"Today’s decision by the European Parliament is a big step forward. The trade agreement will boost our exports to Japan and will enhance our position as export leaders", said Jean-Marie Barillère, President of CEEV.
The Free Trade Agreement will provide valuable preferential access to EU wines and will dismantle technical barriers that are currently hindering the wine trade. It will also protect European wine Geographical Indications from usurpations.
“We trust that all necessary steps will now be taken to ensure the entry into force of the agreement in February 2019”, said Dr Ignacio Sánchez Recarte, Secretary General of CEEV. “Trade agreements are essential components of EU wine competitiveness and contribute to generating jobs, growth and innovation in rural wine-producing areas.”