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Ukraine after a 14-year break restored membership in International Wine Organization

31 October , 2022  

Ukraine will restore membership in the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV, OIV), which it was a member of from 1997 to 2008, which will be announced on November 4 during the annual meeting of its members in Ensenada (Mexico).
As reported on the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the public union “Ukrsadvinprom” will represent the country in the wine-making organization, and its head Volodymyr Pechko has been appointed as the official representative of the ministry in the OVV).
“Participation in the OIV as a permanent member will allow Ukrainian specialists in the wine industry to actively participate in the work of experts, subcommittees and commissions of the organization for the development of regulatory documentation, and will also allow the use of official standards and rules in the international trade in wines and wine materials,” the Ministry of Agrarian Policy emphasized.
According to the agency, by February 1, 2022, the total area of ​​vine plantations in Ukraine for all categories of farms amounted to 34.0 thousand hectares, the gross grape harvest – 257.5 thousand tons. However, due to Russian aggression, almost 25% of the vineyard area is temporarily occupied or in the war zone.
In total, there are 144 wineries in Ukraine (of which 29 are small producers of wine products).
MOVV was established in 2001. She became the heiress of the International Bureau of Vine and Wine, which existed since 1924. The goals and objectives of the OIV are to protect the interests of the wine industry and create favorable market conditions, harmonize and comply with analysis methods, combat fraud and unfair competition in the market. Ukraine has become the 49th member state of the EPZ.

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