internationally.
FIVS-22 is a long-standing customs initiative where FIVS has regularly stressed the need for logical and understandable rules in interventions with national governments and international organisations. For example, FIVS offered one of the major detailed analyses describing considerations to be taken into account in properly classifying alcohol beverage products subjected to novel production techniques.
FIVS-Inform actively promotes the development of symbols and pictogrammes on wine labels. This effort requires close consultation with the key consumer bodies dealing with specific concerns as well as the European Commission, the International Organisation of the Vine and Wine (OIV), the International Wine Law Association (AIDV), the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) and the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Ultimately, this will require the development of an ISO standard.